A few highlights from Danville's own Alma Desnuda (Spanish for naked souls):
- Diablo Magazine picked Alma Desnuda for its play list for February 2012;
- The band was chosen to play the Lennon Bus and Wanna Play? showcase at the 2012 NAMM show last January; and
- KFOG 104.5/97.7 lists Alma Desnuda as a featured local artist.
Most recently, Alma Desnuda played the last week.
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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