Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lone Piñon - My New Favorite Band

A couple of months ago, I received a phone call from a guitar player in Santa Fe who had seen my website and was interested in commissioning a custom strap for his classical guitar.
So, after our conversation, I decided to go hear his band. Wow!
The style of music that they play was not like anything I had ever heard before, 
but I loved it at once!

You can click on the video below and give them a listen, too.

 "The acoustic trio which includes Greg Glassman (guitar, vocals), Jordan Wax (fiddle) and Noah Martinez (guitarrón) have immersed themselves in musical roots of Mexico’s Huasteca and Tierra Caliente regions, as well as El Rio Grande del Norte (Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado). Drawn together from a variety of musical backgrounds but mutual a admiration for cultural music roots, Lone Piñon formed in 2012. The warm acoustic tones and vibrant energy of their performances burst with the natural communal joy steeped in the music’s tradition." 
~ from an article on Mecca Lecca.
Read the full article here:

The guitar strap which I made for Greg turned out beautifully and here he is using it.

He wrote a beautiful testimonial for my website: "The mark of the hand. We live in a time enamored with cheap quantity, forgetting the discernment and value of true quality. It’s an honor to be able to don and enjoy your handwoven guitar strap, from right here in the east mountains of New Mexico. Wearing it is like receiving a gentle hug while playing guitar. And the colors and pattern you chose present a beautiful and joyful utitlity. Thank you for the perfect classical guitar strap."  

A closeup of the strap shows the little bits of red, gold and rusts which really make the design pop.

On February 26th, 2016 they will  be releasing their first CD and throwing a party in Santa Fe at the Mission San Miguel. Click here for details:


  1. Thank you for introducing me to a new musical style! This is awesome!

    Oh, and so is the guitar strap you made. ;-)

  2. What a lovely post! I haven't listened to your new favorite band yet, but I will soon (Dad has the Hollywood Andrea Bocelli on right now). Oh--and the woven band is cool, too!