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

Performance Archive

Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 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).

Tue., April 24, 2012, 7:30 pm

Round Mountain and Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio»

Blending dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences, Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain presents a singular take on folk music that is both foreign and familiar.

Fri., April 20, 2012, 7:30 pm

Chatham County Line»

Ten years in, the four gentlemen that form Chatham County Line have a lot to reflect on. Sold out shows in the US and overseas, appearances on national Radio and TV, four solid selling records, and four really dirty suits.

Fri., Feb. 17, 2012, 7:30 pm

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands»

Grammy Award winner and 2-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Female Vocalist of the Year Laurie Lewis returns to Santa Fe while touring in support of her latest cd, Skippin’ and Flyin’, her personal tribute to Bill Monroe on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Wed., Feb. 15, 2012, 7:30 pm

Jerry Faires and Bobby Bridger»

Jerry Faires grew up listening to the radio bringing the sounds of the ’40’s and ’50’s into his hometown of Edinburg, Texas, just 13 miles from the Mexican border. Bobby Bridger is singer/songwriter/poet/actor/ playwright/author and painter who for three decades has traveled the globe performing a trilogy of one man shows for audiences in America, Canada, Europe, Australia and Russia.

Wed., Feb. 1, 2012, 7:30 pm

Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show»

Throughout the years since his first album in 1980, Eaglesmith has managed to both transcend and blend such genres and categories as rock’n’roll, country, folk, singer-songwriter, Americana, blues and bluegrass to fashion his own distinctive brand of literate, melodic and rhythmic rocking electro-acoustic North American music.

Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

Laura Cortese’s Acoustic Project»

Welding the propulsive grace of ancient fiddle styles to disarmingly open-hearted original pop songs, Laura Cortese has emerged among the most intriguing and versatile musicians in the bountiful New England post-folk scene.

Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 7:30 pm

Chuscales at San Miguel Mission»

A native of Antequera, Spain, Chuscales grew up in a traditional gypsy family well known for its professional musicians and dancers.

Fri., Nov. 25, 2011, 7:30 pm

Soul Kitchen with Hillary Smith»

The Santa Fe Performance Exchange is pleased to present Hillary Smith and Soul Kitchen at the Legal Tender in Lamy, NM. This historic venue still has one of the best dance floors around. Santa Fe Brewing Company microbrews will be available as well as the creative cuisine of the Dining Car Crew.

Tue., Nov. 15, 2011, 7:30 pm

Marc Black and Jono Manson»

Marc Black has a powerful fingerstyle technique on his Guild D40, a voice that’s blues tinged and reminiscent of Tim Hardin, and a way of making audiences more than comfortable with a disarming, insightful humor.