Y La Bamba – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – August 24th, 2017

Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba

Run On Sentence

Thu, August 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats

Y La Bamba
Y La Bamba
Singer and guitarist Luz Elena Mendoza is reviving Y La Bamba. "I wanted to spend time alone and get perspective," she says of the 2.5-year hiatus. "I grew up in that band. That was me entering this world being super innocent, but now I have greater self-awareness as a Mexican-American female." The Portland-based band — which has toured with Neko Case and The Lumineers — will continue to blend her Latin heritage with elements of American folk and rock, but its latest incarnation will reflect Luz's cathartic exploration of identity. "Now the band is a celebration of family and community. Not just the music community, but everyone."
Run On Sentence
Run On Sentence
Me: I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and was wowed at an early age by the songwriting of Simon Joyner. I started writing my own songs a few years later and finally, after several more years of trying to write and sound like a variety of people I thought were awesome, I realized that was not the point. That's when I started Run On Sentence in Portland Oregon. I try to stay open to a variety of musical styles. I have always been particularly fascinated by American Indian singing and tend to appreciate indigenous styles of folk music from around the world.

The Band: We started out with a rotating cast, which worked well for many years. However, we've recently settled a solid core group. Perry Pfister on Upright Bass, Dan Galucki on Drums, John Whaley on Trumpet and Justin Fowler on Electric Guitar. John Reski often plays an additional trumpet in the Portland area while Amanda Lawrence, Jason Leonard, and Julie Gliniany have all been known to sit in from time to time. I sometimes perform solo under the same name but these people add so much to the music that it hardly seems fair. We aim to play for the love of it and hope to connect with other people to make the world a friendlier and more open place to breathe. Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or concerns, or for any other honest reason you can think up.