01 Dec 17Finalized
Friday's Blues & ALEX GUITAR
Friday1 December 18, 00 h: Roots blues with:
ALEX GUITAR (Algeciras)
Alex “Guitar” García, resophonic guitars
Alex "Guitar" García formed the band Algeciras Blues Express back in 1984 and toured almost the entire Spanish territory, playing in clubs as well as in blues and jazz festivals. The band recorded a couple of records for the Cambayá Records label: "Algeciras Blues Express" and "Guarantee of Origin", the latter not published.
After playing in several bands he decided to put into practice an idea he had been cherishing for years: playing solo. At the same time he participated for three years in an interesting cultural project consisting of the dissemination of the blues through concerts aimed at children in Andalusian schools. In December 2003, he recorded his first solo work "Hooked on Blues", with the Sevillan harmonic Manuel de Arcos, his old friend from the times of Algeciras Blues Express.
Thanks to his knowledge of the resophonic guitar Alex was chosen to participate in the recording of the compilation cd "Resophonica Players of Europe 2005" that brings together specialists from all over Europe in the instrument. Alex participates with the theme "Cipress Groove", pertaining to his first solo work "Hooked on Blues". The album was released throughout Europe in early September 2005 and in the United States in 2006; being the unique Spanish musician that appears in this project. In 2017 he publishes his work "Tarifa Wind" which he now presents in the MEAM.