ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, but uncompromising country icon Charlie Daniels just don’t give a damn. Best known for his fiddle-frenzied, 1979 Billboard-chart-topping hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” politically minded Daniels — who recently posted glowing support on his website of New York congressman Peter King’s “wisdom and courage in holding the congressional hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in America” — has a storied music career that spans 60 years, 54 studio albums, and a lifetime of calling it as he sees it. The Charlie Daniels Band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino (30 Buffalo Thunder Trail). Tickets, $29 to $59, are available at www.tickets.com, the Casino Cage box office, or by calling 800-905-3315.
Brian Wingard, a saxophonist who relates to the bright lights of bebop and postbop — including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter — is featured in a quartet date at the Museum Hill Café (710 Camino Lejo, 984-8900) at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. He plays originals and standards with John Trentacosta, drums; Brian Bennett, keyboards; and Colin Deuble, bass. The jazz brunch (with an entrée choice of vegetable frittata, grilled salmon, or roast beef) is sponsored by the Friends of Santa Fe Jazz. Tickets are $40, available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org).
Local dancemakers get a chance to show off their work at the Railyard Performance Center (1611-A Paseo de Peralta) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26. The annual Choreographers’ Showcase, presented by the New Mexico Dance Coalition, includes modern-dance pieces by Ariel Gottschall, Erica Gionfriddo, and Echo Gustafson from Moving People Dance, as well as dancers presenting tap, flamenco, acrobatics, mambo, African, Egyptian folkloric, and jazz pieces. Jasmine Quinsier, the producer of the event, said the performances will help raise money for a scholarship program founded by the coalition to enable students to attend dance classes throughout the city. Tickets, $10, $5 for those under 12, are available at the door. Visit www.nmdancecoalition.org.
Guy Clark, Delbert McClinton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Bill Hearne … They can all be spoken of with equal reverence, like a laundry list of great country singers that sounds like cowboy poetry if you’re saying it right. The final name belongs to a musician that New Mexico has considered one of its own for decades. Strummin’ guitar by age 9, hittin’ juke joints by the time he reached his teens, Hearne is the modern distillation of everything that was pure about country and honky-tonk music before the Crossover Kid rode into town. Catch Bill Hearne’s Roadhouse Revue at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at The Lodge at Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis Drive, 992-5800); it’s $10 at the door.