Comanchero - formerly known as 'El Gringo'
The lights go down in the club as familiar legendary Western theme music fills the air. The crowd swells in anticipation as Comanchero steps onto the stage. What follows next is definable only in terms invented by the band themselves: country funk punk; sexy hick music; badland brain tablet gospel; jungle boogie on the farm. And so we are introduced to Comanchero's utterly unique sound, with influences as idiosyncratic as it's choice of name. From Merle Haggard and Frank Zappa, to Little Feat and Widespread Panic, elements of country, funk, hip-hop, rock, and roots can be heard in the Comanchero sound, which has been likened to a Southern-rock Cake or 311.
Hailing from Boston, Comanchero is a band on the move in support of Dead Gringo, which features fifteen diverse, yet cohesive tracks that put a stomp in the boots and the boots on the dance floor. Debuting at #21 on the jambands.com radio chart, the album successfully captures the live, rootsy sound developed by 4 east coast musicians in search of an original sound.
Veterans of the Boston music scene, from their years with jam band Free Lunch, brothers Bob and Greg Moon heard something fresh and visceral in the sounds and songs created by Sam Margolis a...