La Tunda, Anne Castellano & The Smoke, Canyon

La Tunda

La Tunda is a 21st Century power trio based out of New Haven, CT.
Front women Stephany Brown and Kriss Santala have a knack for writing super catchy songs with plenty of vocal harmonies, dissonance, and head banging riffs.
The girls deliver a heavily spirited diatribe of suburban rock sounds while
drummer Andy Beetham adds his special brand of funky and hard hitting beats; a natural compliment to La Tunda’s Sweet and Spicy flavor packet.

The Band is currently recording at Bird’s Eye Studios in West Haven and hope to release their first full length album this fall.

Influences include The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Stooges, Buzzcocks and many more.

“The defiant teen twins of the Runaways and Everly Brothers delivered by the New York Dolls at Shonen Knife Hospital…with Loretta Lynn as the birthing coach.” -Peter Riccio, courtesy of Lys Guillorn

Anne Castellano & The Smoke

American indie pop and indie rock band from New London, Connecticut. Formed back in 2011 and currently active since their initial formation. Bassist Dorian James was replaced by Bruce Brown in July 2013. Their full-length debut album, "Electric" was released on 8 November 2013.

Currently hailing from Connecticut, Canyon. is a 28 year old vocal powerhouse. She is known by those that have seen her perform to be a captivating singer/songwriter with haunting and heart-wrenchingly honest songs. Performing with just an acoustic guitar, her catchy vocal melodies will immediately grab your attention while the intimate lyrics and stories she tells will keep your ears guessing. Known for performing with an intensely raw passion and conviction, her sound will cut you deep and hit a nerve.

Raised by a single mother in Northern California, Canyon.'s earliest musical influences can be traced back to the cassettes her mother would play on repeat during long road trips. "I get my independent and adventurous spirit from my mom. Whenever we would hit the road together she used to make a bed for me in the back of the car. I remember just laying for hours watching the sky change out the back window daydreaming to Cat Stevens and Tracy Chapman the most... but there was Neil Young, Sarah McLaughlin and the Indigo Girls as well..."

On September 25th, 2002, Canyon celebrated her 18th birthday by borrowing her mother's acoustic guitar, boarding a plane and officially moving to New York City. It marked the beginning of her journey into music. Several years and several guitars later, her voice has developed into one of strength, wisdom and maturity with songs inspired by the life experiences of a young adult in a big city.

Canyon.'s emergence onto the music scene began with The Break Contest 2010 when she, along with friend and former partner Andrew Maturana, were the only acoustic act to be selected to perform at The Bamboozle Festival 2010, which boasted an estimated attendance of 20,000. Since January 2011, Canyon. has been performing in festivals and venues throughout the Northeast living by her model, "I will play anywhere and everywhere that will let me..."

With her folk roots as undeniable and organic as her namesake which comes from lyrics in the song "Thrasher" by Neil Young. Canyon. is poised to make her mark on the Folk genre by re-defining what modern Folk means and finally letting her voice be heard.



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