Live Video: Calexico

photo by David Estep (view set)

Since the 90s, Joey Burns and John Convertino have been not only working as performers and even producers hire for many indie acts across the country but on their own have crafted albums and soundtracks of a particular blend of Southwestern American and Latin-infused folk as Calexico. The name comes from the aptly named border town in California, and their sound comes directly from that desert landscape where the cultures of the US and Mexico seep across the borders and mix together. For their 2012 (and seventh) album, Algiers, Burns and Convertino recorded in another cultural mixing pot, New Orleans, which although is not necessarily known for its Latin and folk music has nevertheless proved to be an inspiring location as the more diverse sound of the new record attests. While touring Algiers, Joey Burns stopped by KEXP with Calexico bassist Ryan Alfred and touring guitarist Jairo Zavala for a stripped down set and a delightful conversation live in our studio. Watch the videos now:

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