credit: Alva Sim

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Drummer Damien Llanes and bassist Gian Ortiz made their respective journeys from Minnesota and Colombia/California to Texas as young men before settling in Austin in the mid-to-late 90’s.  Judging by their exquisite skill, they were keeping busy.  Damien’s drums manage an often orchestral level of flourish and intrigue while always honoring the absolute and certain foundation required of rock-n-roll drumming.  Gian, similarly, delivers the whole spectrum of bass from tastefully traditional blues-based lines to effervescently expansive melodies and chords as the song and set call for it.  This is all done while they provide supporting vocals behind Dylan Bishop’s lead vocals and guitar.  Born around the same time Damien and Gian moved to Austin, Dylan’s precocious talents span a breadth of rock-n-roll that makes one wonder if he found a crossroads of his own and made a deal.

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