First of all, I'm lucky to have 3 degrees of separation from Barrios. My dad studied with a protege/friend of Barrios. I've heard stories from my father and guitarists in Paraguay regarding this iconic guitarist/composer for many years. I'm thankful to Richard "Rico" Stover for finding his music.
Barrios understood the guitar; it's sounds, limits,strengths and weaknesses. You hear his heart and soul in every piece. He takes you on an emotional roller-coaster ride from sadness to calmness to happiness to passion.
I enjoy giving lectures and master-classes on his music.