Cori Rios – Monsanto Girl

Cori Rios monsanto girl

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Cori Rios playing Apache Lake Music Festival 2013.

Cori Rios is best known for being the smooth singing frontman and blazing guitarist of Phoenix, Arizona based desert reggae outfit The Hourglass Cats. But for 2018 the Valley of the Sun native decided to switch things up a little bit and drop his first ever solo album due out March 22 and entitled Airizona.

Ahead of his forthcoming solo debut Rios has released the album’s first single Monsanto Girl, a sweet acoustic tune about Rios’s refusal to date a woman whose work he doesn’t agree with. “You work for an evil company, and you’re in love with me, got to choose one you can’t have both,” sings Rios in his one of a kind voice being accompanied by an acoustic dub guitar, some auxiliary percussion, a trumpet line provided by Phoenix’s own space alien trumpet master Danny Torgersen of Captain Squeegee, and some hip-hop inspired lyricism by Sam Wiley of The Wiley Ones.

Jeff Schaer-Moses

Jeff Moses is an experienced music journalist with more than 1,000 bylines under his belt nationwide. From the world's biggest rock stars to underground musicians living in your very own backyard he has interviewed them all with clarity and integrity. While some people think a great story needs a little journalistic spin, Jeff believes the best stories tend to tell themselves. For him covering big festivals is always big fun, but finding that band that is a diamond in the rough just itching to get their tunes out there is the greatest thrill in life.

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