ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
The blue moon of Kentucky keeps on shinin’, and this weekend, part of Louisville’s radiant glow descends on Santa Fe. The Troubadours of Divine Bliss deliver rootsy Gypsy-folk strings, accordions, and vocal harmonies that go down sweeter and smoother than cask-aged Kentucky bourbon. Band members
Renee and Aim Me, who began their musical journey as New Orleans street performers after meeting in (and leaving) the Pentecostal church — have been playing together for more than 20 years. Catch their energetic live show at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 (a night when a full moon hangs in the sky), at Cowgirl BBQ (319 S. Guadalupe St., 982-2565). Tickets are $5 at the door.
At 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, the newly formed nonprofit Santa Fe Performance Exchange (formerly Mike’s Music Exchange) kicks off its 10-night Santa Fe Bands Together concert series at its intimate performance space in the La Tienda shopping center in Eldorado (7 Caliente Road, 466-3116) with a performance by singer-songwriter
Sean Healen. Also on the bill are Sharon Gilchrist and Arne Bey and Margaret Burke and Josh Martin. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Frogville Records’ alt-country/folk singersongwriters Boris McCutcheon and
Joe West take the stage. Other acts in the series include Hilary Smith and Soul Kitchen, the Savor Cuban ensemble, and Beatles cover group the Nowhere Band (formerly Fab Faux). Tickets for each concert are $10, $5 with the purchase of a Santa Fe Winter Fiesta lanyard. Visit www.santafeperformanceexchange. Two days before they take part in the Concerts From the Library of Congress series in Washington, D.C., clarinetist Eddie Daniels and pianist Roger Kellaway offer a concert in Santa Fe. Daniels, a Santa Fe resident, is one of the premier clarinetists in jazz. He has recorded more than 20 albums since the 1960s and has played with Thad Jones, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Dave Grusin, and George Benson. Kellaway goes back even further to jobs with Ben Webster, Clark Terry, and Wes Montgomery. The two perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the O’Shaughnessy Performance Space at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive. There is no charge. Call 473-6196, if you must.
The hugely influential pianist Bill Evans (1929-1980) is the inspiration for the next project by the impressive Tribute
Trio. It happens at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the United Church
of Santa Fe, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso. This is the 10th in the monthly concert series that began in May 2010, each gig focusing on a different star of jazz piano. The trio members (above) are
John Rangel on piano, Cal Haines on drums, and Michael Glynn on bass. Admission to the concert is $20 at the door. Call 989-1088 for details.
These albums are really
digging into my back !
Doesn’t it feel great ?