Carnaval Blues on The Road

by Mijail Martinez

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This album is a collection of memories and live recordings from the years 2018/2019. Recorded, mixed around, and compiled in Mexico City DF, San Antonio TX, Ciudad Juarez CHIH, El Paso TX, Albuquerque NM, New York City, and Ithaca NY. These are not meant to be a traditional album— a refined work, rather they are a glimpse into travels and shared moments captured with minimal production or even minimal equipment. At first hesitant to share such a collection; after realizing that much of the music people listen to are live recordings, I figured listeners may get just as much value from these songs as they are a source of memory for me.


released July 4, 2019

"Me Voy, Je Vais" is a recording from a show done with the Cantina Klezmer Surrealist Mafia which has:
Ali Erkan on Percussion
Matt Madden on Lead Guitar
"Smokey" Joe Hayward on Bass

"Rolling On" has harmonica from Jaime Ramirez from San Antonio
"Stoned on E Cesar Chavez St." has accordeon from Jaime Ramirez

"Coming My Way" is a rough version of a recording done at Sunwood Studios with Joe Hayward on banjo and sharing vocals and with Chris Ploss as recording engineer

All songs are originals except "Les Fueilles Mortes" composed by Joseph Kosma and written by Jaques Prévert


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Mijail Martinez Ithaca, New York

Born in the heart of Texas and raised in Ithaca NY; troubadour and avid street performer, spotted from the metro of NYC to street corners of Mexico City to the bars and cantinas of the desert. Together with his band, The Cantina Ramblers, using the traditional styles of Rumba Flamenca, Ranchera, and US American Folk to make multi-lingual songs ... more

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