Video Highlights from 2019 on YouTube:

Highlights from the West Coast Ragtime Festival
Highlights from the International Western Music Association Convention
Highlights from the Hoot and Holler House Concert
Highlights from the Freight Hoppers 2019 House Concert
Highlights from the 2019 Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival
Highlights from the 2019 Brandywine Revival Festival

Watch – The Irving Berlin Video

 Our CD, “Back in Time, Tin Pan Alley Favorites” is completed!
Contact Judy

$ 15 plus $ 3.00 for shipping
24 songs on 19 tracks!
Listen to samples!
Hear what people are saying (below)!

 

Two Interesting Movies About Tin Pan Alley

 

(1) Tin Pan Alley History Movie Online

 

(2) Why We Know The Songs from Tin Pan Alley

 

Just beginning to play the ukulele?
Sign up for the FREE Ukulele Instruction

Saturday, February 1 from  1-2 pm

Juan Tabo Library – Register Here!

New Jamming  & Open Mic Opportunities

Upcoming Duke City Ukes Monthly Library Jams

Saturday, February 1
2:30-4 pm
Juan Tabo Library – Register Here!

Tuesday, January 21
5-6:30 pm
Learn to Play Ukulele By Ear with Jim D’Ville
Tony Hillerman Library – Register Here!

Tuesday, February 18
5-6:30 pm
Learn to Play Ukulele By Ear with Jim D’Ville
Tony Hillerman Library – Register Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Name Date URL Info More Info

Learn to Play Ukulele
Beginner Levels I and II

Saturday, February 1
1 pm to 2 pm

 Borrow a Ukulele from these Branches:
Hillerman, Juan Tabo, Fergusson, North Valley, South Valley, East Mountains, San Pedro

 You will need to bring a ukulele!

Free!
Register Here!

Learn to Play Ukulele with Others
All Levels
All Acoustic Instruments Welcome

Saturday, February 1
2:30 pm to 4 pm
Special Instructor
Jim D’Ville

 Borrow a Ukulele from these Branches:
Hillerman, Juan Tabo, Fergusson, North Valley, South Valley, East Mountains, San Pedro

 You will need to bring a ukulele!

Free!
Register Here!

Buffalo Bill and Dr. Jo
Perform Western Music
Guitar/Banjo/Fiddle/Vocals/Stories

Saturday, Feb 1

See Website Bill and Jo perform on the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar with superb harmony vocals. This exciting concert length presentation truly tells a story about our proud Western Heritage. Solid Grounds Coffee House!
4601 Juan Tabo, NE
Basement Saint Stephen’s Church
FREE!
Doors Open at 6:30.
Performance at 7 pm

Jim Jones and Claudia Nygaard
Western Music Concert
7-9 pm
Monday, February 3

IWMA/NM Chapter Showcase
Best Western Rio Grande
I-40 and Rio Grande, NW

See Website

 

“when Claudia comes to your town, GO OUT TO HEAR HER MUSIC!  She puts on a great show, she’s a wonderful person and just an amazing songwriter…”

Free!
Donations Accepted

The Cowboy Way
Western Music Concert
6 pm
Thursday, February 6

 A Western music trio combining the talents of Jim Jones, Doug Figgs, and Mariam Funke. Both Jim and Doug are multiple award winning singer/songwriters (Mariam co-writing on many of their songs) and Mariam is the master musician that ties it all together

See Website

 

We are very pleased to report that The Cowboy Way trio was named 2019 IWMA group of the Year! This makes 3 years in a row! Their latest album “Go West” was honored with 2019 IWMA Western Album of the Year and group member,  Jim Jones was awarded 2019 IWMA Song of the Year with his song “It’s a Cowboy I Will Be” from the album “Go West”!

Luna Rosa Winery
Deming, NM

Steve Cormier🏘

7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 8
Snacks and Drinks Provided
Doors Open at 7 pm

Cowboy music is about the human condition, western version.  Steve is a historian and folklorist and folksinger at heart with a focus on working cowboy songs. His repertoire includes but is not limited to cowboy songs collected by New Mexico’s own Jack Thorp. He even throws in a few originals and he embellishes his show with good stories.

See Website

 

Steve Cormier’s music is mainly old and traditional cowboy fare and reflects his nine years as a ranch and farm hand. His music is also informed from teaching American history for twenty-two years.

And along the way he has acted and performed in film and television productions as diverse as Wyatt Earp and Breaking Bad.

$ 15.00 Donation

RSVP to Reserve and to
Obtain the Address
NE Heights Albuquerque

Acoustic Eidolon – Folk Music
Husband-and-wife duo of

cellist Hannah Alkire and
guitarist Joe Scott

Saturday, February 8

7:30 pm Concert
Music in Corrales

See Website
Joe is the only double-neck guitjo player in the world.  Together, their music blends the harp-like sound of Joe’s guitjo with the warmth of Hannah’s cello for a unique take on a wide variety of musical styles.
$ 25.00
Get Tickets Here
Historic Old San Ysidro Church 966 Old Church Road, Corrales

Rails, Roads and Ragtime with
Ragtime World Piano Champion
(4 times)
Adam Swanson
Benefit Concert for Wheels Museum
3 pm-5 pm

Sunday, February 9
Doors Open 2:30 pm

See Website

He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University

Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. . Although he is only twenty-seven years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.

First Unitarian Church
3701 Carlisle, NE – ABQ
Tickets $20.00
my505tickets.com

Buy Now!

18th Annual Klezmerquerque
Music and Dance
Festival
3 Day Weekend

Friday through Sunday
February 14-16

See Website
Check for Updates

Featuring the finest performers and teachers of Klezmer Music including dance and instrumentals

Nahalat Shalom
3606 Rio Grande, NW – ABQ Check the Website for Updated Information and Costs

Learn to Play Ukulele with Others
All Levels
All Acoustic Instruments Welcome

Tuesday, February 18
5-6:30 pm
Special Instructor
Jim D’Ville

 Borrow a Ukulele from these Branches:
Hillerman, Juan Tabo, Fergusson, North Valley, South Valley, East Mountains, San Pedro

 You will need to bring a ukulele!

Free!
Register Here!

The Rough and Tumble
You’ll be smitten with Mallory and Scott’s exuberance and professional musicianship.
Thursday, February 20
NOON
East Mountain Library
See Website – Rough and Tumble Instruments include guitar, banjo, drums, xylophone, accordion, shakers, tiny piano, and a violin bow. Their songs tell great stories – all with strong harmonies. 

Free Library Concert

Register 

1 Old Tijeras Road, Tijeras, NM

The Rough and Tumble
You’ll be smitten with Mallory and Scott’s exuberance and professional musicianship.
Friday, February 21

5 pm
North Valley Library
See Website – Rough and Tumble Instruments include guitar, banjo, drums, xylophone, accordion, shakers, tiny piano, and a violin bow. Their songs tell great stories – all with strong harmonies. 

Free Library Concert

Register 

7704 2nd Street, NW

Sofia Talvik🏘
Americana Folk with Swedish Roots

PLUS
“Finger Food” snacks

Friday, February 21
7:00 pm

(doors open at 6:15)

See Website Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music. $ 15-20 Donation
at the door
Need RSVP for address
Respond via email now!
Flambeau
Albuquerque’s  New Orleans’ Style Jazz and Swing Band

Saturday, February 22

Watch The Video Wayne Shrubsall – Plectrum Banjo
Mark Weaver – Tuba
Bob Gusch-Clarinet
Micah Hood – Trombone
Solid Grounds Coffee House!
4601 Juan Tabo, NE
Basement Saint Stephen’s Church
FREE!
Doors Open at 6:30.
Performance at 7 pm
The Rough and Tumble with
Piper & Carson 🏘
Americana Duo
Sunday, February 23
6:00 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
See Website – Rough and Tumble
See Website – Piper & Carson
North Rio Rancho/Bernalillo Area Location!
Instruments include guitar, banjo, drums, xylophone, accordion, shakers, tiny piano, and a violin bow. Their songs tell great stories – all with strong harmonies. You’ll be smitten with Mallory and Scott’s exuberance and professional musicianship. $ 15 Donation
at the door!
RSVP for address and details!
505-349-3723

 Pushing Chain🏘

Acoustic Music Duo
Fiddle and Guitar

Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals

Potluck 6pm
Music Begins at 7
Friday, February 28

  See Website

Playing approximately 200 shows every year, Boyd and Adam have been doing what they can to spread their brand of folky-tonk roots music far and wide in venues big and small across the United States and Canada

Rio Rancho
$ 15 Donation
Contact Joy for Details
and to Reserve

Sofia Talvik
Americana Folk with Swedish Roots

Saturday, March 1
7:30 Show Begins

See Website

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.

Venue Announcement Soon!
Visit Occasional Music for More Information

An Evening with
Lara Manzanares
Award-winning bilingual singer-songwriter of Northern New Mexican heritage, Lara Manzanares brings her unique style to the Outpost Performance Space for the first time.

 

Saturday, March 7
Concert at 7:30
Doors Open at 7
Her album Land Baby received Best Album honors at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards. Her latest single, “Dear John,” was a finalist in the Best Americana Song category at the 2019 NMMA.

See Website

 

She sings the Mexican boleros, rancheras, and corridos of her sheep-ranching childhood, as well as her own style of music in both English and Spanish which draws on her rural New Mexican roots and her urban experiences across the U.S. and abroad.  She continues to write and perform around New Mexico and the Southwest.

The Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale, SE
Call 505-268-0044

$ 20.00

Jim Jones
with Special Guest
Jill Jones
Amazing Duets!
7 pm to 9 pm

Tuesday, March 10
IWMA/NM Chapter Showcase
Best Western Rio Grande
I-40 and Rio Grande, NW

See Website

Very Fine Western Music!

 This is the third in the series of concerts Jim is presenting called
“Western’s Best at the Best Western.”

Cork & Tap
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, 1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
No Fee!
Donations Accepted!

Mike Agranoff 🏘
Folksinger
Fingerstyle Guitar
Concertina

Sunday, March 15
6:00 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert

See Website

More a singer-songfinder than a singer-songwriter, Mike combs the canon of contemporary and traditional songs for little-known gems, puts his unique stamp on them, and brings them to the stage.

$ 15 Donation
at the door!
RSVP for address and details!
505-349-3723

Greg Blake and Real Country
Bluegrass and Country Music Concert

Friday, March 20
Concert at 7 pm
Doors Open at 6:30

 See Website for More

Covenant Presbyterian Church
9315 Candelaria, NE – ABQ

Tickets at the Door
$ 10 members
$ 15 non-members
Presented by Southwest Pickers

The Muldawers Perform
Songs from the
Great American Songbook!

Saturday, March 28
Listen to the KUNM
12-30-17 Interview

See Website Ragtime and Early Jazz
Stories and Songs from
the Tin Pan Alley Era
Solid Grounds Coffee House!
4601 Juan Tabo, NE
Basement Saint Stephen’s Church
FREE!
Doors Open at 6:30.
Performance at 7 pm

Daniel Boling 🏘
House Concert
Balladeer/songwriter C. Daniel Boling tours full-time throughout the U.S., Europe, New Zealand and Canada with his original modern folk songs and stories, and also as the newest member of the iconic 1960s folk trio The Limeliters.

Thursday, April 2
6:30 pm Potluck
7:30 pm Concert

See Website

Daniel’s songwriting honors including Kerrville New Folk, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Walnut Valley Festival and more, and several of his eight albums have made Folk Radio DJs’ “best of the year” lists.

$ 15 Donation (Suggested)
at the door!
RSVP for address and details!
 

Bill Evans
Dan Crary
Wally Barnick
Three of Bluegrass’s BEST!

Saturday, April 4th
Concert at 7 pm
Doors Open at 6:30

 See Website
for more information

Covenant Presbyterian Church
9315 Candelaria, NE – ABQ

Tickets at the Door
$ 10 members
$ 15 non-members
Presented by Southwest Pickers

North Valley Tune Tanglers
Liz Stevens – fiddle
Michael Gallagher  – banjo
Rick Olcott – guitar
Foot stomping and fun music!

Saturday, April 11
Concert at 7 pm
Doors open at 6:30

See Website The group performs a light-hearted mix of tunes and songs from the early days of country music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and accordion. Each show also includes Southwestern or Mexican pieces. They often end their performance with an old, familiar sing along. Solid Grounds Coffee House!
4601 Juan Tabo, NE
Basement Saint Stephen’s Church
FREE!
Doors Open at 6:30.
Performance at 7 pm
John Lilly 🏘
Early country music
performer/singer/songwriter
If you like Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams, you’ll enjoy John Lilly!
Saturday, April 18
6:00 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
 
North Rio Rancho/Bernalillo Area Location!
 John is considered a fine yodeler and frequently teaches workshops in yodeling, as well as workshops in the songs of Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. He has been on the teaching staff for Early Country Music Week at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College five times. $ 15 Donation
at the door!
RSVP for address and details!
505-349-3723

National Champion
Fingerstyle Guitarist Richard Smith

Chet Atkins called him “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better

Saturday, May 8
Concert at 7:30
Doors Open at 7

See Website

The winner of the 2001 National Finger­style Guitar Champion, 2008 Thumbpicker of the Year and a 2009 National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame Inductee,

 He has performed worldwide and appeared alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Bryan Sutton, Joe Brown, Ralph McTell, his ‘hero’, Chet Atkins, and many others. Born in England in 1971, he initially concentrated on the country picking of his hero Chet At­kins and Merle Travis, later transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime, the blues, Sousa marches and more. .”

The Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale, SE
Call 505-268-0044

$ 20.00

Jim Jones
with Special Guest
Randy Huston
Lot of Fun Awaits with These Two
7 pm to 9 pm

Tuesday, May 12
IWMA/NM Chapter Showcase
Best Western Rio Grande
I-40 and Rio Grande, NW

See Website

Very Fine Western Music!

 This is part of a new series of concerts
Jim Jones is presenting called
“Western’s Best at the Best Western.”

Cork & Tap
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, 1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
No Fee!
Donations Accepted!

 Randy Lewis Brown 🏘
Award winning singer/songwriter
Randy Lewis Brown, despite being well past his prime and having an early bedtime, can still take an audience on a magical journey of discovery with his
storytelling and songs.

Saturday , May 18
Potluck at 6 pm

Concert at 7 pm

See Website

 

Hailing from what he describes as the Upper East Side of Texas, his songs are tightly packed with sadness, wonder, joy, humor, philosophy as well as a tiny tad of that subtle southern smart-ass. With guitar, mandolin and voice alone he will guide you through his rich inner world and you will find yourself in the exact spot where the wide open spaces of the West meet the mossy confines of southern pine forests and mysteries are laid bare.

 $ 15 Donation
at the Door!
RSVP for address and details!
Rio Rancho Location
505-349-3723

The Albuquerque Folk Festival

Saturday, June 13

 See Website
for More Information

 Bosque School
4000 Bosque Road, NW

Dan McCorison🏘
Shortly after college Dan returned to his native Colorado where he and a couple of new friends formed his first band, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters. Known for sure fire country music and Western swing, The Dusters were soon touring, headlining packed shows and opening for the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Flatt and Scruggs and Linda Ronstadt. Along the way, Dan was discovered by Chris Hillman of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. Shortly after leaving the Dusters, Chris arranged for Dan to be signed to MCA Records and produced the resulting album featuring Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band.

Saturday , June 20
Potluck at 6 pm

Concert at 7 pm

See Website Dan McCorison, cut his teeth in the thriving folk music scene of his home town, Denver Colorado.  Dan’s trail finally led him to Nashville where he lived for twenty years writing and recording with some of the finest writers and musicians in country music. He has played all around the USA as well as in Japan, Australia and Europe. Dan is currently living with his wife, June and their trusty dog, Daisy in Arizona. He is a proud member of the International Western Music Association and the Pro Cowboy Country Artists Association.

 $ 15 Donation
at the Door!
RSVP for address and details!
Rio Rancho Location
505-349-3723

Rupert Wates🏘
Singer/Songwriter

& Gifted Performer
Prime Figure in American Music
Saturday, July 11
6:00 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
See Website
North Rio Rancho/Bernalillo Area Location!
His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released nine solo CDs. $ 15 Donation
at the door!
RSVP for address and details!
505-349-3723
Carol Walker🏘
Mountain Dulcimer Player

 Saturday, August 22
Potluck at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm

See Website   $ 15 Donation
at the Door!
RSVP for address and details!
Rio Rancho Location
505-349-3723
Additional Events – Click on The Sites Below!
Michael Blakely🏘
Novelist
Singer/Songwriter

 Saturday, October 3
Potluck at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm

See Website As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 13 albums, performed all over the U.S. and has made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson, Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, john Arthur martinez, Randy Brown, Geronimo Trevino III and Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Bush, Jon Chandler, Bill Barwick and others. $ 15 Donation
at the Door!
RSVP for address and details!
Rio Rancho Location
505-349-3723
Additional Events – Click on The Sites Below!
John Coinman 🏘
Award-winning singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in Clayton, New Mexico. He has recorded five solo albums and had numerous songs in films and on television.

 Saturday, October 24
Potluck at 6 pm
Concert at 7 pm

See Website

He has collaborated with many notable artists including John Densmore of The Doors, James Intveld, Michael Blake (the writer of Dances With Wolves), Amy Rigby, Tony Gilkyson (of Lone Justice and X), Teddy Morgan, and 4 time grammy winner Alfonso Rodenas. John’s latest solo album Under The Sun was released in October, 2019.

John is the bandleader for Text with Kevin Costner & Modern West (KCMW) and he was the Music Supervisor for the film Dances With Wolves. He has been touring with KCMW since 2006 and has recorded 5 albums of original songs with the band including the companion CD to the award winning miniseries Hatfields And McCoys. $ 15 Donation
at the Door!
RSVP for address and details!
Rio Rancho Location
505-349-3723
Additional Events – Click on The Sites Below!

Most Events are Free or Reasonably Priced!
(I will no longer be listing every event for these locations)

Albuquerque Library Free Events
Albuquerque Traditional Music
American JeM
AMP Concerts

Bobcats
Comhaltas Celtic
Gig (Santa Fe)
House Concerts in Corrales
Le Chat Lunatique
Lincoln County Bluegrass Band
New Mexico FolkMads
Old Martina’s Hall (Taos)
The Outpost Performance Space
The Range Cafe (Bernalillo)
Luna Rossa Winery (Deming)
Rio Bravo Brewing Company
Rio Rancho House Concerts
Second Street Brewery (Santa Fe)
Santa Fe Bandstand Events (Santa Fe)
The Singing Pilgrims
Solid Grounds Coffeehouse
Southwest Pickers
Southwest Roots Music (Santa Fe)
Tortuga Gallery (ABQ)
International Western Music Association (New Mexico Chapter)
Free AMP Concerts in Albuquerque and Santa Fe!

I will continue to list festivals and house concerts and other events that might be of interest to you.

Watch These Videos – The Performers are Fantastic! Unknown-1

There are some new videos of concerts and performances I’ve attended online.  Watch here.
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Meet the Muldawers

judy and michael

Winners of the 41st Annual SW Pickers
Entertainment Duo Contest, August 2015
Married 53 years!