Down To Mexico

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    The fourteen tracks on Desert Sounds showcase the symphonic and classically trained background of Acosta’s talents as a graduate from the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. The woven melodies of trumpets, violins, and Jacob’s vocals and whistling are married to a wide variety of percussion, from a standard drum set to worldly musical instruments like the guiro, cabasa, various shells, and surdo drum. As a multi-instrumentalist Jacob performed and recorded on piano, timpani, voice, guitar, keyboards, bass, auxiliary percussion, and additionally arranged and composed all fourteen original songs for this record. Other featured instrumentalists on this album include the incredible sounds of Courtney Pinski and Dale Clark on violins, Jason Allen on bass, Mike Ankomeus on flute and trumpet, Adam Guenthner and Jeanne Mayer on trumpets, and Andre Gressieux on percussion.

    The lyrical interplay, arrangements, and literary storytelling is reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s groups like The Moody Blues and America. The album starts with a prelude of animal sounds from the Southwest in a dawn to night-time sequence, and ends with an instrumental finale featuring all the musical motifs from the songs on the record. This labor-of-love anthology was tracked in Tucson at local and home studios, was mixed by Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Studios, and mastered by Jason Livermore. Desert Sounds is a cinematic ode to the Southwest desert with a collection of musical stories that pay tribute to Arizona and the greater Sonoran region.

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Down to Mexico
Load up the caravan it's time to go
Did you remember the cervezas, it's unforgivable
Let's just leave 'em at the border, find your own tacos and mota

Señorita sing, still have 200 miles let's believe
That I'm Vicente and you're Lucha, and please move over
I think I see a spot that's perfect for a picture

I don't really care for anything too serious today
Let's go on an adventure
Tontos gringos they will say
And if we get arrested, have some 20's, on our way
Oh hermosa, muy bonita, let's get lost in this city tonight
Fall asleep by the ocean and count all the starts in the sky

¿Que onda Señor?
Here for the weekend, but I want so much more
A small casita maybe by the shore, a place to serenade
Or sometimes misbehave
How much would that go for

I don't really care for anything too serious today
Let's go on an adventure
Tontos gringos they will say
And if we get arrested, have some 20's, on our way

Llevame contigo, llevame
Se va a termina la noche, llevame

Mi corazón, lo tienes, mi amor
Llevame contigo, llevame

No me puedes, vivir sin ti
Llevame querida, llevame

No, I don't really care for anything too serious today
Let's go on an adventure
Tontos gringos let them say
And if we get arrested, well then maybe we should stay
Yeah

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from Desert Sounds (2018), released May 26, 2018

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Jacob Acosta Tucson, Arizona

Jacob Acosta has released 12 records between himself, Mason, HYTS, Roll Acosta, and Race You there. He has been featured on NPR and produced by John Vanderslice. He is a national performing artist in Tucson, AZ, and has just released his biggest album to date, 'Desert Sounds'. His new record is about Arizonan culture and the Southwest. ... more

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