The Krayolas Live-June 10, 2010
Thirty years ago, The Krayolas walked out of their daddy’s garage and into the legendary West Side studio, Zaz, to make their first 45 rpm vinyl record with the singles “All I Do Is Try” and “Sometime.” They were just teenagers, but soon they would be making many more singles with the help of great musicians like Ezra Charles and Rene & Rene. The Krayolas were hailed Tex-Mex Beatles, just as the Sir Douglas Quintet had been a decade earlier-connected in spirit, their love of rock ‘n’ roll and their hometown roots. The band recently released “Americano,” right off the heels of 2009’s acclaimed, “Long Leaf Pine (no smack gum).” “Americano” features guests like Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Max Baca and the West Side Horns. The Krayolas performed in Studio 1A during Music with Jay Trachtenberg.