Wednesday, December 16, 2015
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Javier Garcia
Singer songwriter Javier Garcia made a big splash in the Latin music market with the 2005 album 13. Unfortunately it's his most recent release but he is still a behind the scenes figure in the Miami music scene. Garcia was born in 1974 in Spain to a Cuban father and an Irish mother. He actually moved to Ireland as a teen but eventually he moved to Miami and he has been part of the Latin music scene ever since. He was a member of the 90s group Los Lunes. After recording a solo album in 1997, Garcia returned to writing for others. But then he resurfaced with the 2005 CD 13 on Universal Latin. The album was produced by Gustavo Santaolalla who has had success with other Latin artists. Me Gustaria was one of several hit singles from the album. That song features a trumpet solo by Cuban legend Arturo Sandoval. Garcia's music is a mix of several styles but that Cuban backbeat is the basis for everything. Garcia is still active as a producer and songwriter but it doesn't look like he plans to continue as a solo artist. He has been working on The Acoustic Guitar Project and also with Alex Cuba. 13 is worth checking out. Here's the video for Me Gustaria by Javier Garcia.