Los Angeles band, Paladino gets ready to release their self-titled debut record!
Paladino’s rootsy Americana sound draws upon country, folk, the blues as well as retaining a punk rock spirit. This vibrant musical blend arises from Paladino’s family-style collaborative approach that allows everyone to contribute their own unique backgrounds and influences.
Jonathan Harkham, who has been writing songs for years, has produced three albums on his own, including Darkcho, a project of Jewish folk songs one of which was covered by folk musician, Will Oldham. Harkham, who is a prolific painter as well as a musician, hand drew the group’s website.
Chris Isom contributes mesmerizing guitar leads that touch upon Sun Records, Mexican balladry and modern psychedelia. Although he grew up in New York and played in Garage and Anti-Folk bands Mooney Suzuki and Adam Green, Isom’s family hails from Lubbock, Texas. Rhythm guitarist Adrienne Isom’s vocals recall Wanda Jackson and Moe Tucker and reflect the unbridled enthusiasm she has for playing music, singing and life in general. The charismatic Annie Rothschild lends eclectic energy and pure Southern soul to the band. Her deep love for music comes naturally as her dad runs the Southern music label, Landslide Records. The other beat-keeper of the group, John Rygiewicz, or Ryggy to his friends, has developed his distinctive drumming style through a number of bands. The Gene Krupa-loving Wisconsin native brings a jazz vibe to the music of Paladino.
With their first album done, Paladino is looking forward to getting out and sharing their songs, new and old. Isom views the band as part of a larger family of American music. “I know that we’d like to think, in some dimension, Bob Wills could sit down and tap his foot to a lot of this music, and maybe even throw in a few ‘ah ha’s.”
For more information: http://www.paladinomusic.com