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August 2015
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AMERICAN JeM

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

AMERICANA/FOLK. American JeM fills the air with energy, excitement, and beautiful three-part harmonies. For the last 27 years and counting, Jay Cawley (guitar, bass, vocals)  has performed, recorded and toured worldwide with Grammy Award winning Juice Newton.  He is also an accomplished songwriter.  Jay’s youthful spirit and on-stage playfulness puts any crowd in the mood for fun. American JeM lead vocalist, Ellie Dendahl, won first place prize for both songwriting and vocal contests at the 2010 Santa Fe Traditional Bluegrass…

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JUICE NEWTON

August 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

AMERICAN POP. COUNTRY. Juice Newton is an American pop and country singer, songwriter and guitarist. To date, she has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (winning once in 1983), as well as an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist and two Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year awards (won consecutively). Juice has several Gold and Platinum records to her credit, including Juice, Quiet Lies and her first Greatest Hits album. During the 1980s, she…

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EN-JOY

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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SALSA, BACHATA, CUMBIA, TIMBA, MERENGUE & MORE. En-Joy focuses on traditional Son and modern Timba, two Cuban styles of music which, together with strong syncopation, melody, and conscious lyrics, are powerful and well-respected forms of music worldwide. Cuban Timba in particular, a modern variation of Salsa, was created over the last 10 years by newer Cuban artists, combining elements of modern music to traditional Son.

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GLEEWOOD

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

FOLK/ROCK. The acoustic rock songwriting style of Jhett Schiavone (Guitar & Vocals) meets western and folk tradition of New Mexican cowgirl, Callie Sioux (Bass and Vocals) to bring an unlikely, and at-once recognizable sound to the folk/rock scene. In short, if in some alternate universe, Johnny Cash learned how to play guitar under a palm tree with Jack Johnson and started writing with an Irish Zoey Deschanel in the late 60’s,… That might sound like Gleewood’s latest release.­­­­ Jhett’s bass…

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THE NOMS

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

AMERICANA/INDIE. The Noms are a 6-member group from Albuquerque. Not your typical “rock” band, they don’t follow the trends of the moment. Their sound starts with rich vocal harmonies, blending the distinctive voices of our two lead vocalists followed by a wall of 5 part harmonies. From there, anything goes: guitar, piano, bass, drums, piano, horns, banjo-whatever the song needs. Since their start in the summer of 2009, The Noms have been able to bring lots of fans into their…

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SANTA FE CHILES DIXIE JAZZ BAND

August 7 @ 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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DIXIELAND JAZZ. Dixie, or Dixieland is a name given to the style of jazz performed by early New Orleans Jazz Musicians. The name is a reference to the “Old South”. Dixieland which was developed in New Orleans, is one of the earliest styles of Jazz music. The style combined earlier brass band marches, French Quadrilles, ragtime, and blues with collective,polyphonic improvisation. While instrumentation and size of bands can be very flexible, the “standard” band consists of a “front line” of…

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THE PLEASURE PILOTS

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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OLD SCHOOL R&B The Pleasure Pilots are a rhythm and blues and swing band composed of all-star players from all over Northern New Mexico.  With a swinging horn section and several standout vocalists, the band has been called “the best dance band in New Mexico.” While the band plays vintage   R & B, they are currently recording an album of original compositions.         The lineup includes: Fred Spencer:  guitar, vocals David Phillips: keyboards, vocals Terry Bluhm: bass,…

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NMSA JAZZ ENSEMBLE

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

JAZZ. Local jazz icons Bert Dalton and John Trentacosta lead up and coming jazz students from the New Mexico School for the Arts. Expect to hear music from Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker and more!

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ALEX MARYOL

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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                          BLUES. ROCK. Opening musical act for Etta James, Bo Diddley, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Leon Russell, and G. Love and Special Sauce. Telluride Blues Festival for years 2001 through 2008 with other musical guests such as James Brown, Johny Lang, John Mayer, Otis Taylor and Buddy Miles. The son of Greek-American restaurateurs, Alex Maryol grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico and was raised on the music of…

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SFUAD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

STUDENT MUSICIANS FROM THE SANTA FE UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN The best and brightest music students from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Led by Horace Alexander Young (Chair, Contemporary Music Department) and Tom Adler (Director, Acoustic Americana Ensemble), this annual show is always a special treat.

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BILLY D & THE HOODOOS

August 11 @ 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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BLUES. ROCK. Billy D and The Hoodoos’ Somethin’s Wrong was named the Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest based in London. The twelve videos from the DVD have a combined total of over 1,000 views-per-day and have surpassed the one-million-hit milestone on YouTube. Billy D and The Hoodoos were also awarded “Best New Act” by the Cascade Blues Association. Billy D’s life experience has given him the strength to write his brand of “Bluzy Rock” with a…

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THE BILL HEARNE TRIO

August 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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Sponsor: Outside In

COUNTRY. FOLK. Honkytonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, unrequited love are the brick and mortar of country music and there isn’t a better mason than Bill Hearne… Bill Hearne calls it ‘The Road:’ that metaphorical ribbon of honky-tonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, prison cells and unrequited love line with signposts and mile markers tattooed with names like Haggard, as in Merle, Williams, as in Hank, Owens, as in Buck and Lovett, as in Lyle. Being legally blind, Bill has never actually…

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MICHAEL HEARNE & SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

August 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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Sponsor: Outside In

COUNTRY. FOLK. How do you say “Acoustic Southwestern Americana Musical Guitar Genius” in just two words? Michael Hearne, that’s how. Since the 1970s, this native Dallas Texan has strolled down a musical path inspired by the great folk and country singer-songwriters who typify and have characterized the Americana “roots” scene. Even minus the undeniable influence of the musical giants he admires and respects to this day, Michael simply had no choice when it came to deciding to be who he is. This prodigious…

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THE SANTA FE OPERA APPRENTICES

August 13 @ 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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OPERA. The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers is internationally recognized as one of the finest programs of its type. On average each year approximately 40 apprentice singers are chosen from a competitive applicant pool. Those who are selected will participate in a rigorous program of training and performances, which includes supporting roles in mainstage operas, starring in two evenings of apprentice scenes, vocal coachings, auditions and many other activities. The Apprentice Singer Program has been helping young singers…

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WAGOGO

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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WORLD. Wagogo, born, raised and loved in Albuquerque, NM, is an ecclectic group of musicians that make a rhythmic cocktail out of their Chicano influences, Northern Mexico folk songs, warm calypso island grooves, and the captivating spirit music of Zimbabwe. Their lyrics posses an equally enriching quality, being composed mostly by lead singer Armando Ortega, in a blend of Spanish, English, and the Shona language of Zimbabwe. With such a diverse repertoire, Wagogo inspires a multigenerational crowd to dance and…

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RUMPFUNCTIOUS

August 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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R&B. FUNK. SOUL. First and foremost, Rumpfunctious is a dance band.  They feature funk and R&B. and are comprised of some of the best musicians anywhere. Featuring Brant Leeper on Keyboards, Rum Rodriguez on Lead Vocals, Rich Reed on Drums,  Murali Levine on Guitar, Ryan Montano on Trumpet and Donny Tesso on Bass. Last season, they hit a hard funk groove and never let up. We can’t wait to see them again!

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IMPULSE GROOVE FOUNDATION

August 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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FUNK/GROOVE. Led by Brian Hardgroove – bassist of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductees Public Enemy – Impulse Groove Foundation is Hardgroove’s funk/soul tribute to some of his favorite musical influences. Joining IGF will be singing sensation Kyle Jason ‘The Insane Soul Machine’ from NYC. Hardgroove and Jason last collaborated on funk legend Bootsy Collins’ 2011-12 world tour. Over The Line is the evening’s theme. “I ignore the lines that separate people from each other, I’m over it! It’s gonna be…

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THE SEAN HEALAN BAND

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Sponsor: Herbs, Etc.

AMERICANA/ROCK. Sean Healen is an award winning singer/songwriter. With music and lyrics reminiscent of Leaonard Cohen and Steve Earle and a style at once intricate and eloquent, Sean is rapidly achieving the national stage. A long time resident of New Mexico, his recent album “Floodplain” was awarded Best Rock CD 2009 at the New Mexcio Music Awards. “Floodplain” was produced by Multi Platinum producer John Kurzweg. A more recent cd project, “Crown Of Coal” was produced by Grammy winner and legendary…

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JAY BOY ADAMS & ZENOBIA

August 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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Sponsor: Herbs, Etc.

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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THE BUSY McCARROLL BAND

August 18 @ 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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HIPSTER POP JAZZ-O-RAMA. New Mexico musician, Busy McCarroll and her trippy hot band, perform their own unique sound of Cinematic Sci-Fi Jazz Pop with a tinge of Latin and Surf Guitar dusted with Country Western Funk and New Mexican Hip-Hugger Boogaloo Soul…. simply referred to as ‘Space Age Lounge’. Or – just imagine yourself inside a Quentin Tarantino movie. This band has no musical boundaries, they take a lot of experimental musical adventures and they have a lot of fun…

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DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS

August 18 @ 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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BLUES. JAZZ. Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. The band’s latest recording, 2011’s Black Cloud, was named one of the 10 best releases of the…

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LARRY MITCHELL

August 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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JAZZ. ROCK. LARRY MITCHELL is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player. As an artist, he has released 6 solo records and won a San Diego Music Award for best pop jazz artist. As a producer-engineer, Larry has won 26…

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JOY HARJO

August 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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JAZZ. SPOKEN WORD POETRY. Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She has released four award-winning CD’s of original music and won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year. She performs nationally and internationally solo and with her band, The Arrow Dynamics. She has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, in venues in every major U.S. city and internationally. Most recently she performed We Were There…

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MOON HAT

August 25 @ 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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FUNK. BOOTIE-JAZZ. Kevin “Kookie” Jones created Moonhat’s original music under an influence of styles and genres to create a unique, eclectic and blended sound sensation and funk wonderment. From dancefloor-oriented bootie-jazz to funky beats with soaring solo lines to soulful groove ballads to ease your heart, shake your booty and transform your soul.

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THE STICKY

August 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

FUNK. They’ve been kicking ass at private parties, winning a 2013 New Mexico Music Award for best R&B song with “Makin’ Love in Outerspace,” appearing at gatherings like the After Hours Alliance Festival and slowly but surely writing originals that have yet to be unleashed upon the public—they’re funk act The Sticky, and they rule the land. “We’re putting together a real show and that’s something that very few people do [in Santa Fe],” vocalist Amy Lindquist says. “It’s like…

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DAVID BERKELEY

August 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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FOLK ROCK. “Think of his catalog as a sort of intersection between Beck’s Sea Change, the best of Cat Stevens or Bob Dylan and a dash of neo-bluegrass like The Avett Brothers thrown in for good measure….But there isn’t even a hint of manipulation here; he’s got a timbre one can trust….It’s an almost perfect blend of finger-picking goodness with just enough rock ’n’ roll edge to avoid solemnity or sad-sackery. Lyrically, each song tells a story, and most come…

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DETROIT LIGHTNING

August 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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GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE. In honor of The Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary, we bring you New Mexico’s coolest, if not only Grateful Dead tribute band. This psychedelic super-group of somewhat latent Dead fanaticism was born out of a nostalgic whim and has proven to be not only an accurate, heartfelt tribute to the legendary band but a new telling of the Grateful Dead story complete with three part harmony vocals, elongated, far reaching improvisatory sections, contrapuntal melodic voices, and solid rhythmic…

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CLOSING NIGHT with JONO MANSON AND FRIENDS, Featuring Jason Crosby with Mark Clark, Peter Williams and a cavalcade of surprise guests!

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Road-tested roots. Jono Manson is a prolific singer/songwriter and seasoned performer, with a long track record that includes major-label releases as both recording artist and producer. During a career spanning almost four decades he has performed everywhere from the local dive to Madison Square Garden, from house concerts to festival stages. He has released numerous albums and amassed a vast catalog of original material. His songs have been recorded by Grammy Award – winning artists and have been featured in…

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