Javier Trejo

Javier Trejo

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My music & live performances flow effortlessly between: Bossa, Dub, Latin, Rock, Delta Steel Guitar Blues, Reggae, 'Old School' Country and English and Spanish lyrics.

Biography

Born in Monclova Cuahuila, Mexico and raised in Minnesota on St. Paul's "Westside", a multi-culturally diverse community, I think my music embodies what it is to be a Latino growing up in the Midwest.

Once singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beads and now guitarist, songwriter and co-vocalist for New Primitives (three time Minnesota Music Academy award winners for "Best Reggae"), I have had the wonderful opportunity to open for and play with some of the United States' finest musicians including: The Neville Brothers, Widespread Panic, The Big Wu, Willie Waldman Project, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Los Lobos. Most recently I opened for Taj Mahal, and played with Trampled By Turtles this past New Year Eve.

I?ve held down Tuesdays at the Terminal Bar for nine years or so; I played Nyes Polonaise every Wednesday for two and a half years, and now play every Thursday at the Cabooze with New Primitives. Weekends often find me at one club or another, basically this music thing is all I do and I feel lucky to be making a living at it. My live performances flow effortlessly between: Bossa, Dub, Latin, Rock, Delta Steel Guitar Blues, Reggae, "Old School" Country and English and Spanish lyrics.

"Great guitar playing and a killer falsetto"*, combined with great songwriting, Javier's music can only be described as one thing, "Mexican Americana".

Lyrics

Magic Tree

Written By: Javier Trejo

Little Jessie took a seed that she had found, she gave it love and placed it in the ground. Well, that's the stuff she said and all we need indeed's a little time, I know you come around... round'...

Wasn't any normal seed, up came a magic tree, that grew as tall and wide as she could see. On it fruits of every kind with vines that wind to sing or swing and eat and get comfy...fy....

Come everyone let's have some fun and sing and dance and eat and play around the magic tree. If you're alone, or on the road, ain't got no home the shade's a very lovely place to be, place to be...be....

Then that fall Lil' Jessup saw that the tree indeed had dropped some seed and then she felt so blessed. And if you don't believe it, you can come with me she's in the magical and fun forest...rest....

Come everyone let's have some fun and sing and dance and eat and play around the magic tree. If you're alone, or on the road, ain't got no home the shade's a very lovely place to be, place to be...be...

Discography

Javier Trejo - Solo 2006 (Victorious Bull Records)

Javier Trejo - Holiday Sampler 2004

Javier Trejo - Recycler Sampler 2004

The Beads - "Ordinary Sunday People" 2003

Javier Trejo - Oregon Demo 1999

Beyond Appearances:

White Iron Band - "Take it off the Top" 2005
*Vocals ,Track #5 Mexican Jail

Kung Fu Hippies - "Subtitled" 2003
*Lap Steel, Track #10 Farm

Set List

My live performance set lists consist of an eclectic mix of music ranging from Bossa to "Old School" Country and most everything in between.

My originals hold true to my music ranges as you can hear within the songs on my new release "Javier Trejo".

track 1 ~ Dance of the Mountain Stream: After my daughter, an instrumental where Lap Steele and Electric guitars trade licks over cool, but complex time changes. A song for songwriters.

track 2 ~ Brand New Day: The first song on the record with "vocals" for a reason, after that track was recorded, all of us in the studio knew it was the one! Positive and uplifting, Brand New Day I hope brings "music" back in the business!

track 3 ~ Just To See Her: For lovers only, the smooth brushes and upright bass, get right inside and conjure up memories of some of the great Jazz ballads of yesteryear.

track 4 ~ Swimmin' Boy: I play this one all by myself, with the tambourine duct taped to my foot, and only one microphone.