Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure.
The band stays on the road all over the world for over 250 days a year playing anywhere from large festivals to backyard parties to goat farms.
I am a songwriter, producer and visual artist from Pueblo, Colorado. I write songs, sing and play guitar in a few bands who tour regionally and nationally including; in/PLANES and The Haunted Windchimes. I was born in Colorado but grew up in a small town in Arizona called Ganado, located on the Navajo reservation. Since 2000 I have called Pueblo home and have been active in the Colorado music community, performing and producing a number of recordings for myself and others. As a visual artist (Trulu Design) I have created and collaborated on many projects for artists such as; The Hard Working Americans, Todd Snider, The Band of Heathens and more.
My latest solo effort ‘I’m Alive - 10 Years of Home Recordings - Vol. 1’ is a collections of songs I wrote and produced between 2006 and 2016. Self released on cassette (sold out) and digital (inaiahlujan.bandcamp.com) August 2016. Here is what Josh Johnson of The Denver Post had to say about it, “The songs have the feel of 1950s ballads in a world developed by David Lynch. They are raw, emotive gems deserving of their own space in Inaiah’s catalogue” - Read Article
Recent releases for my other projects include, ‘in/PLANES - Radio Wave (May 2018),’ and ‘The Haunted Windchimes - Sleepy Baby EP’ scheduled for release November, 24, 2018. I am currently working on a new solo EP as well as mixing songs for a new Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds record, both of which are scheduled for release sometime in 2019. -- “There is a tension to the music, but it’s a tension that feels like a release, a cathartic expression.” - Josh Johnson, The Denver Post “One of Colorado’s most prolific and talented musicians” - John Bueno, PULP