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GRAMMY-winning musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer Jorge Calderon released two new songs this week, "Blue City" and "On Mardi Gras Day." Calderon spotlights original solo material for the first time since his 1976 album City Music, and will be sharing with us.
Calderon has been a key figure in the Southern California music scene since he first came to Los Angeles in 1969. In addition to his well-known collaborations with Jackson Browne and the late Warren Zevon, Calderon has performed on scores of classic albums—contributing bass, guitar, and vocals—was a founding member of David Lindley's band El Rayo-X, and has toured the world with Ry Cooder, Leonard Cohen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and J.D. Southern.
Calderon's musical and personal journey to the heart of Los Angeles-based music began more than 3,300 miles away in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He grew up on Latin music and calypso from other islands, but the rock 'n roll he heard through stations that reached Puerto Rico was what formed his own musical identity. CalderonNew York City, and then L.A. Shortly after the move to Southern California, the band broke up. launched a band, and after great success at festivals on the islands, relocated to Calderon stayed, connecting with the constellation of friendships and creative alliances that has produced—and continues to generate—so much remarkable music, including his new material on Inside Recordings.
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