I’m posting this early so we can head to Tennessee for my mom’s 80th birthday! You may notice that I fudged on the details since I didn’t know them all when I composed this blog entry. I did what I could with what I had, as my Pilates teacher always tells us to do. On September 3, 2007 I added some more events and details.
Albuquerque Contra Dance, Saturday, September 1
Artie Walsh calling and the Contratones (David Margolin on fiddle, Bruce Thomson on guitar, ??? on banjo) playing sizzling dance tunes. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., acoustic jam at 6:30 p.m. and newcomers class at 7 p.m. Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. $6 members, $7 others.
Old Time Music Circle, Albuquerque, Sun., September 2
Jams are 2-4 PM at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE,
Albuquerque, NM. There will be 2 groups playing in 2 separate rooms. Bluegrass music will be in the front room (entry room) and Old Time music will be in the west room (where concerts are held). Email Judy Muldawer at email@example.com for more details.
Albuquerque Dance Committee Meeting, Tues., September 4
Those dances don’t just put themselves on. They need volunteers like YOU. Come Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. to Bob Cornish & Linda Starr’s house, 509 Aliso NE, Albuquerque and find out what chores need to be done. ~ 1 block S. of Lomas, 3 blocks east of Carlisle and 1 block west of Morningside.Phone 255-6037 for details. All welcome.
Corrales Sing, Friday, September 7
FOLK SONG CIRCLE. Newcomers welcome! They’re meeting in September to sing of BIRDS and FEATHERS.
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 8:00 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT
Each participant in the circle may lead a song, do a solo, request a song, or pass. Bring enthusiasm, songbooks, instruments, beverages/snacks, kids, and friends.
Contact: Laurie McPherson 898-6978
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
114 Coronado Road, Corrales, 87048
(Directions: From the intersection of Alameda and Coors, go 1.8 miles north on Corrales Road. Pass the Chevron station, go several blocks. Just past the Horseman’s Supply store, turn left on Coronado Road. Post office is too far. They’re the second house on the right, come in past the barns to park.)
Corinne West in Concert, Friday, Sept. 7, Madrid, NM
Appearing at The Mine Shaft Tavern
8:00 PM | themineshafttavern.com | 505-473-0743
Corinne West’s new CD Features Mike Marshall, Jerry Douglas, Darol Anger, and Tony Furtado. From Nashville, Tennessee (my old stomping grounds!), Corinne West has a rare gift—she sings as eloquently and powerfully as she writes. Her new album, Second Sight, releases October 23, 2007, with producer Mike Marshall, known for his work with David Grisman, Mark O’Connor, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer. The new CD includes the world-class talent of Jerry Douglas, Darol Anger and Tony Furtado who join Marshall in fleshing out West’s potent songs. After becoming a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting contest, she started the national festival circuit, including a tour of England and Ireland in early 2007. Her overseas tour became possible when BBC legend Bob Harris began featuring her on his radio show. Fans across the ocean fell in love with West’s eclectic mix of folk, rock, bluegrass and Americana. The emotional power, raw soulfulness, and understated beauty of Corinne West’s music have her on the brink of stardom. Sounds like something special is happening in Madrid on September 7; be there if you can. Her web site is http://www.corinnewest.com/
Santa Fe Contra Dance, Saturday, September 8
Marj Mullany calling, Nabobs playing (Jim Mullany & Rob Pine on fiddle, Jim Mullany & Rob Pine on guitar, Tom Christensen on banjo). 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. $6 members, $7 others. Santa Fe dance committee meeting at the hall before the dance, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Durango Contra Dance, Sat., September 8
Saturday September 8, is the monthly Contra Dance, to be held at the VFW Hall (1550 Main Ave., Durango, CO). Lewis Land from Carlsbad, NM will call the dance. Live music will be provided by the Kitchen Jam Band. Beginner instruction is at 7:00 p.m. Dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30. All dances are taught and called. No partner is necessary, and dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Admission is $10. First-time get a pass to come back for free. For further information, call 970-259-6820.
Albuquerque Baroque Players, Sept. 8 & 9
Sonata in Four Movements. Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., Los Altos Chrisitan Church, 11900 Haines NE, Albuquerque. Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m., Historic Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. $12 General, $10 Seniors, $5 Students. Call 255-7089 for reservations or visit the web site at www.unm.edu/~sbpatric
Second Sunday Dance, September 9
Noralyn Parsons and Kit French calling elegant English and zesty contras; McPapenhagens (Gary Papenhagen on fiddle, Linda Askew on guitar, Scott Mathis on mandolin and guitaron) playing. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. $6 members, $7 others.
Albuquerque Megaband Practice, Tuesday, September 11
Change of Venue! Join the Megaband in a jam in its new location at Wild Oats, 11015 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, 7:30-10:30 p.m. More info: Bruce Thomson, 277-4729.
Las Cruces Contra Dance, Friday, September 14
Lewis Land and Lonnie Ludeman calling this dance with SNMMDS House Band playing. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $5 all. Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Las Cruces. It’s actually the adjacent town of Mesilla, and hall is 2 blocks west of the plaza. For info, contact 505-522-1691.
Pickin' in the Pines, Flagstaff, AZ, Sept. 14-16, 2007
Love Dave Grisman? Sweet Sunny South from southwest Colorado? How about Boulder Acoustic Society? If so, plan a road trip to Flagstaff, AZ for the Pickin’ in the Pines bluegrass music weekend. Concerts, workshops, dancing, contests, jams, etc. Details, talent lineup, and schedule of events at www.pickininthepines.org.
Albuquerque Contra Dance, Saturday, September 15
Donna Howell calling and the Albuquerque Megaband playing. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., acoustic jam at 6:30 p.m. and newcomers class at 7 p.m. Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. $6 members, $7 others.
Taos Contra Dance, Saturday, September 15
Contra dance at the San Geronimo Lodge, Witt Road. Starting time 7:00 p.m. Someone calling, Taos Megaband playing. Five dollars per dancer. Call 776-1580 with any questions about the dance.
Santa Fe Contra Dance, Saturday, September 22
Open mike for callers, Adobe Brothers playing. Dance 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. $6 members, $7 others.
¡Globalquerque! September 21-22, 2007
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
1701 4th St SW
New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture will return to the NHCC in September! The third annual show will feature Planet Drumz, Koko Taylor, Baka Beyond, Yungchen Lhamo and many more great artists from all over the world! Many glorious details at www.abqmusic.com.
Hands Five in Concert, State Fair, Sunday, Sept. 23
Hey, all you Hands Five groupies–the band is playing at the Boxcar Stage at the New Mexico State Fair, on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 5 p.m. for two hours. Go cheer them on while eating cotton candy, fry bread, and roasted corn. Full schedule at http://www.exponm.com/ns/FairEvents/calendar.asp
Albuq. House Concert, Friday, September 28
Ace guitarist Richard Smith in concert at 1000 Parkland Circle SE, 7:30 p.m. Bring your own small chair, alcohol /beverage, and a snack to share and $10 donation for Richard Smith. Hosts provide some snacks, water and an empty refrigerator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions or call 266-6928 for more info.
Three Events, Saturday, September 29
Take your pick: In Santa Fe, an evening of couples dances led by Richard Wilson, Karina and Della playing. Dance 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. $6 members, $7 others. OR
In Albuquerque, TBA calling and the Sandia Hots playing. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., acoustic jam at 6:30 p.m. and newcomers class at 7 p.m. Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. $6 members, $7 others. OR
In Corrales, the Albuquerque Megaband, a big, loud and rowdy assortment of acoustic musicians affiliated with the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society will lead an open jam during both days of the Corrales Harvest Festival on September 29 and 30. The group mainly plays traditional fiddle and banjo dance music. The jams will be hosted by the Flying Star Restaurant in Corrales (www.flyingstarcafe.com). The dates and times are: Saturday, September 29, 7-9 p.m., and Sunday, September 30, 2-5 p.m. All acoustic musicians are invited to participate. More info: Bruce Thomson, 277-4729.
Looking Ahead...Oct. 26-28, Boo Camp!
Boo Camp, for the 1st time ever, will be two nights and three days of dancing! Richard Wilson calling, Three Bean Salad playing. Hummingbird Music Camp, Jemez Springs, NM. Pumpkins, costumes, fun, food, dancing, jams, singing, river, radiant gold cottonwood trees and more. Details in the flyer in your Sept/Oct FOLKMADS mailing or on the web site: www.folkmads.org.
Enjoy fall and don’t fall down.