You could hold a pretty great music fest with only bands and solo projects that have connections to the Cadillac Tramps: WaxApples. Flock of Goo Goo. Manic Hispanic. X Members. The Black Diamond Riders. Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham. Not to mention all the unnamed one-offs and shoulda-beens that never made it past a rehearsal space.
Now tack on another to that fantasy bill: Santos y Sinners, five guys who pump out dirty, primal blues that sounds as if it's been knifed in the face and dragged through several miles of Mississippi red-clay back road. But, you know, in a good way.
The new group make perfect sense, a deeper sonic extension birthed from the Tramps' animated belter Mike "Gabby" Gaborno and guitar slinger Brian Coakley that dive fully into the blues roots their more iconic--yeah, 25-plus years on, we can say "iconic"--band always scrambled their punk rock souls with.More »