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  • Writer's pictureAnne Connor

Acclaimed Portuguese Folk Musician Luís Peixoto Releases New Single 'Please Take Care'

Luís Peixoto

After the success of the album "Geodesia" (2021), Luís Peixoto is back in the studio and working on his original compositions, presenting the first release of this year under his own name.

With an intimate and introspective sound, without losing the usual acoustic folk character and exclusively instrumental, the new single "Please Take Care" is a reflection of a search for musical and personal identity, inspired by the difficulty sometimes experienced in expressing deep emotions verbally, which often results in a simple, sometimes even formal phrase, but which nevertheless carries an important meaning.

This new song features Luís Peixoto on bouzouki and mandolin, and the galician Xosé Liz on guitar and low whistle, and was recorded in Viladecans (Catalonia) and Figueira da Foz (Portugal), co-produced by Xosé Liz and mastered at Studio Trad (Belgium). The single is available on all digital platforms released on March 22nd.

Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980. He studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. He also attained a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Luis has worked on several musical projects mainly in the folk music scene such as Dazkarieh, Stockholm Lisboa Project, Trim as well as personal projects like Sebastião Antunes, Anxo Lorenzo Band or Julio Pereira.

On stage he has already accompanied artists such as Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Ana Bacalhau, Janita Salomé, Julio Pereira, Virgul, Celina Piedade, Kepa Junkera, Uxia Senlle, Rosa Cedron, Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Ed Boyd, John Joe Kelly, among many others.

He has been awarded with international album awards such as “Best Original Composition” – “Jumping bits” (2011), “Best Folk Album of the Year” with “Assembly Point” (2011) and “Trim” (2014) by the XI and XIV Opinión awards.

He gained 1st prize at the Folkherbst Festival Malzhaus with the “Anxo Lorenzo Trio” and the artist residency award at the 2010 international artist meeting in Budapest “Euromed Festival” where he formed a project with 4 other musicians of European nationalities and Mediterranean countries. Luis has collaborated on several album releases and has been invited to play with bands not only in Portugal but also in Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia.

Luís Peixoto



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