Saturday, March 21, 2015

Backup No More: Depedro and "Equivocado"

Spanish musician Depedro, also known as Jairo Zavala, brings our random tune for today called Equivocado. A longtime session musician, founding member of the rock band La Vacazul and soul band 3000 Hombres, he also performed with the band Calexico in their live shows, Zavala recruited Calexico as his backing band for his debut album Depedro and recorded the bulk of the album in Tuscon, Arizona in 2007. Depedro was released as a CD in 2009. The album's songs are influenced by Mexican music, rumba, son, African music, reggae, blues and salsa among other world sounds.