Calexico and Mariachi Luz de Luna
CALEXICO is a band from Tucson, Arizona, that shares a sun-bleached border with many performers and musical styles. Started in 1996 by the duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino, Calexico has grown and developed a sound all its own. By incorporating elements of jazz, folk, country, mariachi, and even electronics, Calexico has become a band that defies categories. Calexico has several critically acclaimed releases, including 2001’s The Black Light, 2003’s Feast of Wire, and 2004’s concert DVD World Drifts In, which showcases the dynamic live show and incredible musicianship honed from years of touring.
Calexico continues to expand any and all boundaries by remaining extremely active: recording with artists ranging from Nancy Sinatra and Neko Case to Los Super Seven and Richard Buckner, touring with an incredibly diverse range of performers including Wilco and Lyle Lovett, and even making forays into the film world, as evidenced in the 2004 Tom Cruise/Jamie Foxx feature Collateral.
The Tucson-based ensemble MARIACHI LUZ DE LUNA often performs with Calexico, including a 2002 tour concert documented on Calexico’s World Drifts In – Live at the Barbican London DVD.