A four-piece rock band based in New York consisting of; Tommy Krebs (drums), Hunter Sagehorn (guitar), August Sagehorn (bass), and Joe D. Michon-Huneau (vocals). Their sound has been described as 'If Jeff Buckley fronted Modest Mouse.'
Alta Mira started out in Clifton Park, NY in the summer of 2004 when a mutual friend introduced Michon-Huneau to Tommy Krebs and the brothers Sagehorn, who were rehearsing several upbeat ditties. After playing two of his solo songs Michon-Huneau was inducted into the band's lineup.
Initially they played coffee shops and parking lots, working their way up to local clubs and bars within a year. In 2006 they really began to develop their distinct style, opening for such national acts as The Felice Brothers, The Join, Lisa Germano, and Steel Train.
A mixture of indie, progressive and alternative rock, Alta Mira has been turning ears throughout the Northeast. After recording at Barefoot Studios in Massachusetts, they released 'The Fables and Fabrications EP,' in 2007 with the support of Indian Ledge Records,an Albany-based record label, who scooped up the talented quartet at its inception.
Press for Alta Mira has been encouraging. In 2007, Alta Mira earned Metroland's 'Best New Band' category and have garnered the praise of Albany's Times Union, Schenectady's Daily Gazette and Hudson Valley's Chronogram magazine, as well as various online reviews from InYourSpeakers.com and RadioExile.com.
Having returned to Barefoot Studios, Alta Mira recently finished recording their first full-length album. Mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Corin Nelson and mastered by the world renowned Bob Ludwig, their debut album is now widely available online for purchase.