The Taproots Release Music Video for Their Single “California Life” from Upcoming Debut Album

Article Contributed by Jensen Communi… | Published on Saturday, September 10, 2022

The new California Americana rock duo, The Taproots, have released a music video for their new single "California Life" which is to be included on their upcoming debut album, Tales Of Wonderland.  The Taproots feature singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Walters and award-winning vocalist Nicole Cassingham, best known for their weaving of rock, folk, and jazz influences and strong harmonies with compelling storytelling. "California Life" will be available on all streaming services on Friday, March 4.

California Life is an infectious rocker that riffs on the mythology and mystique of the California lifestyle. The accompanying music video playfully blends historic and classic movie footage with iconic shots of the Golden State, mixing in local street dancers with those from the glory days of Hollywood.  

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The single was recorded at Momboe Studios in Woodland Hills by Michael C. Mason and engineer/mixer Ross Pallone (Prince, Michael McDonald). Walters and Cassingham trade lead vocals while backed by an impressive supporting cast of players, including bassist Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar), guitarist Jon Woodhead (Leon Russel) and drummer Michael C. Mason. Filling out the sound with stereo keyboards are soundtrack pros Craig Dobbin and Jeff Alan Ross (Badfinger/Peter Asher).

The music of The Taproots was recently discovered by recording artist Jay Ferguson (Spirit, The Office) and Hollywood music producer and drummer Michael C. Mason.  After Ferguson heard some demo tapes, he decided to record and mix four original songs at his Santa Barbara studio.   Mason then went on to produce another ten tracks, pulling in some of L.A.’s finest studio and touring musicians for the project. Finally, they reached the point where it was time to release these recordings to the listening world, starting with this single, California Life.