Regional Mexican outfit Calibre 50 may be new on the scene, but they've already made great strides towards becoming legends of the corrido with their smart songwriting and tireless touring. Featuring traditional Sinaloan instruments like the tuba and the twelve-string guitar, the quartet's live shows evoke the region's placid, sun-drenched landscapes through narrative ballads of love and struggle. A constant touring presence in their native Mexico, Calibre 50 will bring a much-anticipated slice of Sinaloa to US fans on select 2014 tour dates.
Formed in 2010 in Sinaloa, Mexico, Calibre 50 made their album debut that same year with Renovar o Morir, a powerful collection of narrative songs depicting regional themes like local rivalries and the seedier side of rural Mexican life. After scoring their first hit with 2011's "El Tierno Se Fue," the band released several more successful albums, cementing their status in Mexico and earning them a growing fanbase in the US. 2013's Corridos de Alto Calibre marked a return to roots for the band, standing as another fine collection of regional narrative ballads and anchored by the No. 1 hit "Los Inmigrantes."