KEVIN JOAQUIN GARCIA
• The Steel Wheels March tour 1st-10th Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. Check out my Tour page.
• I’ll be performing with Wheatus on April 5th as part of the 25th Anniversary Alumni at Mercury Lounge.
• Music For Enophiles will perform on March 14th at Bowery Electric
• The Steel Wheels just finished recording a new record with Sam Kassirer producing. To be released mid 2019!
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.
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)
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.
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.
"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.