When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
Joe West is Santa Fe, New Mexico's favorite songwriter! At least according to the local arts newspaper's readers' poll: "Santa Fe Reporter's Best Song Writer 2008, 2009, and 2010!" It seems that his strange folk/country tales of U.F.O.s, broken hearts and trailer park liberals enthrall audiences wherever he hangs his hat. After spending many years in New York City as an actor and subway musician Joe moved to Austin, TX. During his time in Austin, Joe's CD, Jamie Was A Boozer, was rated as a top 10 Texas Platter by the Austin Chronicle and became a huge success on indie radio stations across the country and in Europe. Now based in his home town of Santa Fe, Joe has continued writing and recording music with several different bands (on the Frogville Records label), most notably, The Santa Fe All-Stars who has been "Santa Fe Reporter's Best Band 2008, 2009 and 2010." Joe has toured extensively thr oughout the United States and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Arlo Guthrie, and the Violent Femmes. Over the last two years, Joe has produced an all original children's CD, has written and produced a full length rock opera, has produced music for film and television (most notably the EMMY award winning documentary, SPLIT ESTATE), and most recently, created an all original conceptual radio show called THE INTERGALACTIC HONKY TONK MACHINE.