Red Beard is the name behind Canary Islanders Jaime Jimenez Fleitas, Juanma Barroso, Falcon Butler and Marcial Bonilla. The band uses Country as the main axis of their music, along with Blues and bits of Folk. From that point and beyond, Red Beard spreads an imaginary world in which the outlaws carry the scriptures recorded in their guts. As Johnny Cash used to do, watching Jesus on fire while meeting the devil itself. Arid, penetrating and hypnotic sounds are the essence of their two albums: Nobody’s Gonna Bring Me Down Vol 1, and Vol 2 (released in 2014 and 2015 respectively).
2015 was a very good year for the band, driving and performing all around Spain, leaving behind a dusty trace of Americana music. Not only did they receive the approval of the audience, but also they got good reviews from the specialized press.
“When you listen to the band for the first time, it is surprising their Canary Islands origin, since they could have come out from any farm in Arizona or Alabama (Ruta 66)”
The band has toured four times around their country, playing in renowned music festivals, such as WOMAD or Country Boots Festival, performing with artists like Javier Vargas (Vargas Blues Band) and Santiago Campillo (M-Clan) and touring around Equatorial Guinea (Africa). Red Beard is now working on their next album, in which they promise to surprise their fans and at the same time, they will open the doors to Europe and to the United States of America. These hardworking Canary Islanders want to keep riding with their songs, take their stories to other borders and gain a foothold in the international scene.
“We traveled around the rural landscapes of middle eastern United States, home of bluegrass; We knew the purity of Nashville's country music and we even walked on the Wild West when the epic that permeated “The Fence”, or the unreleased “From the Deep” filled the room. (Country Music España)”
“Naked and sober aftertaste of folk and blues with a heady and dirty elegance, paying tribute to Ennio Morricone and his Cinecittá. (Histéricas Grabaciones)”
“Interaction with the audience, through a balance and control of intensity, pauses & commentary, laying a stimulating and disturbing path. (Dirty Rock Magazine)”
“Luggage full of country, blues and folk from the old pioneers, with cinematic touches. Red Beard, a name to not forget. (Manolo Fernández, Toma Uno, Radio 3 -RNE- )”