- July 8, 2011

Hey, music lovers!


I know a lot of folks will be knee-deep in art appreciation this weekend between ART Santa Fe at the Convention Center and the International Folk Art Market on Museum Hill, but summer is also a great time to check out live music in the Land of Enchantment.


Tonight (Fri 7/8), the Thirsty Ear Festival is sponsoring an appearance by living legend RALPH STANLEY and his CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.


Also tonight, one of my favorite NM bands, IMPERIAL ROOSTER, throws down their brand of “gonzo country” at the Tin Star Saloon in Santa Fe;


Albuquerque “gypsy jazz” combo LE CHAT LUNATIQUE holds court at the SF Performance Exchange in Eldorado;


and BORIS McCUTCHEON has a gig at the world-famous Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe.


If you missed any of the above three acts at either FROGFEST 6 or this year’s THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL, now's your chance to catch some great live New Mexico music.


Saturday (7/9), if you're wondering what all the commotion is at Railyard Park, it's sardonic Texas troubadour JAMES McMURTRY slinging Americana hash in a free show sponsored by Heath Concerts.


This Monday (7/11) a rare alignment of storyteller-style acoustic songs from JERRY JEFF WALKER and TODD SNIDER goes down at the palatial Lensic Performing Arts Center downtown Santa Fe.


Monday and Tuesday also showcase live music on the Plaza Bandstand downtown, with JONO MANSON on Monday (7/11), and RHYTHM & 53RD on Tuesday (7/12).  Plaza Bandstand shows are free and a great opportunity to get out and mingle with neighbors, make new friends, or just kick up your heels.


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