The Oil Barons were formed in early 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Andrew blew out a West a few years before, leaving Lou back in dirty NYC and their previous Rock and Roll venture defunct. Well, Lou didn't take too kindly to that, so he hitched a wagon across the country and burned Andrew's house to the ground with a single guitar chord. Jake was an old pro, attracted to the madness of these two reprobates, and when they found out he could play a kit, he was forced into band at gunpoint.
They became a riff-crazed Heavy Rock power trio. Drawing from a deep well of influences ranging from Psychedelic to Garage Rock to Doom Metal, the trio staked their claim across LA, becoming regulars at The Viper Room, The Satellite, Harvard & Stone, and any dive, saloon, or watering hole that could withstand their massive volume.
In 2018 the boys successfully conned their friends, family, and fans out of a cool $11,000. Without even realizing it, these clueless dolts had funded a debut LP that was going to be lousy with guitar solos, time shifts, Old West theatrics, Hammond organ, and all manner of ungodly sound that's long gone out of fashion. SUCKERS. The album, entitled The West is Won, is set for release in March 2019.