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Grits 'n Gravy Vol. 1
Album Release Jan 10, 2023 - TODAY!!!
"Dave Gonzalez & Susanna Van Tassel have written you a love letter. Go buy a bottle of fine wine and light a few candles. Tonight, you and your sweetheart are stayin' in!"
- Joey Harris (Beat Farmers, Joey Harris & The Mentals, The Tighten Ups)
Dave Gonzalez of the Paladins and Hacienda Brothers, is embarking on a new phase of his career as owner and operator of his very own recording studio, RattleShack Analog in Driftwood,Texas. This follows the lead of his music partner in the Paladins, Thomas Yearsley, who has operated Thunderbird Analog in Oceanside California for 25 years. His new release, Grits ‘N Gravy Vol. 1, it marks the first album that was recorded by Gonzalez at his new studio. It is also the second collaboration with his wife, the fabulous singer, Susanna Van Tassel. The first album was a great country record, this album has taken a different direction. It is a collection of 60’s styled Soul Duets, Jazz and Funk instrumentals, plus a little Blues and Swamp Pop thrown in for good measure. Eight out of the eleven songs are originals by Gonzalez. Two of the cover songs are pure Memphis Soul: William Bell and Judy Clay’s “Private Number” and Ann Peebles’ “Until You Came Into My Life.” But what may be the highlight of the album is an obscure Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham original titled “Do Something” which is reminiscent of a band that Dan Penn produced called the Box Tops. Penn has been a huge mentor for Gonazlez ever since they worked together on the three studio albums of the Hacienda Brothers. Gonazlez absorbed everything that Dann Penn was doing in the studio as a producer and engineer. Their friendship and working relationship was the main inspiration for creating RattleShack Analog Studios. Vintage gear and an approach to recording that harkens back to the days of Muscle Shoals, it’s the sound of his new studio and it is a sound clearly represented here on Grits ‘N Gravy Vol 1.
CDs (CD drop down page from main Store Menu) and full album downloads (Main Store Tab) will be available for sale starting January 10 on this website in the store~! Vinyl will be available in 2023, and we'll keep you informed of that release date. Happy New Year and congratulations to Dave and Susanna on a fantastic album~!
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PALADINS LIVE SHOW VIDEO~!
On a hot August night in 2019, at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach California, The Paladins played a 2 hour concert of house-rockin' songs from their entire 39 year career to a packed house of music lovers~!
Here is the concert for you to enjoy! And if you want to donate a tip to the band or production folks it'd be appreciated during these challenging Corona high holidays. There are tip links in the description under the video. No tip? No problem!! Our main goal is to share the joy of these performances with you, our friends, fans, and family.
To stream it via YouTube on your smart TV search "Paladins, A night at the Belly Up".
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