Drawing on the wide-open spaces of the Southwest and the smooth textures of the Pacific Ocean, David Rosales & His Band of Scoundrels seamlessly weave an alluring landscape of American roots music when translating the album in a live setting. A sound that pairs well with contemporaries they have shared the stage with in Ben Harper, Matt Costa, The White Buffalo, Donavon Frankenreiter and Steep Canyon Rangers.
It’s impossible to deny the warmth and ease of Rosales’ songwriting prowess throughout the 11 tracks as he seamlessly blends his vintage sonic tastes with fresh vision. Crediting his love of classic Rhythm & Blues and Country & Western singers coupled with his admiration for modern day troubadours as being influential in the writing and recording process.
Brave Ones marks Rosales’ 3rd collaboration with Co-Producer, friend and Donavon Frankenreiter sideman, Matt Grundy. Looking for a change in scenery, the duo recorded at Super Bloom Studios —a log cabin studio resting on the edge of the wind-swept expanse known as the Mojave Desert. The duo thrived in this remote location, which became an unequivocal inspiration for the recording sessions.