The Haunted Windchimes

The Haunted Windchimes

BandAmericanaFolk

The Haunted Windchimes sound is very traditional folk and blues and the songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. They are often compared to The Be Good Tanyas vocally and Old Crow Medicine Show musically.

Biography

Booking & Management:
Scott O'Malley & Associates
somagency@aol.com
719-635-7776

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The Haunted Windchimes sound is very traditional folk and blues and the songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. They are often compared to The Be Good Tanyas vocally and Old Crow Medicine Show musically. It’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart, a three-headed juggernaut of Desirae Garcia (ukulele), Chela Lujan (banjo) and Inaiah Lujan (guitar). When their voices blend, it is nothing short of beautiful. The sound is often moody and melancholy, but it is always deeply affecting. That sound is embroidered by the instrumental mastery of Mike Clark (harmonica, guitar and mandolin) and the standup bass foundation of Sean Fanning.

- Bill Reed, The Colorado Springs Gazette

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"With gorgeous harmonies, striking originals and an encyclopedic knowledge of music older than the three of them combined, Haunted Windchimes are Pueblo's finest export."

- Bill Forman, Colorado Springs Independent (Cover Story)

"The ghost of classic blues mingles with a pop sensibility that's given an edge by incredibly touching harmonies."

- Jon Pompeii, Pueblo Chieftain

"The Haunted Windchimes paint an evocative and compelling musical picture with familiar hues of folk, blues and Americana."

- Cory Casciato, Denver Westword

"The Haunted Windchimes might be Pueblo’s best export since steel, and they’re certainly one of the finest roots outfits on the Front Range. "

- Bill Reed, The Colorado Springs Gazette

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Highlights include:

The Haunted Windchimes have put the wraps on their latest chronicle of the 21st-century American folk song. By the name of Honey Moonshine, this future treasured artifact was engineered by the great Butch Hause (best known for his work with the great cowboy crooner Don Edwards) at the equally great Western Jubilee, and will first become available at a gala release event March 20th at Stargazers Theater in Colorado Springs CO.

Colorado Springs Independent Cover Story (September 2008)

Opener for Devotchka in Armstrong Hall at Colorado College (October 2008)

Meadowgrass Festival at La Foret with Headliners: Magnolia Electric Co (May 2009)

Monolith Festival with Caitlin Rose at Red Rocks Amphitheater (September 2009)

Lyrics

Don't Take My Baby Away

Written By: Inaiah Lujan

many a night i have longed for you
many a day down that ol' track
many a mile a million miles
well i've been wanderin'
just trying to bring my baby back

my baby back, my baby back
of please just bring my baby back

well i met you in the valley
with your hair long flowin' black
a million miles a million miles
well i've been searchin'
oh lord bring my baby back

my baby back, my baby back
of please just bring my baby back

many a night with you i've rambled
said our love would beat the grave
many a mile a million miles
well i've been lost love
oh please don't take my baby away

my baby away, my baby away
oh please don't take my baby away

i can't make it on my own love
i loved you and that's a fact
now i'm lost on that dark road love
trying to bring my baby

my baby back, my baby back
of please just bring my baby back

Find The Door

Written By: Desirae Garcia, Mike Clark, Inaiah Lujan

i've been sleeping with one eye open
so i can see when you're comin home
i don't know which way we're going
but i know which way i'm heading for
late night light that you've been burnin
i ain't warmin' up to any more

go away run and hide
i don't want you anymore
find a way down the road find the door

all the lipstick she's been wearin'
i've been finding on your clothes
all the lies that you've been tellin'
only god will ever know
late night light that you've been burnin
i ain't warmin' up to any more

go away run and hide
i don't want you anymore
find a way down the road find the door

ooh, you've been walking on my name
you've been dancin' on my heart
ooh, you've been playin' all your games
you ain't holdin' all the cards

go away run and hide
i don't want you anymore
find a way down the road find the door

Ballad of Human Progress

Written By: Inaiah Lujan

there's an old country road
that leads to a river
an old wooden fence
surrounds all the sinners
who stand by their graves
wonderin' what they done wrong

there's a train whistle blowin'
across a firey desert
in search for the new land
their treacherous weather
is headed for the mountain
to preach a brand new way

and it's full of politicians
bankers and lawyers
a fast talkin' man
who's been armed to destroy us
and keep us from the truth
consume, consume, consume

lies, lies, don't believe them
don't believe them

and westward the head
ravaging the villages
they burn all the day
their world is for the priviledged
and you're not one of them
you're just a number

so they came up with races
borders and fences
and job occupations
and classifications
their aim's to conquere
divide, divide, divide

lies, lies, don't believe them
don't believe them

we're just one race
one color on number
we're just on man
one father one mother
we must unite
before they take our lives

Discography

Ballad of the Winds EP (2007), An Evening With: The Haunted Windchimes (2007), Verse/Visa EP (2008), Haunted Windchimes / The Mexican [split cd] (2008), Honey Moonshine (2010)

Set List

Typical Set (45min - 1hr30min)
Eclectic Mix of Gospel, Country, Folk, Americana and Blues. All original music with occasional traditional folk covers.

01. little bones
02. find the door
03. honey moonshine
04. leaving here
05. waitin' for a train
06. fleeting transient feelings
07. guitar woman
08. don't take my baby away
09. summer solstice
10. sea bride
11. river song
12. american dream

Occasional Covers

goodnight irene
(leadbelly)

folsom prison blues
(johnny cash)

i'm so lonesome i could cry
(hank williams)

go tell aunt rhodie
(traditional)

sowin' on a mountain
(traditional)

down in the valley
(traditional)

pick-a-bale of cotton
(leadbelly)

take this hammer
(leadbelly)