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Green Chile Primer

21, Sep 2014

I know people know that I am a New Mexican and we love our chile, but do you KNOW, really? When one doesn’t live in New Mexico and it’s chile harvest time, one does things like…buys a bushel and drives it 12 hours home in a cooler. Because it’s necessary. Some photos of the process: […]

Red River Joy

1, Feb 2014

We just got home from the 3rd Annual Texas Red’s Red River Songwriters’ Festival (yes, that is a long title) in Red River, NM. We were lucky to be included on the first go around in 2011, and now in year three it’s a growing festival and one of the best times of the year! […]

O’Keeffe in Santa Fe

27, Dec 2013

It’s silly that I do not make it to Santa Fe and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum every time I am in New Mexico, because it’s a beautiful town and O’Keeffe is one of my favorite artists. She painted for over 60 years, lived to be 99, and her body of work is stunning. She was […]

Greetings from my couch (yep, it’s still here and still comfortable). We had a whirlwind trip to Red River, NM for the 2nd Annual Texas Red River Songwriters’ Festival. This was momentous because “2nd annual” means the first one worked well enough to do it again. Last year we had a small but mighty crowd […]

Being a Tourist

12, Aug 2012

As gorgeous as our drives are…and as cool as the places are we visit to play music, we often see a town at dusk, play a show, stay overnight, and leave in the morning. This leaves hardly any time to really get to know a place. I’ve been to Taos several times over the past […]

New Mexicania

7, Aug 2012

Pretty thrilled to be in my home state of New Mexico for almost a whole week. We have spent three days in Albuquerque and head to Taos and Red River this week. The weather is sublime considering there is no humidity and it’s under 100 degrees. I am having to drink water like a camel, […]

This weekend we were in beautiful Red River, NM for the first annual Red River Songwriter Winterfest. First annual festivals, as Susan has told me, are always a crapshoot. They’re expensive to put on and if they haven’t happened before, there’s no telling how many people will come. Luckily, this one turned out to be […]

Kill The Messenger

24, Jan 2012

I have listened to this song 14 times this evening. “Kill the Messenger” by Shawn Colvin. It’s old. I discovered it when I was 17 or something like that and it was old then, so it’s um…really old now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to decry an artist’s more current body of work…Shawn’s […]

I love this picture. It was time to rock the festival and Susan wore her new hat and Don Richmond joined her onstage. It was an amazing set, so good that I didn’t even notice on the big sign over the stage that it said “Big Bardance.” There was no bar to dance on, but […]

Big Barn Dance Weekend

13, Sep 2011

Well that was fun. We went to Taos, New Mexico this weekend for Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance, held at the Old Blinking Light…one of my favorite places in that town. I wasn’t expecting it but it was like old home week because a lot of Texan musicians come for the festival, and even some […]


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