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What introduction could he possibly need?

In January, John Garcia – the legendary voice of Kyuss and Desertfest alums Unida and this years headliners Slo Burn, as well as Vista Chino, Zun, Hermano, and more guest appearances than we could count – will release his first solo acoustic album on Napalm Records.

Dubbed The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues, it’s the culmination of more than 15 years of work on the part of Garcia himself, who pays homage to the legacy of Kyuss in taking on and reinterpreting classics like “Green Machine,” “Gardenia” and “El Rodeo” while also looking forward with new material in “Give Me 250ML,” “Argleben II” (a sequel to a song from his 2013 eponymous full-band outing) and “Kylie,” which is as signature a Garcia piece as anyone could possibly ask for.

Garcia graced the Desertfest stage with Unida in 2013 and also plays this edition of the festival with Slo Burn, so it’s with huge pleasure that we welcome his further involvement in 2017s festival as he supports The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues. His vocals have been one of the defining features of desert rock, and we can’t wait to see him finally realize this part of his vision onstage.

Words: JJ Koczan