Hello My Friends,
Two weeks ago, I had the honor of hosting phenomenal performer Terri Hendrix and Grammy-Award winner Lloyd Maines on the radio show
Having admired Lloyd for years, it was quite the experience to just sit at his elbow, and more so to visit on-air.
And listeners have been exclaiming regularly what “great sound” the station has! Yes, Kyle has done a wonderful engineering job.
So I was still buzzing when we left the radio show in the capable hands of Azaima Anderson last week, as Jean and I headed off to Santa Fe to attend the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) conference to learn and share ideas and songs with other folk musicians. We enjoyed the talents of Carl Struck, Mollie O’Brien, David Berkely, Country Blues Revue, Cactus Tractor, and many more great-hearted folks who love music.
Many musicians were impressed to learn about our new local community radio station, KURU, 89.1 FM, and our “Silver City Acoustic” radio show that I host with Jean, and expressed new interest in putting Silver City onto their tours! (One more benefit of community radio! Touring artists are more attracted to our town!) Of course, we also told them about the new music-and-great-food brewery/venue in town, and took home many CD’s from artists to pass around to the appropriate venues.
The Old Town Bistro (historical Baca House) off the old town plaza in beautiful downtown Socorro.
Saturday night, we were booked into Socorro’s Old Town Bistro, and had the pleasure of bass player Jeff Ray meeting us there (from Bayard) and two excellent musician-friends from Socorro, Bill Giebitz and Jeannie Dixon, join us on guitar and fiddle at the end of the evening. Thank you all for tripling the fun! We played til after 11!
Performing at the Bistro
We had a great night, especially enjoying the fact that many of our Socorro musician friends were there – despite having been up late the night before to celebrate this ending of an era – the Bistro is closing! We played the last Saturday.
The plaza in downtown Socorro
The next morning, we walked around the beautiful, grassy, tree-lined downtown plaza with its park benches, historic adobe architecture, a great little coffee shop (with lovely pastries), all surrounded by mountains and desert – a small town almost as lovely as this one!
But the fun’s not over!
Finally, I’m happy to be playing again with my good friend, Charlie Alfero – this Saturday night, April 5, at Diane’s Parlor – with Kevin Compton sitting in with us, and possibly a guest drummer. 6-9 pm. Fine food and drink, and fine folks. Music is free.
I’m always honored and delighted when friends and acquaintances come out to attend a performance – so thank you for putting this date on your calendar.
I also appreciate comments and likes on my website! Thanks!
Peace and Love,