Babaux & The Peacemakers
Nine-months after the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Lucky 13, Babaux and The
Peacemakers have released their second album, Moments In Time, which has created a new fingerprint on the band’s expanding, dynamic excursion across the breadth of the Roots-Rock spectrum. Led by singer/songwriter and resonator guitar player Cristian Basso (aka, Babaux), The Peacemakers are Eric Martinez on lead guitar, along with Alana and Niek Velvis on drums and bass respectively. Basso, whose history includes bass stints for an array of icons from Bo Diddley to Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) to Papa Mali, and has songwriting credits with no less than Eric Lindell (on his acclaimed Gulf Coast Highway album) drives the band’s signature Roots-Rock sound by providing a new collection of songs that possess both soulful roots expressions reminiscent of the vintage Laural Canyon sound and dynamic shifts of energy that speak to the strength of a finely tuned and deliberate rock edge. This new chapter of the Roots-Rock playbook embraces styles from swampy bayou blues to acoustic rooted rock from the early ‘70s and is sweetened by Basso’s introduction of the 12-string guitar to the band. The music of Moments in Time breathes as a series of multi-layered roots grooves and the vocals “sit like a butter patty on warm bread, slowly melting with soul, taste and patience” with a rough and tumble poetic delivery. Moments In Time freely embraces the band’s organic musical journey together in Colorado, USA and is shaped from each members individual talents colliding and leaves a unique and timeless musical impression in you mind. Babaux and The Peacemakers are the past, present, and future of roots, rock and beyond.