Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the 'Jackets' have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows. Viva Los Straitjackets!
Imagine one part Cash, One part Clash, add some James Brown and a little Screamin’ Jay and you’ve got Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk!! Members of the band are all mainstays of the country, blues, soul and rock’n’roll scenes of Austin, Texas. With this funky, garage soul stew, The Tyrant is also quite a spectacle live!