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Alex "Guitar" García formed the ALGECIRAS BLUES EXPRESS band back in 1984 and toured around all of Spain, playing in clubs as well as blues and jazz festivals.

The band recorded a couple of albums for the Cambayá Records label: ALGECIRAS BLUES EXPRESS and Garantía de Origen, this last one not published.

He also collaborated with the CALEDONIA BLUES BAND in its beginnings, leaving this formation shortly before they recorded their debut album, to focus on their other band.

Later, he was invited to participate in the recording of the first album of the Sevillian band ENTRESUELOS, as well as in the last work of the English band SHORT FUSE (Thibodeaux Café), doing with them part of the album presentation tour.

Around this time, he sets up the BLUSTER CLUB, dedicated especially to blues and also to other minority styles. By the Bluster passed, in its almost eleven years of life, the majority of the bands of blues of this country, and others coming from England, Holland, Germany, France and the United States.

During this period is when Alex decides to put into practice an idea that he caressed for years, playing alone.

Afterwards, he participated for three years in an interesting cultural project; the diffusion of blues through concerts directed to minors that toured several Andalusian educational centers and it was all a success.

In December of 2003, Alex enters a studio to record his first solo work Hooked on Blues, counting on the Sevillian harmonica player Manuel de Arcos, an old folk of his from the times of Algeciras Blues Express.

He has participated in the compilation CD RESOFONIC PLAYERS OF EUROPE 2005 with the theme CIPRESS GROVE, belonging to his first solo work HOOKED ON BLUES, a project that has brought together European musicians from different countries, whose main element is that they all play resophonic guitars and which has been published throughout Europe in early September 2005 and in the United States in 2006. He is the only Spanish musician in that project.

In memoriam Natxo Vigueras.

Event Info

29 Sept 2018
Cal Pintxo