Chris Gaffney and Dave Gonzalez certainly weren't looking for a project to come out of a jam session at a mutual friend's birthday party. Gaffney was already splitting time with Dave Alvin's band and his own Cold Hard Facts, and Gonzalez was the longtime front man of San Diego-based roots-rock unit the Paladins. But the two hit it off and, adding legendary writer-producer Dan Penn into the mix, formed the Hacienda Brothers, with Gaffney on vocals and accordion and Gonzalez on vocals and guitar. An attempt to realize their vision of "Western Soul," the side project is now a full-fledged five-man band. They've just released their Penn-produced... More >>>