California English




In 1974 Englishman Stephen Vaughan was looking for a job in Los Angeles when he met Californian Steven Vaus, who worked for an employment agency. The two quickly discovered they had plenty in common as aspiring singer/songwriters and formed California English. Their sound was reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash with Vaus and Vaughan blending their voices in sublime harmony. The duo garnered a fair amount of attention during their heyday. Vaus has continued to make music as a solo artist and songwriter ultimately landing a Grammy for his work in 2010 as Buck Howdy. California English’s only recording “Rocking Horse” is a prime example of a forgotten gem from the mid-1970s and now resides with Fervor Records.


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