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The Paladins started rockin' out years ago in San Diego, California while still in high school. Since then they've had tons of success and still today have dedicated fans. They have a large fan base that extends over the U.S. and spreads across the world, including places like Belgium, Cancun, Jamaica and tons more.
When the Paladins named their latest record Million Mile Club (4AD), there was not an ounce of bullshit involved. Averaging 200 live dates and 75,000 miles per year on the road, San Diego's premier roots band passed the million-mile marker years ago. Which only made them hungry for more. Lucky for us.
Paladins guitarist Dave Gonzales started the band with high school pal Thomas Yearsley, Paladins bassist until last year, nearly two decades ago, bent on passing the music of past generations -- namely Gonzales' penchant for Link Wray, and a vast sampling of country and blues -- to the next. Fahey, who had been in an earlier incarnation of the Paladins--the one that recorded Let's Buzz for Alligator Records--rejoined the group following the departure of Jeff Donovan after a recent European tour. Shortly thereafter, Yearsley bowed out, making room for young bassist Joey Jazdzewski, a veteran of the James Harman Band.
"It's a new line-up," said Gonzales. "Brian made what's probably our most popular record to date and toured with us for about three years before moving out to the 'Q.' Jeff was with us for about five years. With their membership in a state of flux recently, Gonzales says he's more thankful than ever that the Paladins are still playing. "It changes, you know," he said. "You can play the same songs with new guys, and it sounds a little different. But Brian's a way-back-in-the-pocket drummer and Joey's a way-back-in-the-pocket bass player, and we just all clicked."
"It's taken about a year for Brian and I to really get locked in, but it's really starting to feel good," he added.The Paladins' sound, according to the Guild-slinging Gonzales, is rockabilly in its purest form. "We stay pretty rootsy about the songwriting thing. We're not big political or ballad writers. We're honky-tonk, rockabilly with a little blues in there," he said. "We really like the vintage trip. That's what the Paladins have always been about--Link Wray, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Stones--that early sound." And with the recent rockabilly revival still on the upswing, Gonzales is more excited about the Paladins than ever. "It's great, man. It's coming around again, and a lot of young people are coming out to our shows to hear rockabilly," he said. "When we were starting out in the early 80s, people didn't know what rockabilly was."
By Michael Henningsen, Weekly Wire
Doors open at 6:45 pm, music at 8 pm
This is an all ages show
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
Note: parties of 3 or less may be seated with other parties of 3 or less based on availability.
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