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He was raised in Nicaragua. He once worked as a sailor along the Hudson River. And singin’ is in his blood. Singer-songwriter
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger — grandson of the legendary Pete Seeger — and his band are headed to Mike’s Music Exchange in Eldorado (7 Caliente Road, 466-2782) for a show at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 29. Tao’s recently released album, ¡Rise and Bloom! — partially recorded and produced at Jono Manson’s studio, The Kitchen Sink, in Chupadero, N.M. — offers up an array of tunes in the spirit of the elder Seeger’s loves: bluegrass, rock, and international folk traditions. Jono Manson also performs; admission is a suggested $15 donation. At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform at Paolo Soleri Amphitheater (1501 Cerrillos Road) in what may be the last hurrah for the popular local concert venue (it will reportedly be demolished with the blessing of Santa Fe Indian School trustees and the All Indian Pueblo Council). Lovett brought his catchy composite of country, blues, gospel, and retro jazz to the Paolo Soleri in 2008, and his return signals either a funeral or a last-ditch-effort revival for the structure, designed by the Italian American architect of the same name. Tickets, $42 and $62, are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (www.ticketssantafe.org, 988-1234). Seven times a day, chants fill the chapel at the monastery of Christ in the Desert, outside Abiquiú, as the resident Benedictine monks punctuate their lives with prayerful renditions of age-old sacred songs. Some of their prescribed chants recur every day, while others vary as the liturgical year unfolds. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival hosts 12 of the brothers in a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24, in St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art (107 W. Palace Ave.). Their program, in Latin, includes all the music for the Mass of Corpus Christi written by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century. Tickets, $26 and $33, are available by calling 982-1890 or from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (www.ticketssantafe.org, 988-1234). The 28th summer season of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale continues at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center (463 Paseo de Peralta). The evening’s program, titled
The Romantic Guitar, includes local guitarist Roberto Capocchi performing A Procession Winding Around Me (a setting of Walt Whitman’s Civil War poems), works by Schubert, and works for voice and guitar from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero
Gitano, which features material from Federico García Lorca’s poetry sequence. The program repeats at the Scottish Rite Center on Thursday, Aug. 5. Tickets, $30, $40, and $45, are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (www.ticketssantafe.org, 988-1234). Student discounts are available.