By Terry Miller
There are rare occasions when a new album knocks my socks off, but my friend Joey Delgado did just that when he sent me his band’s latest collection of marvelous original songs a few weeks ago.
The title track, “Two Trains” immediately grabbed my attention with haunting vocals, brilliant guitar and bass and a terrific drum line pounding the tracks, which lead to a great and memorable chorus.
When I looked at the liner notes, I was delighted to see John Avila’s input into the superb production. Avila, of Oingo Boingo fame, is a talented local bass player and the producer who mixed the record in San Gabriel.
Joey Delgado is one of the most unassuming and talented musicians I know and considering how long he, his brothers and friends have been playing, it’s easy to see the love in their hearts and hear that expounded in the music of this new CD, “Two Trains.”
The band had a CD release party which I sadly was unable to attend due to illness, but I can see what all the commotion was about.