Saturday, July 1st Andrea Harsell & Luna Roja will return to The Top Hat after their successful debut as an ensemble in April. Andrea, a local mainstay in the Missoula music scene, has been playing with the current lineup for a short amount of time, but the group jives as if it’s been years.
The quartet consists of drummer Antonio Alvarez, guitarist Nick Hamburg, and bassist Michael Rhead. Under the name Luna Roja, Harsell’s latest project mixes Americana, blues, r&b, and rock ‘n’ roll for a high energy live show.
About Andrea Harsell
From her home base in the beautiful mountains of Western Montana, Andrea Harsell has been bringing her vibrant performing style and exceptional songwriting to audiences around the country and locally for over 20 years. With a powerful, supple voice and a passel of outstanding original songs, Andrea is more than just a major talent—she’s a force of nature.
She moves freely between blues, bluegrass, folk, country, and rock ‘n roll. She’s a magnetic stage presence, with loads of sex appeal and passion that reveals a love of her music as well as a strong connection to her audience. Andrea’s singing is influenced by a wide variety of artists, from Allison Krauss to Blondie. But it’s undeniably the spirit of Janis Joplin that seems to drive this vibrant, exciting performer.
Andrea has evolved over the years to a wider range of experimental playing, currently working with the ensemble/project known as Luna Roja. More information on Andrea can be found here.
About Luna Roja
In need of musicians for a pick up gig, Harsell reached out to fellow musicians and found what she had been looking for all along.
Andrea Harsell & Luna Roja are a potent quartet with a natural chemistry that can be felt as they blend elements of Americana, Rock, and R&B into their own sound. Andrea’s magnetic stage presence is supported by stalwarts who know their craft with life size personalities of their own. Filled with songs about the human experience, social issues, love and love lost, the show is high energy and feels good. Come on and feel good!
With a soon to be released album and a great new band, Andrea is forging ahead with new sounds and new songs.