Mineral Hill Band at Third Eye Studio with Dave McRae
Mineral Hill Band at Third Eye Studio with Dave McRae

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Mineral Hill was formed in 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We bring salty Americana, funk, honky-tonk, bossa nova, psychedelia, polka, New Mexico gothic, and disco…. Enthusiastic fans have described us as “surprisingly tolerable,” “dork core” and “the house band at the human-dog park.”

We’ve done over 100 performances since June 2022 including ABQ Museum’s Third Thursday in the amphitheater, Sunport Serenades, Old Town Holiday Stroll at the ABQ Museum, Bike in Coffee, and Los Ranchos Lavender Festival. ABQ breweries Tractor Nob Hill and Wells Park, Canteen, Rio Bravo, Boxing Bear, Bose Brothers and Thirsty Eye.

Other area shows…

SF Brewery Rufina Taproom in Santa Fe, MineShaft Tavern Cantina in Madrid, TorC Brewing in Truth or Consequences, the Giant Skillet in Las Vegas, Little Toad Creek in Silver City and Las Cruces, So Many Roads in Denver, 11th St Station in Durango, Fenceline Cider in Mancos, Durango Hot Springs, and the Hitching Post in Bisbee, AZ.

We’ve also done live shows/interviews on KMRD-LP and KUNM’s Ear to the Ground.

Lauren Addario on drums and vocals, Jonathan Mack on guitar, banjo, and vocals, John Funkhouser on keyboard, vocals, and melodica. Oh, and we all play the kazoo!

Albuquerque DJ Matthew Finch said: “For those who feel a certain amount of starvation and need more in the way of extinction, oligarchs, cheese, sasquatch, singing whales, fish and spam, we may have the band for you.”

Here’s what people are saying about our music!

“On a CD full of lyric and musical ear worms, “My Father’s Son” has lately been in steady rotation in my head. A haunting song for all us sons of fathers. Is there a relationship more complicated, and often fraught, than father/son? All those expectations on both sides . . .

And big ups to the Minerals for leading the fight against despair. Heartening in these times. Catchy, too. ” — Steve Thomas, Boston, MA

“I’m reminded of They Might Be Giants!“– Gnarles D., Clayton, NC

“That’s absolutely Mineral Hill style…fantastically bright and dark. Painfully relieving.” — Jesse T, Westcliffe, CO

“That line between amusing and edgy“
“Sea Shanties from a place that hasn’t seen the sea in 2 million years”.– Drinker at Borrachos Craft Booze and Brews.

“Nerd Music! “–Gnarles D., Clayton, NC

“You guys are a great band, don’t stop playing cause the world needs more of what you got!!” Ken Riley, Rio Grande Studios, Albuquerque, NM.

“I was one of the vendors at the Los Ranchos Art Market last Saturday and you guys absolutely floored me! What range! What talent! What lyrics! I’m following you now and I will be sure to pop up at some of your future gigs.”–Bridget Schweri, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM


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