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Tierra del Fuego: Bio

In its prolific body of recorded work, Tierra del Fuego takes disparate pages from the American songbook and mixes them up in the band’s own unique style. Drawing on influences from Bob Wills to Bob Dylan, Tierra del Fuego songs typically feature big steel guitar, three-part harmonies, lyrics expressing amused awe at the ironies of the human condition, and melodies that invite you to sing along. Much as The Pogues reflected traditional Irish music through the edgy prism of the early punk scene, Tierra del Fuego plays its Americana with a sensibility influenced by the likes of Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, and the Minutemen. When Tierra del Fuego is not recording, you will find these veterans of the Phoenix independent music scene crafting new tunes in the shed or playing their sun-baked mesquite rock in the local haunts.



Matt Wiser – Pedal Steel

Brock Ruggles – Voice, Bass

James Pyper – Guitars, Voice

Ron Marschall – Drums, Voice


-with- Jeff Livingston, band member emeritus – Guitars, Keys, Voice