|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|2||Quit Your Unnatural Ways||7||Audio||2012||Weird Forest Records|
|3||Jus||6||Audio||2008||Balance Point Acoustics|
Ava Mendoza is a guitar player/composer in Oakland, CA. She has played in a wide variety of groups-- heavy rock/avant jazz/improvised music/contemporary classical. Her solo work draws a lot from early country and blues tunes, reworked (mangled?) in her own way. In any context she tends to tread a wobbly line between melodicism, atonality and sonic abstraction. Ava is an extremely curious person who loves a lot of very different sorts of music.