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

Performance Archive

Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 7:30 pm

Lou Barlow»

Lou Barlow began writing songs in 1981 inspired by bands like Minor Threat (from of the explosive ‘first wave’ hardcore movement) but also by the AM radio of his childhood. The earnest soft rock of John Denver and the fiery self-dissection of Black Flag made an equal impression on him.  The first official results of these pendulum…

Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 7 pm Doors

Abbie Gardner»

Abbie Gardner, the fiery dobro player, toured with Americana darlings Red Molly for 11 years, gracing stages from Denver to Australia and all points between. The band took an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Gardner is having a blast doing gigs with different bands, backing up her friends, and stepping into the spotlight for her…

Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 7:30 pm

Greg Brown»

An unpretentious, compelling, and humorous performer with a dark, rich, idiosyncratic voice, Greg Brown is, hands down, one of America’s great singer-songwriters. His insightful lyrics paint powerful and often deceptively simple images on a canvas of gospel, blues, country, rock, and jazz. Everyone from Willie Nelson to Carlos Santana has covered his songs. At the…

Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 8 pm

Red River Songwriters»

The Red River Songwriters are a group of Central Texas-based performing songwriters who started a festival 8 years ago that takes place in Red River, New Mexico. It always happens on the last weekend of January, guaranteeing all visitors good skiing and warm places to gather to listen to the hosting group of writers and…

Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8 pm

Joaquin Gallegos»

This is going to be very special concert, which will be recorded for release as a live album. Joaquin and a group of five of the area’s finest musicians, playing upright bass, cello, violin, percussion, and a vocalist, will perform selections from Joaquin’s album ‘Nuevos Comienzos’ as well as new pieces, composed especially for this…

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…