Join us for the Zoo Bar debut of Maria the Mexican at the Zoo Bar!
$10 adv/$12 Day of Show
Today Maria Cuevas is lead vocalist and guitarist playing acoustic, electric and traditional Mexican stringed instruments for MARIA THE MEXICAN - a Mexicana/Americana/indie blues rock/funk/soul fusion - a true hybrid of Mexican folklore and rock 'n roll delivered in both English and Spanish. Founded by Maria, sister Tess (vocals and violin) and guitarist / songwriter D. Garrett Nordstrom (a veteran of the KC/Midwest club scene with 3 releases by the alt-R&B group The Garrett Nordstrom Situation) MTM is at work on a new release to follow up "Moon Colored Jade" (2013) and "South of the Border Moonlight" (2016) with plans to tour after the new album's projected Fall 2018 street date.
On stage there is an amalgam of traditional Mexican and American rock instrumentation - drums, bass, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, traditional Mexican stringed instruments, pedal steel guitar, congas and percussion, trumpet, keyboards. And a passionate delivery of American roots music forms dosed with traditional Mexican harmonic and rhythmic influences alongside traditional Mexican music - Mariachi, Cumbia and more. The repertoire comes to life with original music - from incendiary love songs to social and political commentary - written and arranged in collaborations between Maria and Garrett Nordstrom and penned in both English and Spanish.