The Haunted Windchimes

  • The Haunted Windchimes
  • Genre
    Folk Americana
  • Date
    Saturday 08/13/2016
  • Time
    5:45 PM - 6:35 PM
  • Place
    Library Park Stage
  • The Haunted Windchimes hail from Pueblo Colorado–historically one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the state–at the southernmost reaches of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Drawing on traditional folk and American roots music, their songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin', their music lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles: it's not quite bluegrass or blues or country. Still, there are elements of all those in songs that paint pictures of empty train stations and nights of passing a jug of moonshine around. It's the vocal harmonies that really set them apart, with vocals by Inaiah Lujan (also guitar), Desirae Garcia (also bass and baritone ukulele) and Chela Lujan (also banjos). "When their voices blend, it is nothing short of beautiful," writes Bill Reed of the Colorado Springs Gazette. The sound is often moody and melancholy, but it is always deeply affecting. Mike Clark adds the instrumental mastery–on fiddle, mandolin, guitar–as well as additional vocals, that tighten the weave of these songs.