Mark Guerrero at Mural
May 1, 1999
The mural that was being dedicated included
one of fourteen panels with an image taken from a photo of
my dad (Lalo Guerrero) at age 22 walking down a street in
his hometown of Tucson, Arizona with his friend Gregorio "Goyo"
Escalante, who played with my dad in Los Carlistas at the
time. The images are about 18 feet high and the process
used for the mural was done to last perhaps hundreds of years.
The panels are described as "glazed ceramic tile photographic
murals" or "tile canvases." The title
of the mural is ``Windows
to the Past, Gateway to the Future'' and its located on a
wall entering the Broadway underpass in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
The artist and creator of the mural is Stephen Farley.
The concert was Lalo Guerrero with Mark Guerrero & the
Second Generation Band, a band I formed to back my dad made
up of musicians of my generation, hence second generation.
We formed a year earlier (1998) after the success of my backing
my dad at the Cite de la Musique in Paris, France with a three
piece band. We made it a six piece band for our first
concert after our return from Paris. We played the Getty
Museum in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs,
various colleges, and other venues between 1998 and 2000.
Our shows were made up of around eight or nine of my dad's
songs and two or three of mine. Below are performances
of two of my songs with me on lead vocal at the Tucson Mural
Dedication Concert in Tucson on May 1, 1999.
Mark Guerrero (lead vocal, guitar), Lorenzo Martinez (guitarrón),
Bobby Dominguez (drums), Willie Loya (congas), Alex Armstrong
(guitar, background vocals),
Steve Alaniz (sax), and Lalo Guerrero (guiro)
on videos below: "On the Boulevard" and "Orale!."
in the middle of the video screens or on the play button on
the lower left.