From the bustling metropolis of Guadalajara comes María Mezcal, taking traditional Mexican music into exciting new territory. Using modern instrumentation that includes the occasional Santana-meets-Spaghetti Western electric guitar flourishes, the band infuses their high energy mezcal style into bolero, danzón, cumbia, salsa and ranchero traditions. And, like the distilled alcoholic beverage, María Mezcal offers a soul-warming, tantalizing giddiness. The band's two main singers deliver their lyrics with dramatic, almost operatic conviction, matched by high octane percussion, accordion and keyboards. Even their ballads are compelling; palpable nostalgia that will leave you desperately homesick for Guadalajara (even though you've never been). María Mezcal is waiting to take you back to their homeland and usher you to their favourite hopping dance halls.
Biography by Chantal Vitalis