Highly regarded New York band Pistolera has toured its accordion-driven dance songs in six different countries since its debut in 2005. Led my Mexican-American songwriter Sandra Lilia Velasquez, the band has released three studio albums, Siempre Hay Salida (2006), En Este Camino(2008), El Desierto Y La Ciudad (2011). Pistolera has shared the stage with Los Lobos, Lila Downs, Vieux Farka Toure, and many others, and has performed at Town Hall in New York City, Massey Hall in Canada, Teatro Circo in Portugal, and high profiles festivals such as The Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Ollin Kan (Mexico), Central Park Summerstage (USA), Celebrate Brooklyn (USA), Antwerp Summer Music Festival, and Sfinks (Belgium). In 2011 they were invited to perform an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Their music has been featured in numerous television shows, most notably in Episode #12, Season 4 of the AMC hit television series “Breaking Bad”.
Vocals & Guitar / Sandra Lilia Velasquez
Accordion / Maria Elena
Bass / Inca B. Satz
Drums / Sebastian Guerrero