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Choca Blues Release Beautifully Diverse Debut Blues Album 'The Wind'

Choca Blues has just dropped their debut album, ‘The Wind,’ and it's a total game-changer. This Guatemala-based band, founded in the picturesque San Marcos La Laguna, blends blues with a mix of global sounds, creating a unique and captivating listening experience.

Leading the charge is the charismatic Delta Dina, whose powerful vocals are the heart and soul of the album. Her blend of international blues vibes sets the tone perfectly, while Carlos Funk’s expert guitar work on the 'National Resonator Style O' adds an extra layer of depth and color. Delta Dina’s voice is nothing short of mesmerizing. Her range, control, and emotional depth turn every song into an unforgettable experience. Whether she’s belting out powerful anthems or crooning soft ballads, her vocals carry a raw, soulful energy that is both captivating and moving. Dina’s ability to convey emotion and connect with listeners is truly exceptional, making her performance one of the standout elements of ‘The Wind.’

The rhythm section, with Laura Charnaud on bass and Whitney Petty on drums and mandolin (a.k.a. 'The Law' and 'The Wind'), brings a solid yet dynamic backbone to the tracks. Their grooves seem to eminate from varying realms of musical genres. Dipping into traditional blues, rock atmospherse and pulling elements from pop and beyond, 'The Wind' is a listen that keeps you on your toes. It's fresh, fun, and the perfect soundtrack to get you in the mood for Summer. Oh, and let's not forget Zach Bluestown on harmonica, whose soulful riffs tie everything together beautifully.

‘The Wind’ breaks all the genre rules in the best way possible. From the lively opener and title track to the country-flavored ballad ‘Old Man,’ and the epic closing anthem ‘Kabuki Dance,’ Choca Blues keeps things fresh and exciting. Recorded at La Finca Studios in Panajachel, the album’s production is top-notch, capturing the band’s vibrant energy and intricate arrangements with crystal clarity. With members hailing from Guatemala, the U.S., and the Netherlands, Choca Blues brings a fresh, multinational twist to the blues genre. Their music is a testament to their dedication and passion. This debut album is just the beginning, and with a second album already on the horizon, Choca Blues is definitely a band to watch out for. Get ready for an amazing musical journey with ‘The Wind.’

Listen to The Wind on SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC



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