Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Los Santos - Blue In Hawaii
|Los Santos are a very unusual band as much for their home port of Stuttgart as for the amalgam of sounds that form their core. Hawaiian steel, surf guitar, accordion, ranchera, country, and more. You can hear influences ranging from Flaco Jimenez, Hank Williams, T-Bone Walker, Los Straitjackets, Ry Cooder, Calexico, Hank Marvin, Duane Eddy, and Johnny Cash. All that, and one instro which encompasses their universe. Explore.|
Picks: El Mezquite
Track by Track Review
All of the genre-bending that are Los Santos come together in "El Mezquite." Country with steel guitar, Polynesian pop, ranchera, banjo and accordion... yeah. This is a pretty song with rich near-surf lead guitar tone, Nashville steel, bluegrass banjo, piano, and an easy rhythm. You cannot buttonhole this, and that is part of its charm. Very nice.