is a L.A. based band that draws from the sounds of Tex-Mex, Country,
Zydeco, Folklorico, Folk and Blues in a blend of original and traditional
songs best described as Gulf Coast Folklorico.
Instrumentation includes acoustic & electric guitar, acoustic
& electric bass, accordion, lap steel, dobro, violin, pedal
steel, percussion, as well as some Traditional Mexican instruments
such as requinto, jarana, cuatro, guitarron, and bajo sexto.
Adept at playing anything
from a Cajun waltz, Texas shuffle, country ballad or rocking blues
number to a Mexican polka, ranchero or cumbia this diversity allows
the band to cover a wide range of styles. Though based in traditional
musical forms the band has a modern edge in both songwriting and
A rocking original cumbia
that tells the story of a simple man (starring Johnny Vatos
Hernandez as our hero) whose only guilty pleasure comes from an addiction
to novelas (Mexican soap operas). In trying to hide his obsession, (hes
been known to cry while watching) he only succeeds in fueling the suspicions
his devoted wife already has. Is he really having an affair?
Does he really cry while watching novelas?
Which would be a greater embarrassment to a macho Latino male:
Infidelity or sensitivity? Watch the Video!
Individually and collectively the
musicians in this band are among L.A.'s best.
Some of the artists they have recorded and performed with include:
Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos, Freddie
Fender, Delbert McClinton, Oingo Boingo, Dwight Yoakam, Sly Stone, Santana,
Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Food For Feet, Jackie Deshannon,
Roger Miller, Jennifer Warnes, Hoyt Axton, Airto, Flora Purim, Tito &
Tarantula, Charlie Musslewhite ..and many more!
Tony Zamora - lead vocals, acoustic
& electric basses, guitarron, acoustic guitar
Bob Robles - vocals, guitars, requinto romantico, bajo sexto, pedal steel
Eddie Baytos- vocals, accordion, piano
Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez - drums, percussion, vocals
Cougar Estrada - percussion, drums
Paul Cartwright - violin, mandolin, trombone
Mike Tovar - guitars, cuatro, tres, requinto jarocho, weird vibe
Bo Bernstein - guitars, pedal steel, vocals
Brantley Kearns - violin, vocals
David Jackson - vocals, accordion, upright bass, marimba, guitar
Sammy Sanchez - vocals, guitars, lap steel, dobro, tattoo nylon string
Cisco DeLuna - vocals, mandolin, banjo, lap steel, dobro