Beach Boys' Offspring Team Up as California Saga
Published Jul 09, 2012The Beach Boys are currently marking their 50th anniversary with a reunion tour and their new That's Why God Made the Radio album, but the sunny pop rock collective aren't the only ones celebrating this year. A number of the group's offspring have joined forces for a new band called California Saga.
The act seemingly took their name from the Al Jardine-penned "California Saga: California," off of the Beach Boys' 1973 album Holland. As Rolling Stone points out, the most notable children to pop up in the performing group are Brian Wilson's daughters Carnie and Wendy Wilson, who both performed in early '90s chart-toppers Wilson Phillips.
Also included in California Saga are Mike Love's son and daughter, Christian and Ambha Love, Carl Wilson's son Justyn Wilson, Dennis Wilson's son Carl B. Wilson, and Al Jardine's sons, Matt and Adam Jardine.
Stretching those family ties even further, Carl Wilson's brother-in-law Billy Hinsche, who toured with the Beach Boys, will also play guitar for California Saga.
Having opened for the Beach Boys at a June 2 gig at Los Angeles's Hollywood Bowl, the group will once again play with their fathers July 10 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The Boys, meanwhile, have some more dates line up this summer, including a set at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday (July 11). You can check the rest of the dates over here.