An Inspiring Sonoran Soul
Tucson native Carlos Arzate has been a standout member of the Arizona music community since the 90’s, first known for leading bands like Innisfail and American Android with his huge voice. While those bands were known for their loud, confrontational sound and message, he nurtured a deep love of soul, folk, Norteno, and what is broadly called Americana, influences that finally found a home in his solo project, Carlos Arzate and The Kind Souls. The voice is still huge, but these songs also make space for a quiet, yearning, and at times sweet side, passionate stories about social inequity, border realities, family, struggle, and triumph.
Eclectic Sounds from Carlos Arzate & The kind souls
“The heart-warming and political poignancy of Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti, with a southwestern bent.”
“Arzate is one hell of a songwriter.”
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