Beans Sousa is a gifted
Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist who demonstrates a broad range
of expertise on the Spanish Classical Guitar.
Beans Sousa has been highly appraised by the likes of Jose Feliciano, Bonnie Raitt, Merle Haggard, Lacy J. Dalton, George Harrison,
Leon Russell, Phoebe Snow, and members of The Doobie Brothers, all artists of whom he has either recorded or perfomed with.
As an avid trout fisherman, Beans Sousa has now released a compilation of tunes reflecting his love for the sport entitled
"Welcome Back To Markleeville". Markleeville is a small fishing town in Alpine County California in the heart of The Sierra Nevada.
EARLIER MUSICAL HISTORY
1974, Duane "Beans" Sousa joined the popular, California Coast band, FLY BY NIGHT. This group of talented studio
musicians managed by Gary Borman of James Taylor and Faith
, recorded several albums for Leon Russell's Shelter Records, including two Larry Hosford albums. In some of these sessions Beans found himself among some of the best musicians in the world,
including guitarist George Harrison of the Beatles. In 1980 Beans Sousa was recruited by renowned country singer Lacy J. Dalton, first as a Bassist,
but later as a supporting acoustic guitarist. Dalton and Sousa have developed a unique relationship over the years, as you can hear on the track "Reno and Me", a Duet they recorded for Sousa's first
Solo Album project. You can also hear Sousa on Dalton's Greatest Hit's Albums.In early 1999 Sousa Co-Produced the album "Wild Horse Crossing" by Lacy J. Dalton and Friends, for Shop Records.
This CD, a compilation of original songs, the majority of which were written by Dalton and Sousa, but performed by the musical community of the surrounding Reno Nevada area.
After completing the production of Dalton's "Wild Horse Crossing", Beans produced and wrote the solo effort " INTO THE BLUE" , also available at ShopRecords.com.