It all started with the core of Superfónicos, the foundation that brought the band together. Bassist Nico Sanchez and guitarist Erick Bohorquez wanted to focus on Afro-Colombian rhythms. Soon guitarist Andres Villegas and percussionist Daniel Sanchez jumped on board for rehearsals and an exchange of ideas. Then, as if it couldn’t work out any better, just last year gaitero and vocalist Jaime Ospina (Pacha Massive) relocated from Colombia to Austin. Needless to say, it was what you’d call an instant connection.
The band recorded with producer and Grammy winner Adrian Quesada at Level One Sound, and it looks as though a new album may be released in the fall. Get a taste of what’s to come when you see Superfónicos perform tomorrow at The Wine Down at 3Ten, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. Remember, it’s an early show; doors open at 5 p.m. and the music gets started at around 5:15 p.m. A lovely selection of vino from The Dreaming Tree Wines will make it extra special, and proceeds from the event benefit the Austin Music Foundation. Recommended.
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