APB, a band from East L.A., was led by Aaron Ballesteros who's best known as the drummer for Tierra and many other top Chicano/Latino artists. On APB’s recordings, made between 2004 and 2013, Aaron was producer, arranger, chief songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Due to Aaron’s health issues, Mark interviews his son Adam on his father’s behalf. Also interviewed on the show are two members of APB, guitarist Dennis Alvarez and vocalist Gilbert Stokes. APB’s style of music includes elements of rock, R&B, Latin, and ballads. Aaron and Gilbert also played and recorded with El Chicano in the early 80s.
Mark Guerrero interviews Hank Barrio and Tom Bray of Elijah, a 70s horn band from East L.A. Elijah recorded two albums in the late 60s as the Evergreen Blues and two in the early 70s as Elijah. After Elijah, Hank and Tom separately went on to perform and record with some of the greatest artists of our time including Neil Young, Albert King, Hoyt Axton, Delaney Bramlett, and Buddy Miles and the Electric Flag. Some of the best Elijah recordings are discussed and played and experiences from Hank and Tom's career with these artists are shared.