Blackfoot daisies are hearty wild flowers that grow on the prairies of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. You can find them growing naturally in the Texas Blackland prairie, which runs from the Red River to the Texas-Oklahoma border. The band, BLACKFOOT DAISY, is a humble trio (sometimes duo) that plays original, Americana style music. Based in the Atlanta metro area, the members are a little haunted by the prairie, the wind, the shifting of tall grasses, the sound of crickets, and a lonesome train whistle drifting through the night.
BLACKFOOT DAISY is a blend of three very talented musicians. Songwriter Don Sechelski is featured on guitar and vocals. Don has been writing and performing music in the Atlanta area for over 30 years. From Atlanta to New Orleans to Chicago and back to Atlanta, he is still chasing the buffalo.
Wendy DuMond also plays guitar, sings and writes songs. Wendy has the soul of a poet and the vision of an artist. From Montana, through Oklahoma, up to New York, and back to Atlanta, she follows the Bucking Horse Moon.
Adam Sechelski is found on guitar, mandolin, percussion, vocals. Adam is the backbeat, the glue that holds it together. Atlanta to Boston to Mississippi and back to Atlanta, Adam is a stage gypsy, an actor, and a dreamer.
VIENTOS DEL PUEBLO
Vientos del Pueblo is composed of musicians from different countries, cultural backgrounds, and musical styles. They all, however, love Andean music.
Mauricio Amaya left El Salvador in 1983 and now resides in Atlanta, GA. As a multi-instrumentalist, Mauricio is well versed in charango, guitar, zampoña, native American flutes, percussion, and vocals just to name a few. Mauricio's solo debut CD "Fields of War and Peace" was released in 2000. Mauricio has been playing with VdP since nearly its inception. When he is not busy joking about his vegetarian charango or working away at his day job as a chemist, you can catch him soloing at Salsa Havana in Atlanta on Friday evenings.
Siobhan Brennan began playing Latin rhythms in the '80s while living in Washinton,D.C. Siobhan is a self-taught guitarist whose exposure to the Andean style of music spans the U.S., Bolivia and Chile. Upon her return to the States and moving to Atlanta, she joined up with founding member Cristian Zamora to begin the first version of VdP. Siobhan currently lives in Atlanta.
Cristian Zamora, a native of viña del Mar, Chile, is one of the founding members of VdP. Since his arrival in the U.S., Cristian has evolved into an exceptional quena and zampoña performer. He is also well versed in the art of playing charango and guitar. When he is not playing, he enjoys designing and building his own furniture.
Heather Hart began playing violin at the age of five. As a classical musician, she has performed as an orchestral and chamber musician throughout the Southeast U.S. and Europe. Heather holds degrees in music performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Oberlin Conservatory and Florida State University. She enjoys listening to and playing different styles of music and was excited to join Vientos del Pueblo in 2008. She currently freelances and teaches in the Atlanta area.
Come and enjoy a great meal at Steve’s while being treated to two fine acoustic performances.