KEVIN JOAQUIN GARCIA


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NEWS

The Steel Wheels 2019 touring starts 1/24, check my Tour page for details.

Wintergrass 2019: I’ll be performing with a few former Duhks members in The River Feale Band led by Leonard Podolak.

The Steel Wheels just finished recording a new record with Sam Kassirer producing. To be released mid 2019!

• I’ll be performing with the insanely talented Yola Carter in February in NYC. Check Tour page for details.

• Preparing for The Band’s Visit on Broadway

• Upcoming record releases: The Steel Wheels, Coyloup, Hazmat Modine, Czarina, The Grid, and Sky White Tiger.

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ARTISTS

Current: The Steel Wheels, Duncan Sheik, The Duhks, Yola Carter, Hazmat Modine, Gato Loco, Czarina, Coyloup, The Grid, Music For Enophiles, Pape Armand Boye, Sky White Tiger, 9 Horses, Charlie Rosen, and Fever High.

Past: Wheatus, Bright Light Bright Light, Natalie MacMaster, Badou Boye, MC Frontalot, Clinton Curtis, Walter Parks, Gabriel Kahane, Karla Rose and The Thorns, Jose Llana, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, and Djustpora. 

Collaborations: Bombino, Elephant Revival, Jerry Douglas, MC Lars, Alash, De Temps Antan, Donna The Buffalo, Le Poules à Colin, and Hangai.

Musicals

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway (Cast Member, Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording) 

Fun Home on Broadway (Designated Drummer-Percussionist) 

Murder Ballad (Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording)

Shakespeare In The Park: Love's Labour's Lost (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)

Whisper House  (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)


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DAnce

New York University, Hunter College, Marymount College, and Steps on Broadway as a dance accompanist. 

Currently working with: Seán Curran, Alberto “Tito” Del Saz, JoLea Maffei, Michael Leon Thomas, Pamela Pietro, Rashaun Mitchell, Betsy Coker, Karen Gayle, and David Capps. 

Worked for Merce Cunningham and his dance company for 10 years, and recorded technique music for The Legacy Project and for The Library of Congress. 

2003 Barnard College Composer In Residence.

Served as Music Director for The Jump Convention.

STUDIO

Recording, mixing, and mastering available at Kevin's studio West Crown Sound in Brooklyn, NY. WCS is an independent studio with a wide range of mics and gear.

Currently mixing and mastering The Grid, and mastering Czarina for Vinyl release.

Coyloup is mastered awaiting release.

Completed releases this year: The Steel Wheels Live at The Jefferson (mixed), The Steel Wheels “Working On A Building and Red Rocking Chair” Vinyl and Digital releases (mixed and mastered).

Remote recording is available if you want drums or percussion on your record.

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PRESS

"Percussionist Kevin Garcia is a wonder. His varied instruments allow him to create different tones and textures. His drum solo late in the show was as engaging as it was impressive while also in keeping with the expressive playing he offered all evening."  -The Gazette review of The Duhks 

PASIC Best International Percussion Performance Winner 1998. 

NPR Folk Alley's Top Ten Artists of 2014.

Made Honorary Cajun by The City of Lafayette, Louisiana at Festival International De Louisiane.