Sounds Like: Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Walter Egan and the Walternative Band, Firefall
Label: SPV Records
Bio: Gram Parsons told interviewer Chuck Casell on March 3rd , 1972, “Ian and John (Nuese from The International Submarine Band ) and Mickey (Gauvin, also from ISB ) got together with Barry Tashian of The Remains and Leon (Russell) and other people (LA musicians) like Junior Markham and even Bobby Key...See Full Bio
Gram said "The idea’ll keep going on. It’s not like it’s dead or anything. Whether I do it or anybody else does it, it’s got to keep going."
“The Burritos are a band of music veterans, brothers Chris & Fred James, Rick Lonow, and Walter Egan, who are bringing back classic Country Rock. When I say classic Country Rock, I mean in the style of the Godfather of Country Rock, Gram Parsons, who died in 1973 at the tender age of twenty six but has left a lasting legacy. These four musicians try their best to bring the best of Parsons out on their debut CD, SOUND AS EVER. "FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE" is in the vein of The Flying Burrito Brothers rockers. "BEGGARS BANQUET" is a straight Country tune with plenty of pedal steel guitar.... "CALL IT LOVE" was co-written by drummer Rick Lonow and was a hit for Poco and the group does it well. "CAROLINA CALYPSO" was written by Gram Parsons and Walter Egan and is done very well on SOUND AS EVER. Co-written by Egan, "HEARTS ON FIRE" is a good song but the duet of Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris will always hold a special place in my heart.... I can't wait to see this band live.”