Fall Fiesta-Lońe Pinon
August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$20.00 – $25.00
Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the integrity of their region’s cultural roots. Multi-instrumentalists Noah Martinez and Jordan Wax use the fiddle, bajo quinto, accordion, quinta huapanguera, mandolin, guitars, and bilingual vocals to play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico.
Noah Martinez (bajo quinto, Quinta huapanguera, guitar, tololoche, guitarrón, electric bass) grew up in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque immersed in the music of his community: Onda Chicana, New Mexican rancheras, punk rock, norteño, and country. For 5 years he was the regular bassist for The Knightcappers of Albuquerque’s North Valley. He is a descendant of several generations of activists who have worked to protect the agricultural and cultural traditions of Native New Mexicans.
Jordan Wax (violin, piano- and two-row accordions, mandolin, guitar, vocals) grew up in Missouri and was traditionally trained by master Ozark fiddler Fred Stoneking and Central Missouri dance fiddler John White. He worked as bandleader and accordionist for a Jewish dance band for years before his work with Missouri and New Mexican fiddle styles inspired him to travel to Mexico for a 6-month immersion in Mexican huapango fiddling. His studies of traditional New Mexico dance music have been guided and inspired in the past years by Tomas Maes and Antonia Apodaca.
For special projects and performances in 2019, Martinez and Wax will be collaborating with Tanya Nuñez and Lia Martinez of Albuquerque, NM.