Calexico’s Joey Burns: “Dynamic range is something I think about a lot as a guitar player. It can be really emotional“

Calexico's Joey Burns
(Image credit: Colin H Clark)

Change is in the air for Calexico’s guitar-slinging frontman Joey Burns. It’s a sentiment that is strongly echoed throughout the band’s most current LP, Seasonal Shift, as a new year – perhaps a new era – gets underway. 

Having lived in the desert city of Tucson, Arizona, for well over a quarter of a century, Joey is now moving on to the decidedly greener pastures of Idaho’s capital, Boise. Yet Tucson is a locale that holds an epoch of memories for him.

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Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.