Echo Sparks is an Orange County trio that hearkens back to Old California. Featuring double bass, two guitars, and a rich dose of traditional harmony, Echo Sparks is a big fat mashup of folk,rockabilly, old Mexico, blues and 1930's jazz. They travel up and down California highways in search of adventure and musical good times, singing stories that are tangible and pure, 100% authentic.
CC Kinnick • Vocals, guitars
DA Valdez • Vocals, guitars, banjo, drums
Cindy Ballreich • Upright Bass, mandolin
Location: Southern California
Styles: A mashup of folk, rockabilly, old Mexico, blues and 1930's jazz
Similar to/RIYL: Gram Parsons, Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak, Tarnation, The Knitters
Click here to stream their debut album "Ghost Town Girl" at Soundcloud.
Watch their video for "Diosa Del Mar" (from a previous EP) at Youtube
Echo Sparks was started by DA Valdez (member of the national touring and recording act, The Pontiac Brothers). He formed the band as an outlet for his original songs. The BMI published songwriter joined up with local vocalist CC Kinnick and the two formed a duo performing at a variety of venues around Orange County. They added bass player Cindy Ballreich to form a solid trio that has become the nucleus of their sound. After more than three years of performing at bars, restaurants, and festivals they have honed their craft and created a signature sound of sparkling instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies. The bands' songs create images and stories that transcend time and place - songs for every mood.
In 2013 the band recorded an EP with four songs. They have now completed "Ghost Town Girl", their first full length album.
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