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Mexican Gunfight at Rock Creek Tavern on 8-15-19

Portland’s Mexican Gunfight was formed in 2006 by four old friends and musical brothers in arms who had worked together in various combinations since around 1985. And it shows too as they make playing music look as easy as a stroll through the park. In the band are Dave Coey (vocals and bass), Alan Toribio (guitar and vocals), Mike Walker (keys) and Ned Failing (drums and vocals). Here’s the 10-year-old Dave Coey song Cat Burglar.

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Mexican Gunfight at McMenamins Grand Lodge

Portland’s Mexican Gunfight was formed in 2006 by four old friends and musical brothers in arms who had worked together in various combinations since around 1985. While definitely a rock band, the band’s stylistic influences abound: blues grit, country lyricism, the soulfulness of gospel, a rare jam thrown in … occasionally even tinges of Latin and jazz.

Mexican Gunfight is:
Vocals, Bass / Dave Coey
Guitar, Vocals / Alan Toribio
Piano, Hammond Organ / Mike Walker
Drums, Vocals / Ned Failing

From their album “Long Play“, I love “The Road Less Traveled” which is heard on Portland Notes Radio and in the video below shot at Pat’s Corner, McMenamins Grand Lodge.