Community Volunteer Effort Supports Local Musician Jose Luis Cobo

A Note from Your Host:  I’ve been passionate about music for as long as I can remember. Whether it’s a song or an artist, if I hear it one time and I like it, it is pressed into my memory and my passion zone not likely to be forgotten.  I have produced a few shows and loaned money to talented musicians who were a little short of cash — you can call it my way of supporting the arts.  Recently, I met Karen Van Skiver, whose passion for music has compelled her to use her own resources and solicit donations from others, to help share the music of Jose Luis Cobo, one of Zihuatanejo’s finest musicians, with the world.  Karen is trying to help Jose Luis create a quality recording to give him greater recognition.  She requested our help in spreading the word about her efforts.  We support our local musicians and any effort that helps them to gain greater recognition is good for our community.  Please read Karen’s letter.

Jose Luis with KarenMy name is Karen Van Skiver. I am from Nanaimo, BC, Canada. I got my love for music from my father. A life altering illness brought me to Zihuatanejo in a very unusual circumstance in 2007, and I have been coming every winter since. With much gratefulness to many special people I have met in Zihua, I am living my life to the fullest. I came to Zihua to rest and began listening daily to the live Latin music. It became my healing savior. Historically, music is what lifts the spirits of people in despair, and in my opinion, it is undervalued. This particular music like no other warmed my heart in a way that is difficult to describe. In the last few years, I have become passionate about supporting accomplished musicians in gaining the recognition they deserve. Jose Luis Cabo is one of these musicians.

Jose Luis Cabo

Although money is what will get this task accomplished in the end, it is not the only way one can contribute. I am looking for volunteers to help with events. And to pass this message on to anyone who loves the music. Please email me to find out how you can volunteer.

For any donation of $50.00 or more, you will receive an autographed copy of the CD.

For any donation of $100.00 or more you will receive a thank you on the liner notes of the CD and an autographed copy.

Please make your donation to the PayPal account posted below, and after doing so, email in order to be added to Jose’s fan list. All funds collected will immediately be transferred to the account set up solely to assist Jose Luis Cobo—and we thank you for your donation. You may also visit our face book page for updates

Thank you……Karen Van Skiver


We are happy to give our support to Karen’s effort.  You can hear Jose Luis Cabo every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Restaurante el Pueblito in Zihuatanejo.  He will also be performing in the Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival in March.

Bill TuckerYour Host, Bill Tucker

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