Joe King Carrasco @ KUT 6/25/11
Born John Teusch in Dumas, Texas Joe King Carrasco took his stage name from a notorious South Texas heroin kingpin by the name of Federico Gomez Carrasco who died after an 11 day standoff at the Huntsville Correctional Facility in 1974. As far as we know the recording artist Joe King Carrasco wasn’t involved in the drug trade but he did draw on the sonds from both sides of the border to create his unique brand of Tex-Mex music. He is best known for the albums he recorded with his band The Crowns in the early 80′s and for the song he recorded with Michael Jackson on his Synapse Gap album released in 1982. His biggest hit came with the Party Weekend single from the same album. Joe King’s sound has evolved over the years to include cumbia and reggae. His Majesty plays Saturday June 25th at Antone’s and you can listen to him live in Studio 1a RIGHT HERE!