PLANET O BAND
ELDAA MUNOZ BOUFFARTIQUE
Planet O – Facebook
Don’t miss out on this infectious sensation of rhythm and sound. If Planet O doesn’t take you away, your own dancing, leaping, skipping feet surely will!
Planet O formed in 1997 from the cooling magma and tectonic remnants of a band called Faliciti and the Bone Rocker, shortly after their first CD release called “O”. A love of music and the unified vision of creating a musical experience that would transport listeners to another place, served as ample fire to ignite the fiery core of Planet O, and set it spinning out bad beats and rocking rhythms to the far reaches of the cosmos. In the 19 years since Planet O was formed, the band has toured extensively throughout the southwest and western states, orbiting points from Albuquerque to Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City to Denver. They have shared the stage with Merle Saunders, Leon Russell, Edger Winter, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Little Feat, The Radiators, Tea Leaf Green, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The Mighty Diamonds, The Meditations, Rankin Scroo, David Lindley and played Colorado’s music festivals to the breathless delight of thousands.
Genre: Funk, Reggae, New Orleans Horns
Influences: Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Neville Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Tower of Power, Sam & Dave, B.B. King
Alemán’s musical performance is an exciting blend of intense Rumba Flamenco rhythms, seasoned with impassioned, soul-stirring melodies, and all topped with Mario’s fiery & blistering acoustic guitar work. Steady bookings, including session/studio and live performances, keep the Rio Grande Valley native very busy on the local and international music scene. In 1990, Mario took 1st place at the Art Institute of Dallas’ Guitar Wars competition and in 2001, Alemán had the honor to perform for former US President Bill Clinton. Alemán is currently promoting his most recent CD release, Soulspeak, an instrumental album in the Rumba Flamenco format which showcases Mario’s incredible talent.
Genre: Nuevo Flamenco, New Age, Acoustic
Influences: Ottmar Liebert, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Pat Martino, John Abercrombie, Brett Garsed, Strunz & Farah
One of five siblings born in the South Texas town of Weslaco, this Rocking-Gypsy Blues player was said to have started playing at 3 years of age. Influenced and taught by his father’s Mexican-Folk style, Jake soon acquired a love and passion for classical music. His father always played for fun and would bring his family together to play by passing around the guitar. Jake studied classical, jazz, and opera in college, while his fingers were unleashing burning “licks” yearning to go out and perform for crowds.
Genre: Rock, Blues
Influences: Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Eagles
ROCK THE FOX : 715 MAIN STREET, WALSENBURG, CO 81089