Anyone up for a little Sunday drive?
The Rising River String Band is excited to perform this coming Sunday, November 11, 3 – 5 pm, at the lovely, historic Hillsboro Community Center in Hillsboro, New Mexico.
For our first set, we’ll play our favorite tunes from “Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday Celebration” (celebrated all this year!) and “The Panic is On” (songs by little-known and unknown songwriters of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl) performances – all surprisingly fun music, proving the resiliency of people in hard times – still pertinent for many today.
This set will feature not only a variety of ballads, blues, political humor, spiritual faith, wonderful harmonies, guitar, and banjo, but interesting historical tidbits delivered by a man – Tom! – who travels the country interviewing musicians and other folks who lived through these times and sometimes made folk music history. (We hear lots of praise about Tom’s intros.)
Our second set will feature songs about New Mexico, the Gila River and Wilderness, the Black Range, T or C, Silver City, Billy the Kid, and a few other originals and folk favorites.
Admission is $5 suggested donation.
It’s a beautiful, hour-and-a-half drive over the Black Range, with two nice restaurants in town which will be open until 3 – before the show. (After the show, T or C is east about a half-hour.)
(If you can’t make this performance, we’ll be performing similar material in a shorter concert Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3 – 4 in Cochise County, Arizona, at the Sunsites Community Center in Sunsites, Arizona, about 20 minutes south of I-10 on the way to Tucson, less than an hour from Bisbee. There will be a $5 admission.)
As performances quiet down for the winter, Jean and I want to wish you all the greatest blessings of this season: appreciation for all the simple things in life, like warmth, good food, good friends, family, restful evenings, music, and belief in all the good things that might yet be.