Episode 15: Calexico co-founder, John Convertino
Air date: 6.22.2011
Calexico is the seminal desert noir band. Their music is a melting pot where traditional Latin and southwestern elements of mariachi, conjunto, cumbia and Tejano styles peacefully and harmoniously coexist with alt-country, indie rock and a trace of jazz. Founded in 1996 by singer Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino at the University of California - Irvine when the pair met while Convertino was playing in the group Giant Sand, Calexico started as a side project and grew to its current six members and an identity all its own. John will join us from his home in Tuscon, Arizona and we'll talk about the process behind recording the soundtrack for Circo - a documentary about a century-old Mexican circus.