Bluesy, Americana, folk, alternative, indie, rock: All terms that could be used to characterize Sons of Santos. And yet, none of these really do any justice in capturing the band’s unique and original sound. Described by Cat5 Magazine as a “melding of influences of jazz, folk, chamber pop, blues, and indie rock”, Sons of Santos is clearly bringing a much needed fresh blend to the local Austin music scene. This interplay of influences offers listeners with the opportunity to enjoy a well-balanced dose of classic folk with a nuanced, alternative blues edge.
Sons of Santos: A Band of Brothers
The band includes includes brothers Luis Soberon on guitar and vocals and Nick Soberon on cello as well as Mason Hankamer on bass and Tre Carden on keys and accordion. This foursome has been gracing the Austin music scene since 2012 and has played local venues including Rattle Inn, Lambert’s, and Scoot Inn and Swan Dive. Sons of Santos also recently kicked off OV’s Electoral College Party at Rainey Hookah Lounge, providing party goers with a warm and mellow vibe to begin the night.
Sons of Santos’ Wounded Healer EP, released in October of 2013 on Bandcamp offers a small taste of the group’s immense talents in artistic and energetic tracks like “Nobody’s Watching” and “How Bout It”. The group is currently in the studio recording their first full length album entitled The Spindletop Blues so eager fans should stay tuned for this undoubtedly incredible piece of work. If you missed the Sons of Santos with The Roosevelts at Stubb’s on Nov. 17, keep an eye out for more of their local shows.