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Family Rockabilly Band The Sea Monks Perform In The KPBS Studio

The Sea Monks perform in KPBS studios, July 23, 2019.

Photo by KPBS Staff

Above: The Sea Monks perform in KPBS studios, July 23, 2019.

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San Diego family band The Sea Monks perform their coastal country tunes in the KPBS studio.

Aired: August 15, 2019 | Transcript

There’s something special about the sound of a family band; think the Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, and The Allman Brothers Band. San Diego has a family band of its own.

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The Sea Monks began when two brothers, 17-year-old Noah and 13 year-old Kai Kapchinske, who loved playing rockabilly talked their dad, Jason, into picking up the bass guitar to fill out their sound. Their first gig was in 2015 at a school craft fair. In 2018 the band added guitarist Jeff Houck, who the kids call, "uncle," and they released their first album, "Gasoline."

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The Sea Monks stopped by the KPBS studio to perform some of their songs as part of the Midday Edition Summer Music Series.

Video by Christopher Maue

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