Los Marvelitos present cumbias de Montana– original and traditional songs from south of the northern border. This Latin-inspired ensemble from Helena draws from the far-reaching roots of its colorful characters. Decades of combined experience and diverse multi-instrument backgrounds result in an original style that combines borderland ballads and tropical cumbias with soulful surf and pirate jazz.
Los Marvelitos feature local favorites John Dendy on upright bass and Greg Hayes on electric guitar, with Justin Ringsak on mandolin and trumpet, and Garrett Smith on bajo quinto, baritone bugle, and lead vocals. Percussion and additional vocals provided by Claire Pichette and Erin Smith. With a hint of hypnosis, Los Marvelitos create the atmosphere of a clandestine party found far from the Big Sky, but still close to home.