Santa Fe Performance Exchange
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Performance Archive

Fri., Sep. 23, 2011, 7:30 pm

Cheryl Wheeler»

There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic.

Sun., Sep. 11, 2011, 7 pm

The Bee Eaters»

The Bee Eaters trace their roots back to musical traditions as diverse as bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time. While today’s new breed often produces an amalgamation of sounds and styles based on a distant view, the Bee Eaters were raised embedded in these traditions, raised to mold, meld, shape them and carry them forward, leaving their own indelible marks in the process.

Tue., Aug. 30, 2011, 7:30 pm

Eilen Jewell»

Although her country-flavored and blues-infused version of contemporary folk has drawn comparisons to musicians like Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Jolie Holland and the Be Good Tanyas, Eilen Jewell’s strongest influences have been the classic sides recorded by Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday (the latter artist is no doubt the source for Jewell’s characteristic and surprisingly effective stretched, slowed and even slurred vocal mannerisms).

Sun., Aug. 21, 2011, 7 pm

The Mike Rood Communion CD Release Concert»

Hailed as “one of the best and brightest of the new generation” and “a current master,” guitarist and composer Mike Rood recently released his tour de force debut album of original music, The Desert and the City, to critical acclaim.

Sat., Aug. 20, 2011, 7:30 pm

Soul Kitchen with Hillary Smith»

Something of an Albuquerque super group, Soul Kitchen features vocalist extraordinaire, Hillary Smith, winner of Albuquerque the Magazine’s 2007, 2008, 2009 “Best Vocalist” and whose latest CD, No Easy Way walked away with five 2009 NM Music Awards, including “Best of the Year”.

Sat., Aug. 6, 2011, 7:30 pm

Doug Jeffords and Paula Rhae McDonald»

Paula Rhae McDonald will team up with Doug Jeffords for a special evening of music on August 6 at 7:30 pm at the Legal Tender in Lamy. Joining them will be Dave Devlin, Laura Leach and Pat Mahoney.

Sat., July 30, 2011, 7:30 pm

Busy McCarroll & the Ambassadors of Pleasure»

Busy McCarroll has a sneaky and sexy niche all her own. She is the feisty, sexy alien chanteuse, and the musicians behind her hail from unnamed galaxies. She’s sort of jazzy, “Ella-meets-Alanis,” she remains intangible, literally creating that ‘place in space’ that she sings of.

Fri., July 23, 2011, 7:30 pm

Shannon McNally with Smoke Signals»

Shannon’s current touring band, Smoke Signals, features Will Sexton on Bass and vocals, Wallace Lester on drums and Alan Durham on guitar. Will Sexton is an artist developed by the unique diversity of the Austin music scene, which placed him on stage with local legends before he’d lived out his first decade.

Sat., July 16, 2011, 7 pm

Catfish Hodge»

Catfish has been called an “American folk blues hero” and has been a mainstay on the American Blues music scene for three decades now! He has twenty four albums to his credit, comprised almost totally of original material.

Fri., July 15, 2011, 7:30 pm

Laurie McClain at Alan Hutner’s Birthday Bash»

Laurie McClain moved to Nashville, TN, in 1997 with three daughters in tow after spending most of her life in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has managed to make a name for herself as a formidable songwriter and engaging performer on the national folk and Americana scene while raising her children, therefore touring only sparsely and sporadically around the U.S. for the last 20 years.