20 years ago, the original Widows Band consisting of Joe Chiusano, Marilee Hord, Clayton Jones, Dan Eccles and I broke down outside of Bakersfield on our way to open up for Lee Rocker from the Stray Cats (sadly, a total asshole!) at Jack’s Sugar Shack in Los Angeles and thanks to Loren Leed and Joe Chuisano, the memories of this fateful trip have been preserved for posterity and your viewing pleasure.
This band will be reuniting for the first time in 19 years to celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary of Widows at The Star Theater on November 10th and the band will be performing the entire record in sequence. Our good friends The Old Joe Clarks and Little Sue will be performing as well!
Domingo Records will be selling the first ever pressing of this record on vinyl at the show as well!
Fernando’s video for the song Save Me was selected as Staff pick of the Day by Vimeo. The video was produced by Oriol Puig and Trizz out of Barcelona, Spain. Check it out here https://vimeo.com/172585260
Larry Crane, famed producer ( Elliott Smith, Sleater Kinney), Editor of Tape Op Magazine and owner of Portland’s legendary Jackpot Studio recently celebrated Jackpot’s 30 year Anniversary. The Portland Mercury reported that “One of Crane’s favorite albums cut at Jackpot! is Fernando Viciconte’s extremely underrated Old Man Motel—a power-pop pièce de résistance ripe for rediscovery.” Read Entire Article Here
Fernando’s entire Domingo Records catalog which includes Season in Hell (1996), Widows (1997), Pacoima (1998), Old Man Motel (1999), Dreams of the Sun and Sky (2001), Enter to Exit (2006), True Instigator ( 2011), The Dogs 7″ (2015) are now available via Bandcamp! All proceeds go directly to the band, so we encourage all of you to support this page because funds raised will go directly to fund the recording of Fernando’s forthcoming 2017 release. (more…)
Vortex Magazine premiers a new unreleased song by Fernando! The song is a country lament called No Regrets and features performances by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM. The song is included in Fluff and Gravy’s ” Five Years of Gravy”, a Compilation CD that features unreleased tracks by Richmond Fontaine, Hillstomp, Drunken Prayer, Anna Tival, Mike Coykendall, Nick Jaina and many more. All profits from the sales of this CD will be going to The Jeremy Wilson Foundation to benefit musicians that do not have health insurance.
Check out Fernando on That Much Further West Podcast! Fernando talks touring, he plays three songs live in the studio, spins some of his favorite music from Dan Stuart, Pescado Rabioso and Horacio Guarany and…debuts a new country weeper “No Regrets” from the new Fluff and Gravy Comp “Five Years of Gravy”