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

Performance Archive

Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 7:30 pm

Slaid Cleaves»

In 2000, Cleaves released “Horseshoe Lounge,” an ode to the old beer joint, on his debut Broke Down, which transformed Cleaves from feckless singer-songwriter playing open mics to chart-topping, New York Times-lauded national touring artist.

Fri., July 26, 2013, 7:30 pm

hONEyhoUSe CD Release Party & House Concert»

“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music.

Fri., July 5, 2013, 7:30 pm

Jaime Michaels CD Release Party»

Award winning Santa Fe singer songwriter Jaime Michaels will be celebrating the release of his 9th studio album “unknown blessings” with a concert on July 5th at Garrett’s Desert Inn music room as part of the Santa Fe Performance Exchange Concert Series.

Fri., June 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

The Howlin’ Brothers»

The Brothers inject a healthy dose of upbeat bluegrass directly into the rougher variety of blues, a kind of Muddy Waters meets Bill Monroe take on music that also incorporates elements of folk, soul and gospel.

Thu., June 6, 2013, 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.

Tue., May 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

Joy Kills Sorrow»

Some people prefer pop music that behaves like math: once a few familiar variables have been determined — female vocals or male? Acoustic guitar or electric? — the end result should be easy to predict, and always sound the same. That’s not the Joy Kills Sorrow method.

Fri., May 17, 2013, 7:30 pm

Laura Cortese with Mariel Vandersteel»

On the heels of four collaborative releases since 2010, the increasingly prolific Laura Cortese debuts a batch of dark yet hopeful folk songs on her newest release, Into The Dark. Known for her velvety vocals, endless creative energy, and highly visible work as a supporting musician, the San Francisco-born, Boston-based performer has embraced the constant travel of the modern troubadour.

Sat., April 13, 2013, 7:30 pm

Tony Furtado»

Tony Furtado is an indie record label’s dream artist. He has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He’s been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar, and his own creative interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie folk/rock is engaging and captivating.

Sat., March 30, 2012, 7:30 pm

Donald Rubinstein»

On Saturday, March 30, Donald Rubinstein will be performing at GIG. Donald’s performances are rooted in lyric oriented folk/pop songs, with improvisatory excursions into the avant jazz and classical idioms.

Tue., March 12, 2013, 7:30 pm

Adrian Legg»

Described by Audio magazine as a “kind of cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor,” Legg is a genuine entertainer who excels at not only painting pictures if not frescoes and telling stories with music but also wittily regaling his audiences with tales from his life and travels and his cogent and often oblique yet thought provoking observations on a spectrum of topics.