Born in Coalinga, California, brothers Patrick (bass and vocals) and Candido “Lolly” Vasquez-Vegas (guitar and vocals) played many local gigs before moving to Los Angeles in 1959 where they spent ten years working the Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard clubs under an assortment of band names, while writing songs and playing on records by Tina Turner, Sonny & Cher, James Brown, Little Richard, and Elvis, among other legendary artists. Jimi Hendrix, a frequent guest at the Sunset Strip venues, was so impressed with the Vegas brothers that he told them they should start their own band and suggested the name reflect their Native American roots. Thus “Redbone” was born. (The word is a Cajun term for a mixed-race person.) Redbone has played consistently and all over the world from the 1960’s through today. Their music has been featured in numerous films and they were the subject of the PBS documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” A history of their work can currently be viewed on the “Redbone” YouTube channel. They were inducted into the Native American Music Association Hall of Fame in 2008.