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.

Catherine Whitney, president

Dennis Derkacs, vice president

Michael Koster, treasurer/secretary

Richard Adesso, board member

Rick Thaler, board member

Select artists we’ve worked with over the years: MICHAEL FRANTI, LOS LOBOS, ROSANNE CASH, THE ENGLISH BEAT, LOS LONELY BOYS, KEB’ MO’, TAJ MAHAL, JOAN BAEZ, DOC WATSON, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, BELA FLECK, THE WAILERS, RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS, DAVE ALVIN, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, THE BAD PLUS, BEAUSOLEIL, BE GOOD TANYAS, BLACK JOE LEWIS, GREG BROWN, JUNIOR BROWN, BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO, BURNING SPEAR, RL BURNSIDE, SAM BUSH, HAYES CARLL, DON CARLOS, NEKO CASE, GUY CLARK, ROCKY DAWUNI, IRIS DeMENT, TOUMANI DIABATE, ANI DiFRANCO, BO DIDDLEY, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, DR. JOHN, DUMPSTAPHUNK, HONEYBOY EDWARDS, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, JOE ELY, FANTASTIC NEGRITO, FISHBONE, THE FLATLANDERS, T-MODEL FORD, RUTHIE FOSTER, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, TONY FURTADO, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE, GOV’T MULE, PATTY GRIFFIN, NANCI GRIFFITH, KNOX HAMILTON, BUTCH HANCOCK, COREY HARRIS, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART, RICHIE HAVENS, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, INDIGENOUS, RICKIE LEE JONES, VALERIE JUNE, ROBERT EARL KEEN, LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, POKEY LaFARGE, ROSIE LEDET & THE ZYDECO PLAYBOYS, DAVID LINDLEY, DELFEAYO MARSALIS, LEYLA McCALLA, DEL McCOURY, JAMES McMURTRY, SHANNON McNALLY, MONTE MONTGOMERY, IAN MOORE, THE MOWGLI’S, FIDEL NADAL, NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, ODETTA, PINETOP PERKINS, PO’ GIRL, REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND, PETER ROWAN, BOB SCHNEIDER, JOHN SCOFIELD, CHRISTIAN SCOTT, DARRELL SCOTT, BILLY JOE SHAVER, SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS, SLY & ROBBIE, THE SKATALITES, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS, JOAN SORIANO, MAVIS STAPLES, STEEL PULSE, BILLY STRINGS, NINET TAYEB, RICHARD THOMPSON, TIEMPO LIBRE, SOFIA VIOLA, CEDRIC WATSON, YEMEN BLUES, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, YOUNG DUBLINERS, and many more.

Southwest Roots Music, 68 Moya Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87508. 505-670-0755    ThirstyEarFest@gmail.com