Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Local ska-sters seek to add a little sax.(Nightlife)

Byline: BACKSTAGE PASS By Kenn Rodriguez FOR THE JOURNAL

If you casually checked the "Musicians Wanted" section of the Weekly Alibi's classifieds last week, you might have been as surprised as I was to find to find an ad from local ska-funksters Red Earth.

The ad was for a saxophone player odd, because the band's horn section didn't include a saxophone player before now.

But according to drummer Jeff Duneman, the band placed the ad in order to find someone who could help the group beef up its sound, which is undergoing an upgrade now that the band is back from a short late-summer jaunt to play in the Midwest.

"We're really making a conscious effort to tweak the horns this fall and take (our sound) up a notch," Duneman said in a recent phone interview. …

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