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19

Apr

The Rudy Boy Experiment
SATURDAY, April 19th at 7:30pm

In 2011, The Rudy Boy Experiment released their second national album Volume 2, which included a compilation of previous indie singles from the group. This release was supported by a west coast tour which included high profile stage performances at SXSW and Las Vegas. Rudy Boy’s effortless promotions include many high profile radio interviews nationwide, ranging from Fox Sports Radio to NPR, and as a regular on 94 Rock’s morning show in Albuquerque. Rudy Boy also enjoyed an endorsement deal from Reverend Guitars, which provided a platform to show off his Volcano on tour.

In 2011, Rudy was successful spearheding the 1st Annual DSN Music Blues Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rudy’s single As The Cursor Blinks was featured in the DSN Music compilation album Soundtrack to the End Times.

http://www.digitalsyndicate.net/rudyboyexperiment.html

The Rudy Boy Experiment

SATURDAY, April 19th at 7:30pm

In 2011, The Rudy Boy Experiment released their second national album Volume 2, which included a compilation of previous indie singles from the group. This release was supported by a west coast tour which included high profile stage performances at SXSW and Las Vegas. Rudy Boy’s effortless promotions include many high profile radio interviews nationwide, ranging from Fox Sports Radio to NPR, and as a regular on 94 Rock’s morning show in Albuquerque. Rudy Boy also enjoyed an endorsement deal from Reverend Guitars, which provided a platform to show off his Volcano on tour.

In 2011, Rudy was successful spearheding the 1st Annual DSN Music Blues Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rudy’s single As The Cursor Blinks was featured in the DSN Music compilation album Soundtrack to the End Times.

http://www.digitalsyndicate.net/rudyboyexperiment.html

18

Apr

The DCN Project
FRIDAY, April 18th at 7:30pm

An exciting and versatile trio, DCN’s repertoire has earned a reputation for the vast variety of songs they perform.  With refined talent, they adapt with ease to a wide range of genres including Jazz Standards, Bossas, R&B, Funk, and Soul Classics.   Their unique and innovative arrangements add an astonishing level of sophistication. www.thedcnproject.com

The DCN Project

FRIDAY, April 18th at 7:30pm

An exciting and versatile trio, DCN’s repertoire has earned a reputation for the vast variety of songs they perform.  With refined talent, they adapt with ease to a wide range of genres including Jazz Standards, Bossas, R&B, Funk, and Soul Classics.   Their unique and innovative arrangements add an astonishing level of sophistication. www.thedcnproject.com

17

Apr

Mélange
THURSDAY, April 17th at 6pm

Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo

Mélange

THURSDAY, April 17th at 6pm

Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo

12

Apr

Shane Wallin


SATURDAY, April 12th at 7:30pm

Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter of 2011” by Albuquerque the Magazine. Influenced by 60‘s soul, pop, folk and rock music, Shane’s songs are tender and soulful and with his
organic yet fluid voice Shane draws you into a most comfortable place and keeps you there like a gentleman host.

Citing his parents as planting the musical seed at an early age, most every morning music from his parent’s record player greeted Shane’s young ears with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, The Eagles and Patsy Cline. With an ear for soul and a mind for philosophy and Eastern religion (he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of New Mexico), Shane’s music is moving and introspective while being inviting and most enduring, all. While Shane’s first album, When the Light Comes In (2008), consists entirely of raw, acoustic songs, his sophomore offering filled out his sound with a full band in This Year Has Changed Me (2010) . Garnering critical acclaim and quite a buzz in the southwest and beyond, the latter has received praise by numerous
media, including The Albuquerque Journal, The Mountain View Telegraph, KRWG and PBS in El Paso, TX, and the Albuquerque Examiner.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds’ exciting! Time will tell. 
shanewallinmusic.com

Shane Wallin

SATURDAY, April 12th at 7:30pm

Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter of 2011” by Albuquerque the Magazine. Influenced by 60‘s soul, pop, folk and rock music, Shane’s songs are tender and soulful and with his

organic yet fluid voice Shane draws you into a most comfortable place and keeps you there like a gentleman host.

Citing his parents as planting the musical seed at an early age, most every morning music from his parent’s record player greeted Shane’s young ears with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, The Eagles and Patsy Cline. With an ear for soul and a mind for philosophy and Eastern religion (he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of New Mexico), Shane’s music is moving and introspective while being inviting and most enduring, all. While Shane’s first album, When the Light Comes In (2008), consists entirely of raw, acoustic songs, his sophomore offering filled out his sound with a full band in This Year Has Changed Me (2010) . Garnering critical acclaim and quite a buzz in the southwest and beyond, the latter has received praise by numerous

media, including The Albuquerque Journal, The Mountain View Telegraph, KRWG and PBS in El Paso, TX, and the Albuquerque Examiner.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds’ exciting! Time will tell. 

shanewallinmusic.com

11

Apr

Le Chat Lunatique
FRIDAY, April 11th at 7:30pm
As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too much—if only you could get off the dance floor. Le jazz hot of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli is their north star, but they use that beacon to navigate through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, doowop, and “anything else we damn well please” into strikingly original compositions and audaciously reworked standards alike. www.lechatlunatique.com  

Le Chat Lunatique

FRIDAY, April 11th at 7:30pm

As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too much—if only you could get off the dance floor. Le jazz hot of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli is their north star, but they use that beacon to navigate through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, doowop, and “anything else we damn well please” into strikingly original compositions and audaciously reworked standards alike. www.lechatlunatique.com  

10

Apr

Jazz Brasileiro

THURSDAY, April 10th at 6pm

From Jobim to Joyce, Jazz Brasileiro is synonymous with Brazilian Jazz, playing both classic bossa nova and a wide range of contemporary Brazilian music. The collaboration between guitarist Tony Cesarano and vocalist Debo Orlofsky highlights exquisitely crafted guitar lines and gorgeously haunting melodies sung in Portuguese and English. The guitar/vocal duo adapts this purest form of bossa nova with singular arrangements and voicings.

Tony Cesarano is a professional guitarist originally from New York City. Tony has done much professional work in New York playing a variety of musical styles from pop and rock to classical and his favorite, jazz. His professional work includes Broadway shows, recordings, and musical tours. He is known by many for his 28 years of playing for the Rockettes at Radio City Musical Hall. 

Debo Orlofsky has been a mainstay on the Albuquerque music scene for 25 years. A veteran vocalist of both rock and world-beat bands, Debo’s honeyed alto has graced many local projects including the seminal alternative sounds of Splinter Fish, the African dance music of Animal Opera, and the sweet country blues of Alpha Blue. 

Tony and Debo bring their passion for the Brazilian repertoire to each performance. If you ask them what their favorite song is, they’ll tell you it’s the one they’re playing.

Jazz Brasileiro

THURSDAY, April 10th at 6pm

From Jobim to Joyce, Jazz Brasileiro is synonymous with Brazilian Jazz, playing both classic bossa nova and a wide range of contemporary Brazilian music. The collaboration between guitarist Tony Cesarano and vocalist Debo Orlofsky highlights exquisitely crafted guitar lines and gorgeously haunting melodies sung in Portuguese and English. The guitar/vocal duo adapts this purest form of bossa nova with singular arrangements and voicings.

Tony Cesarano is a professional guitarist originally from New York City. Tony has done much professional work in New York playing a variety of musical styles from pop and rock to classical and his favorite, jazz. His professional work includes Broadway shows, recordings, and musical tours. He is known by many for his 28 years of playing for the Rockettes at Radio City Musical Hall. 

Debo Orlofsky has been a mainstay on the Albuquerque music scene for 25 years. A veteran vocalist of both rock and world-beat bands, Debo’s honeyed alto has graced many local projects including the seminal alternative sounds of Splinter Fish, the African dance music of Animal Opera, and the sweet country blues of Alpha Blue. 

Tony and Debo bring their passion for the Brazilian repertoire to each performance. If you ask them what their favorite song is, they’ll tell you it’s the one they’re playing.

05

Apr

Deian McBryde
SATURDAY, April 5th at 7:30pm
Deian McBryde is an award-winning entertainer who has performed in nightclubs, cabarets and concert halls across the US, Europe, Australia and Russia.

Deian is the recipient of two Australian Green Room awards for cabaret, a Mabel R. Dodge International Residency Fellowship at Art Omi in New York and the first Outmusician of the Year award.

A self-described “saloon singer,” his latest CD (Septet) includes, “Je Survivrai” a jazz ballad based on the disco classic, “I Will Survive” and is available on iTunes.
http://www.deianmcbryde.com

Deian McBryde

SATURDAY, April 5th at 7:30pm

Deian McBryde is an award-winning entertainer who has performed in nightclubs, cabarets and concert halls across the US, Europe, Australia and Russia.

Deian is the recipient of two Australian Green Room awards for cabaret, a Mabel R. Dodge International Residency Fellowship at Art Omi in New York and the first Outmusician of the Year award.

A self-described “saloon singer,” his latest CD (Septet) includes, “Je Survivrai” a jazz ballad based on the disco classic, “I Will Survive” and is available on iTunes.

http://www.deianmcbryde.com

04

Apr

TK Duel
FRIDAY, April 4th at 7:30pm
When Tony and “Kcool” met, they were searching for something; and it happens that they both had what the other was seeking. Tony coming from a jazz tradition and was looking to incorporate Smooth Jazz and funkiness into his repertoire and “Kcook” was looking to add jazz to his repertoire and having the FnB/funk background. Thuse the friendship began and the musical bond started

Tony Rodrigues, from Bridgeport, Connecticut was a protégé of Legendary jazz Pianists Walther Bishop Jr. and Johnny O’Neil. Tony developed his style to include all he has lived, seen and heard. Tony brings pianist skills to the stage drawing from the audience’s energy and putting it into the musical performance.

Richard Hall aka “Kcool” from Detroit, Michigan was classically trained on the piano. Switching to bass and understanding groove, plus utilizing his writing/arranging skils he has remained a busy bassist. A former Bo Diddley bassist, “Kcool” has performed with several acts of all genres. Now adding Upright Bass to his arsenal, the Peterson/Brown aura with Tony makes them a formative tandem.

TK Duel

FRIDAY, April 4th at 7:30pm

When Tony and “Kcool” met, they were searching for something; and it happens that they both had what the other was seeking. Tony coming from a jazz tradition and was looking to incorporate Smooth Jazz and funkiness into his repertoire and “Kcook” was looking to add jazz to his repertoire and having the FnB/funk background. Thuse the friendship began and the musical bond started

Tony Rodrigues, from Bridgeport, Connecticut was a protégé of Legendary jazz Pianists Walther Bishop Jr. and Johnny O’Neil. Tony developed his style to include all he has lived, seen and heard. Tony brings pianist skills to the stage drawing from the audience’s energy and putting it into the musical performance.

Richard Hall aka “Kcool” from Detroit, Michigan was classically trained on the piano. Switching to bass and understanding groove, plus utilizing his writing/arranging skils he has remained a busy bassist. A former Bo Diddley bassist, “Kcool” has performed with several acts of all genres. Now adding Upright Bass to his arsenal, the Peterson/Brown aura with Tony makes them a formative tandem.

03

Apr

Lori Michaels
THURSDAY, April 3rd at 6:30pm
Lori Michaels brings years of professional experience and has performed through out Europe and the southwest region of the United States.  Her background leans towards traditional style Jazz from the 40’s era bringing a fresh sound with warm phrasing.  She has a soft laid back style with scat accents and her inspiration derives from Streisand, Jane Monheit and Ella with a splash of Sinatra and Etta James.  

http://www.facebook.com/lorimichaelsjazz
http://lorimichaelsmusic.webstarts.com

Lori Michaels

THURSDAY, April 3rd at 6:30pm

Lori Michaels brings years of professional experience and has performed through out Europe and the southwest region of the United States.  Her background leans towards traditional style Jazz from the 40’s era bringing a fresh sound with warm phrasing.  She has a soft laid back style with scat accents and her inspiration derives from Streisand, Jane Monheit and Ella with a splash of Sinatra and Etta James.  

http://www.facebook.com/lorimichaelsjazz

http://lorimichaelsmusic.webstarts.com

29

Mar

Chris Dracup
SATURDAY, March 29th at 7:30pm
Chris Dracup, a life long resident of New Mexico, began performing at the age of sixteen in his hometown of Taos, NM. Since then he has been a singer and lead guitarist with some of New Mexico’s favorite bands, including “The Muttz”, “The Rattle Cats”, “The Chris Dracup Trio” and “The Chris Dracup Project”.

Known for his stunning and soulful electric blues guitar, he works in a diverse range of musical styles. His acoustic guitar playing draws heavily from the blues tradition, an eclectic mix of Delta slide, country blues and jazz influences. His songwriting has garnered critical and popular acclaim and won him an enduring fan base.

In 2002, Chris and the Chris Dracup Trio became finalists in the New Mexico Music Showcase. He has also been a featured performer at some of the region’s top music festivals, including the Thirsty Ear Festival, The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the Silver City Blues Festival. In 2004, Chris was featured on a television commercial for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico’s “You’ve got the Blues” ad campaign. In addition, he has shared the stage with many popular touring acts.

He has recently started a family with his wife Melissa and has two daughters, Aleida Rose and Stephanie Corinne. He still maintains a regular performance schedule, performing his original songs and the blues, reggae and funk classics that are a staple of his act.

www.chrisdracup.com

Chris Dracup

SATURDAY, March 29th at 7:30pm

Chris Dracup, a life long resident of New Mexico, began performing at the age of sixteen in his hometown of Taos, NM. Since then he has been a singer and lead guitarist with some of New Mexico’s favorite bands, including “The Muttz”, “The Rattle Cats”, “The Chris Dracup Trio” and “The Chris Dracup Project”.

Known for his stunning and soulful electric blues guitar, he works in a diverse range of musical styles. His acoustic guitar playing draws heavily from the blues tradition, an eclectic mix of Delta slide, country blues and jazz influences. His songwriting has garnered critical and popular acclaim and won him an enduring fan base.

In 2002, Chris and the Chris Dracup Trio became finalists in the New Mexico Music Showcase. He has also been a featured performer at some of the region’s top music festivals, including the Thirsty Ear Festival, The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the Silver City Blues Festival. In 2004, Chris was featured on a television commercial for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico’s “You’ve got the Blues” ad campaign. In addition, he has shared the stage with many popular touring acts.

He has recently started a family with his wife Melissa and has two daughters, Aleida Rose and Stephanie Corinne. He still maintains a regular performance schedule, performing his original songs and the blues, reggae and funk classics that are a staple of his act.

www.chrisdracup.com