Santa Fe Performance Exchange
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Performance Archive

Sat., Nov. 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

Rory Block»

Rory Block has dedicated her life to preserving and innovating the Delta blues tradition. She picked up a guitar at age 10, and by her early teens she was rubbing shoulders with the Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, Skip James and other blues luminaries.

Mon., Oct. 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

Birds of Chicago»

For years Allison Russell and JT Nero’s respective bands, Po’ Girl and JT and the Clouds, have collaborated extensively, so Birds of Chicago—a blend of mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop, and classic soul—is a very natural progression.

Sun., Oct. 20, 2013, 7:30 pm

Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst»

A longtime disciple of the rich and strange music that sings behind the American veil, Foucault has spent the last decade mining the darker seams of country and blues. Kris Delmhorst has built a thriving career and a devoted following from the ground up, and without major label hype.

Sat., Oct. 12, 2013, 7 pm

Cedric Burnside Project plus Jimmy “Duck” Holmes»

Cedric Burnside is the ultimate “ambassador” of North Mississippi Hill Country blues, a form New York Times critic Robert Palmer called a churning, one-chord exercise in mass hypnosis.

Fri., Sep. 6, 2013, 7:30 pm

Donna Dean»

Donna started her career as a solo artist. She was a member of NZ country band Rio Grande from 1992 to 1996 and since then various incarnations of the Donna Dean Band have played live and recorded with her.

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.