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Omar Torrez
United States
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4 times in the Global Top 40
March 2023 #11 - Global Top 40 Tribute To Paco (track)
March 2023 #22 - Global Top 40 Cucurucucu Paloma (track)
February 2023 #1 - Global Top 40 Cucurucucu Paloma (track)
2 times in the Global Top 40
2 times in the Global Top 40
Omar Torrez's lysergic Latin guitar fluttered like a Bossa Nova hummingbird, a neon Andrés Segovia, runs punctuated with Bill Frisell sustains and Hendrix air-raid siren chords." ~ Flagstaff Live
Omar Torrez's musical recipe is equal parts post-modern rock, Mexican and Cuban Son, gutbucket blues, spiced with stunning guitar wizardry and soulful songwriting.

The Mexican-American artist first gained notoriety as a finalist at the Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition at the Bumbershoot Festival, using a borrowed guitar.

He is best known as Tom Waits' guitarist on the Glitter & Doom world tour.
His latest record, "A Night of Serious Drinking," was produced by Tony Berg (Michael Penn, Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Pink, Public Image Ltd.). The single "Marina" won 3rd place in the Latin category of the International Songwriting Competition in 2012.

He most recently began collaborating with legendary Russian songwriter/singer Boris Grebenshikov, touring in Montenegro, Israel, and Spain.

Omar recorded a duo record with Eric McFadden in Cholula, Mexico, and is finishing a new record to be released independently and with Discos Intolerance (in Mexico).

Since then, Torrez has won fans worldwide through international festivals and humanitarian work. In addition to Tom Waits and Boris Grebenshchikov, Torrez has shared the stage with Buena Vista Social Club, Jethro Tull, Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Kinky, Sidestepper, Pancho Sanchez, and many more. He is currently an adjunct faculty professor at CalArts.
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