Touring guitarist from CALEXICO aka. DEPEDRO will perform his own show at the Caravan Music Club for the very first time with his hot band. DEPEDRO's Incredible song-writing and guitar-playing are infused with the sounds of the street, extraordinary landscapes, 60s Cuban sounds, flamenco, American spirituals and cumbia. NOT TO BE MISSED
Spanish singer/songwriter/guitarist Jairo Zavala formed Depedro as a solo project after years spent performing with Calexico, Vacazul and 3000 Hombres. Reflecting the Madrid native’s love of Latin folk, flamenco, Afro-beat and rock, Depedro’s third album features input from seminal afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, Joey Burns and John Convertino from Calexico and Australia’s Bernard Fanning.
Depedro is the artistic name of Spanish musician Jairo Zavala and also the title of Zavala’s debut album. Zavala developed a lengthy career as a singer and guitar player, including many years as a session musician and founding rock band Vacazul, with 5 albums released, and soul band 3000 Hombres, with 4 albums released.
The album Depedro was recorded in Tucson, Arizona from October 27th to November 15th 2007 with the legendary American border roots band Calexico as a backing band. Jairo had already recorded and performed live with Calexico in the past. The track “Don’t Leave Me Now” featured in Depedro was written by Jairo and Amparo Sánchez (Amparanoia), was recorded together with Calexico and Amparanoia in Brussels, and it was released on albums by both artists. Jairo works regularly with Amparanoia both in the studio and live.
Depedro’s songs are influenced by various world sounds, including Mexican music, rumba, son, African Music, reggae, blues, and salsa.