Chosen Man began as a collaboration between guitar player Jim Nau and bass player Jess Gonzalez. They had played together as part of the rhythm section for an R&B/soul band (Natural Impulse) in the late 70’s and early 80’s. When that band went on hiatus the two went on to develop their own projects. Jim established Blue Horse Records in Ramona, California and Jess did studio work and spent most his time writing the music for several projects.
Eventually, Jess found himself in Indio, California, just across a mountain range from Jim. It seemed very serendipitous that Jim had a studio and Jess had a lot of music. Together they laid down some rhythm tracks with smashing rock drummer Paul Richards, and classically trained keyboard player Wolfgang Gasekamp. Vocals were added by Mark Aston, a well-known San Diego vocalist.
The music of Chosen Man reflects the varied musical histories of its members. In their music you will find the influences of classic rock and roll, classical music, R and B, and soul. Above all, the music of Chosen Man jams with energy, power and improvisational creativity. Listen and nod your head!