Second Wind Band is from El Paso Texas, and has been together since January of 2016. The band is a variety band that focuses on a wide range of music including R&B, Classic Rock, Country, as well as some cumbias and corridas. All the members of the band have been in the music business for over 30 years. Art Sanchez is the lead vocalist and he has performed with a number of local groups in and around the El Paso area. Mando Rueda is the bass player and is also the sound engineer. When Mando isn’t playing with the band, he is running sound for other groups. David Ramirez is the keyboardist with many years of experience, Ismael Piedra is the drummer and Sal is the lead guitarist for the group. The band plays on a regular basis at local clubs as well as private functions. The song list is long and diverse. We play songs from Tom Petty, Journey, Santana, Mana, Blake Shelton, Brooks and Dunn, Ohio Players, Boz Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, just to name a few. Second Wind had a very successful first year, and was fortunate enough to stay busy playing at least three weekends out every month. The crowd’s responses have been great, and the band continues to grow support. As the fan base grows, so does our repertoire of music we perform. The band is consistently rehearsing and learning new music to add more variety to our shows. 2017 is off to a good start for the band, as we have already started playing local venues in and around the El Paso area.
- Jennifer Lawrence Bennett
- Jack Alexander