Sons Of The San Joaquin
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||cowboy western seen in concert under 2000 listeners|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
A western vocal trio formed in the San Joaquin Valley of California, comprising brothers Joe Hannah (1 February 1931, Marshfield, Missouri, USA; bass, vocals) and Jack Hannah (b. 25 October 1933, Marshfield, Missouri, USA; guitar, vocals), and Joes son, Lon Hannah (b. 10 April 1956, Pasadena, California, USA; lead guitar, vocals). The brothers had always been attracted by the singing of the Sons Of The Pioneers, but it was Lon, at the time singing as a solo artist, who convinced them in 1987, that they should form a trio. At the time, the brothers worked as teachers and on occasions even worked cattle on local ranches. They made their performing debut at the major Clovis Rodeo and in 1989 appeared at theCowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, where they proved an immediate hit and have become a regular act ever since. Michael Martin Murphey, present at the event, took them to Nashville to provide harmony vocals forCowboy Songs, his noted western revival...