Todd Haaby and Sola Via

Todd Haaby and Sola Via

 Bend, Oregon, USA
BandLatinAcoustic

Over the past several years nuevo flamenco guitarist Todd Habby and his Latin group Sola Via have gone from playing cafes and upscale resturants, to headlining summer music festivals as well as some of the most prestigious resorts and wineries on the west coast. They continue to sellout their shows.

Biography

One of six siblings, Todd’s musical influences started at a young age. Raised in Northern California, Todd’s mother Pat encouraged all of her children to explore their musical abilities by teaching them the basics of music and music theory.

By age 15, Todd received his first guitar as a birthday gift, not knowing that it would prove to be a life changing event . Realizing his new found passion for this instrument, he dedicated the coming months to constant practice, only showing his face for the occasional PB&J sandwich. Within six months, Todd formed his first band becoming lead guitarist, fulfilling a personal goal. The next three years opened many doors to incredible opportunities which included live concerts, clubs, and radio performances. At age 18 Todd was asked to perform live with Grammy Award-Winning artist Phil Driscoll.

After many years of experimenting with a variety of musical genres, Todd, then 24, was introduced to the sounds of Spain. Attracted by the fiery passion of Latin music, this would mark a turning point in Todd’s musical direction. With a growing love of Spanish music and the fortunate opportunity to travel abroad, Todd developed a unique style all his own.

From riffs he learned as a kid listening to Edward Van Halen, to the explosive sounds of the Gypsy Kings, Todd has combined all of his musical experiences to write and define a flavor of music indicative of Nuevo Flamenco.

Discography

Sola Via Musicians:
Lead Guitar: Todd Haaby

Acoustic Guitar:Milo Estrada

Bass Guitar:Robert Haaby

Percussions:Michael Fields

Drum Kit: Mike Summers

All songs written, arranged, & produced by:
Todd Haaby

Produced & Engineered by:
Todd Haaby & Smash Productions

11 Tracks / 45:44

Click song below for sample

1. Street Fight
2. Chili Pepper
3. The Road to Happiness
4. Big Bossa
5. Spain Craze
6. Cafe Rio
7. Lady Paris
8. Until Sunrise
9. Rattlesnake
10. Tears in the Rain
11. The Valley