Hute Bei Jlko
Alan Hughes/ Bio Born in the Sixties in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alan Hughes pursued his musical inclinations early in life, studying piano and later moving on to his main instrument, guitar. By thirteen he was a capable guitarist, rounding the circles with older musicians in the Buenos Aires underground. He later decided to add a bit of formal training, capitalizing on opportunities to study with renowned Argentinean guitarists Lito Epumer, Jaques Luce, and Jim Tobias. By the Eighties, Hughes had developed into a professional musician, helping to form the popular Buenos Aires-based rock outfit called Zimbabwe. A talented chef; Hughes has gained international attention for his culinary excursions as well. After traveling extensively in Europe, Jamaica, Haiti, Mexico, and Honduras, he landed in New York City, playing in the rock band Skin, and all the while developing his songwriting skills. Later Hughes moved to Miami where his desire to project his international experiences into his Latino musician's collective yielded the bands Koalicion and Prole. Singer and songwriter, front-man and provocateur; Alan currently is returning solo to the soil and roots of his music with the first of three acoustic records scheduled for release; Namely HUTE bei JLKo, a collection of compositions that range from deeply angry decries of certain social injustices (as on the song 'Traicion'), to the introspective and bluesy ('Ampa'), to rock-pop ballads ('Bajo el Puente' and 'Antelacion'), and mysticism (as in 'Baktun XIII' and 'Nudo Sonico').