After 20 years in Boulder, CO, and many years prior in Baltimore, MD, keyboardist of The String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth, along with the Hollingsworth family, has relocated to the beaches of Mexico to allow for pursuit of new musical and brewing passions. SCI’s recent tour featuring throwback acoustic sets saw Hollingsworth return to his accordion, igniting his lifelong drive to perform live mariachi.
And with that, Hollingsworth joins the fiercest, most notorious band in Mexican music lore, The Bad Hombres. It’s clear Hollingsworth is hot on his new direction and ready to take on the world with his unusually intense approach. “It’s going to be tremendous, just bigly huge. The Bad Hombres are terrific, terrific people and we’re going to make mariachi great again. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it,” the accordionist explains as he unpacks snorkels and neon floaties in his new Mexican residence.
When Hollingsworth is not on the road or enjoying time with his family, he plans to spend more time perfecting his Mexican lager recipe and exploring the recent findings of Mexican hops. “I’ve found some great new beers down here and even spent a few days behind the bar at the cabana,” he chuckles. “Although, I’m not sure how to card people [for legal drinking age] here.”
It’s no secret that Hombre Tour is relentless, leaving no time for haste, as Hollingsworth hits the road immediately this summer.
The Bad Hombres – Summer Tour
June 2 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO#
June 3 Mariachi Till You Puke Festival – Mexico City, MX+
June 4 Hard Mariachi Café – Riviera Maya, MX*
June 6 Oops I Mariachi’d Again Summit – The Axis at Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV
June 9 The Rio Grande – Boulder, CO
June 10 Casa Bonita – Denver, CO
June 17 The Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA^
June 29 Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI (2 sets)*
July 15 Lionel Richie’s Iguana Mariachi All Night Long – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sept 1 Cruzcampo presenta Mi Cerebro es una Medusa Fiesta – Madrid, Spain
Sept 3 Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL - Bring Your Cat to the Ballpark Day
Oct 6 Great Mexican Lager Festival – Cabo San Lucas, MX
#Supporting The Motet
*VIP packages available via CID Mariachi Entertainment