Joe Eguia

Joe first learned the basics of the txistu at the 1985 NABO Music Camp from Luis Pe Menchaca from Madrid. He was given additional instruction from Cathy Clarkson, Josie Bilbao and Edu Sarria. During this time he was playing for the Gooding Basque Dancers. He was self-taught on the drum or tamborra. Joe also played the txistu for select dances for the Boise'ko Gazteak and at local nursing homes and square dances in Mountain Home as well as at the children's dance at the annual Parish Basque Dinner in Hailey, Idaho.