Their musical style is highly influenced by traditional sounds of the Southwestern United States and Mexico, and they have also been described as alt-country. Calexico is named after the border city in Southern California.
The current members of the group, as of October 2005, are:
* Joey Burns (guitar and vocals);
* John Convertino (drums and percussion);
* Paul Niehaus (steel guitar);
* Jacob Valenzuela (keyboards, trumpet and vibes)
* Martin Wenk (accordion, guitar, synthesizers, trumpet, vibes); and
* volker zander (upright bass).
Among other side projects, several members of Calexico have been playing regularly with Iron and Wine. Paul Niehaus’ steel guitar can be heard on many new songs.
In 2011 Calexico provided the soundtrack to the motion picture The Guard.
Edited by Helpmaboab on 27 Jan 2012, 23:09
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