Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

McFadden the most famous of them all.(Venue)

Byline: Kevin Hopper FOR THE Journal


Who is the most famous of all musicians from Albuquerque? Most would say indie passives The Shins (who are currently working on a new Sub Pop record due in October) or The Eyeliners (likewise working on a new record and currently negotiating a major label deal).

Others may nod to Nels Andrews, winner of last year's Kerrville New Folk Award or punk stalwarts Scared of Chaka. Still others would point to the Handsome Family, who live here but really came up in Chicago.

Not that all this really makes a difference, but another pretty famous guitarist named Eric McFadden should also be in the running. …

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