Mezcal Music - Bio
Born out of the belly of the San Joaquin Valley, MEZCAL has been entertaining audiences across the state for the past seven years. Their Latin groove's have taken them from Visalia’s annual Dia Del Nino Celebration at the Manuel Hernandez Center to Las Vegas for the nationally televised America’s Next Great American Band competition in 2007. Out of over 10,000 acts, MEZCAL was chosen as one of the top 60 bands for the FOX series. They have shared the stage with the likes of Malo, El Chicano, Tierra, and Poncho Sanchez.
The band consists of local members Ian Garoian- Keyboard, Alejo Delgado- Bass, and family members Carlos- Guitar, Estevan- Congas, and Marisa Rodriguez- Timbales. Over the years, MEZCAL has kept their audiences moving to their mix of Rock and Afro-Cuban rhythms. In addition, core members Carlos, Estevan, Marisa, and Alejo actively participate in community events to support local youth and migrant farm workers through volunteer work and music workshops/performances. Their involvement with organizations like CASA, Sound & Vision Foundation, and other groups has helped raise funds and/or spread awareness for the enrichment of community interests. MEZCAL has successfully operated as a grassroots effort with the support of local family, friends, and fans.
With the completion of their EP recorded live from the Visalia Convention Center and their new album Foreclosure, the band continues to spread their music and passion throughout the Central Valley. Copies of their CDs and shirts are available for purchase @ Marcela’s Homestore in Downtown Visalia.