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Who or what inspires you?

People with heart

Why do you love Radio Venice?

The community that it brings together

Favorite song right now?

“I Want You” by Marvin Gaye

Favorite album right now?

“Illmatic” by Nas

Latest hobby you picked up?

Growing food

Last thing you read?

“To You We Shall Return” by Joseph M. Marshall III

Best breakup song?

“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin

Best makeout song?

“One Mo’Gin” by D’Angelo

Favorite quarantine activity?

Making music

Favorite comfort food?

Pollo con Mole Poblano (chicken with black mole made in a style specific to the Puebla region of Mexico)

Favorite instrument …

My 2004 Sunburst American Fender Stratocaster

… and does it have a name?

Katana, cause it cuts straight to the heart

Balam Garcia

Balam Garcia

Balam Garcia is a Los Angeles based guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, mastering engineer, and mixing engineer. He 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 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.

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PayPal: balamgarcia@gmail.com
Venmo: @Balam-Garcia
Cash App: $BalamGarciaRamirez

Balam Garcia on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021
Radio Venice S12.E08 – November 10, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018

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