About

Southwest Roots Music (a nonprofit 501c3 organization)

Mission Statement: To promote traditional and roots music through educational programs and live performances by local and internationally renowned artists, and to help strengthen the arts economy.

 

Catherine Whitney, president

Dennis Derkacs, vice president

Beti Martinez, secretary

Michael Koster, treasurer

Rick Thaler, board member

Kathy Smith, board member

Here are a few artists we have worked with over the years: TAJ MAHAL, JOAN BAEZ, DOC WATSON, HAYES CARLL, THE HEAVY, PATTY GRIFFIN, BURNING SPEAR, ROSANNE CASH, STEEL PULSE, BEAUSOLEIL, RICKIE LEE JONES, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS, LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, DR. JOHN, BO DIDDLEY, BE GOOD TANYAS, THE WAILERS, GREG BROWN, RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS, RICHARD THOMPSON, THE SKATALITES, ANI DiFRANCO, PINETOP PERKINS, MAVIS STAPLES, BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO, DAVE ALVIN, PO’ GIRL, JT & THE CLOUDS, HONEYBOY EDWARDS, ROBERT EARL KEEN, DEL McCOURY BAND, DAVID LINDLEY, BELA FLECK, TOUMANI DIABATE, SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS, DUMPSTAPHUNK, ODETTA, ROSIE LEDET & THE ZYDECO PLAYBOYS, RICHIE HAVENS, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, GUY CLARK, IRIS DeMENT, JUNIOR BROWN, COREY HARRIS, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE, JOE ELY, BUTCH HANCOCK, JAMES McMURTRY, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART, BILLY JOE SHAVER, DARRELL SCOTT, GOV’T MULE, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, KEB’ MO’, SAM BUSH, NANCI GRIFFITH, NEKO CASE, T-MODEL FORD, REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, IAN MOORE, and many more.

Southwest Roots Music, 68 Moya Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87508.

505-670-0755    ThirstyEarFest@gmail.com