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The Summer Roundup

Hello friends and family. I hope this message finds you all well and that you are enjoying your summer and getting to do all the things that summer brings. For us, we have had an amazing summer thus far highlighted with our debut performance at SLO Concerts in the Plaza. We were lucky to have […]

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fiesta forever

santa barbara was magical last night on fiesta thursday. it was a beautiful night for good food, good friends, and some excellent music at the main stage at el mercado de la guerra. reese

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the little things

Sometimes it’s the little things in music that really make you appreciate the bigger picture–a new chord progression, a cold beer with a bandmate, or the back of that bald guy’s head who’s letting it all out at the front of the dance floor.  Every day I find another reason to feel lucky to create music with the […]

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Santa Cruz Trip

We went up to see Alborosie backed by the Shengen Clan on their first US tour and all I can say is, “BOOMSHAKALAKA!!!!!!!”.  Shengen absolutely killed it and they have such great stage presence.  Pupa Albo definitely delivered the high grade to the SC massive.  Can’t wait until they come back! Peace~Mikey J.

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SLO Rootz Sessions

Well, I must say that this past weekend was a lot of work, but so enjoyable and very well worth it. The four new songs that we tracked are absolutely pure rootz music!!! Bless~Mikey J.

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In the studio…

It’s 4:37 on Saturday; beer cans have slowly materialized on every flat surface in the sound room at Avalon Studios. I love recording! We’ve been working hard for the last five hours to track four new songs and re-track one other. Right now, Mike G. is playing some amazing fills for a heavy dub break. […]

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