By Ian Bremner
As the LA-Cosmic Cowboy aesthetic is surging in popularity, Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch of the duo, Mapache are part of the group that has BEEN doing it, and doing it in their own unique style. Mapache is a two-man, acoustic machine of harmonies and guitar intricacies. For just two men, they create multiple layers of rich, California country sounds.
The vocalists and instrumentalists they are, Finch and Blasucci also lend their talents to the Grateful Dead tribute band, Grateful Shred, as well as playing and singing back up occasionally with their friends in Southern California including Allah-Las and Tim Hill.
Their second LP, From Liberty Street is a continuation of their self-titled debut. It’s a beautiful blend of Spanish-infused sunny-day country folk tunes. In the midst of a global pandemic, releasing music is tougher than ever, but perhaps one silver lining is the fact that people are forced to slow down, stay home and isolate themselves with the help of good music. From Liberty Street lends itself to that exact lifestyle. It’s an opportunity to hang lazily in a hammock, grill veggies from the garden and drink cheap beer to the soundtrack of a sunny California backyard.
From Liberty Street is out now on Yep Roc Records. Listen/Buy -> bandcamp
Listen to From Liberty Street via spotify