Very few bands have emerged from Pueblo to become known in the rest of the state, let alone in the rest of the country. The Haunted Windchimes are a brilliant exception, a fantastic folk band that began in Pueblo roughly 8 years ago. Its founding members Inaiah and Desirae just recently got engaged, after what sounds like a textbook-perfect proposal on stage in front of the whole audience at their show in Wichita, Kansas, on June 6th. Hopefully this means that the core of this band will remain together and making music for a very long time.
I first came across the Haunted Windchimes on spotify, but I had heard of them from friends, and after having covered the Fort Collins scene for 2 years I have several mutual friends with the members of this band. I saw them for the first time live in August 2013 at the New West Fest in Fort Collins, where I took the photos I’ve included in this post. Sadly that festival left me no time to meet most of the artists. I did exchange a few quick hugs with some of my musician friends that weekend, and I managed to finally meet the fellows from You Me & Apollo and the last few Escape Goats I hadn’t met properly yet, but I didn’t get to even say “hi” to the Haunted Windchimes. Hopefully that will change now that I live in Pueblo. In the meantime, the Haunted Windchimes have 3 albums available, plus a recording of the show they did for the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
If you like the Lumineers, Paper Bird, Lady Antebellum, Alison Krauss, or Little Big Town, you might love this band.
Members: Inaiah Lujan (Vocals, Guitar) Desirae Garcia (Vocal, Ukulele) Chela Lujan (Vocals, Banjo) Mike Clark (Vocals, Harmonica, Mandolin, Guitar, Squeeze Box) Former members: Sean Fanning (bass)
Albums: Out With the Crow (2012), Live at the Western Jubilee (2011), Honey Moonshine (2010)
Links: Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/TheHauntedWindchimes ; Official website-http://www.hauntedwindchimes.com/ ; Spotify profile-http://open.spotify.com/artist/2f61F4arCAsrcU08xPxjV2