Last month we flew out to NAMM in SoCal to play a few choice shows- at Yost Theatre in Santa Ana and at Tio Leo’s in San Diego. While there, we were invited to come record a song at Soultone Cymbals’ studio, thanks to drummer extra-ordinaire Michael Bahan and all his bongo skills 😉
This is a brand new song: there are people in this world trying to better their lives, crossing long distances to come to a strange and hostile country where they are often turned away, separated from their loved ones, or worse. I don’t care which side you are on politically. I just ask you, which side is best when it comes to treating human beings lovingly and helpfully, as all the good books teach us to do? Hope you like the song 🙂
I know I’ve said it before, but I’m struck anew almost every time we hit the stage together or compact ourselves into a tiny rehearsal room to work out the kinks on a new song- I love love love playing with these gents!
Rick Watson on both electric and upright bass, Michael Bahan on drums and upside-down humor, and of course Jorge Harada on guitar: it’s not just about the music we make together though- these are 3 of the nicest, most genuine human beings- as well as talented dudes- you could ever hope to play with. And I’m so lucky I get to play with them all the time 🙂
We have been working out the details on new songs, in preparation for something fun down the road a bit- and look forward to sharing them with you soon. Think gumbo ya-ya, east-coast swing, and miscellaneous Latino rhythms all tethered together with a rockabilly pulse! Can’t wait to see you soon so you can hear for yourself. Until then, keep it round like a record!
I’ve been reminded repeatedly over the past few months how incredibly lucky I am to play the gents I play with, and play for the folks I play for. I honestly appreciate them and you so SO much!! Thank you for being who and where you are, and for continuing to listen to live music everywhere 🙂 Hope to see you soon where you can hear more brand new songs so new we don’t even know them yet!!!