MAD JUANA

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Led by ex-Hanoi Rocks/current New York Dolls bassist Sami Yaffa and sultry chanteuse Karmen Guy, Mad Juana oozes an unclassifiable concoction of Swamp blues, Punk attitude mixed with New Orleans jazz, Flamenco and Balkan beats. Imagine Django Reinhardt and Patti Smith fronting the Velvet Underground in a Bourbon Street dive and the exotic soulfulness and inflamed passion rises like a possessed voodoo spirit.

Their sound is spicy jambalaya of gypsy-bohemian rock, mixing striking horns, psychedelic accordion, violin and captivating percussion into the savory gumbo. With exotic instrumentation and maddening skills, the players are outstanding. Each musician seems to have a unique approach that gives the music a deep, dark patina, while Ms. Guy’s seductive voice exudes enigmatic bayou-priestess wile.

Mad Juana displays nuanced complexity, down-home authenticity and hot blooded gusto. They have created a uniquely fascinating and celebratory global beat that needs to be heard! Wicked stuff. There’s a Bruja On the Corner…

Musicians: Sami Yaffa:Guitar | Karmen Guy:Vox & Melodica | Danny Ray:Saxophone |
Nico Camargo: Trumpet | Marni Rice:Accordion | Fernando Apodaca:Violin |
Steven Rodriguez: Bass | Paul Garisto:Drums & Percussion

“Led by ex-Hanoi Rocks/current New York Dolls bassist Sami Yaffa, and the sultry chanteuse Karmen Guy, Mad Juana oozes an unclassifiable concoction of gypsy-folk, jazz, flamenco, swamp blues and punk tempos. Image Django Reinhardt and Patti Smith fronting the Velvet Underground in a Bourbon Street dive and the exotic soulfulness and inflamed passion rises like a possessed voodoo spirit.” Harp Magazine

“In A Word: Electrifying – Entrancing and intoxicating, the unique blend of unconventional instruments with the staples of rock creates something altogether new and exciting. Not for the musically weak of heart, this ambitious, multi-colored effort takes the listener places that most albums only hope to. Radiant, elegant and intoxicating, each note is guaranteed to make every hair on the neck of the true music appreciator’s neck stand on end, with their heart begging for more.” The Aquarian