Hipster Pop Sci-Fi Jazz-o-Rama dusted with Country Western Funk and cinematic New Mexican Hip-Hugger Boogaloo Soul. Tripped out. Shaken ‘and’ Stirred. In other words: Imagine yourself inside a Quentin Tarantino movie…
Manzanares is hot Spanish guitar, sizzling Latin percussion, and soulful vocals; a high-energy and fiery sound with a dazzling repertoire that ranges from Spanish and Middle Eastern guitar melodies to Flamenco to Pop to Latin Rock.
Mariachi Nuevo Sonido is a complete Mariachi ensemble featuring full instrumentation. Nuevo Sonido performs the entire range of Mexican and New Mexican folk and popular music.
Representing the beauty and complexity of the border culture, the reggae/ cumbia/ rock band known as Radio La Chusma, is sparking up the music scene. They make uplifting the people with their message and hard hitting rhythms, look easy.
Honkytonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, unrequited love are the brick and mortar of country music and there isn’t a better mason than Bill Hearne…
Challenged by their fans to create a sound that mirrors the shuffle of happy boots on a hardwood floor, The Derailers have fed the hungry dancehall crowds with their classic country beats and a 60s pop sensibility.
Mala Maña, New Mexico’s own Women’s Voice and Drum Ensemble, draws its inspiration from the rhythms of Afro-Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but does not stop there: woven into the mix are Caribbean reggaton, contemporary beat-boxing, African-American traditional, Caribbean reggaton, Mexican cumbia, and their own cumbia-inspired original compositions.
Blending dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences, Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain presents a singular take on folk music that is both foreign and familiar.
Joe West is an award winning songwriter and performer based in the international art community of Santa Fe, New Mexico. His music has been described as “theatrical folk music” but is influenced by both country and rock.