Vocalist/songwriter Franky Perez got his music begin when he befriended fellow conga tale and Cuban exile, Lazaro Valdez. Perez primarily wished to kick issues off in NEW YORK, but funds had been low so a vacation to Miami to get a cultural reconnection appropriate him good. Valdez and Perez instantly connected; Perez assimilated Cuban rituals like voodoo while honing his musical history. He was also waiting around tables and hardly scraping by when previous Van Halen/Dark Crowes supervisor Pete Angelus approached him. Angelus urged Perez to keep Miami behind for the competitive advantage of L.A. Perez do just that, ceased by his indigenous NEVADA and gathered the Highway Saints music group. A cope with Atlantic’s Lava Information surfaced before 2002 found an end as well as the reflective, worldbeat-tinged debut Poor Man’s Boy appeared the next spring.