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

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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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Ana Egge, SC String Beans on SC Acoustic

photoAna Egge performed her moving and powerful music and shared stories about her childhood, some in Silver City, her early professional days in Austin, connections with artists like Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Levon Helms, Iris Dement, and others, and talked about her current family and part-time cabin home here in Grant County.  She played an original inspired by her reading a biography of Silver City’s famous madame Milly, called “Silver Heels” – among other very beautiful original tunes, ending her set with an original version of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” with swift slide work on her guitar.  It was a wonderful hour with a gracious artist we’re proud to call our own.

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In the second hour, local favorites, the Silver City String Beans, Skippy Sanders, Martha Egnal, and Doug Smith, upped the energy even more with their rousing bluegrass, reggae, and rip-roaring folk songs – including an as-yet-unnamed original by local hero Jeff Goin that has been selected for inclusion on the new Gila River compilation album.  They also performed one of my favorite John Hartford songs, “Steam Powered Aero Plane,” and one of my favorite Jimmy Cliff songs, “The Harder They Fall.”  Fun and easy conversation included their stories of arriving in Silver City, each their own story, and the work they do here to make this community a better place.

If you missed the show, plan to listen to it in the archives (available now) at GMCR.org, under “Programs” and “Silver City Acoustic“!

Tune in next week, same time, same place on the dial – 89.1 KURU FM – when we’ll visit with Andrew Dahl-Bredine about his upcoming CD – and visit with another guest to be announced soon.

Every Thursday evening 6-8 pm.  Tune in and tune up!

 

Hosting “Silver City Acoustic”

Hi Friends,

sca posterI’m happy to announce that I’m the host of a new show, “Silver City Acoustic,” on our local community radio.  The show will feature music and conversation with local and touring musicians in and around Silver City, New Mexico.

This is an exciting adventure as I’ve been thinking about something like this for a few years now.  I’ve been in touch with just a few musicians so far – this idea was launched less than a week ago! – but the response has been very positive, and I’m excited about the possibilities!

Silver City has nurtured so many fine musicians, and some of them don’t even play out!  I’m planning to bring a wide range of acoustic music to our community radio listeners – along with storytelling and conversation to get to know these interesting people.

20060114223847-745272This week, I’ll interview Jeanie McLerie and Ken Keppeler of Bayou Seco fame, and expect to learn about their Europeans gigs, their fiddle making, and some stories behind the  broad spectrum of music they play, from Cajun and cowboy to Hispanic and Tohono O’Odham!

1361288605_4515c9cdf40841051f6ed5bfeecaba642f68a61bIn the second hour, we’ll visit with touring musician and guitar virtuoso Thomas Radcliffe, on the road with music and stories to share!

“Silver City Acoustic” will air on station KURU FM – 89.1 – every Thursday evening, 6-8 pm MST.

KURU is run by the non-profit Gila-Mimbres Community Radio.  It can also be heard by streaming live or from the archives anytime at GMCR.org.   To access the archives, click “Programs” and then “Silver City Acoustic.”

So tune in your radios, pull up your laptops, and tune up to some live music and great conversation!  Join us!

January Music for the New Year!

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Hello My Friends,  

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to play with so many fine musicians in town, to play my original music as well as select covers of favorite musicians from the likes of Bob Dylan and Jackson Brown to Kate Wolf and so many others.

I’m always honored and delighted when friends and acquaintances come out to attend a performance – so thank you for putting these dates on your calendar:  

Friday, 10th, 6 – 9 pm:  Loose Blues Band at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, downtown Silver City.  Fine food and drink.

Friday, 17th, 6 – 9 pm:  Greg and Charlie with Kevin Compton at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, downtown Silver City.  Fine food and drink.

Saturday, 18th, 2-4 pm:  Greg and Jean Ann at Yankie Creek Coffee House at Yankie and Texas Streets in the center of the arts district downtown.  Original folk-country and select favorites.  Coffees and desserts.

Friday, 24th, 7:30-10 pm:  Loose Blues Band will perform classic blues, rock, folk, and country at the new Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, downtown Silver City a the corner of Broadway and Bullard.  Fine food, local micro-brews and local distilled drinks.

Saturday, 25th, 6-9 pm:  Loose Blues Band at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, downtown Silver City.  Fine food and drink.

Tuesday, 28th, 6-9 pm:  Greg with Kevin Compton at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, downtown Silver City.  Fine food and drink.

I also appreciate comments and likes on my!  Thanks!

Peace and Love,

Greg