We have lots of exiciting things in the works, so it’s time for an update from Mente Clara land!
First off, we have quite a few cool shows coming up. In addition to our long scheduled trio hit at Satellite Bistro on Saturday, October 26, we’ll share a bill with Nori (http://noriband.com/) at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Wednesday, October 30. Nori is a world/jazz/folk fusion project led by drummer Andy Beaudoin, featuring Akina Adderley, Bob Hoffnar, Erik Telford, and Aaron Allen. They’ll hit at 9 and we’ll follow around 10.
The following Wednesday, November 6, we will take part in WOBEON’s (http://www.wobeon.com/) monthly world music night at the awesome One2One Bar. Forró group Gente Boa will open the night, followed by our good friends Maracatu Austin. We’ll play around 9, closing out the world music portion of the night, but the always awesome organ trio, Black Red Black, will play their weekly set at 10:30 PM.
Finally, we will converge on Church House Studios in early January to make our first studio recording. The plan is for it to consist mostly of original compositions, along with a couple of our favorite Hermeto tunes. If all goes to plan, we’ll have a record to release sometime in Spring 2014.