Based in Taos, New Mexico, The Second Wind Endeavor (TSWE) is a musical project powered by brains and hearts and bodies. Comprised of five friends passionate about music-making and performing, TSWE seeks to incorporate diverse musical influences and styles into its music, including rock & roll, old-time, soul, folk, funk, classical, and rhythm & blues. Featuring Michael Virga on guitar and lead vocals, Evan Sanchez on drums and cajon, Rose Dragoo on viola and vocals, Jesse Reist on cello and banjo, and Tristan Craig on bass, the band draws together a wide variety of musical backgrounds to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Taking notes on everyone from Chuck Berry to Alabama Shakes, Ray Charles to Norah Jones, Robert Johnson to Derek Trucks, Pete Seeger to Ani Difranco, Bill Monroe to Chris Thile, and James Brown to Snarky Puppy, TSWE holds ambitions to make its own mark, however lengthy or brief, on the larger musical landscape. We are endeavoring to make something new using old ingredients, and we call it Folkestra Soulfunk.
During the summer of 2018, The Second Wind Endeavor released their debut recording, The Casita Sessions, which begins to explore those ambitions on a four-song EP that's sure to tickle your sonic tastebuds. Listen to The Casita Sessions here on the TSWE website or on SoundCloud.
Now approaching the end of Summer 2019, TSWE looks forward to a slew of shows in and around Taos, NM, for the chance to share some new music that will be recorded over the course of the coming winter. So stay tuned and be well!