the hideaways

the hideaways


Jim Trageser from the Times writes: "Each instrument, every singer comes through crystal clear, with arragements that provide plush-pile harmonies. The musician-ship is top-flight; combine it all, and you’ve got one of the better countrified albums to come out".


A little Byrds, a little Jay Farrar, a little Jayhawks, a little bit of everything that folks call alt. country. Such as authentic (as opposed to ironic) twang. And clanging guitars within a two-step. I don't know why people refuse to call this "real" country music, but it is to me.

Good music is the key (I've typed that line a few thousand times in my life), and the Hideaways are exceptional.

On their debut breakthrough album, The Whiskey Tango Sessions, The Hideaways have created a melodic blend of rock'n roll and country music forged with years of seasoned experience. Separately these guys have worked with such impressive artists as Lucinda Williams, Rosi Flores, The Beat Farmers, Dusty Wakeman, Tony Sheridan, Peter Gordon, The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, and members of both The Johnny Cash Band and The Dwight Yoakam Band. Collectively, these guys are an incredibly tight four-piece band with three very talented, distinct singer songwriters whose songs combine to create a rich, complementary album that has a remarkable level of consistency. Recorded at "The Ranch" in El Cajon, CA, The Whiskey Tango Sessions is flavored with gorgeous pedal steel work and honest, heartfelt lyrics soaked in equal parts whiskey and integrity. They weave their tales of small towns, drinking, cheating, loving and leaving. The Hideaways style ranges from infectious pop ("Stranger's Heart") and raucous rockabilly ("Since You Said Goodbye") to bluesy ("If I Could Find A Way"). The band also brings Red Dirt flavor with a song about ranchers, señoritas, and dogs riding shotgun in an El Camino ("El Centro County Line"). Besides rockin' and a twangin', its clear The Hideaways also know the power of catchy hooks and warm harmonies. The Hideaways hail from San Diego, CA. Band members include Phillip Bensimon (vocals, bass), Rian Greene (vocals, guitar), Keith Haman (vocals, guitar), and Clint Osborn (drums). The Hideaways have been making waves around southern California for awhile, garnering recognition in the press and picking up nominations for multiple San Diego music awards, highlighted by winning best country in 2005 & nominated for best Americana album in 2006. With a ferocious live show that has created a devoted following of true believers, The Hideaways are known for making many a southwestern nights little bit hotter. Some of the artists The Hideaways have been fortunate enough to share the stage with include: The Drams, Tim O'Reagan (from the JayHawks), The Derailers, Asleep At The Wheel, The Damnations TX., The Flatlanders, Slobberbone, Dave Alvin, The Hacienda Brothers and many more.


The Whiskey Tango Sessions,
Fresh Crop,
Whiskey Tango (Self Relesed)

Set List

All original recording artist