Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Bringing local and national musicians to Santa Fe venues

Performance Archive

Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7 pm Doors

Singer/songwriter Gabrielle Louise»

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Louise inherited the predisposition to wanderlust and song, creating music that is anchored deeply in folk and Americana. A purveyor of rich harmonies and melodic adventurism, her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni…

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7 pm Doors

Tony Furtado»

Equally adept on banjo, acoustic and slide guitar, and ukulele, Furtado’s virtuosic take on the American song book is a singular mix of original and traditional. A native of California who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies. He won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship…

Tue., Dec. 11. 2018, Doors Open at 7:30 pm

Ley Line»

The four women of Ley Line transcend language and genres to create dynamic harmonies through textures of standup bass, guitar, ukulele and percussion. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk and soul and inspired by its members’ world travels, Ley Line’s multilingual performances blend rhythms and influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa….

Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, Doors Open at 7 pm

Higher Ground Bluegrass»

Higher Ground Bluegrass is New Mexico’s premier Bluegrass band, known for its tight harmonies and tasteful instrumentation. Performing both original material and a variety of traditional and contemporary selections, the band’s philosophy is to find dynamic arrangements for its original material, and to add something new and unique to standard bluegrass tunes to make them…

Sun., July 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

Chris Smither in Santa Fe»

The bluesmen of the Delta and the Appalachian mountaineers made timeless art with just voice, guitar, and a stomping foot. And that is the root of New Orleans native Chris Smither’s style, an insistent, understated groove featuring his trademark deft fingerpicking. The uninitiated, listening to Smither play live, might think two or even three musicians…

Fri., June 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

T Sisters at Kitchen Sink Recording Studio»

The T Sisters are a genuine sister group based in the creative hub of Oakland, California. The group is made up of Erika (guitar, vocals), Rachel (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Chloe Tietjen (percussion, vocals). Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters sound represents a continuum of music: from traditional to…

Thu., June 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

Little Mazarn Concert at Kitchen Sink Recording Studio»

Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston live as Little Mazarn between the organic and ethereal. Verrill steps out with spacious otherworldly songwriting and unconventional takes on traditional Appalachian repertoire which Johnston compliments with expertly attuned musical saw and keyboard drones. Together they create a landscape that’s both alien and familiar. “Singer/songwriter/ethereal banjoist Lindsey Verrill borrows her…

Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

Son of Town Hall in Concert at San Miguel Mission»

Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water,…

Sat., May 5, 2018, 7:30 pm

Masontown at the Kitchen Sink»

A new and enchanting sound has emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene. Masontown, a young band with a concept as timeless as the Rocky Mountains, has alighted onto a bluegrass community that has already produced some of the best that the acoustic music world has to offer. A lauded fiddle champion…

Sat., Apr. 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ordinary Elephant in Concert»

Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar. Husband and wife duo Crystal and Pete Damore have been performing together since 2011, but their 2017 sophomore release Before I Go established them nationally and internationally. Quickly receiving the support of the folk community, the…