Wednesday, May 19, 2010

If you dig Bob Dylan, John Mayer or even Juanes, you will enjoy Gustavo Galindo

How many times have you attended a concert and have missed the opening act? Be honest, we all have done it. We wait till the end of the opening act to get to the venue; meantime you are probably enjoying some cold beers at the bar or perhaps barely finding parking.

If you recently attended the Ximena Sariñana concert in San Francisco and missed the opening act, then you MUST read what you missed out on.

I have to admit that I was not familiar with Gustavo Galindo, being the good reporter/ journalist that I am it was my duty to familiarize myself with him. Here are some quick facts about him: Mexican American descent, sultry looks, he performed at the well known SXSW, featured in Latina magazine and under the wings of Gustavo Santaolalla, want more? Well, keep on reading.

Thanks to his go-getter management company Autonomy, the UNION ROCKER crew and I scored an interview with him shortly before he went to stage as the opening band for
Ximena Sariñana.
Like with many up-and-coming artists, he was a bit nervous and tired from being on the road coming from the shows in SoCal but was nice enough to talk to me for a bit.  
Gustavo grew up in a bilingual household, went from Sacramento and ended in LA, listening from Mexican music, English rock and everything in between. He learned to play the guitar at a young age and slowly but surely is making his way up the difficult music industry. He recorded an LP in 2007 and by 2009, Gustavo Santaolalla had signed him to Universal/Surco.

Although his CD which is set to be titled Entre La Ciudad y El Mar is not even out yet, he already has tons of fans, some who have been following his gigs since when he first started. Let me tell you that he had a huge crowd when he performed at the Red Devil Lounge.

While his fans (and future ones) await the release of his CD, take a moment to check out his music on myspace, follow him on twitter, or "like" him on facebook (yes, he personally replies to the comments) trust me, it will make you regret all those times you missed and opening act. So, now you know, get to the venue early or you might missed out on an awesome performance.


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