Nathaniel Burnside – Guitar
Mike Hieber – Bass Guitar
Adam Smolen - Cajon
Rooted in the structure of Flamenco patterns, yet not bound by tradition, these original compositions journey into the experience - a fusion of Arabic, Indian, Latin, funk, and beyond...
Nathaniel Burnside: Guitar
Nathaniel has been exposed to a wealth of different music styles. He draws mostly from Flamenco music’s distinctive rhythm patterns and tones, as well as Latin, Jazz and Arabic music undertones. He has performed throughout the southwest for the past 12 years and continues in evolving his sound.
Mike Hieber: Bass Guitar
Originally from the Bay Area, Michael moved to Tucson in 2006 to study bass with Patrick Neher at the University of Arizona. After receiving his Masters degree in music in 2010, he quickly became a regular in the Tucson music scene, playing with local mainstays such as Peter Swan, Richard Katz, Salvador Duran, Kate Becker, Aaron Emory, Petie Ronstadt, Ruben Moreno, and Eric Truelove and he has played with national performers such as Steve Waitt. He has toured extensively through the Southwest and as far east as New York. His playing style draws on soul/funk, jazz, punk, reggae, classical, and flamenco music.
Adam Smolen: Percussion
Adam's earliest recollections of percussion were tapping on a plastic and bamboo strung placemat while eagerly awaiting his Mother's end of day cooking, or playing the washer and dryer on his way out the door into the garage to ride away on his bike. Growing up in Los Angeles, and having shared school space with 26 bus loads of intercity kids, he was ear witness to funk, groove, R&B, and ballads. All of which were deeply stirring. Fast forward deep into adult life, his music journey put him in front of East Indian rhythm patterns, and being thrown into the provocative world of Flamenco without ever waking up, thinking about, or desiring it's sound. His other experiences include the karnataka style of South India, jazz raga fusion & bhajan. For him, percussion is the avenue of expression, and transcendence from the mundane...