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January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - August 6, 2023 @ 12:00 am
While “that thing’s bigger’n she is,” Anne Luna makes playing the bass look easy. Harmonizing in her mother’s lap before attending school, playing bar gigs before she was of legal drinking age, touring before she could rent a car, Anne had gigs nearly immediately upon picking up the double bass. She has watched bar fights while laying down the beat, bowed heart wrenching lines next to grand pianos, and sang with manatees swimming behind her—because music is something she can’t NOT do. Anne’s bass playing has been described as graceful and elegant, yet precise and hard driving. As a songwriter and vocalist, her clear, unique voice both stands on its own and rounds out the Hard Road Trio’s vocal work. Her songs have been nominated for two New Mexico Music Awards. As an accomplished, enthusiastic instructor, Anne’s energy and her easy-going manner create a welcoming learning environment for all of her students. Selected discography: Bass, Murder of Crows, Steve Smith and Tim May, (2016) Lead vocals, “Just in Case” on Tribute to the Songs of Joe Baxter, various (2016) Bass, cello, lead and harmony vocals, composition, Smoke and Redemption, The Hard Road Trio (2015) Bass, harmony vocals, Rare Bird, Chris Sanders (2014) Bass, On the Trail, Kitty Starr and the Whereabouts (2014) Bass, lead and harmony vocals, composition, Monticello, The Hard Road Trio (2012) Bass, Old Piano, Joe Baxter (2009) Bass, A Tribute to the Music of Hank Williams, Kenny Maines (2006) Bass, “Low and Lonely” on Being Brave, Amanda Shires (2005) Bass, “Apple Blossom” on the Stelling Banjo Anthology with Alan Munde (2005) Bass, Live Lubbock Nights, Dr. Skoob and the Acoustic Groove (2005).