On February 12, 2013, Pistolera frontwoman Sandra Lilia Velasquez (SLV) will release her solo debut EP, “Dig Deeper”. The four song recording was produced by ten-time Grammy nominee and legendary bassist Meshell Ndegeocello. You can visit the SLV website here, preview the songs here, and watch a 2-minute video on the making of the EP.
I am honored to have been asked to contribute a cover version of one of Woody Guthrie’s songs for a compilation CD for the great American songwriter’s 100th anniversary. The producers of the album allowed the artists to pick their own songs with their only artistic direction being, “keep your performance natural and record them [...]
El Desierto y La Ciudad [The Desert and the City] is a musical journey contrasting the peaceful spaces of the wide open West with the urban streetscape of New York City. The third studio album by the highly regarded New York City–based Pistolera, represents a daring departure from the band’s previous releases—conceptually, musically, lyrically, and [...]
Exciting News! Our new album, El Desierto Y La Ciudad, has been chosen by NPR’s “First Listen”. The album will stream live for one week starting today, 7/4. The editorial, written by Felix Contreras, is wonderful too. Listen and read it here
El Desierto y La Ciudad, the third studio album by the highly regarded New York City–based Pistolera, represents a daring departure from the band’s previous releases—conceptually, musically, lyrically, and spiritually. Mexican-American band leader and songwriter Sandra Velasquez, whose previous two albums have slyly hinted at her full artistic vision, now displays the wide scope of [...]
We are in the final stages of completing our third studio album “El Desierto Y La Ciudad”. It is an ambitious and eclectic album and acts as a soundtrack for a journey between the fast-track life of urban New York City and the quiet spacious deserts of the west. Musically, it is a departure for [...]
We have been back in NYC for a week now since we completed our VIva El Arte Residency in Santa Barbara, CA. Thirteen shows in four days. Wow. Most people who are familiar with Santa Barbara know it for is affluence and beautiful landscapes. However, the whole point of Viva El Arte (a grant funded [...]