Date(s) - 11/21/2017 - 12/31/2017
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Solsticio en Santa Fe is a Winter Solstice/Christmas instrumental featuring:
- Benito Cortez — violin
- Jordan Boone — upright / fretless bass
- John Hasty — percussion, cajon
- Christopher Scott Cooper — guitar, recordist, audio mixer
With a desire to tell compelling stories, and experiment with inventive songwriting, New Sun formed as a reaction to the popular media-schlock music of the 80’s and 90’s. While running away from static commercial song structures, eighteen years of being in the test tube has bred a “less is more” attitude, tempered with the use of complex forms and rhythms. The foundation of the New Sun sound is designed to groove and appeal to a wider audience while making it fun and challenging for the artists.
New Sun was founded in 1993 by D.L. Erickson (guitars) and Christopher Scott Cooper (guitars, vocals, keys) in the San Francisco Bay Area upon discovering common interest in the classic Progressive Rock bands of the 70’s. Soon after, the rhythm section duo of Alex Kley (bass) and Scott Landucci (drums) would answer an ad in a local music rag to complete the line-up. In 1993, upon the departure of Landucci, Kley would bring in Chris Trujillo (drums, vocals), completing the line-up for the first two releases “Fractured” (1995) and “Affects” (1998). After performing in support of both releases, Erickson departed the band in 1999, and followed his interests in ambient music and Guitar Craft (Robert Fripp).