Vicente Lizaso "Chispero"

Vicente "Chispero" Lizaso was born on July 17, 1890, in Lekeitio, Bizkaia. He came to the United States and settled in Jordan Valley in 1908 where he worked in the sheep business until moving to Boise in 1911. Chispero played both button and piano accordion and could often be found playing at the Madarieta boarding house. He was one of the earliest musicians in the history of Boise Basque music and also played in Jordan Valley and Mountain Home in the early days for dances.  Chispero continued to play for family gatherings until 1956.

Lizaso, Vicente 'Txispero' with a group of dancers on Guitars.

Audio Recording: 
Jota, Vicente Lizaso "Chispero" and Benito Ysursa on the guitars.
Porrusalda, Vicente Lizaso "Chispero" and Benito Ysursa on the guitars.