San Diego, CALIFORNIA, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Rockabilly / Surf / Country
Lux Records Hollywood
It all started out over 17 years ago back in San Diego, California when the Paladins were still in high school. They were already combining country, early rock & roll with blues and jazz, basically rockabilly, creating their own unique sound.
Since then, the Paladins have released eight full-length albums, a number of singles and consistently performed and toured worldwide upwards of 200 shows per year, many years driving up to 75,000 miles in their trusty old Dodge van (their current Dodge has over 360,000 miles on the clock!). The Paladins have traveled well over a million miles on the road all over the country!!
The Paladins-Dave Gonzalez on guitar & vocals, Thomas Yearsley on upright bass, and drummer Brian Fahey have developed a strong national and international following. They have performed and toured with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lobos, X, The Blasters and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. In fact, it was Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds who took the Paladins into the studio in Austin, Texas and produced and recorded their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in '87.
The massive national and international touring continued, The Los Angeles Times called the Paladins ".one of the most powerful roots- rocking groups in the nation," while Alternative Press said, "Undoubtedly one of the best live bands to sweat upon a stage, the Paladins are the real stuff."
Live shows are what have kept the Paladins around for this long: 'We thrive on the sweat and the energy that our crowds create' says Gonzalez, 'We've resisted gimmicks and pigeonholes since the beginning' says Yearsley, 'We just play music that we believe in."
The Paladins play their music to a continually growing legion of admirers who represent a wide cross-section of music fans, from retro-50's fans to blues junkies to rock and rollers-basically anybody who is a fan of quality music that is played with passion.
Be sure to keep an eye out for them coming to your town and go out and check them out. It's killer live music my friends!
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