Y La Bamba singer Luz Elena Mendoza crafted many of these tracks during a cold winter when she began writing songs with her drum teacher Paul Cameron—who, as it turned out, was an exceptional guitarist and has since joined the band on guitar and vocals. They wrote a hefty batch of songs (many in Spanish) almost immediately, in a style Mendoza dubbed "Tragos Amargos"; Mendoza and Cameron even played a few gigs under that name.
The songs on Court the Storm have been incubating for a long time, so it's exciting that we'll finally get to hear them in February. Y La Bamba play Holocene on Thursday, December 15. Meanwhile, Mendoza has a couple solo gigs slotted: Saturday, December 10 at the Waypost and Wednesday, December 14 at Kelly's Olympian.
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