Corpus Christi has inspired generations throughout the decades to sing about her bay, her people, and her overall vibe. The Blind Owls are grateful to be a part of a city with such vibrant music history.
Just how did they come up with their name you ask. Well it could have started while sitting by the ocean, or perhaps carried in by the winds, but ironically enough, as fate would have it, it happened a bit more arbitrarily than that. “There is a guitarist/singer in an older band called "Canned Heat” they would call Alan "The Blind Owl" Wilson. I thought The Blind Owls was a cool name,” Jesse recalls, “we wrote it on a paper, among many other names a few of us had, threw them all in a hat and drew each until the last one declared our name. One fell on the ground at some point. We picked it up at the end and we became ‘The Blind Owls.’”
Starting around the fifth and sixth grade the guys picked up instruments and began finding their individual rhythms. This youthful start is also where they all came together. “We all kind of met in grade school, except for me and my brother Carlos, who I've known my whole life,” Jesse jokes. “I met Josh sometime in the fourth or fifth grade. Then I met Dylan in our sixth grade band class, being in the percussion section together.”
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