Last weekend I got the chance to not only hang out with Escondido, my latest music addiction, but I also caught their incredible live performance at the Horseshoe Tavern.
Hailing from Nashville by way of Vancouver (for singer/guitarist Jessica Maros) and Iowa (for singer/guitarist Tyler James), Escondido makes beautiful music that transports you to another era, another plane of existence. Citing a mutual love of spaghetti westerns and seventies music, the pairs collaboration came at a time when both of them were in search of new beginnings. After a marathon studio session, The Ghost of Escondido was born, an unmistakable soundtrack to the movie it creates in the listener’s mind. A musical treasure recorded, Escondido’s live sound is just as gorgeous in all it’s airy, twangy glory. Between Maros’ Audrey Hepburn aura and pure, sweet voice, and James finger pickin guitar genius, an Escondido show is a transformative music experience. Playing sweet songs like “Black Roses”, country anthem in the making “Bad without you” and the song that started it all, “Rodeo Queen”, Escondido won over the crowd by taking us on an impromptu trip to Nashville with only the power of their music.
Be sure to check out The Ghost of Escondido and take a listen below to my interview with Jessica and Tyler. And if you haven’t already drifted into sweet musical oblivion, check out my snaps of the show at the Horseshoe.