Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.
Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.
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Spanish guitars mixed with Lap Steel & so much more. An unorthodox blend of musical styles keep it interesting and fun. Their original compositions will take you on a journey with some unexpected turns. El Duelo released their self-titled debut record in December 2021. Stay tuned for upcoming live shows.
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El Duelo on Radio Venice
Radio Venice Season 19 Premiere – January 23, 2022
Radio Venice S17.E11 – July 25, 2021
Radio Venice Presents … The Refugees of WAR – January 10, 2021
Radio Venice S15.E07 – November 8, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E05 – February 16, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E09 – June 30, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E12 – June 10, 2018 (as Dos Pochos)
Radio Venice S08.E09 – May 20, 2018 (as Dos Pochos)
What is a Pocho? One who lacks proficiency in Spanish but is of Mexican descent. So with that out of the way who are Los Pochos?
Los Pochos is a three Spanish guitar and vocal collaboration born in Venice Beach, CA. Band members Isaac Irvin (from El Paso, Texas), Michael Jost (from Frankfurt, Germany) and Rick Boston (from Alberta, Canada) started playing together in Venice for fun, but soon were being asked to play at parties and art shows.
Isaac Irvin sings in Spanish and English and this combination makes for a great blend of Tex Mex and south of the border vocals. Michael Jost is an accomplished flamenco and rock guitarist and is also a record producer with his own eclectic Radio Venice weekly internet broadcast. Rick Boston is a multi instrumentalist, musician, film composer and record producer, now enamored with his Spanish gut string guitar.
With Mexican rock songs such as Negra Tomasa and Cuban traditional El Quarta de Tula the three pochos dig into these Latin sounds with the fun of a Manu Chao but the instrumental skill of a Gypsy King. Well, almost!
Los Pochos on Radio Venice
Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice 3 Year Anniversary Show – September 23, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E10 – February 11, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017