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Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Forest Sun with Enion Pelta-Tiller & David Tiller - GiG Rental


$20 advance,  800-838-3006 or BUY ONLINE

Forest Sun’s songs mine his deep folk roots and embrace his love of gospel, reggae, Americana, country, soul, jazz and funk. Born in upstate New York to folksinging back-to-the-land hippie parents (Forest’s dad literally built the floor that Bob Dylan stood on at manager Albert Grossmans Bearsville studios in Woodstock, NY), he was weaned on a diet of Jackson Browne and Toots & the Maytals. His early memories are of his dad playing “Poncho and Lefty” and his mom singing Elizabeth Cotton’s “Freight Train.” Sun wrote songs with Rory Block when he was six years old, learned to juggle from Wavy Gravy at age nine, and studied drumming with the late African master Babatunde Olatunji as a teenager. A pioneer of the DIY movement, he recorded his first record in his bedroom in San Francisco with bassist Seth Ford Young (Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe) and toured Europe for the first time, including a gig at Rally on Dam Square in Amsterdam for the Tibetan Freedom Concert. He’s played festivals around the world and opened for such luminaries as Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Rait, Steve Earle, Keb Mo, and the Beach Boys. He is also a visual artist and his original paintings and prints have been shown at the Sala Lola Anglada in Barcelona and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.

This show is presented by Southwest Roots Music and Santa Fe Performance Exchange

GiG Patreon rewards are not available for this show. 

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Scott Mulvahill - GiG Rental

7:30 - $22 in advance, $27 day of show


As a teenager growing up near Houston, Texas, Scott Mulvahill picked up the bass guitar on a whim. Natural talent and the lure of a challenge drove him to be the best musician he could and discover his love for singing, songwriting and the upright bass. After attending college at North Texas State University, Scott moved to Nashville, where his life changed after meeting American music icon Ricky Skaggs and joining his Grammy winning band, Kentucky Thunder. He toured with Ricky for over five years, and in that time, first started writing songs on his upright bass.

Scott describes his experience, "I started music as a bass player, but when it came to singing and writing songs, all my favorite writers played guitar or piano, and I just figured I had to as well. But while in Ricky Skaggs’ band, I started performing '20/20 Vision' in the show, which opened with just the bass and my voice, and it was a revelation. I realized that this sound, this concept could work, and I honestly wondered why I hadn't had the courage to do it before. So I started writing songs on the bass. I tried to make the bass parts complete arrangements with harmony and rhythm, and weave my melodies between all that—the first song I wrote that way was 'Fighting for the Wrong Side.' And that's when the music became unique. Not for unique sake, but just because I was finally bringing all of my varied skills to the table and doing something that few others could, and it was where I felt I could give my best to the music."

Tickets are $22 in advance, $27 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Presented by AMP Concerts

GiG Patreon Rewards not available for this show.

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Sameer Sen & Roshan Bhartiya

7:30 - $20


Born in Rajasthan, percussionist, composer Sameer Sen has been part of the musical landscape of the Indian film industry for many years. The son of renowned music director, Shannbhu Sen, Sameer Sen has composed soul stirring music for over 120 Hindi Films. He is a cultural ambassador and has taken the magic of Hindi film music to music lovers all over the world. Sameer Sen has been honored with various prestigious awards including the Pride of India Gold Award and the venerated Tal Mani Award from the Sur Shrinagar Samsad. Sameer will be performing solo. 

Ustad Roshan Bhartiya is one of the great sitar players of his generation. For twenty years  he could be heard on the TV, radio and in many of India's most beloved and classic feature films. Roshan has spent many years touring the world promoting the classical music of India. With his father and guru, Jamuluddin Bhartiya, Roshan founded schools both in India and Amsterdam. For years, their school in Amsterdam was the largest presenter of Indian music in Europe. His contribution in maintaining and expanding the presence of Indian Classical music in India and abroad has been great and his performances are marked with an emotional presence and generosity of spirit. His shows are a treat for the educated listener as well as the novice. Roshan will be performing solo. 

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

David Wilcox - San Miguel Chapel

7:30 - $28 in advance, $33 day of show


Tickets are $28 in advance, $33 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Those who know David Wilcox's work know how exhaustively he pours his heart and soul into his songwriting and recording. It's his technical ability and meticulous craftsmanship that elevate this work, as he employs an impressive repertoire of tunings and cut capos in his unique approach to the guitar. More than anything, however, it is the intimate storytelling and the deeply held messages of Wilcox’s lyrics that are taken to heart and held so closely by his listeners. In 2018, the beloved singer-songwriter returned with The View From the Edge, his first album since 2014's Blaze. It's an album that reflects four years of thinking, writing, crafting, playing and life.

Every week or so a thankful fan writes to David to tell him that a song he wrote changed their life. Fans and other songwriters flock to his Wilcox Weekend to discuss music, philosophy, creativity, spirituality and life. While it's always rewarding to know that the music serves its purpose and provides direction, David avoids taking credit. As he says, it's the songs that do the work. It's the guitar that brings the message.

Presented by Amp concerts

GiG Patreon Rewards are not available for this concert. 

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Aaron Goldberg Trio w Matt Penman and Leon Parker

7:30 - $22



“A post-bop pianist of exemplary taste and range” - NATE CHINEN, NY Times

“...persistent dedication to art and craft..” - BRITT ROBSON, Jazz Times

Hailed by Down Beat magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg has made his name worldwide as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with the finest exponents of the music. As a bandleader Aaron’s passion for swing, melody and groove has long been paired with a keen appreciation of other musical cultures, as documented on his 5 acclaimed trio albums and over 80 more as a co-leader and collaborator. After receiving awards from Berklee College of Music and Downbeat Magazine, Aaron moved to New York City at age 17 to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and devoted his off-hours to performing in New York clubs.

Aaron returned to Boston a year later to pursue a degree at Harvard College, intent to balance his budding musical career with academic interests at the intersection of psychology and philosophy. His course of study was facilitated when Harvard created an interdisciplinary program in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, and he graduated magna cum laude in 1996 as the first student to receive this new degree. Upon graduation he promptly moved to New York, formed his first longstanding trio featuring his peers Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, and began touring worldwide with such multigenerational masters as Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Despite a demanding touring schedule at the world’s most high-profile venues, Aaron has also maintained both his academic and sociopolitical interests, receiving a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Tufts University in 2010.

Bassist Matt Penman has performed with John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Wayne Shorter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Dave Douglas and many others. Drummer Leon Parker has performed with Dave Kikoski, Madeleine Peyroux, Dewey Redman, Brad Mehldau and a host of others.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

What The What

7:30 - $20



What The What could be called the "trio different".  Formed in 2013 by three well-traveled Santa Fe natives, the group fuses diverse elements of funk, jazz and world into a unique and compelling sound. With a style described as "earthy and inviting” they defy categorization while evoking the familiar with original compositions. What the What’s eponymous CD was released in July 2015.

Bassist Jon Gagan is best known for his 25 + year association with renown guitarist Ottmar LIebert. In addition to playing bass on over 20 Liebert albums, Gagan has performed with Milt Jackson, Dave Grusin, Christopher Cross, Big Al Anderson, Nat Adderley, and Emily Remler, among many others. 

Trumpet player J.Q. Whitcomb graduated from Oberlin University and subsequently relocated to Shanghai, China, where he performed for eight years. He was featured with the internationally acclaimed Sinne Eeg/ Martin Schack quartet on a tour of Denmark, and has appeared at several of the elite Scandanavian Jazz fests. 

Percussionist Robby Rothschild has studied many forms of music with teachers worldwide and holds a master's degree in composition from UNM. He performs regularly with Round Mountain, the inimitable world/folk duo he formed with his brother Char. Robby has also worked with Thomas Mapfuno, Guinean griot Prince Diabate and Ottmar Liebert.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Rumelia Collective

$22. - 7:30


Rumelia Collective is a group of musicians dedicated to playing the music of the Balkans
and Mideast, as well as many other musical styles from around the world. Members Nicolle Jensen, Willa Roberts, Sitara Schauer and Alysha Shaw weave an intricate and mesmerizing blend of contemporary and traditional folk elements into their unique arrangements. They are known for their lush four-part vocal harmonies, as well as their innovative use of both traditional and western instrumentation, playing everything from soaring, epic love songs to raucous, upbeat dance pieces.

“Rumelia” comes from the word “Rumeli” meaning “Land of the Romans,” a Turkish word
used to describe the people and cultures of the Southern Balkan region. The music is unique to the western ear, in that it uses odd time signatures (e.g. 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8) and close harmonies,as well as eastern scales and tonalities common to the region. Rumelia Collective’s core repertoire is derived from traditional and popular tunes of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia and Turkey, to name a few.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Wood Belly

7:30 - $22



Decisive instrumentals… a remarkable range … a sense of optimism and exhilaration… freshness and vitality.  - Bluegrass Today

Wood Belly is the winner of the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition.  A Wood Belly song has its own lyrical persona and masterful arrangement; rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation.  There is a powerful focus on songwriting, with influences from multiple genres. Wood Belly, like other bands in the Newgrass or Grassicana realm, is rooted in tradition but refuses to be confined. Their sound is authentic, passionate and always entertaining. Whether it’s a hard driving bluegrass song, a multi-layered instrumental, a pop-oriented hook-laden tune, or a poetic waltz— each song has something to say. There’s an identity, a message in every song, delivered in a characteristic Wood Belly style that is warm and true.  

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Guitar Games Workshop w Bruce Dunlap

12 to 4 Sat. & Sun. $100. Sponsor a Student!




Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Awna Teixeira

7:30 - $20


Portuguese/Canadian multi-instrumentalist, Awna Teixeira, is the core member of in the highly-esteemed and internationally acclaimed Canadian band, Po'Girl, along with Allison Russell (of Birds of Chicago). Awna Teixeira, named the up and coming "Undisputed Queen of Roots Music" by No Depression, is currently performing her solo albums, which have received international rave reviews. Her dynamic performances uniquely showcase her multi-instrumentalist and songwriting talents on the guitar, accordion, banjo, ukulele, harmonica. Awna is a sought after artist throughout Canada, Europe, and the United States, touring for the past 15 years in theaters, concerts series, listening rooms, music festivals, and bars year-round. With 16 recorded albums, she has an extensive touring history and an adoring fan base spanning over 16 countries on 4 continents.

"A bag of riches from Po' Girl front-woman! "Teixeira’s voice is a delightfully gentle 

instrument; like the elfin sister of Emmylou Harris and Stevie Nicks." Americana UK

“Awna’s burgundy tones bring haunting melancholy to ballads and gung-ho brio to old-timey stompers.” Maverick Magazine UK

“Awna's husky yet smooth vocals are perfectly executed. Giving her upbeat songs just the edge they need while also easing into the softness of her slow ballads. “ John Calling – CBC, Canada

“Awna Teixeira writes with dark, vivid lyrical imagery. Bringing a new kind of delicate but fierce approach to accordion driven dream folk…” Americana UK


Friday, September 13th, 2019

Ronn McFarlane

7:30 - $22



GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute, the most popular instrument of the Renaissance, into today’s musical mainstream, making it accessible to a wider audience. As Bela Fleck has done with the banjo, Ronn is reinventing the lute for the twenty-first century, writing new lute music and performing in both traditional and non-traditional venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Essentially the only modern musician composing and performing his own music for this historic instrument, Ronn builds on the tradition of lutenist-composers of past centuries and creates music in a modern context. His original music combines elements of Celtic, Americana, and traditional folk music dating back to the Renaissance. With over 40 recordings to date, Ronn has an exciting catalog of both traditional and original music. His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a GRAMMY Award Nomination in 2009. Ronn’s newest solo album, The Celtic Lute, released in 2018, features his arrangements of traditional Scottish and Irish music from the 17th and 18th centuries.