ROCK-N-ROLL, Grungy-BLUES, and COUNTRY-SOUL
Based out of Fort Collins, CO with roots in Memphis, TN and Dominican Republic. Northern Colorado artist 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, Vox / Richard Christner
Bass, Vox / Mitch Clark
Drums, Vox / Steve Hartman, Morgan Coley
News & Updates
Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir Top 100 Albums for 2018 Listener Poll
Baby Dragon was voted as one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir listener poll alongside national acts such as Janelle Monae, David Byrne, Santigold, Anderson .Paak, Oh Sees, Lucero, Leon Bridges, and The Breeders. Read More…
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...
Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir 7 Acts to Watch at FoCoMX 2018
The 2018 event will feature more than 300 Colorado acts performing on nearly 40 stages across Fort Collins. We've highlighted some of those artists in our latest Colorado Music Sampler -- our quarterly offering of free downloads from some of the state's most exciting new releases. Read More...
Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) Peer Awards’ Best Album of 2018
Bevin Luna’s album, Baby Dragon, was voted Best Album of 2018 in the 10th Anniversary Fort Collins Music Association Peer Awards. The awards ceremony was held January 13, 2019 at Washington’s premier music venue downtown Fort Collins, CO. Other winners included, Wire Faces, In the Whale, 12 Cents for Marvin, Stella Luce, Whippoorwill, Patti Fiasco, Bonnie & The Clydes and more. Artists performing at the event included Plasma Canvas, Azanet Rodriguez, Robert Shredford, Kind Dub, and Needle & Thread Music. Read More…
Dearly Departed: Colorado Remembers 2018, on Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir
Colorado Public Radio’s DJ, Bruce Trujillo, and Sound Engineer, Dave Fender, curated a tribute to artists that passed away in 2018 and Bevin Luna and her band mates participated by honoring Jim Rodford of The Kinks. The song, “All Day and All of the Night” is available on all listening platforms, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora. The Dearly Departed Program aired on December 28, 2018 with Colorado artists including Tyto Alba, Oxeye Daisy, Dressy Bessy, The Trujillo Company, Nina & The Hold Tight, Chella Negro, Colfax Speed Queen, Andy Thomas and more. The program paid tribute to artists such as The Cranberries, The Cramps, Aretha Franklin, Mac Miller, Buzzcocks, The Temptations, and more.
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...