Ohio-born and raised, LA based keyboardist, singer and songwriter Al Holbrook.
Holbrook grew up influenced by funk, blues and hip hop genres. Over the years, the artist has perfected his style of raspy, blues-based music that’s infused with gritty soul and R&B. The result is a sound that is instantly catchy and also down-and-dirty. The vibe is designed to make live shows feel like a big party, keeping every performance new and exciting.
Holbrook has hit many hot spots, such as the Bourbon Street Blue and Boogie Bar Nashville (Residence 2013-2017) The Bluebird-Nashville, The Mint LA, Rhythm Room LA (Residence current) to Mojo Blues Club Copenhagen and Dillons Reykjavik. They’ve played festivals and clubs around the world. The group’s sound showcases Holbrook’s diverse style, with songs ranging from funky, and folky to bluesy and hip Urban vibes. The band has released several discs: “Dirt Road”, “Rocket Ships for Dreamers”.
Al Holbrook on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S12.E02 – September 22, 2019
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 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