3 Peso Cigar
A pale rider on a drunken horse, he rises like a Phoenix from the ashes of the strip mall with a cosmic cowboy cry. The sound begs the question: Where the hell did this guy come from? Victor Camozzi was born in Waco, Texas, and barely got to crawl in the dirt before being whisked away to the wilds of Idaho. There he grew up playing in horse pastures and irrigation ditches while his father worked as a prison psychologist and his mother taught retarded children. Together their dinner table conversations gave the future troubador a unique window on the world, and just what could go on--and go wrong--out there beneath the Big Sky. Eventually time turned the pastures into WalMarts and Old Navy's. And after four years studying philosophy and girls in Moscow, Idaho, he split for California. Rambling between LA taquerias and San Francisco redwoods, he began collecting the misfits and missed opportunities that would form his signature sound. When the wind blew him back to Texas, like so many country outlaws before him, it was there he found the final notes he'd been looking for. Produced with the help of Texas legend Walt Wilkins, Victor's debut album "3 Peso Cigar" flips the bird to convention to get-it-on with the truth...in all it's messy, crazy, awkward beauty. So turn it up. Light it up. And enjoy.