Reina del Cid & the Cidizens with Chris Mills& the Distant Stars
REINA DEL CID has been called "the girl next door" her whole life.
When she takes the stage, she typically sports a ponytail and Converse sneakers. But a few notes into her first song, and it is immediately clear why this band and its unassuming front woman are capturing audiences all over the nation. Reina's vocals are sweet as a summer's day, and with her band of virtuosos, she delivers a spirited folk rock set with the spot-on luster of a veteran artist.
The band's secret weapon is female flat picker Toni Lindgren. She combines Tony Rice inspired bluegrass licks with a Hendrix infused rock sensibility, blowing audiences away at festivals and music halls across the country.
It's been 17 years since CHRIS MILLS released his first EP, "Chris Mills Plays And Sings." That record's plainspoken title laid out the disarmingly simple tone for his career; the development of his craft since then has resulted in sharper songwriting, more musical ornamentation, and tours with the likes of Andrew Bird and Califone. Now, with ALEXANDRIA, Mills has increased his band's numbers (bass player Ryan Hembrey, pianist Christer Knutsen, and drummer Konrad Meissener) and geographic scopethe Brooklyn-based troubadour's sixth studio album was largely conceived in Scandinavia, and recorded at Chicago's Wall To Wall Studios. (Grammy-winning engineer Ryan Freeland mixed the album.) At once intensely personal and incredibly ambitious, ALEXANDRIA is a leap forward for Mills, yet it retains the wit and keen eye for human behavior that have defined his records up to this point.
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