It may be winter in Cody, but people will get the chance to hear sounds of the warm Mediterranean coast next week.

A Toronto native with Greek roots is bringing his blend of music to town.

The Community Concert Association of Cody and Powell presents Pavlo on Jan. 18 at Wynona Thompson Auditorium.

It’s part of the CCA 2017-18 concert series. Season tickets are $60 for adults, $20 for students and children 12 years and under are free.

Pavlo’s appearance is the first event of the new year for the association. Last fall the group brought ABBA tribute band AbbaFab to town. Tickets are available at Cody Chamber of Commerce, Treasured Memories, Accents Floral and in Powell at Marquis Awards.

Pavlo brings decades of musical experience to town. Over the span of his 20-year career the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015’s “Guitarradas” with “Remigio Pereira,” and 2009’s “Trifecta” with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.

Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo presents a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin and even Balkan flavors, wrapped in contemporary pop. 

His music has taken him around the world. Along the way he’s performed for royalty such as Prince Charles, and has worked and toured with artists including José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.

Pavlo was recently on tour promoting his second PBS special “Live in Kastoria” Greece and is still driven by his father’s famous words: “Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well.”

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