Tetrad – (Drums)
Xavier Garcia, I was born in Alice, Texas, 1961. My family moved to Michigan in the summer of 1967, at the time I was 6 years old. I started playing drums at a very young age. I was influenced by my father, Joe Garcia. He toured the states playing Tejeno music. My favorite drummers are Billy Cobham, and Harvey Mason. I grew up on funk, R&B, tejeno, salsa, and jazz. I have played with Avagadro, OTC, Wired, Thunderoad, and Stolen Horses. I have opened up for country artists such as Joe Nichols, Jamey Johnson, Heidi Wakefield, Jimmy Wayne, and Whiskey Falls. I come from a big background of music. My grandfather was also a guitar player, his name was Juan Garica. I’m also related to Los Lonely Boys, who are cousins to me. I have never met them, but my father talks to their mother, and their grandfather, very often. I hope that some day I will get the chance to meet them. They are awesome musicians. I want to thank the following local musicians that have helped me with my music. Marshall McDaniel – “Thunderoad” Rob Hanson-“OTC” Paul Kwant – “Thunderoad”, “Stolen Horses” Gram Tore – “Wired” Also, D.J. Smith (“Stolen Horses”) who gave me my biggest opportunity and the biggest stage of my music career, he helped me bring out my “A” game.