Balam Garcia is a Los Angeles based guitarist and composer who combines groove based styles such as Blues, Funk and Soul music with his Jazz and Classical music training and influences. Born in the state of Veracruz, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, California, it is no wonder that this culturally mixed musician manages to incorporate such an eclectic variety of sounds into his playing and compositions. His sounds are reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Fender Strat-fueled blues guitar playing, combined with Herbie Hancock’s harmonically and rhythmically driven styles of improvisation, all the while, paying homage to the west coast Hip-Hop sounds of his hometown of Los Angeles and the many world music styles he grew up listening to at home, including music from West Africa, India, Brazil, Cuba and his native country of Mexico. Balam Garcia aims to bring peace to his community and the rest of the world by spreading positive vibrations through conscious music.
Balam Garcia on Radio Venice
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018