Bart Mendoza 9 p.m., Dec. 17
Sound description: Americana rock.
RIYL: The Band, the Replacements, the Beat Farmers, Lyle Lovett, Stan Ridgway, Steve Earle, Wilco, Drive-by Truckers, Ryan Adams, the Wallflowers
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Inception: Chula Vista, 2008
Influences: Led Zeppelin, Bill Frisell, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Lucinda Williams, Peter Case, Van Morrison, Uncle Tupelo, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, James Brown
Wookie Garcia is an original rock band formed by members of Usual Suspects and Haywire. Their full-length Songs from Ray’s Garage was released in December 2012.