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BabY dragon

 

Bevin Luna

ROCK-N-ROLL, BLUES, COUNTRY, Kinda-Punk ANd SOUL.

 

 

Based out of Fort Collins, CO with roots in Memphis, TN and Dominican Republic. Northern Colorado singer-songwriter Bevin Luna’s guitar- and gut-driven songs package sly intelligence inside a rough-and-rugged sound. Fronting a formidable four-piece band that combines heavy riffs, punk rhythms, blues accents, and grunge-inspired arrangements with hints of country and folk, she concocts a versatile style she calls “rock and roots.” Her tough yet soul-searching sensibility “straddles the line between insightful songwriting and full-blown rock and roll in the grand tradition of The Pretenders” (Salt Magazine), while her deep, honey voice evokes the heady tones of Grace Slick and articulations of Patti Smith.

Born in Memphis into a musical family with Caribbean and Southern roots, Bevin and her brother/collaborator, Gabe Luna, grew up steeped in the influences that compose her distinctive sound. Since joining the Fort Collins music scene over a decade ago, she has performed widely across Northern Colorado, Denver, and Wyoming, including Denver’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS), Colorado Public Radio’s Open Air, KRFC Live, The Fort Collins Music Experiment (FoCoMX), WhatFest, The Walnut Room, and other esteemed venues.

Her April 2018 release, Baby Dragon, is a collaboration with Gabe Luna (lead guitar, drums, vox), Mitch Clark (bass, vox), and Steve Hartman (drums, vox), with contributions from prominent Colorado musicians Staci Foster (Whippoorwill), Alysia Kraft (Whippoorwill, The Patti Fiasco), Jen Korte (Jen Korte & The Loss, Ladygang, Dirty Femmes), and Jared Meyer (A.M. Pleasure Assassins, The Sickly Hecks). This release follows her lauded freshman album, Attack of the Killer Redheads.

Band Bio written by Johannah Knudson

 

Rhythm Guitar, Vox / Bevin Luna
Lead Guitar, Drums, Vox / Gabe Luna
Bass, Vox / Mitch Clark
Drums, Vox / Steve Hartman

 

 

Cover photo by Kelley Robinson & individual band photos by Jared Meyer

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Baby Dragon

by Bevin Luna

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Bevin Luna’s new album, Baby Dragon, was released April 7, 2018. This is the sophomore album for Luna who is based out of Fort Collins with roots in Memphis, TN and the Dominican Republic. Luna comes from a family full of musicians and her sound is described as rock and roll soaked in grungy-blues.

Album Credits:

Bevin Luna - Rhythm Guitar, Vox

Gabe Luna - Drums, Lead Guitar, Bass (on tracks 3, 8)

Mitch Clark - Bass

Steve Hartman - Drums

Backing Vox - Staci Foster, Alysia Kraft, Jen Korte, Gabe Luna, & Jared Meyer

Album Artwork by Lindee Zimmer. Additional Album Artwork, Layout & Design by Justin Maul. All Tracks Recorded, Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Jared Meyer at Bridgeway Recording in Fort Collins, CO. Mastered by Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins, CO. Moon Flower font courtesy of Denise Bentulan. Official Release Date April 7, 2018.

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Attack of the Killer Redheads

by Bevin Luna

Bevin Luna’s album, “Attack of the Killer Redheads” is as rugged, raw, and rare as Bevin Luna herself. The hybrid child of a strong redheaded West Tennessean and a dashing Dominican guitar player, Luna blends musical styles, rocking what has been described as “bluesy power-punk guitar” with poignant vocals that drip with Memphis heat.

The album features seven tracks and fuses her unique sound with the talents of her impressive musician brother, Gabe Luna (Insmuth). Sibling telepathy pans out perfectly for the Lunas, whose styles could not be more complementary had they been born twins. Gabe’s impeccable timing and distinctive blues-rock style on bass and drums keeps it low and real while appealing to rhythmic junkies of all genres. The album also features Ansel Foxley (Patti Fiasco) and his electric-Dobro performance on Seven Yeah that has been proven to cause unstoppable guitar-face and raunchy, full-body air-solos among listeners. Other tracks not-to-be-missed include River, Luna’s newest song, which is performed exclusively by Luna herself with just as much rock and ruckus as a 5-person ensemble, and Tempers & Liquor, the closing track and only acoustic song on the album. It’s just a taste of her next album, which we can only assume will be anything but twinkly.

Album Credits:

released February 16, 2015

All songs written by Bevin Luna

Bevin Luna - Guitar, Vox, Percussion, Bass

Gabe Luna - Drums, Bass

“Attack of the Killer Redheads” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Darren Radach of Stout Studios in Fort Collins, CO. Smoking hot original artwork for the album was produced by Lynette May and layout arranged by Rachel Ridenour.

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News & Updates

Salt Magazine Album Review "Baby Dragon"

Bevin Luna’s new album delicately straddles the line between insightful songwriting and full-blown rock & roll in the grand tradition of the Pretenders.  Bevin’s lyrics are layered, able to stand alone or intricately weave together to deliver a balanced, substantial message, The sole instrumental track, “Time Slipping,” takes the listener for a sharp left that could be developed and elaborated on more, but clocks in under 2:30.  “Volatile or Stable” is the highlight of the album filled with gems, a perfect combination of space and substance. Read More...

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Scene Magazine Album Review "Attack of the Killer Redheads"

Simply put, Attack of the Killer Redheads is smooth, solid and straightforward. Bevin Luna, Memphis native, has been involved here in the local music scene for the past decade, making a home for herself throughout venues in Fort Collins and along the Front Range. Luna’s debut album won’t surprise those who are accustomed to her versatility and talented musicianship, as she comfortably transitions between the folky blues, country soul and guitar-driven rock and roll influences one might expect from a Memphis upbringing. From the punk-ish opening track “Our News” to the closing acoustic “Tempers & Liquor” with a dobro infusion throughout “Seven Yeah” (thanks Ansel Foxley), the album is worth its listen. Read More...