The Sleepwalkers

Formed in National City, CA in 1992.

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Upcoming shows

The Sleepwalkers

Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room

Aug. 8, 2014, 9:00pm – 2:00am

La Mesa, CA Events

Description

Influences: Los Lobos, The Blasters, Sir Douglas Quintet, Esteban Jordan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Batista, Miss Corona, Mr. Telephone Road

Similar to: Los Lobos, the Blasters, Texas Tornados, the Mavericks

Genre

Rock

History

The Sleepwalkers have been playing authentic Americana roots rock since 1992. They specialize in original American music styles ranging from blues, country, Tex-Mex, Cumbias, and their own brand of roots ock.

In 1999 they released their first album Can't Stop Rockin' on Relampago-go records, which earned them positive national reviews, and a nomination for Best Americana album in the San Diego Music Awards. Their songs "Dead of Night" and "Vas A Ver!" was included in the movie Ofrenda Desnuda in 2007, which was directed by International Film Award Winner, Guillerma Von Son.

In 2008, the Sleepwalkers recorded a cover of Bart Mendoza's song "Days & Maybe's" (re-titled "No Me Cueste"), which was included on Forty One Sixty: The Songs of the Shambles.

Since their inception, they've played with top National artists & legends such as Link Wray, Ronnie Dawson, Sleepy Labeef, Charlie Ryan, The Texas Tornados, The Blasters, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kid Ramos, The Beat Farmers, Freddy Fender, The Rev. Horton Heat, Big Sandy, The Supersuckers, BR5-49, The Blazers, Paladins, Johnny Legend, Rosie Flores, The Mighty Blue Kings, Graham Parker, El Vez, The Royal Crown Revue, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Roy Condo, Harry Dean Statton (and many
others), & have garnered 6 nominations for Best Americana/Roots band by the San Diego Music Awards.

Mostly active from 1992 to 2002, they reformed in 2013, and continue to play their original brand of Americana and roots rock. In early 2014, drummer Dick Winter was replaced by Bob Osuna.

Discography

Cover Name Released Label
Album cover Can't Stop Rockin' 1999 Relampago-go

Musicians

Name Instrument
Action Andy Bass guitar
Johnny Valenzuela Vocals
Alan Fuentes Guitar (electric)
Dick Winter Drums
Bob Osuna Drums
Past shows
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