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Jose Carlos is a Mexican Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist. Born in Tepic, Nayarit, he spent the first twelve years of his life in the United States and now calls the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco home.
In September 2018, Jose Carlos globally released his newest Latin, Country, Pop single “Sin Amanecer” which tells the story of two lovers with the odds stacked against them, especially time and permission, always running away trying to find a moment just to love each other. Jose Carlos is already back in the studio working on his second album, looking forward to sharing it with fans in 2019.
Jose Carlos developed his love of Trova as a young child when he heard his father sing and play guitar for family and friends. It was through his father’s music he learned a man can talk about love, heartbreak and truly express himself through music. At the age of thirteen, Jose Carlos was separated from his father by circumstance and it was then that he began to sing and play guitar. His music became his way of creating a bond with his father. At the age of fifteen, Jose Carlos began writing poetry and his very first songs. Two years later he performed on his very first stage. In a search to enrich his song lyrics and way of seeing life, he decided to study Philosophy and began his formal Music studies in Morelia, Michoacán.
Jose Carlos is an independent musician. His songs deal with themes of love, heartbreak, philosophy and social content. In his music there are influences that come from the New Trova, Mexican Folklore, Country, Jazz, Funk, Pop and Bossa Nova. Jose Carlos is multifaceted in his composition, constant in the ideals that are reflected in his songs.
In 2015, Jose Carlos composed and released his first album “Mirame” which includes “Una Preguntita Mas,” a song written by his father years ago. To collaborate with his father and bring this song to life was a childhood dream come true.
In 2017, Jose Carlos was selected as the Contest Winner in the “Free Category” at the International Music Festival “Festival Coincidir.” He has shared the stage with exponents of Contemporary Trova such as Alejandro Santiago, and opened concerts by Fernando Delgadillo, David Aguilar, Alejandro Filio and Loli Molina among others. More recently he collaborated with local singer-songwriter, George Gracia, on a project called “Paper Boat” and released their first album, which showcases original and cover songs in Spanish and English.
In May 2018, Jose Carlos released an anticipated new single “Tu Boca,” a song that speaks of secrets, night kisses and hidden passions. And in August 2018, Jose Carlos expanded internationally and made his U.S. debut in an exclusive club in the city of San Francisco.
Jose Carlos has participated in several cultural festivals in Mexico, Canada and the United States. He has been active in charitable events in Puerto Vallarta supporting causes for the benefit of animals and terminally ill patients. Most recently he performed for the female inmates of the Prison and the children of the local schools. Each of these causes no less important to him.