Santa Fe’s nonprofit provider of alt-country, folk, blues, rock, & world music.

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS


stay-at-home vids from our favorite artists, chefs & speakers

SHELTER IN PLACE Sessions

Friday, May 1, 2020 - Sunday, May 1, 2022
We can't get together in person, so we've just launched a series of videos called the SHELTER IN PLACE Sessions with initial submissions by Joe West, Alex Maryol, Lara Manzanares, and Jono Manson—with many more to come over the summer, including a much anticipated set from JEFFREY FOUCAULT. As COV...

ALEX MARYOL’s SHELTER IN PLACE Session.

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If we could go back in time, we’d see Hendrix, Coltrane, Junior Kimbrough, The Doors, Mississippi John Hurt, The Stooges. Oh, and the Sex Pistols.

Inspired by The National, We loaded 163 R.E.M. songs onto our system. We really didn’t give those later albums like Automatic for the People a chance back in the day. There’s some strong stuff there. Looking forward to this little musical journey.

Outreach

For two decades, Southwest Roots Music has provided free educational outreach activities for more than 20,000 New Mexicans, from grade schoolers to seniors. Activities have included interactive demonstrations and workshops with internationally touring artists, dance lessons, film programs, sustainable cuisine events, and in-school programs. One of our favorites places ninth-generation Nigerian drummer Akeem Ayanniyi in schools and libraries, where he engages students in conversation about Africa and forms an ensemble with the kids using the traditional ashiko, djembe and bata drums. If you would like to arrange free Southwest Roots Music outreach programming in your school or community center, please contact us at ThirstyEarFest@gmail.com.

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Thanks for your support: Santa Fe Performance Exchange, Kitchen Sink Studio, Occasional Music and Rick & Gail Thaler, Hotel Santa Fe, Double D Productions, New Mexico Arts (a division of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs) and the National Endowment for the Arts.