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The Mustangs


Genre: Rock

Sound description: Infused blues and rock, spiced up with some aggression and soul.

RIYL: Government Mule, Widespread Panic

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Yet to be formally released 10 song CD, “The Highway of Life” infuses blues and rock, and then spices it up with some aggression and soul depending on the energy of the individual song.

The Mustangs are: Marc Hesthal (guitars and vocals) and David Parker (bassist and vocals) and Jon Legreid (percussion). This Santa Barbara, California based musical , was conceived during the summer of 1999, when these musicians combined from the Phoenix of other local bands. It was apparent that these musicians shared a common musical direction and set of goals — to make music that is enjoyable to play, promotes positive mental imagery for the listener, and can motivate an audience to get up and dance. These musicians believed that a good band should be a balanced between playing covers that people relate to, and ignoring existing musical genres and blending diverse styles to create music that may cross the boundaries established by contemporary classifications.

From the beginning, the creative energy was so abundant that the only obvious choice was to begin the
long and meticulous process of recording an album.

Throughout the writing and pre-production that ensued, the compositions slowly and purposefully developed their own unique character. The artists meshed an unlikely musical combination, pairing the arrangement techniques born of classical training with the intensity of a rock band, and the feeling of blues and Jazz. The goal of keeping the natural desire to do something that the performer and listener can enjoy came to fruition. People have described the resulting music as possessing the same emotive qualities found in film scores, often using the term visual, and emotionally uplifting to describe what they hear.

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1999, Santa Barbara, CA


Rush, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Yes

Current status

Playing local

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