Banda Tierra Sagrada
The 17 musicians who make up Banda Tierra Sagrada play songs by a host of the finest songwriters in regional Mexican music. Formed in 2011 in Mazatlan, the group grew out of the longstanding La Banda Tierra Santa and spent almost two years rehearsing while playing live across Mexico. With their unique chorus-vocal style -- initially with three singers who shared the spotlight -- they spent almost two solid years playing live regionally before recording their debut offering, De Lo Bueno, Lo Mejor, for Discos Sabinas in 2013. Their subject matter, about being simple men who enjoy luxury goods and female company, proved a success with younger audiences. The first three singles, "La Buena y la Mala," "Anestesiado," and "Te Sobra," all did well at radio, and their videos became YouTube sensations.
Banda Tierra Sangrada signed with ReMex/Select-O-Hits for 2014's Reto De Éxitos ReMex, a split album with La Trakalosa De Monterrey that showcased five of the singles off the previous album and earned even more substantial radio play. That same year, singer Cesar Arturo Navarro, already successful on his own in the Sinaloan banda scene, joined vocalists Christian Sol, Antonio Arvizo, and Pancho Uresti on the front line. Their first album with the new lineup, Así Te Quiero Yo, was a success not only at radio but on the sales charts, and launched Banda Tierra Sangrada to wider public recognition. They placed four singles (including "Soy un Desmadre" featuring La Numero 1 Banda Jerez De Marco A. Flores) on both airplay and Hot Latin Songs charts simultaneously. Uresti went solo not long after, but the group was nominated for a Billboard New Artist of the Year award. (J. Balvin was the winner.)
They wasted no time and cut follow-up Seguimos la Fiesta in 2015 during short breaks from the road. The album was issued in November, and by December had three singles on the airplay and Hot Latin Songs charts, including "No Prometo Nada." Entre Amigos y Enemigos arrived the next year. In 2017, the group released the single "No Te Quisiste Arriesgar." ~ Thom Jurek