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Carlos Guitarlos, Straight From the Heart
Carlos Guitarlos' career resurgence reaches a milestone with the release of "Straight From the Heart". The Los Angeles and San Francisco music legend's initial solo offering is an eclectic ensemble of 17 original tunes that embodies the diversity of Carlos' work. The rootsy debut platter certifies Carlos as one of America's great songwriters and has been tagged as Grammy worthy. Following a successful run through the L.A. music scene in the '80s, which was highlighted by recording gigs with Tom Waitts and The Breeders, an invite to appear on The Dave Letterman Show, and a stint as lead guitarist/songwriter for the notoriously raucous Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs (immortalized in the Van Halen song of the same name). "Straight From the Heart" will vault Carlos from a two-town legend to national treasure status; No longer will Carlos' genius be shared only with those who happen to pass by him at the corner of 16th and Mission. This album features guest appearances by John Doe and Dave Alvin, amongst others.