American Ex-pats Bobby & Leslie Sahlen have been belting out amazingly original songs for years from their little south of the border studio down in San Carlos, Mexico. Incredibly versatile, their regular live performances often include cleverly written mixes of Americana with a touch of Tequila, salt and sunshine creating their very own unique genre they affectionately refer to as Twisted Americana! Leslie comes from a background of being a highly sought after studio session singer while Bobby’s vocal styling’s are most closely analogous to Johnny Cash, particularly in the final years of Johnny’s life. Together, Bobby & Leslie have collaborated with Johnny Starburst on five albums to date, including “The San Carlos Sessions”, “Still Upright” and Johnny’s favorite “Sketches of Life”. The Sketches album features straight forward acoustical guitar/vocal performances that reach deep into the core of what it means to be a mature human being in the early 21st Century. From the pathos of Dancing With Dragons to the epitome of regret in Broken Dream Confessor, this eclectic song collection is an artistic statement about life, love, the duality of happiness and sadness…authentic realities of the human condition. Below is a live video performance of Leslie singing Trapped, a Johnny Starburst co-write that includes Brazil’s colorful Santolin’s YouTube video of the song being projected adjacent to the stage for an amazing live multi-media presentation.
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