Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cera Impala is a guitar, ukulele, and banjo-wielding mama who oozes wild style. She creates songs that feel instantly familiar. With a voice uniquely timeless she delivers to her listeners a writing style equaled in its magic. Impala performs with her hand-picked band, The New Prohibition, featuring the talents of Joel "Jello" Sanderson on double bass and "Dr." Dirk Ronneburg on fiddle. A slice of hillbilly noir and a measure of gritty 20's and 30's jazz, they have one foot in the past and the other in the future of jazz, folk and americana. Dr. Dirk, her husband and long-time musical partner is a fiddle-blazer of the highest degree also performing with gypsy jazzers Viper Swing and in the folk supergroup, Southern Tenant Folk Union. The synergy between them is palpable;...."their music is in indeed otherworldly." On the back of her recent release, Tumbleweed, in 2018 Cera begins recording with her new duet project Delightful Squalor, delivering honeyed harmonies you can hope to taste, they craft a sound to help you forget a world gone mad . Cera has also performed and recorded with indie-rock band Dark Green Tree and with with the queens of harmony and sass, The Bevvy Sisters and the U.S. Stringband, The Blackberry Bushes.
Born in Flagstaff, AZ Cera has made many places her home since '94 when she left; from Portland, Oregon, to New York City, California, Olympia, Washington. Will Brexit cause the family to brexados from their beloved Edinburgh? They hope not.
Don’t be fooled; as whimsical as they may seem, there is a beautiful truth and intensity to Cera Impala and the New Prohibition, like a bar of deliciously dark chocolate - bittersweet, and very moreish. It would be an incredible feat not to fall in love with them.