Depedro (previously ADA) is the musical project of singer/guitarist Jairo Zavala, perhaps best-known for playing with Calexico, is an artist with a long career already behind him. Based on cross-cultural musical exchange, the project is the fruit of countless trips all over the world with some of the best musicians of our time. His third album, entitled “La increible historia de un hombre bueno” (“The incredible story of a good man”), was recorded at WaveLab Studio in Tucson (Arizona), CBE Studio in Paris (France), and his own studio in Madrid (Spain).
These past two years, DePedro has crossed paths with Evan Dando (ex Lemonheads), The Dodos, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), and the Israeli singer Geva Allon. He has shared his talent with others and visa versa. The stellar team who has been working with him on “La increible historia de un hombre bueno”. includes Tony Allen (an essential name in the history of drumming, who was the right-hand man of Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti), Bernard Fanning (who, along with his group Powderfinger, is one of the heavyweights of Australian rock), Nick Urata (from those Denver gypsies DeVotchKa), Martin Wenk (Nada Surf), and, of course, Joey Burns and John Convertino from the band that Jairo also belongs to – Calexico.
Acoustic video for “Qué habeis hecho?”