Deseo is a collection of songs different than the band's last efforts.
As in the other recordings the approach is at once traditional in style and influence and yet original. Storytelling, sometimes in a historical context as in the folk song "Tecumseh's War" set during the war of 1812 and "Goodbye Highway 99 (the story of El Valiente)" set during the Repatriation Act in depression era California.
The title means desire and the songs fit, and like that emotion it can be wonderful "Heavenly Love" or sad "End of You", bothersome "No Bueno", awful or just outright funny. Humour plays a big part in the songwriting trying never to take themselves too seriously whether it's about growing older "Alberta" or "Kissing Disease" loss or discovery they always seem to find something funny in looking at life .
All of this in an infectious danceable collection of songs including some of the best ballads the band has come up with in particular the duet "Birmingham" with Houston native the one and only Teresa James on vocals.
And this time out there is a definite nod to old New Orleans Rock n' Roll. In their opinion some the greatest stuff ever recorded. They certainly don't claim to be that innovative or cool but that Gulf Coast groove is detectable in this latest offering and so much fun to play and listen to.
We hope you enjoy this record as much they did making it.
A stellar line up of musicians occupy all of Tremoloco's recordings and have included David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Dave Alvin, Cindy Cashdollar, Red Volkaert, Little Willie G., Ian McLagan and War to name a few.
Deseo continues in this tradition with another stellar version of the band including that have shared the stage with Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton, Freddy fender, Keith Richards, Shelby Lynne, Dave Alvin, Dwight Yoakam and Billy Joe Shaver among many others.
released April 27, 2017
Tony Zamora – vocals, guitars, basses, guitarron
David Raven – vocals, drums, percussion
Bobby Furgo – violin, piano, organ, electric piano
Greg Boaz – upright bass, electric bass, baritone guitar
Alex Martinez- guitars, lap steel, jarana, requinto jarocho
Aaron Martinez – vocals, jarana, drums, percussion
Roberto Rodriquez III - accordion
With special guests:
Billy Watts - guitars acoustic/electric
Rick Shea – guitars, pedal steel
Brantley Kearns - fiddle
Teresa James - vocal
Johnny Main - guitar
JR Lozano - drums, percussion, vocals
Mitch Manker - trumpet, trombone, euphonium, fluglehorn, French horn