Mapache "Follow Me Down" Video + West Coast Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Article Contributed by Calabro Music Media | Published on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Close your eyes and imagine The Everly Brothers wearing tie-dyed nudie suits. Okay, now open them. There's Mapache. Young ones Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci—the Mapache boys—are barely in their twenties, but are already rising to the top of the new wave of West Coast Cosmic Americana. 

Born and raised in Glendale, California, their breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt yet intoxicating sound, was honed by surfing the beaches and exploring the deserts and canyons of their native California. Clay spent time at Chico State, while Sam missioned in Saltillo, Mexico, living out what would become the songs that populate their self-titled debut album released in late 2017 on the Spiritual Pajamas label. Its charm lies within the simplicity of their voices and the songwriting that recalls a young Gene Clark, The Louvin Brothers, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and even Townes Van Zandt.

Mapache is on tour this spring, including a West Coast run with The Lil' Smokies, a set at Roots Roadhouse 2018 in Los Angeles alongside artists like Wanda Jackson, The Cactus Blossoms and Jesse Dayton and summer festivals including Mountain Jam, Pickathon, Huichica and Huichica East.

MAPACHE Tour Dates

Mar 29 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
Mar 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg *
Mar 31 - Morro Bay, CA - The Siren *
Apr 3 - Chico, CA - Sierra Nevada Brewing *
Apr 4 - Sacramento, CA - Harlows*
Apr 5 - San Fransisco, CA - The Independent *
Apr 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Roots Roadhouse at The Echo
Apr 10 - Bend, OR - Domino Room *
Apr 12 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern *
Apr 13 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre *
May 18-20 - Big Sur, CA - Hipnic
Jun 8-9 - Sonoma, CA - Huichica
Jun 15 - Hunter Mountain, NY - Mountain Jam
Jul 28-29 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest
Aug 2-5 - Portland, OR - Pickathon
Aug 24-26 - Pine Plains, NY - Huichica East

*w/ The Lil' Smokies