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July 2016
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LONE PIÑON

July 5 @ 6:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Lone Pinon

NEW MEXICAN AND MEXICAN ROOTS MUSIC The 2016 season of Santa Fe Bandstand kicks off with the music of Lone Piñon, an acoustic trio from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose music celebrates the Southwest’s diverse cultural roots.  Using violin, guitar, guitarrón, accordion, and harmony vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted and explosive musicianship to a repertoire that crosses borders and generational divides. This is…

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NOSOTROS

July 5 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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SALSA/HOT LATIN DANCE Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.” Nominated for seven 2016 New Mexico Music Awards, including “Best Latin Release,” “Best World Release” and “Best Original Arrangement.”

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LISA CARMAN

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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FOLK/ROCK/AMERICANA. Lisa Carman was born and raised in the jazz infused city of Rochester NY. The drive and intense love for all things musical began in elementary school with piano lessons, and roared through college with Lisa majoring in voice and music education. Her parents spun the vinyl’s of Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Edie Gorme, and all the swing bands of the 40s, while she discovered The Supremes, The Beatles, and Joni Mitchell. But the “aha” defining moment was the…

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GREG BUTERA

July 6 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Greg ButeraX

HONKY TONK WITH CAJUN FLAIR. Greg Butera has been a local Santa Fean playing in bands since 2010. It is only very recently in the last year that he has stepped up as a front man and began performing original material with among the best in Santa Fe backing him. Alongside Karina Wilson, Ryan Little, Cyrus Campbell, and David Shaffer, GB has formed a band capable of bringing large audiences from a hushed focus with intimate lyrics, compelling arrangements, and…

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MAMADOU KELLY

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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WORLD MUSIC FROM THE HEART OF MALI’S NIGER DELTA. Mamadou Kelly is a master of Mali’s celebrated acoustic guitar traditions: A prodigy who spent his early years absorbing the lessons of his famous mentors, and who not only has become a repository of the musical folkways of Mali’s Niger Delta but also transformed those traditions into his own fresh and contemporary style. This summer Mamadou will once again lead his own band and headline a U.S. tour offering North American…

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THE RIFTERS

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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The Rifters

FOLK/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS. The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music than it seems should be right…

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WESTERN CENTURIES

July 8 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

ROOTS/AMERICANA. Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and…

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SON COMO SON

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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SALSA. In celebration of America’s thawing relationship with Cuba, we’re pleased to throw a Cuban Street Party one of New Mexico’s longest-standing and most popular salsa ensembles. Founded in 1993, Son Como Son bills itself as Salsa Cuban Style. They play regularly to packed audiences comprising highly animated and dedicated, salseros at the NM Jazz Workshop’s Salsa Under the Stars Series; at The Cooperage; as well as at special concerts including the Telluride Jazz Festival. They are directed by renowned trombonist, vocalist, percussionist, composer, and…

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PARTIZANI BRASS BAND

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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NEW ORLEANS STYLE SECOND LINE STREET BRASS Amongst the sea of guitars and electronically altered sounds comes something different: Partizani Brass – strictly human powered tunes from the streets.  They bring that incomparable big horn sound to classic New Orleans charts and also plenty of pop tunes you’ll recognize.   It’s an interactive experience with a dedicated dance troupe to help get the fun started. Forget the circus, run away with Partizani!

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TERRANCE SIMIEN AND THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE

July 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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                                ZYDECO. For over 30 years, 2 time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. Terrance creates a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-soulful-American-zydeco-roots music…

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HALF BROKE HORSES

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: Cowgirl BBQ
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AMERICANA/COUNTRY Riding in on the high desert of Santa Fe, Half Broke Horses plays a danceable blend of Honky Tonk and Americana. Wrangling songs from both traditional country and alt-country, they craft a fresh take on the classics and newer tunes, drawing inspiration from 3 chords and the truth. Each member brings a wealth of influences and talent to the stage. Tasha Curtis (vocals and guitar) brings deep and earthy tones to songs, making them come to life in a…

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EILEN JEWELL

July 13 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Eilen JewellX

FOLK/AMERICANA Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers (also on Signature Sounds), which includes that well-oiled band at its core. Her latest, Sundown Over Ghost Town, is a masterful culmination of Jewell’s work to date, and rolls out May…

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GRYDRDNS

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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INDIE. GRYGRDNS is the powerful collaboration between Santa Fe-based singer-songwriters Eliza Lutz (Future Scars, As In We) and Miranda Scott (Evarusnik.) Formed in 2014, the group blends their highly unique and contrasting voices with an etheric soundscape shaped by the droning interplay of reverb-drenched guitar and synth. Joined by Luke Carr (Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand) on drums and Cyrus Campbell on bass, the group creates a sound best described as an undulating soundtrack to a waking dream. Known for their dynamic and highly emotional performances, the…

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BENZO III

July 14 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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HIP HOP. URBAN. Benzo is a 26 year-old Santa Fe-based urban songwriter who has performed hundreds of shows in the past three years. He’s been ranked #1 on Reverbnation and his song “Heart Beat” reached #1 on the AC charts. Don’t miss this show, particularly if you think you don’t like hip hop or contemporary urban music! Winner of the “BEST HIP HOP” release at the 2015 New Mexico Music Awards.

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WHITE BUFFALO

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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White BuffaloX

ROCK. Local attorney and local Santa Fe treasure George Adelo plays a custom Buffalo double neck guitar called “The Beast.” This classic Santa Fe band has a sound described as the Byrds meets the Beatles and Tom Petty in Northern New Mexico. White Buffalo’s appearance coincides with the Santa Fe Classic Car Show on the Plaza. Classic music and classic cars. Sounds like a classic night!

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FRONTERA BUGALÚ

July 15 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Frontera Bugalu

FRONTERA ROCK. El Paso’s Frontera Bugalú is a unique fusion of button accordion, harp, piano, and clarinet. Their music creates a connection between traditional border music, big city mambo and Caribbean music that swept through Mexico in the 30’s. Drawing inspiration from musicians such as Cuban sonero Beny More and mambo master Perez Prado, the result is a unique sound, reflective of the underground “Pachuco” scene of El Paso and Juarez. The group’s second album “Alma de Jaguar” was released…

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BLACK PEARL BAND

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bandstand Southside,
3466 Zafarano Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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R&B, TOP 40, COUNTRY, RANCHERAS. Santa Fe Bandstand kicks off the 2016 Southside series with Black Pearl Band, a nine-piece New Mexico variety (horn driven) band performing R&B, Old School, Top 40, Country, Rancheras, Cumbia’s, and Waltz’. The band is comprised of musicians having more than thirty years of experience each. Formed in 2009, Black Pearl has performed at the 2014 & 2015 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair (San Antonio, Texas), The Albuquerque Downs Casino, Twin Arrows Casino (Flagstaff, AZ), San Felipe…

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JAKA

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: Keep It Co-Op!
JAKA 2016X

AFRO POP FUNK.  At their core, Jaka is a dance band, playing music of Africa and America. Their songs date from a thousand years ago to modern originals that combine ancient and contemporary instruments and harmonies. This band was formed by Dan Pauli twenty years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dan is the keystone for the group and he brings a heritage stretching to the Pacific NW and the great teachers of Zimbabwe. Core band mates include Dan Pauli on…

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POLYRHYTHMICS

July 19 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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WORLD BEAT/AFRO POP Last year was banner year for Seattle’s Polyrhythmics, with the release of a critically acclaimed 7” dubbed The Killion Sessions, a series of high profile shows in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and Jazzfest, and the impending release of their third full length album Octagon. On the heels of an 18-month touring cycle behind Libra Stripes, the collective continues to evolve and mature into muscular live unit apt to painting vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a…

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LIPBONE REDDING

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Lipbone Redding

ACOUSTIC FUNK/FOLK/SOUL. Lipbone Redding has traveled the world with his guitar, nightly sharing music and tales with audiences for the past 15 years. He weaves funky rhythms, catchy original songs, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with exotic and percussive vocal sounds such as throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. The result is an experience that is hypnotic, groovy and, for a solo artist without the aid of electronic efx, amazingly complete. This is…

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SANTA FE GREAT BIG JAZZ BAND

July 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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JAZZ. The 18-member Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band was founded some twenty years ago and plays a library of more than 100 numbers that include many of the standards from bands of the past–Count Basie, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, and others. The instrumentation of the band includes five saxophones, four or five trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, percussion, and a female vocalist. Its personnel includes many of the finest musicians and jazz performers in the…

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DRASTIC ANDREW

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Drastic Andrew

                              NEW ROCK COUNTRY WAVE. Drastic Andrew is a five piece rock based Americana band in Santa Fe New Mexico. Formed in 2011, the band performs regularly at Santa fe & Albuquerque’s lively bars, brewpubs and performance spaces. Their September 2011 debut release “Save the Machine” received rave reviews from local music press and the single John Henry went into regular rotation on Santa Fe’s KBAC. Drastic Andrew’s music…

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BILL PALMER and STEPHANIE HATFIELD

July 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Bill and StephanieX

ROCK. AMERICANA. OPERA. George and Tammy. Johnny and June. Conway and Loretta. Bill and Stephanie.   Bill Palmer Bill Palmer is a songwriter, singer, guitarist & award winning record producer living in Santa Fe, NM. Reviews of his recent album, ‘Under Endless Skies’: “There’s a distinct air of melancholy hanging over much of the proceedings, and there’s plenty of a high caliber to be enjoyed here.” Chris Diestler – santafe.com “Palmer truly shines in the quieter spaces that explore more…

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SOL FIRE

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Sol Fire

ROCK. Sol Fire is a rock group formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are known for their unique sound that merges rock with pop, r&b and latin influences. The band is led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Amado Abeyta and his brother guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Buddy Abeyta. The concept of brothers collaborating in a rock band is far from new and hardly overlooked in the music industry. Oasis, Van Halen, The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys are a small example of how a…

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LUMBRE DEL SOL

July 22 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Lumbre del Sol

CHICANO ROCK. Forty-three years and still going strong. Santa Fe’s  favorite Chicano rock band. Always a Bandstand season highlight. Last  year’s Lumbre del Sol appearance attracted one of the biggest crowds of the season. We expect an even bigger turnout this year.  Don’t miss this special Friday Night show!

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TIHO DIMITROV

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: Herbs, Etc.
Tiho Dimitrov

BLUES. ROCK. Some of the bands most fundamental in shaping contemporary pop & rock music originated in Europe – Cream, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles, to name a few. Tiho Dimitrov carries on the tradition in the next wave of European-born musicians playing the Blues, spiced-up with influences from the Old World, contemporary American rock & pop music, and adding something new, the fingerprint of a new generation. Dimitrov’s songs are soulful and sincere, loaded with emotion, with catchy hooks.…

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JAY BOY ADAMS & ZENOBIA

July 23 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Jay Boy Zenobia

BLUES. R&B. ROCK. Texas legend Jay Boy Adams is a Top-Five Americana Chart artist who has toured with ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers Band, Joe Cocker and Stephen Stills. Zenobia, who performed in the original Broadway production of Hair, is a three-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter. Jay Boy and Zenobia met in Santa Fe, N. M., beneath the clear desert skies. Inspired by this soaring horizon, they realized that they could make musical magic together. Along with the powerhouse rhythm section of Mister Sister (Josh English…

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JOHN MAESTAS PRESENTS – NEOSPECTRIC

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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John Maestas

FUNK – SOUL, ROCK-R&B, JAZZ-ELECTRONIC From the 505 to the 504… Four years ago, guitarist John Maestas moved from Albuquerque to New Orleans and became immersed in the rich musical culture of that wonderful city below sea level.  There, he met 4 greatly talented musicians who soon after playing together for the first time became close friends and brothers in music. The music they make is not genre-specific but has the undeniable quality of great New Orleans music: it makes…

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GINKGOA

July 26 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Gingkoa

POP/SWING/ELECTRO-BEAT. She comes from New York.  He lives in Paris.  Her name is Nicolle Rochelle, his name is Antoine Chatenet. Fighting against all the odds of their geographic destiny, they found each other. It was 2010, after four years of touring Europe with the director Jerome Savary, that Nicolle stumbled upon Antoine’s productions on Internet. Instantly upon hearing his songs, she recognized herself within the sound and fell in love with his musical style. That very same evening they met…

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HIGHER GROUND BLUEGRASS

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Higher Ground

BLUEGRASS. Higher Ground Bluegrass was established in early 1998 when a group of talented New Mexico musicians found they shared a common interest in Bluegrass music. Performing original material penned by members of the group, the band also plays a variety of Bluegrass oriented tunes to include traditional and contemporary selections. Their philosophy remains one of developing interesting arrangements of original material and lesser known songs, and adding something new and unique to standard bluegrass tunes. With four members providing vocal…

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