Felix y Los Gatos: Friday 6:30
Formed in 2004, Felix Y Los Gatos is a National touring act with their roots planted firmly in the desert Southwest. With 13+ years of stage experience, the Gato’s have an improvisational style that is uniquely their own. Their sound is crafted through the cultural influences of Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Blues, and Gypsy/Jazz (Think Django Reinhardt), Swing, a dash of Outlaw country, and the sometimes mystical, spiritual realm of Santana style Latino soul style playing. The Gatos have been featured at the Telluride Blues Festival, Thirsty Ear Festival, Long Beach Crawdaddy Fest, BlissFest, Blast Furnace Blues Festival, Zion Canyon Music Festival, the Hatch Green Chile Festival, and countless other large events.
Their undying passion to play music has allowed them the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, Tab Benoit, BeauSoleil, Ozomatli, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, FishBone, Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe, as well as featuring John Popper of Blues Traveler on the track “Hot Damn” from their Album, “OCHO”. Founding members Felix Peralta(aka: Gato Malo) & D.B. Gomez came together by way of the open mics in the Albuquerque University area where they began playing music together. Gato (vocals, guitar) as he’s come to be known spent his childhood watching his family play traditional (rancheras) New Mexico music in Albuquerque’s, South Valley.