BRUJA ON THE CORNER (ACETATE)
Led by ex-HANOI ROCKS / current NEW YORK DOLLS bassist Sami Yaffa and sultry chanteuse Karmen Guy, Mad Juana oozes an unclassifiable concoction of Swamp blues, Punk attitude, New Orleans Jazz and Flamenco beats.
Imagine Django Reinhardt and Patti Smith fronting the Velvet Underground in a Bourbon Street dive and the exotic soulfulness and passion rises like a possessed voodoo spirit.
Their sound is spicy jamalaya of gypsy-bohemian rock, mixing striking horns, psychedelic accordion, violin and captivating percussion into the savory gumbo.
With exotic instrumentation and maddening skills, the players are outstanding. Each musician seems to have a unique approach that gives the music a deep, dark patina, while Ms.
Guy's seductive voice exudes enigmatic bayou-priestess while. Mad Juana displays nuanced complexity, down-home authenticity & hot blooded gusto.
They have created a uniquely fascinating and celebratory global beat that needs to be heard! Wicked stuff.
There's a "Bruja On The Corner". Sami Yaffa (acoustic guitar), Karmen Guy (vox, melodic and other percussion), Danny Ray (tenor saxophone), Marni Rice (accordion) and Stephen Rey (bass).