This week on No Simple Road we are super proud and excited to have Latin Dead founder Brenden Tacon and 4 time Grammy winner Oscar Hernandez as our guests as part of our lead up to Skull & Roses Festival in Ventura, California April 19th-23rd!
The Latin Dead is a California-based collective that fuses the music of the Grateful Dead with Latin Jazz. The band features some of the biggest names in both Grateful Dead and Latin music including guitarist and vocalist John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin Seals & JGB) and Latin legend Oscar Hernandez (4X Grammy winning pianist/composer/arranger/producer and leader of Spanish Harlem Orchestra). This unique band leads listeners down a genre-bending road of music and culture, drawing equally from Grateful Dead, Jazz and Afro-Latino traditions. With world class musicians and innovative arrangements that span the emotional spectrum, The Latin Dead aims to push musical boundaries while building cultural bridges.
We talk with the guys about:
- Brenden’s growing up with Grateful Dead roots.
- What prompted Brenden to want to create The Latin Dead.
- Using the project as a cultural bridge between his Deadhead and Latin roots.
- The importance of folklore when learning Latin Percussion.
- Oscar’s introduction to the project through Brenden’s passion.
- Oscar’s experience of his first Dead and Company show.
- Why Oscar was initially hesitant to join and what made him decide to do it in the end.
- What it means to continually be planting seeds.
- How John Kadlecik came to be involved with this project.
- Why passion and integrity are the most important things in making music.
… and so much more!
Head over to www.latindead.com for info, show dates, merch, and more!
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