This San Diego California based honky-tonk band plays classic west coast style country with vocal harmonies, steady backbeat and a persistently twanging lead guitar. Not contemporary in style, but certainly timeless in sound. Steeped in the classic honky-tonk of yesteryear, The Palominos bring to the stage and era that's long gone but far from forgotten.
The San Diego band was formed in 2006 by brothers Thomas and James Zurek (on guitar and bass). Playing a mix of both obscure country classics and their own originals, The Palominos present their timeless, toe tapping sound to a modern-day crowd that is sure to bring ...'em out onto the dance floor everywhere they play.
Thomas played with the Grazers and the Barnyard Ballers, all the while working to master his twangin' telecaster that is front and center at every show. Along with picking on his guitar and banjo, James spent years building up a sizable collection of vintage country records that provides the audio blueprint for the band. Lance Hawkins was born and raised in Southern California and has been singing country all his life. His lead vocals capture that classic honky-tonk sound and transports the listener back to a time when country music was both fun and heartfelt. Craig Packham has playing drums in several bands throughout the years and his steady back beat help to keep the dance floor full.
When the guitar starts to twang and the drums start their shuffle, you'll feel the pull of the dance floor. At a Palominos show, if you're not dancing, you're not living.
Their debut EP, "Come On In" is out now on Randm Records