Since "Midnight at the Oasis," Maria has toured extensively worldwide, and has recorded 39 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues.
Although though the number of bands shrank dramatically since the old days, they were able to put together a sound lineup with a good amount of diversity while remaining fluid. For some reason though, I left with an urging sensation to cruise around in a neon green Scion and smoke Marlboro Blacks. Weird.
When I caught up with guitarist and founding member Michael Wilton Sunday afternoon, he was on a tour bus heading from Vegas to Seattle. By all accounts, he should sound wiped out, but Michael was excited to share more about the band’s upcoming album, Condition Human, and what fuels their passion for their music.