Jay Allen Sanford 8 a.m., Feb. 21
RIYL: Jackslacks, the Paladins, Joey Harris, Robin Henkel, Greg Douglass
- "San Diego's young guitar heroes" · Sept. 25, 2018
- "And the Winner Is..." · Nov. 24, 2016
- "The Fallbrook Kid" · Dec. 2, 2015
Influences: Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Satriani, Allan Holdsworth. Eric Johnson
Anthony Cullins, aka the Fallbrook Kid, was still attending Mission Vista High School in Oceanside while playing blues rock gigs at venues like House of Blues, Pala Mesa Resort, Valley Fort Steak House, Temecula Music Festival, and Fallbrook Brewery.
“I remember my grandmother bringing little toy guitars from Tijuana, and I’d run around the house, beating them up.” The music hook was likewise set early. “I listened to Led Zeppelin, oldies, 1960s psychedelic rock, everything. A whole mix of different genres of music.”
When the third annual Temecula Valley Music Awards were given out in November 2016, Cullins was honored with “Best Youth Original.” He won the “10 Under 20” contest at the 2018 Dallas International Guitar Festival and was the subject of a Backstage 360 documentary.
As of 2018, Cullins was fronting a blues-rock trio called the Fallbrook Vigilantes.