Old Californio

Set upon the hard scrub granite slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains. Anchored in bedrock, bathed in dust, Old Californio defy easy categorization. Their country-folk tinged rock & roll; rooted, organic and expansive in spirit, traces its homegrown beginnings to a converted chicken coop garage on a forgotten street straight out of the imagination of R.  Crumb. If you know, you know.

From Justin Smith, Old Californio Drummer:  "OC's Songs From the Sea of Cortez is out on Bandcamp today.We started this album back in 2012 (I think?). Cleared out the furniture on Raymond Dr., set up the kit and piano in the dining room and living room for tracking, master control room was John Hartman's full mobile set up (an engineering monster) taking up central residence in a spare bedroom with preamps and gear surging the power of the old 1920’s Spanish, amps in the back room or bathroom as I recall.

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