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The New Horizons Band Celebrates the Release of ‘Kaleidoscope’

By Julie Horner The New Horizons forthcoming album Kaleidoscope is what band founder, drummer and bass player Jimmy Palafox calls “a mashup of all my inspirations.” Featuring 12 tracks, their first full length album came out on January 12, 2024 and features original compositions by band members past and present. The official release party is March 30, 2024 at the… Read More
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Going With the Flow: Local Band Love Creek Releases First Album

By Julie Horner “We have some exciting news!!” Malakai Lawton messaged. “We are so happy to announce that we are going to be releasing a live album in the next few weeks!” Recorded on location at the Farmer and the Flea festival at Skypark in Scotts Valley this summer, Love Creek’s EP of originals and covers called “Redwood Grove,” recorded… Read More
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Vito and Friends: Rocking the Blues

By Julie Horner The Blues and Rock n’ Roll are two sides of the same coin, someone once said. Like feeling good, and being excited, and both very much the same in value. Rockin’ blues outfit Vito and Friends carries its weight in musical gold, deeply steeped in the Mississippi Delta sound with all the blue notes that grab your… Read More

Lani Poulsen and ‘the Essential’ Santa Cruz Sound

Lani Poulsen brings the essential soul to The Essentials’ Santa Cruz sound with captivating vocals and a whole lot of groove. By Julie Horner The Essentials are a high-energy dance band consisting of seasoned musicians from the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Cruz. Fluent in many different genres and styles, the 6-member group is focused on R&B, funk, soul, and… Read More
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On Spirit Wings

Boulder Creek Band ‘Medicine Road’ Heals Through Music By Julie Horner Pablo Eagle used to ride his motorcycle through the Santa Cruz Mountains regularly. For some reason one day he took his pickup. It was a beautiful day for riding, warm and dry, with no wind at all. A motorcyclist with a woman on the back passed him. “God, I… Read More