Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why the Email List

Well, its basically the fastest and easiest way for us to reach you and keep you up to date with whats going with El Pueblo.
Are you going to email me ALL THE TIME?
Not really; right now we just email show reminders and make you aware of any new downloads and giveaways.
Are you going to share my email?
Nope. I don't think we even know how to do that.
Well, then what do I get?
Band updates, free downloads and invites to private events. We got merch coming up and you will get to decide on logos, ideas, hey ! we might even dedicate songs to you.
Basically we want to keep in touch.
Oh ! speaking of free downloads, right now the ONLY way you can get our new version "I Just Wanna DUB U" is by joining our mailing list.
Where do I join?
Right here ! look to the right of the page.

Thanks for joining !

Monday, August 29, 2011

Whats the story ...Despojo

Despojo is a song that appeared out of nowhere.  Kinda trippy, right?
I was looking through my stack of sheet music and sketches and I stumbled upon this little piece of sheet music with a song called Despojo.
I grabbed the guitar and starting playing what was written and I was like "wow! thats a cool little melody!"
I had written (whenever I wrote the song) directions that said "Latin on A part" and then "Reggae on B part" so I pretty much kept my original directions on the arrangement.
The reality is that I don't remember writing this song, maybe I was in some sort of trance?? Or maybe I just have a really bad memory.

Despojo by elpueblosound

Below is El Pueblo playing Despojo live at Southpaw. Kevin Sherman on Bass and Paquito Cruz on Sax.
I animated the audio track with some cool images.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Friday !!!

Enjoy this friday, enjoy this weekend and of course enjoy this great song.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's the story ... Tamarindo

The melody of this song just kinda came to me while I was in Costa Rica at Playa Tamarindo; hence the name.
Tamarindo is a beautiful beach in the Pacific side of Costa Rica with some of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen.
I was visiting with some friends and the melody just kinda came to me (like most music I write), and it pretty much became my own personal soundtrack for the trip.
The melody is definitely very feel-good and laid back just like the trip was.
I  wanted to have the melody very early in the song and thats why the bass plays it at the beginning of the song.
When you  hear this track you're hearing Mike Montgomery on his upright.  We're super happy to say that Mike is back with El Pueblo here in NYC, he's now playing his electric bass.

check out the tune, and if you dig it, download it for free !

Tamarindo by elpueblosound

Friday, August 19, 2011


We doing it tonight for the first time at Nublu !
Remember that Nublu's new location is 24 1st Av between 1st and 2nd Streets in the Lower East Side.

Show starts at 9:00pm !!

We really look forward to seeing you all and having a (LIVE) music-filled evening filled with good vibes.

See you tonight !!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A good read ...

An excellent article by Larry Rohter about whats brewing in the music industry.

Record Industry Braces for Artists’ Battles Over Song Rights

...after that article be sure to check this one out (also by Larry Rohter)

A Village Person Tests the Copyright Law

It's definitely going to be interesting to follow the developments of these cases since it'll probably lay the groundwork of the music industry for years to come....or may just just completely finish it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

This friday at NUBLU

We doing it this Friday at NUBLU.
Nublu is at 24 1st Ave between 1st and 2nd streets in the Lower East Side.
It's the first time we play there and we are super excited that they are having us.
Show starts at 9pm and its a $10 cover.

We really want you guys to come through for this show.  We're rehearsing away and prepping the great show that you all deserve so come through and support Live Music !!!

Next shows ... 9/16 Rockwood Music Hall, 9/24 Shrine NYC, 10/14 Private Event

props to Chino Sing for the cool flyer !

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Podcast Number 6

"Intro"- Power of The Trinity: Apple Vibes - Israel Vibrations
"We a de Rasta" - Power of The Trinity: Apple Vibes - Israel Vibrations
"Babylon is a Chain Gang" - ISLA - El Pueblo
"Downtown Shanghai Rock"- Kamikazi Dub - Prince Jammy
"Concentration Ver 3" - The Crystalites - King Tubby's In A Fine Style
"Jah Boto" - Living Bud, Vol 1 - Burning Spear
"I Must Achieve What is Mine" - 7" Collection - Junior Brown
"Cabarete" - ISLA - El Pueblo
"We Got Love" - Mr McGregor - Freddie McGregor
"Calling My Brother" - Roots & Culture - Culture & Don Carlos
"Africa" - Go Seek Your Rights - Mighty Diamonds
"Just One of Those Days" - The Overstanding (Bonus Track) - Sizzla
"World a Reggae Music" - Black Star - Anthony B

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Pier . org

We got some Exclusive free downloads going-on right now at The Pier

You can now get both "Cabarete" & "Tatica's Town" for free exclusively at

While you're there make sure to check out their site for a huge collection of free mp3's as well as artist interviews, videos, album reviews and plenty more.

The Pier is the place to be and we are honored that they put our music up.

get it here:
A little info on the tracks:

"Cabarete" is a beach in the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  I (robert) was there visiting with some friends and the melody came to me while walking on the beach in the late afternoon. I kept humming it until I got to our place and was able to record it on my little recorder and when I got back to the States was able to finish the entire song.

I don't actually remember writing "Tatica's Town." I think is one of those songs that just kinda pop-up and you find it on a piece of music-paper with a melody in it that you know you wrote, but don't actually remember writing it.  I do know that "Tatica's Town" is about Higuey; the small town I grew up in the East of the Dominican Republic.