The Marías, Katzù Oso, Casa de Flores
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The Marías are the psychedelic-soul lovechild of Los Angeles native, Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, Atlanta-raised María. A smooth rendezvous of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs, smoke-velvet vocals and nostalgic horn solos, there’s something undeniably sensual in the group’s dreamlike fusion of jazz, psychedelia, funk and lounge.
With María on lead vocals and Josh on drums, the couple is joined by three of their closest friends and fellow musicians. On guitar, Jesse Perlman, born and bred of LA, with ‘tones that can melt steel,’ say his bandmates. On bass, Canadian-bred Carter Lee. On keys, Edward James.
Drawing inspiration from both their vastly diverse backgrounds and the intimacy of their mystic Hollywood Hills commune, Maria and Josh often write, record and produce within the walls of their own home.
As they take to the stage, dressed like a dream from another era – María at the forefront, eyes closed, swaying rhythmically in a floor length smoking jacket and bright red lips – it’s clear why fans cheekily compare their sound to ‘having sex in the 70s’ or like ‘pouring cream into coffee.’ Watching them, you feel transported, taken over by a sultry tranquility as you drift into a timeless space.
Bio written by Carlotta Harlan
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA, 94612