Sleepy Gaucho follows in the great American artistic tradition that is the rambler’s drawl. His Panamerican influenced folk music offers up a cocktail of wry existentialism and mellow introspection that floats somewhat aimlessly in a realm of its own. Born in Wisconsin while also growing up some time in Argentina, the young multi-instrumentalist’s music can at times be melancholic, at others ethereal, but always agreeable.
Since returning to his hometown of Milwaukee, he began the creative process for the two latest recording projects. For his sophomore record “Morning Light” he strayed away from the first record’s approach, recruiting the likes of veterans such as Patrick Sansone of Wilco and fellow talent ranging from local friends and Nashville session musicians, which releaed via Milwaukee based Hear Here Records in the middle of 2020.
“Sueños que Sobran” (“Leftover dreams” in English), is the latest release, and finds itself being a smooth fusion of sound and language, both English and Spanish, and is to be enjoyed by both languages and their cultures. The EP is out now via French label Nice Guys.
RAINBOW COBRA was formed in 2022 by Oli Smith, Tommy Curtis, Sam Broadnax and Nikki Abel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drawing inspiration from rock n’ roll, blues, folk, and country music they seek to express the highs and lows of Midwestern and Milwaukee specific living. Oli Smith began writing the songs found on the Falcon Yard EP during the pandemic winter when things were bleak and boring. They look forward to playing shows in Milwaukee while continuing to collaboratively write and record new music.