BIOGRAPHY

Mark Guerrero

Mark Guerrero was born in Los Angeles, California, grew up in East Los Angeles, and graduated from California State University Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Chicano Studies.  He began playing in rock & roll bands at age 12 and led the popular East Los Angeles band Mark & the Escorts, who recorded two singles for G.N.P. Crescendo Records.  He has recorded as a solo artist for Ode Records (produced by the legendary Lou Adler), Capitol Records, and for A&M Records with his group Tango.  His songs have been recorded by artists such as Herb Alpert, Trini Lopez, Chan Romero, and his late father, the legendary “father of Chicano music,” Lalo Guerrero.  Mark Guerrero’s song and recording “I’m Brown” was on display in 2009 in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in the “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom” exhibit.  In the late nineties, Mark Guerrero put a band together to back up his dad in concert.  Lalo Guerrero with Mark Guerrero & the Second Generation Band played numerous venues, including the Cite de Musique in Paris, France, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and in Lalo's hometown of Tucson, Arizona.  In 2002, Mark formed a new band as a vehicle for his original material called Mark Guerrero & Radio Aztlán.  They've played concerts on the bill with other top Chicano artists such as Tierra, El Chicano, Malo, and Little Willie G. & Thee Midniters.  Mark has recorded with Harry Nilsson, performed with Eric Burdon, sung background vocals on Los Lobos' "Papas Dream" album, and in 2003 performed as a member of the legendary Chicano/Native-American band, Redbone.  Mark Guerrero also hosts a popular Chicano music website, www.markguerrero.com, which is dedicated to promoting and chronicling Mark's music and history, as well as the history of Chicano music in general.  Mark's articles on Chicano music have appeared on websites and magazines around the world.  On the subject of Chicano music, Mark Guerrero has lectured at universities, consulted for museums, and hosted an internet radio show called "Chicano Music Chronicles.”  Mark is currently featured in the documentary “Chicano Rock: The Sounds of East Los Angeles” and was a performer and a talent coordinator on the 2009 PBS special “Trini Lopez Presents Latin Music Legends.” 

In 2010, Mark Guerrero played with Cannibal & the Headhunters of “Land of a Thousand Dances” fame.  They toured and backed classic rock artists Denny Laine of Wings and The Moody Blues, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Terry Sylvester of The Hollies, and others.  Also in 2010, Mark performed with Redbone and his own Mark Guerrero Band.

Mark Guerrero and Tango
Tango