Friends – send good thoughts to Chris Harrell who was booked to play at Upper Crust on Saturday 5/25 but took a fall exploring petroglyphs near Taos. The worst part was the crushing of his left index finger which will take quite a while to heal. We wish him all the best for a quick recovery. Jim Harlan and I will fill in for Chris at Eldorado’s Upper Crust, playing from 6:30 to 8:30, after doing a couple sets at Harvey’s & the Taproom in the Amtrak station in Lamy, starting at 4 pm. It will be a busy evening and no doubt extremely fun. Join us!
Saturday, May 25:
4pm – 6 pm at the new Taproom in the Amtrak Station in Lamy
Jim and I are really excited about playing at the brand new Chili Line Brewing Taproom in the historic Amtrak station in Lamy. Join us!
When: Saturday May 25, 4 pm to 6pm
Where: The Lamy Amtrak Station at 152 Old Lamy Trail, Lamy, NM 87540
Local and friendly. The Chili Line Brewing Company brews all of their beer on a one barrel system at their Downtown Santa Fe Location less than a block down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The second location is located adjacent to the Lamy Amtrak Station in Lamy, New Mexico. Laid back and easy going, they brew smoked beer that is balanced and will please a wide range of beer drinkers. If you like small batch local handcrafted beer — they are the brewery for you.
Serving food for The Tap Room Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 6 pm
Parisian Style Ham & Cheese Baguettes
Chips Salsa & Avocado
Save the date for our next Upper Crust Eldorado Gig: Saturday June 1, 6 – 9pm
Thanks to EVERYBODY who showed up to this event. WOW. Standing room ONLY!
Note from Hope: It’s a joy for me to be included in an original tune by my dear friend Julie Cunningham on her band’s new album, World of Dreams. Join us on Saturday, May 11, between 5:30 and 7:30 pm at Tiny’s as Julie, Larry Diaz and Annie McCampbell perform songs from the album with guests Faye Schilkey, Ditta Khalsa, Chiefo Sanchez, Leslie McDonel, as well as myself. There will be singing, dancing, cake, and general celebrating of original music hoopla.
Where: Tiny’s Restaurant & Lounge, on The Southeast Corner of St. Francis Drive and Cerrillos Rd.
When: Saturday May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Let’s show our thanks to JR and Tiny’s (where there’s never a cover) for hosting us by eating, drinking and being merry!
NOTE: Happy Hour at Upper Crust runs from 2pm to 6pm. Get there before 6 for $4 pints and $1 off beer and wine.
Friday 4/5 was great. We prevailed over allergies! Playing at the Eldorado Upper Crust is such fun. We are enjoying coming up with new tunes including, finally, some Jethro Tull! Thanks to all of you who attended. Come join us again on Friday May 3.
When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday, May 3
Saturday, June 1
Friday, July 5
Friday, August 2
Where: Upper Crust Pizza Eldorado
We are also playing outside on Sunday May 5 from 2pm to 4pm at the Santa Fe Artists’ Market, just west of the Plaza in the First National Bank parking lot.
Friday evening will be sweet on Canyon Road as the galleries participate in a Holiday Block pARTy. Jim Harlan and I will play Americana tunes at Winterowd Fine Art from 4:15 – 6:45 PM. Come do an Art Walk with Farolitos and Bonfires.
Where: Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM 87501
Sunday 9/23. First things first. I am having a blast with Savor Eldorado,where neighbors enjoy local music, art & each other, in private homes every month. Please RSVP here to get more information and join us this Sunday on 9/23 from 3 – 6 pm at Susan Latham’s home. Tracy Weaver will play guitar and Rachel Arvio will show and sell her lovely jewelry. The raffle will give away a $100 Visa gift card, a $25 gift certificate to Upper Crust, and a pair of Rachel’s earrings. If you are interested in these events, please sign up for the Savor Eldorado Newsletter. I may not use my flute gig notification list to announce this every month.
Friday 11/2. Playing with Jim Harlan at Upper Crust Pizza in Eldorado, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. More info soon.
Saturday 11/3. This is early notice but save the date for a James Taylor tribute evening with many singers and players at the Performance Space in Eldorado on November 3.
Yesterday, after noticing my shadow while singing and riding my ebike, I spontaneously held up my iPhone and recorded my floating shadow and a bit of JT. I love to sing (so to speak) while I ride and probably shouldn’t expose it here but friends are loving it on Facebook and the joy of biking is something to share!
In my ongoing journey of musical self-discovery I am veering in another direction for gigging. I have explored jazz, Americana and pure improv and now am moving towards the genre of singer/songwriter collaboration. I have done this before but never with someone who loves to jam. I enjoy singing harmonies and improvising. I love songs that leave people uplifted. So I’m calling out to the universe for an uplifting singer/songwriter who would like to jam with flute and add vocal harmonies. Guitar or piano are fine. IS THAT YOU? Do you know someone? Contact me!
Recently I was asked to record a flute track on my friend Julie Cunningham’s original piece “Realize”. To show her my idea, I used an app on my iPhone (Hokusai) and sent the flute track to her. Amazingly, they are mixing that iPhone recording onto a CD!
Here is an almost final version:
Separate flute track:
I had so much fun doing this at home, that I have now purchased everything I need, including Pro Tools, to start creating professional flute tracks for other people’s music. Recently I had an onsite training session with Bill Palmer of Frogville Studio. He got me set up to produce professional level flute tracks. I am ready to go! If your song needs flute, call me! 505-920-2256