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January 15, 2013

The Haunted Windchimes to bring traditional folk and American roots sound to Cowley


Hailing from Colorado, the band “The Haunted Windchimes” has perfected old-time sound and harmonies. The group will bring their distinct sound to Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre for a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

The Haunted Windchimes’ sound draws from traditional folk and American roots music. Their songs are not quite bluegrass or blues or country. Still, there are elements of all those in songs that paint pictures of empty train stations and nights of passing a jug of moonshine around. 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).

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.

On the group’s 2006 debut EP “Verse/Visa”; The Haunted Windchimes presented what Denver Post journalist, Eryc Eyl, called “a beautiful chamber pop sound.” However, with 2010’s “Honey Moonshine,” the band “perfected an old-timey hoedown sound, executed with passion and precision.” Last May, the band released “Live at the Western Jubilee,” a celebration of its career so far. Recorded in December 2010 at the Western Jubilee Warehouse, a legendary Colorado Springs venue, the record’s 13 tracks capture the five musicians in peak form in front of an appreciative audience.

Tickets for the March 14 concert will go on sale Friday, February 15 and are $10 for adults and $5 for Cowley College students. The gold card will be accepted. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cowley Box Office at 620-441-5570.