If you have even cursory knowledge of the Tex-Mex genre, then you’ve likely already heard the name Joe “King” Carrasco. Born in the Texas panhandle and currently calling Southwest Mexico his home, Joe King Carrasco’s approaching a half century worth of innovative music output, with highlights like recording with Michael Jackson and appearing on Saturday Night Live.
Recently Carrasco teamed up with Colectivo Chihuaha for what’s arguably the King’s magnum opus, Beers Bars & Guitars, a quintessential-but-modern Tex-Mex platter that came in hot just a couple weeks back. We’d be joking if we said we weren’t excited for even more from Joe King in the coming years, but since today marks the First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll just appreciate Carrasco’s remarkable long run in its present form with “Carrera Larga”!
–Photo: Mark Bowman Images
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