Cordovas are Joe Firstman, Lucca Soria, Toby Weaver, and Graham Helm. Out of Madison, TN, Cordovas’ sound is based in harmony, song, and musicianship. Firstman released two albums on Atlantic Records in the early 2000s, including the acclaimed “War of Women.” “Baby Genius,” 24-year-old songsmith, Des Moines’ Lucca Soria, sings and plays guitar. Redondo Beach, California’s Graham Helm is on drums. The 25-year-old Berklee College of Music dropout also sings and pens tunes for the group. Toby Weaver, also an original Cordova and American Folk music aficionado, plays guitar and sings. The band spent the past three winters on the Baja in in Mexico writing and demoing songs after producing their own festival, Tropic of Cancer in Todos Santos. Their forthcoming album was produced by two-time Grammy nominee Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.
“The harmony-heavy, guitar-fueled house band at a Big Pink keg party in 1968” Rolling Stone
“Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high…” Rolling Stone