Joe King Carrasco
Roots And Wisdom music
Akwukwu-Igbo, Nigeria, Africa
Venue Address (Get Directions)Lizard Joe's
Date and Time
Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 6:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
It’s A Party Party New Year with Joe King Carrasco!
New Year’s Eve 2012 at Lizard Joes is going to be HUGE! People are still talking about last year’s party at Lizard Joes and this year's 2012 party is going to be the #1 party ticket in the Yucatan. Party people in search of high energy revelry, delicious food, drink specials, music that makes you want to dance and New Year’s Eve merrymaking at its finest need look no further than Lizard Joes Top Party and Top Value Choice.
Located on the Beach, under a giant palapa near the Chelem Parque, Lizard Joes provides an environment that feels like a gathering of family and friends. Add live music, a dance floor and state of the art sound system and Lizard Joes transforms to a booming party that has no equal.
When the party finally ends, recover in one of our affiliate hotels, condos or bed and breakfasts if you don’t want to go home.
Entertainment for this year’s Lizard Joes 2012 Party Party New Year’s Eve includes our personal friends and Texas Music Legends.
This New Year’s Eve Party will be Awesome! Party highlights include:
• Texas Music Legend Joe King Carrasco with internationally known bassist Steve York and wife/pianist Lisa York who is a legend in her own right performing Joe's fusion of cumbia, Tex-Mex rock and reggae Joe calls "Tequila Rock". Joe King Carrasco has been inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame twice, once as Joe King Carrasco and a second time as Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns. Steve and Lisa York have each been inducted into the Minnesota Rock & Country Music Hall of Fame independently.
• Roots and Wisdom Music, led by Wisdom Ogbor whose music roots began in Nigeria, traversing to Austin Texas, Central America and Mexico infusing the reggae style of music associated with Roots and Wisdom Music today
• Authentic Texas BBQ Specials (6PM - 9PM)
• Beer, Wine and Drink specials all evening (6PM-1AM)
• Champagne toast at midnight
• Festive party favors
This is the ultimate party ticket for this special night at a phenomenal price of only $500 pesos per person so “It’s a PARTY, it’s a PARTY PARTY New Year’s Eve” at Lizard Joes! The perfect way to start of the new decade!
About the Musicians
JOE KING CARRASCO is known as the king of Tex-Mex Rock n Roll. His first band El Molino included many of the future members of Freddie Fenders band The Texas Tornados who Joe has recorded with on a number of occasions. Michael Jackson provided background harmonies on Joe's Synapse Gap album, Manu Chao recorded Joe's Pacheco Hop song and Joe’s songs can be heard in several films including Breathless with Richard Gere, The Rockford Files and numerous independent films.
Bands: Joe King Carrasco & El Molino, Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns
Record Labels: Big Beat Records, Stiff Records, MCA Records, Anaconda Records
TV Appearances: MTV, Saturday Night Live
Awards: Austin Texas Music Hall of Fame as Joe King Carrasco in 2002, Texas Music Hall of Fame as Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Music Academy 2012.
STEVE YORK is an internationally recognized bassist and songwriter who has played, toured, collaborated and recorded with many great bands and musicians in both England and the USA since 1964.
UK Artists & Bands: Elkie Brooks, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, East Of Eden, Joan Armatrading, Gary Moore, Sam Mitchell, Doris Troy, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Graham Bond, Arthur Brown, Grace Jones, Joanne Kelly, Adrian Legg, Dana Gillespie, Dave Kelly, Chris Jagger, Pete Brown, PP Arnold, Dana Gillespie, Casablanca, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Suns of Arqa.
USA Artist & Bands: Mac Rebbenack AKA Dr. John, Chuck Berry ,Bo Diddley, Laura Branigan, Leiber & Stoller, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Rufus Thomas, Martha & the Vandellas, Earl King, Shirley Goodman, Syl Johnson, Marvelettes, Shirelles, Del Vikings, Shangri La's, Inkspots, Climax, Sonny Geraci, Ron Thompson & the Resistors, Mark Naftalin, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Jay McNeely, Fabian, Tracy Nelson, Cash McCall, EC Scott, Percy Strother, Larry Davis, Viola Wills, Joe King Carrasco
Record Labels: ICA, Atlantic Records, Island, Virgin
TV Appearances: The Tonight Show, Kenny Everett Show, Solid Gold, Top of the Pops, Don Kirschner's In Concert, VH1 Behind The Music, American Bandstand, Old Grey Whistle Test, Smokey Joe's Cafe
Awards: Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Fame 2008 Minnesota Music Award - Bassist -2005, Minnesota Music Award - Bassist - 2002, Minnesota Music Award - Bassist 1997, Minnesota Blues Society - Bassist 1990
LISA YORK has brought her eclectic style of music to some of the world's finest entertainment venues. A pianist and vocalist since the age of 5, she offers a distinctive mix of smoky jazz, sultry ballads, silky Latin, rhythm & blues and ragtime, with a little New Orleans added. Lisa has been in constant demand as a pianist, keyboardist and vocalist in the US and internationally for over 25 years.
Artists & Bands: Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, Pebbles, Ipso Facto, The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, The Shirelles, Fabian, Percy Strother, Sly Johnson
Record Labels: CBS, MCA, TABU
TV Appearances: Arsenio Hall, American Band Stand, Soul Train
Awards: Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Fame in April 2007
WISDOM OGBOR has gone through a remarkable musical journey. Africa was the beginning of that journey, traversing North America, to Mexico and Central America, infusing and nurturing the multi-cultural music that is Roots & Wisdom Music. Since its beginning in 1986, the music has attracted different musicians from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Holland and Germany whose influences have formed the Roots of Roots & Wisdom Music. Growing up in Nigeria, Wisdom absorbed lots of music and stories. He heard folk songs sung by his mother and father and lived the horrors of the civil war exploding in his country. Wisdom found freedom in music and at 16 he escaped to the United States with the music and stories from Nigeria rooted deep within him. In Austin, Texas, Wisdom started working with "Bikes Not Bombs" when he learned of the about the Chiapas crisis and traveled to the war torn state and found a deep kinship with the people there. Wisdom doesn't get paid for his work with Bikes Not Bombs and often uses his own money earned from playing his carefree reggae that is Roots & Wisdom Music. Wisdom has learned to streamline his life to focus on what is most important to him, helping others and building cultural awareness.