This week's rabbit hole theme was “circle.”
Next week's sword will be “lane.”
Jose was born blind in Lares, Puerto Rico in 1945, one of eleven boys.
At 17, Jose quit school to play in coffee houses in Greenwich Village. For his salary they'd “pass the hat.” He played his first professional engagement that same year in Detroit. A music critic referred to him as a “10-fingered wizard who romps, runs, rolls, picks and reverberates his six strings in an incomparable fashion.” And added, “If you want to witness the birth of a star, catch Mr. Feliciano before he leaves tomorrow night.”