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?
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?
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 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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