David Berzonsky and Estela Knott

Lua~ Music of Mexilachia ~

"Mexilachian music ~ Original and traditional music from Mexico, Appilachia and the Atlantic Basin".

Lua is a cultural pollinator, bridging together musical styles from different continents and different centuries. They write about contemporary themes, about families, and people and work and loss,  but draw on the musical traditions of their own families' past.  The music is inspired by Mexican son, Appalachian song forms, Jewish and Eastern European tonalities, baroque melodic ideas and Scotch-Irish narrative storytelling approaches.  They strive to create a repertoire that constitutes new traditional music that they will be able to pass down to their children to experience, transform and pass on.

"Mexilachian music is the sound track of my life" Says singer song-writer Estela Knott, who grew up in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Luray Virginia to a Mexican mother and a Virginian father.  Estela grew up singing and clogging the traditional music of the Shenandoah Valley as well as performing traditional songs and dances taught to her by her mother from her native Mexico.  "When I look back on my life, I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had so many wonderful teachers who mentored me and gave me such strong roots in two deeply rich folkloric traditions.  Their stories, songs and community spirit will always influence the songs I write, the music I play and the way we live our life as a family".  

Regular gigs ~ Every Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm at The Bebedero Resturant and Bar in Charlottesville Va.  and every first Friday's at the McGuffey Art Center from 6 to 7:30pm.  Friend us on facebook to get up dates.

We are available for bookings as a duo, trio, quartet and full band, just drop us an email for more information at ~ luminariacville@gmail.com