The Hired Guns

Genre: Blues & Soul, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly

RIYL: Catnip, Vortex

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Inception: San Diego, 2011

Influences: Brasil 66, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald


The Hired Guns features singer Catnip, who has performed with Carlos Santana, Jan and Dean, and
members of the Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and the Brian Setzer Orchestras. After forming a swing band using top musicians including Nick Scarmack (Al Jarreau touring band), she later branched out into the blues, pop, rock, and Motown. Catnip has also performed with Vortex and her own self-named ensemble.


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