ALBUQUERQUE (June 11, 2021) – David Climaco Garcia announces the release of the Americana album, Between the Devil and Me, on August 6. The album emerges from a mid-century highway culture that still dominates the American imagination. The Albuquerque-based songwriter draws from New Mexico’s Southwestern Americana, a blend of classic cowboy and country sensibilities mixed with his own Spanish and Native American lineage.
Garcia says, “Growing up in Albuquerque, you’d be caught between these extreme down-and-dirty vibes that ranged from hip hop, punk rock, and a trucker meth culture that were all in your face and hard to escape, but it’s a really vibrant and multicultural city that I just feel at home and grounded in.”
Garcia spent many years hitchhiking around the American West, which lends to a dusty, down-and-out vibe in his songs. He says, “My career path has been so completely off any logical map, and my work carries the baggage of my years of wandering and living on the edge.” He’s slept in bushes in Seattle’s Gasworks Park and dodged cowboys trying to seduce him after picking him up hitching through Texas. He’s burned up the boulevards of San Francisco’s outer districts on a classic BMW cafe racer and wandered the Tenderloin on one of the many hard drugs on offer to the young and tragically hip. He says, “Much of my life has been a Kerouacian fever-dream that I’m lucky to be alive to tell about.”
Between the Devil and Me explores eleven stories confronting the demons of addiction, greed, and the hunger for love and acceptance. Garcia maps love, loss, and life wandering the American road, weaving in the environmental and social justice issues omnipresent in our culture. His story and songs are an invitation to join in the wanderlust.
Between the Devil and Me Track Listing
- The Devil and Me
- Everybody Gets to Be Wrong
- Half of the Time
- True Much Love
- Rolling Down the Line
- Down by Her Riverside Home
- If Lonely Were Money
- Make Way for the King
- Hold You
- Rolling On
About David Climaco Garcia
David Climaco Garcia emerges from a mid-century highway culture that still dominates the American imagination. The Albuquerque-based songwriter draws from New Mexico’s Southwestern Americana, a blend of classic cowboy and country sensibilities mixed with his own Spanish and Native American lineage. Garcia has assisted sessions with Neil Young, The Donnas, and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow at the studio Bill Putnam built for John Coltrane in the sixties. He played shows with the seminal indie-folk queen, Jolie Holland. While an editor and New Mexico post supervisor on the Academy Award-nominated film “Hell or High Water,” he jammed with Jeff Bridges.