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Ten Years

Chris Combs creates his own take on a classic Cuban bolero tune

It’s Friday. Spring has finally sprung here in the northern hemisphere. And it’s time to slip into the weekend.

This new Chris Combs track should do just the trick. It’s called “Silencío” and it is a take on an old Cuban standard from the 1930’s. I’m told the track is a classic bolero tune — a style of music that originated in Eastern Cuba in the late 19th century. Unrelated to the older Spanish dance by the same name, Cuban bolero is characterized by sophisticated lyrics dealing with love.

Here, Chris creates a new version of the track that in the end doesn’t feel far removed from the work of Ry Cooder or Teatro-era Willie Nelson.

Get into that chilled Friday mood with “Silencio.”

Chris Combs – Silencio