Keeping the Latin Rock tradition alive and well in Nashville, TN, is Corazón, a group started by Oakland, California transplants Markus and Paul Rodriguez. The two brothers, who play guitar and bass, respectively, formed Corazón about two years back, with drummer Evan Medlhal, percussionist/turntablist Sergio Loera, and sax man Jimmy Simmon. Despite the band's short time together, Corazón has managed to pick up regular gigs and a sizable following in their hometown. One listen to their self-titled debut CD makes it clear why. The band, quite simply, cooks.
Markus, who also handles lead vocals, tears it up on his axe. Blistering leads call to mind the Santanas (Carlos and Jorge), Steve Salas, and Stevie Ray Vaughn...