Artist Spotlight… Thirsty Crows… The Thirsty Crows are an American Psychobilly/Rockabilly group from the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California. Thematically their songs tend to revolve around horror, binge drinking, and acts of revenge.
Founded in the early 2011 by former members of the Punk/Metal band Gabriels Fallen, Steve Huante and Chris Saunders along with longtime mutual friend Mike DiRienzo.
They started recording their self-titled album in 2013, produced and engineered by Biohazard front man Billy Graziadei at Firewater Studios in Gardena, California. In the months during the mixing phase of this album, they released a live full length record titled “Live at The Rockabilly Reunion” recorded at The 6th Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion. Subsequently their self-titled album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum and then released by Los Angeles based record label M.F.G.F. Records in 2014.
In addition to touring to promote their studio release, The Thirsty Crows have shared the stage many acts including Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker, Wanda Jackson, The Chop Tops, Agent Orange, The Polecats, D.I., Dick Dale, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, and Deke Dickerson. Additionally they also perform heavily in the rockabilly festival and car show circuit including events such as Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, Rhythm & Rods, and The Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion.
Although they originally started as a trio, in early 2015 they added former guitarist of the punk band The Saints and Sinners, Victor Cisneros to their roster as a second guitarist and fourth member of the group.
By mid-2015 they released a music video for their single Devil’s Highway featuring indie actress Jennifer Wenger, most well known as the star of the film Confessions of a Superhero.
September 2015 saw them featured in the third volume of the time traveling Western graphic novel Guns A’Blazin’ written by Mike Wellman, illustrated by Rafael Navarro and published by Atomic Basement Entertainment as the backing bar band during a demonic assault.
As of 2016 the band has been busy performing at various festivals and writing new material for a yet to be titled album due out later in the year.
The band coined the phrase “South Bay Rockabilly” to describe their heavier, fast paced blend of distorted rockabilly, psychobilly, and punk rock musical genres as they were heavily influenced by earlier musical acts to come out of their hometown area such as Pennywise and Black Flag.
The group is also and endorsed by Gretsch guitars, Deuce Bass Co. upright bass bridges, and Shadow Electronics pick ups.
We are very excited to have them perform live on Aug 13th at The So-Cal Hoedown in Downtown Santa Ana. Presale tickets are available