News El Dorados bringing traditional music to July 4
By Willa Clark
Jul 2, 2013, 07:40
The El Dorados were formed in the summer of 2008 by two kindred musical spirits tired of hearing the same old music. Guitarist/singer, Jason Boggs and bassist/guitarist, Jeff Baker wanted a band that would focus on traditional style American roots music, "that made you wanna get up and dance." True to that vision, The El Dorados play a mix of rockabilly, honky tonk country and jump blues music that is sure to get your feet tapping.
Lead singer and guitarist “Southside” Jason Boggs, originally from Garden Grove, has been influenced by a broad range of American music, from the honky tonk sounds of Bakersfield country music legends, to the swingin sounds of West Coast blues legend Hollywood Fats, to the Rolling Stones, Hound Dog Taylor and the relentless energy of Memphis’ Sun Records label.
Jeff "JB" Baker has been playing guitar and bass since the early 1990s. Jeff has played with numerous blues bands around Des Moines and for many years played second guitar with the Delta Kings and Jonny and the Rectifiers. In the El Dorados JB plays both electric and upright bass and also electric guitar. In an era of bass/beat dominated music JB plays a style similar to the late Keith Ferguson, who effused that the bass should not be noticed until it stops playing.
At drums is the one and only, Roger Tinsley, a student of old school drumming with influences like Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Mick Fleetwood. He brings more than 30 years of experience, touring with some of the busiest bands in the Midwest, as a studio session drummer and with The Blue Sky Band. Tinsley also sings harmony and backing vocals.