Songs of the siren: Rosie Flores
Santa Fe Performance Exchange and Southwest Roots Music present Rosie Flores in concert on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Kitchen Sink Recording Studio (528 José St.). A ballsy rockabilly and honky-tonk singer and a great guitarist, Flores first played in a band as a teenager in San Diego and worked in the punk bands Rosie and the Screamers and the Screamin’ Sirens in the late 1970s and early ’80s. She released her solo debut, Rosie Flores, in 1987. Her California soul shows through on “Surf Demon #5” on her 11th album, Working Girl’s Guitar, which also has a beautiful version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Over the years, she has worked with Wanda Jackson, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely, and Cindy Cashdollar. Tickets for the Saturday gig are $20; call 800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. The music starts at 7 p.m.