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Antonia Apodaca

Posted on August 26, 2011 with 0 comments
 

I don't think that I've mentioned one of the coolest things about performing at the Albuquerque Folk Festival - meeting Antonia Apodaca! While we were performing on the main stage of the Folk Festival on Saturday morning, I saw an older lady in brightly colored clothing in the crowd who was obviously enjoying the music - dancing, clapping her hands and generally enjoying herself. We found out after the show that she was Antonio Apodaca, one of New Mexico's cultural and musical treasures. Antonia Apodaca was born into a family of musicians in Rociada, NM. A talented guitarist and songwriter and a dynamic button accordion player, she has an extensive repertoire of traditional Hispanic tunes and songs from Northern New Mexico that she learned from her parents and uncles.
We were only able to chat for a minute before I had to head off to a workshop, so I didn't get to see her performance. In any case, as we were getting ready to leave the hotel the following morning, [...]
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Music City Roots Show

Posted on September 2, 2010 with 0 comments
Words cannot explain how much fun we had playing the Music City Roots Show! The band, Tommy Wells, Jerry Krahn, Billy Contreras, Dave Martin, Rory Hoffman and Tommy White, was wonderful - in fact, since Rory played with us, with the Gypsy Hombres and with Erika Chambers, he was on stage for most of the evening. And as everyone who has heard him knew he would be, Rory was absolutely the hit of the show! At the end of the evening, everyone who played is invited back up for the "Loveless Jam", a song chosend by Jim Lauderdale where everyone sings and plays. Last night it was "Best of My Love", a song written by the evening's headliner, J.D. Souther.
Everyone at the Loveless was great (and so was the food - go to the Lovelss for the fried chicken, stay for the biscuits). As always, it was great to have the chance to visit with the lovely and talented Eddie Stubbs and with Jim Lauderdale.


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