“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.” - Shakespeare
I would like to introduce to you the group behind the sound of the last 4 months of performances. You may have noticed that almost all of my performances since August have been with a group of musicians sharing the stage. This is my favorite way of showcasing my music because playing music with others is absolutely magical. Solo performances are great as well, but there is a special place in my heart for playing with a band. It feeds my soul. This has been an exciting time, as I generally write songs to be played with a full band. I feel like people are generally more inclined to tap their feet, or get on the dance floor when there is a band playing. It's been great to see people dancing to my original songs.
Without further ado, I introduce to you the members of the band (name to be revealed in a later post):
Derek Lujan (Bass) - Derek is a long-time musician, music lover, and overall great human being. He has been a supporter of the Albuquerque Music Scene for years. Derek is a strong supporter of the arts, and a general lover of all things. He is a blues music aficionado, but he is equally comfortable listening to some the JD and Luke's favorite prog rock groups. Believe me, you'll want this guy on your team. He'll motivate you to a whole new level.
Luke Seelau (Drums) - Luke is one of the most active drummers in the Albuquerque Music Scene. You can catch him playing with a number of great bands around town, including, but not limited to, The Horned God, L'uomo Nero, Stem Ivory, The Jimmy Climbs Band, Doug and the Dying, as well as our alternative country and alternative folk outfit. You may recognize him because of the billboard we bought him for his birthday. He truly is The People's Drummer.
Edgar Hernandez (Guitar and Vocals) - Edgar has been involved in creating and building community around the Albuquerque Music Scene since he move back from Austin almost 8 years ago. He is a local music producer under the name Edgar Wonder, and a highly acclaimed composer. He currently helps run the Monsoon Music House collective, booking, curating, and generally making things happen for a wide variety of talent around Albuquerque. You may recognize him from some of your favorite bands around town, making appearances with Albuquerque's favorite Psychedelic Indie Rocker, Lowmello. Edgar produced the last 4 singles that I released, namely, Someone Special, Dreamcatcher, Cali Comfort, and Shock Therapy.
Tune in for the next installment of this "blog", when I will reveal to you the current name of the gathering of musical talents.
For now, I hope to see you all at the December 12th fundraiser show at 2 Cranes Bistro.
See you soon.