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Free At Noon Flashback: Escondido channels the Wild West at World Cafe Live

Escondido | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Escondido | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Escondido wasn’t satisfied with the initial reaction to their introduction at Friday’s Free at Noon, so they requested another. The people of World Cafe Live perked up upon a repeat intro, giving the band what they asked for. The band took the stage and Tyler James, one half of the Nashville-based duo, blasted his trumpet just in case the demand for a more lively crowd didn’t infuse enough energy into the room. Escondido’s set was emphatically under way. Continue reading →

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Get to know Escondido – download a World Cafe: Next podcast (playing Johnny Brendas on May 15)

escondido_sm Escondido is the Nashville, TN based duo of Jessica Maros and Tyler James. James, a solo artist and member of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros met Jessica (a musician and clothing and jewelry designer) through mutual friends. Bonding over their love for 70’s music and Ennio Morricone, they recorded their debut album, The Ghost Of Escondido, at the Casino Studio in Nashville. Recorded in a single day, the album brings together dusty country, rock, the sound of the desert sky and spaghetti westerns. “We wanted it to be like Clint Eastwood playing pop songs at one of the honky-tonks downtown,” says James. “But we’ve been told it sounds like desert sex.” This week, Escondido are World Cafe host David Dye’s World Cafe: Next artist. You can download a segment from the show that includes two songs from Escondido’s debut album.

The band plays Johnny Brendas on Wednesday, May 15th, opening for The Staves.