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Hailing from the vibrant city of Albuquerque, the Chachalacas emerge as a dynamic trio on the musical landscape. Their sound knows no bounds, blending an eclectic mix of genres into a captivating instrumental experience. From the sultry rhythms of Exotica to the fiery beats of Samba, they traverse musical territories with finesse and flair.

For the past two years, the Chachalacas have been enchanting audiences across Albuquerque and Santa Fe with their diverse repertoire. Now, they eagerly anticipate their debut performance in Truth or Consequences, set for May 3rd at 5:30 pm—an event sure to be filled with rhythm, melody, and soul.

Named after the lively birds that inhabit the Americas, the Chachalacas draw inspiration from the rich musical traditions of the regions they represent. Their music serves as a tribute to the vibrant cultures of the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America, weaving together a tapestry of sound that resonates with listeners far and wide.

Meet the members of the Chachalacas:

  • Arnaldo Acosta: Commanding the rhythm section with precision and passion on drums.
  • Jared Putnam: Holding down the low end with groove and style on bass.
  • John Eichleay: Weaving sonic landscapes with the emotive twang of the pedal steel guitar.

Together, they form a musical powerhouse, ready to transport audiences on a sonic journey across continents and cultures. So mark your calendars and prepare to be swept away by the enchanting sounds of the Chachalacas.

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