Alma Desnuda (Spanish for "Naked Soul") from the San Francisco Bay Area, is best known for their captivating harmonies, rhythmic grooves, and inspiring lyrics. Often described as California Acoustic Soul (a mix between Jack Johnson, Sublime and the Beatles), they were recently voted by the public as "Best Live Act 2011" (Slim's SF). Grammy-winning recording artist and producer David Pack attributes the band's success to their "natural-born stage charisma, whom like Dave Matthews Band, are an authentically gifted live act that have managed to capture lightening in a bottle."
Following their award-winning debut album Middleway, the internationally-touring band's sophomore release Riders has already won songwriting competitions like John Lennon Contest and has also generated spotlights from press and radio, including the title of "Top 5 to Watch in 2012" (Diablo Magazine).
Speaking on their collaborations with various non-profits, KFOG DJ Renee Richardson applauds the band's commitment to community outreach and says the band "appeals to the highest ideals of the zeitgeist of global culture." Whether it's uniting the world through singles like "Life We Got" or simply living each day with a naked soul, these four brothers are carving out a destiny that's sure to take them to the top.
Chelsea Coleman, singing-songwriting machine, was raised in a house that had a ‘piano room’ by parents who painted pictures and played folk songs. she was never not surrounded by good art, and she never had dreams that weren't extraordinary. She has many passions, some have come and gone- she farmed organic vegetables, she roasted coffee, she helped catch babies born in bedrooms, she sold fruit, she builds fine furniture, but the one that has been with her all her life is music. It is like an organ (no pun intended) inside her body, like her heart or lungs, that she’d probably die without and almost did (she might be exaggerating). She got her start in the church halls of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and through a long series of adventures ended up in the great city of Berkeley, California which she now calls home. Her heart, brain, and hands work hard, waking and sleeping, to bring you pleasing, intriguing, honest music.