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Doves and Desperados

Derek Shaw: Piano, Vocals | Joshua Fraire: Drums | El Topo: Vocals | El Capitan: Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Mandolin | Philgore Trout: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | The Constable: Bass guitar | Rabbi Sab: Clarinet | Rabbi Love: Saxophone

Genre: Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock

Sound description: Barroom blues for barfly boozers.

RIYL: The Meat Puppets, the Pixies, Scarlet Symphony, Bright Eyes, Muse, Blur, Zodiac Death Valley, Mockingbird

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Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 2008

Influences: Tom Waits, Woodie Guthrie, the Meat Puppets, Neil Young, Queen, Elton John, Ennio Morricone,

Background:

Based in University Heights, Doves and Desperados recorded their debut EP Crickets & Ribbits in November 2008. Recorded live in San Francisco, guests included members of Zodiac Death Valley (SF), Lauren DeRose (SD), and singer-songwriter Dan Owens (SF).

“We taught everyone the songs ten minutes before recording them, and the whole shebang was handled in one take,” says the band. “We’re pretty happy with it, missed chords, imperfections and all.”

Their 2009 album El Barbecho de Barcelona is a four part operetta that takes place in pre-industrial Spain. According to the band, “The drama involves a recent graduate named Leonor and a farmer who leaves his land fallow in search of love. We recorded it in Queens, New York, for $35 over the course of an hour and two jugs of vino. Disfruta!”

The band played its final show at the Tin Can Ale House on October 20, 2012. To coincide with the break-up, they released their third album, entitled Swamp Songs for Mudcats.

Pianist/singer Derek Shaw and drummer Josh Fraire, who also played together in Doomsday Device, later cofounded the band Mockingbird.

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