Danville's Alma Desnuda Voted Best Local Band in Diablo Mag

In addition to getting voted best local band in Diablo Magazine, local band Alma Desnuda will also appear on a new KFOG release called "KFOG Local Scene."

It's almost monthly that we hear something new and exciting coming from the boys in Alma Desnuda, and July isn't any different.

The Danville band was voted in Diablo Magazine's "Best of the East Bay" issue as best local band.

Diablo Magazine:

“We pride ourselves on being modern-day troubadours,” says Paul Suhr. “We might play an elementary school in the morning and a concert hall the next night. Part of our mission is to bring music to people who might not seek it out in live music venues.”

Also from the band, KFOG will feature their track "By the Three" on the 2012 "KFOG Local Scene" CD next month. Proceeds from this compilation album go to "Music In Schools Today".

When the Local Scene is released next month, KFOG will host live broadcasts around the Bay Area featuring those artists selected for the compilation.

Alma Desnuda will be performing on Aug. 16 (time TBD) at Club Fox in Redwood City. The show is all ages.

Alma Desnuda also has a special (all ages) show this Saturday afternoon, July 21 in St. Helena as part of the Festival del Sole event. Ticket information is here.

From a story Danville Patch wrote in the :

Chris Bryden grew-up in Danville and attended and . He has lived all over the world and studied philosophy and psychology.

"The idea of naked soul is living your authentic self," said Bryden. "In our music, in our lives, in our everyday actions we try to live up to that ideal and the places where we fall short are the edges that we have that we need to grow."

Joe Glaser, a 1999 graduate of , met Bryden in 2002 and formed the band in 2008 with Bryden and their friend Paul Suhr.

"Throughout our childhood and as we grow into adults we learn how to adapt to society by wearing masks, being somebody that we're not," said Glaser. "Over time you may lose a sense of who you are really deeply. Alma Desnuda refers to who you are once you remove all the masks."



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