Big Mountain
Big Mountain

Big Mountain

About Big Mountain

Big Mountain frontman Joaquin “Quino” McWhinney was introduced to Latin music by his maternal grandfather and uncles, who played conjunto, corrido, and mariachi gigs in Southern California.

∙ Quino fell in love with reggae in his early teens after seeing a profile of Bob Marley on 60 Minutes.
∙ Originally called Shiloh, the band renamed themselves after playing a benefit show in Arizona for local indigenous tribes whose sacred Big Mountain site was under threat by strip-mining interests.
∙ When soundtrack coordinator Ron Fair heard “Touch My Light” on the radio, he asked Big Mountain to record a version of Peter Frampton’s hit “Baby, I Love Your Way” for the film Reality Bites.
∙ Big Mountain’s cover of “Baby, I Love Your Way” reached the Top 10 in 18 countries.

  • ORIGIN
    San Diego, CA
  • FORMED
    1991

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