Patchouli & Terra Guitarra

Internationally Touring World Radio Chart Topping Guitar Duo  

Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Patchouli and Terra Guitarra. Terra Guitarra is reviewed as “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” - Zone Music Reporter. They have three top 5 internationally charting albums including Of Sea & Stars just won ZMR Award “Best Instrumental Album of the Year 2017”. 

Public Radio favorite Patchouli features Julie’s sparkling lead vocals, beautiful duets and award winning compositions. City Pages compares the duo's live sound like “taking a yoga class in a field of running mustangs”. The Chicago Tribune says the duo’s “songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit”. Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like “Malaguena” to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of “Sounds of Silence” this duo takes the artistry of guitars to another dimension.

In 2018 Patchouli & Terra Guitarra went global bringing their music all over the world touring the UK and Europe, China and the U.S. In 2019 their album Spirit Wheel was nominated ZMR "Best World Album". The duo contines to tour across the U.S. and returns for a 2nd bigger tour in China in July of 2019. 

Patchouli & Terra Guitarra have performed over 4,500 shows, toured a million miles on the road supporting 21 CD releases, performed on TV, film and are played on radio programs around the World. Their soulful fusion of blazing Spanish and world guitar instrumentals, heartstring tugging lyrics, lush vocal harmonies, and epic folk rock anthems infused with a visible onstage chemistry guarantees to make the night an uplifting one of music that will leave you uniquely inspired and excited to pick that old guitar back up.

  • New Album in the Works 20% SALE

    #22 The New Album. ALL of our concerts this month have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We are using this time to finish up the new Patchouli album (our 22nd recording together) and to create new works of art.

  • Mini Documentary of our tour in China.

    CLICK LINK TO WATCH NOW  A little window into our experience of our first tour in China. Backstage, at the shows, the beautiful country, the food, the culture, the wonderful people we met and shared this adventure with. Mini Documentary of Patchouli & Terra Guitarra as we tour our Landscape of Guitar Animated Painting Concert Experience in China , July 2018.

  • Terra Guitarra WINS ZMR Best Instrumental Album of the Year!

    We are thrilled to announce Terra Guitarra "Of Sea & Stars" just won the Zone Music Reporter Award for Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic Of the Year! We loved writing, recording and performing this record it is an honor to recieve this award. Thank you to all the listeners who support us and the broadcasters and programmers who have been spinning our songs and sharing the music with the world! 

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Bruce Hecksel Art Gallery

Original works by guitarist and painter Bruce Hecksel and fine art giclee prints are available now online. SHOP>>

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