New Design Here

Hope you enjoy the new design!  Jean’s been slaving over the keyboard today, and I’ve been making sure she’s fed.

Along the way, we’ve discovered a few favorite items we just had to re-share, this being the waxing gibbous moon and all….

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Hosting award-winning singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix and Grammy award-winning Lloyd Maines on “Silver City Acoustic” on our local community radio.

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Still Buzzin’….. From Santa Fe to Socorro to Dianes!

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One of my favorite live recordings of “Ode to Billy [the Kid]” in a crowded Diane’s Parlor:

“Ode to Billy [the Kid]” – Favorite Song

“Ode to Billy [the Kid]” by Greg Renfro, performed by Greg Renfro on guitar and lead vocals and Charlie Alfero on mandolin and harmonies.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAhttps://gregrenfromusic.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/05-ode-to-billy.mp3

“Lying Here With You” – New Music Video

This is a song Jean and I co-wrote in 2012 and recorded in this single-track single take on October 2, 2014.

Love the Farmers Market!

Jean singing at FMSaturday at the Farmer’s Market is always a great social occasion, so we’re happy to be invited to play there.

Thanks to our friends, Nancy and Becky, who each took some of these photos.

Jeff “Santa Rita Slim” Ray is on bass, Jean Ann sings, and I’m there on guitar.  We’re ¾ of the Southern Rocky Mountain Band.

We played some of our personal obscure favorites by Guy Clark, Jackson Browne, Neil Young and others, along with my originals, focusing on summer and garden themes.

We three will play next at the Courtyard Cafe of the Gila Regional Medical Center, Friday 11:30 – 1 (starting a little earlier than usual).  If you haven’t been there, it’s a lovely setting with trees overhead, a labyrinth, a water fountain, a small grassy lawn, flowers, stone tables and benches, and a grill chef cooking up 2 or more entrees right outside the cafeteria where they sell healthy lunches and feature a salad bar.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Silver City Acoustic: Dustin Hamman returns, plus Jessie Lee Thetford

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Dustin Hamman returns tonight to his hometown Silver City and “Silver City Acoustic” at the end of his soundtrack-promoting tour, just as he visited the show to kick off the national tour last February.

Besides sharing some of his extraordinary music, he’ll share stories about how he and his music were selected, his process of creating the movie soundtrack, his experiences as an actor in the film, about the tour, and the two, live soundtrack performances and Beneath the Harvest Sky movie screenings that will take place this Friday and Saturday at the Pinos Altos Opera House.

7008770_origIn the second hour, our guest will be another local musician Jessie Lee Thetford, a singer/songwriter, artist, and musician whose debut album AWAKE presents an artist’s coming of age and awareness.

Her debut album-release party will be this Friday at the Little Toad Creek Inn Brewery & Distillery in Silver City.

Thanks, everyone in the Gila-Mimbres area as well as those around the nation, for listening and communicating your comments on this show!  We really appreciate the great feedback.

So tune in and tune up!

6:15-ish (whenever the Community Calendar and Workers Independent News are over)
til 8 pm – MT.

on KURU 89.1 FM Silver City

or stream it live on GMCR.org!

(Send comments and ideas to sca@gmcr.org.)

Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, and Scott VanLinge on “Silver City Acoustic” tonight!

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Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with the poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark. A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), she dodges musical pigeonholes alongside Lloyd Maines (guitar, dobro, pedal steel), by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own.

Lloyd Maines has been playing around Texas since the 1970’s and is a remarkable talent on the guitar, pedal steel, dobro, mandolin and banjo.  With all of the opportunities open to him, he chooses to spend a great deal of his time touring with the ultra-talented singer-songwriter, Terri Hendrix.

Terri also started a non-profit organization, Own Your Own Universe (OYOU), teaching children to garden and more!  Check it out at

Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines will be our guests tonight during the first hour (6:15-ish til 7) of “Silver City Acoustic” with host Greg Renfro.

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Our second guest of the evening, will be Scott VanLinge, local and internationally-recognized luthier and elder bluesman, who performs on guitar, slide, and harmonica, for dancing crowds regularly in Silver City.

We’ll talk with Scott about his early musical years (Utah Phillips, Kate Wolf – see photo below), his influences (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Brownie and Sonny, Doc Watson, Willie Chambers), and more!

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Loretta Chacon on “Silver City Acoustic” Thursday

8095046Winner of multiple folk music awards, “Mobetta Loretta” Chacon is great-niece of Juan Chacon, the leader of the famous mine strike who later played himself in “Salt of the Earth,” the only blacklisted movie in America.

This Thursday, Loretta’s coming out from southern California with her entire band to take part in this weekend’s 60th Anniversary Celebration of the movie that put our area firmly in proud union history, and she’ll be our guest in the second hour of Silver City Acoustic, 7-8 pm.

Loretta and her band will play live in the studio and talk about her album, Salt of the Earth, whose songs pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed to bring equality of pay and living conditions to Mexican workers.

The first hour is still unscheduled, so if anyone has a suggestion to complement the theme this week, “Salt of the Earth” or union-organizing “Then and Now,” please let me know!

Tune in and tune up!  to KURU 89.1 FM, 6:15 or so (after the community calendar and Workers Independent News) til 8 pm.

Also streamable on GMCR.org.

Gurnie Dobbs Entertains on “Silver City Acoustic”

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Gurnie Dobbs lives in Gila, New Mexico, and has been singing and writing music since his years in Paris, and maybe before.

His humor is frequent, surprising in its wit, and matched by transformational sensibilities that pop up when you least expect it.  Obviously, we had a great time with him and his wife, Susan VanAuken, and sister-in-law, Gretchen, also of Gila, who both joined us in the studio.

In the first hour, I filled in for a guest who’d had to cancel.  I really tried to find someone to replace him, but alas, no one wanted to go on the air with such short notice.  So I did, and Jean filled in as interviewer, and we actually had a good time.

Thanks to all you listeners.  And for those of you who haven’t yet tuned in, in the last couple weeks, we’ve given away a very nice CD and tickets to a show, so don’t miss out!  Become a member of Gila-Mimbres Community Radio and listen to “Silver City Acoustic.”

Tune in and tune up to KURU 89.1 FM,  Thursdays 6:15 or so – 8 pm MDT

or listen at GMCR.org!

Silver City Acoustic / Dustin Hamman

dustin hammanDustin Hamman, recently here from Portland, may be a little-known musician in town, but not for long, as he’ll soon kick off a national tour for the months of March and April.  The tour will promote the music he wrote for a film, “Beneath the Harvest Sky,” as well as two other albums of original music.  The tour (as Run On Sentence with Dan Galucki) begins here in Silver City at the Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery downtown, Saturday, March 1.  He’s our guest in the second hour.

Music columnist Claire Blaustein of NPR wrote of Dustin, “Hamman’s visions of folk music are realized with rich imagery and entrancing instrumentation, as he crafts vivid story lines and long strings of compelling narration.”

In the first hour, we visit with Douglas Francisco, who’ll open for Dustin here in Silver City and continue on with  the tour.  Douglas Francisco plays “haunting lap steel guitar, drawing from blues, country, jazz and gypsy music.”

So tune in and tune up!  KURU 89.1 FM, Thursday 6-8 pm (or a little later, after the two short shows)

Or stream it live on gmcr.org.

PS after the show:  Here are some photos from the show, first of Douglas, then of Dustin and Dan, a show which garnered a lot of positive praise.  Douglas Francisco Dustin Hamman & Dan Galucki

Silver City Acoustic with Phil and Mary Brown and the Latchkey Kids!

1798535_10152637078790031_1723685138_nThis week’s guests will be, in the first hour, Phil and Mary Brown, formerly of “The Oversouls,” and in the second hour the “Latchkey Kids.”

Long-time musical heroes in Silver City, Phil and Mary Brown anchored the popular Oversouls until recently, when Phil and Mary decided to pursue a new musical sound.  They’ll play some new and original acoustic music for us, talk about the process of songwriting, their Oversouls CD, and “The April-May Project”!

We’re looking forward to hearing all about the new music flowing through!

The Latchkey Kids have been playing around town for a few years now, the band consisting of James “Skippy” Sanders, Daniel Eady, Sam Yarborough, and  Alex Hallwyler.

They have an (unusual for them) all-acoustic set planned to share with us, along with stories about how they came together and where they’re going next.

So tune in and tune up!

KURU 89.1 FM, 6-8 pm MST (or a quarter after 6 or so)

or stream it live at GMCR.org.
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