Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday's 6-4 Tin Star Jam

We probably had 20 - 25 musicians show up over the course of the evening last night. At one point I counted 5 congas, a couple bongos, and the trap set, all shared between 5 percussionists. There were three guitar players, a couple of trumpets, a harmonica player or two, and a sax, all snuggling up together on stage.

Around midnight (why does that sound familiar?) a largish group of us launched off into a monster 12 minute, 47 second jam. Take a listen as you look at the pictures from the evening below. However, before you listen to the jam, check out the interview that Ben Lucero (a famous Santa Fe musician) conducted of another famous Santa Fe musician, Mike Handler (aka Harmonica Mike) in-between sessions.

Click any picture to enlarge, click the play button to listen to the music.

Ben remained calm during all of this.

Kenny Skywolf dropped in to lead us off on a few tunes.

The bartenders are convinced that musicians are a bit "touched".

However, the bartenders at the Tin Star are the kind of people who are willing to go out on a limb for their customers.

Did I mention that the Tin Star is a friendly place? That guy back in the corner is always smiling.

Some of the old crew from the Evangelo days have started to show up for the Wednesday jam.

Around midnight, coincidently, is when the Tin Star found itself once more full of people who had come to listen and dance to the music.

Until next time,



  1. nice tunes! Great gig.

    On Sundays at the Tin Star I am playing bass with a group called "2 Dollar Pistol"

    It's open mic nite as well. Please join us!

    It's me on bass, Jimmy Hawthorn on lead guitar and classsic rock vocals, Juan Gonzoles on rythm guitar and country vocals, and
    Fred the house drummer on drums.

    Hope to see you guys too.

    -lee "bonelips" weinland

  2. While in Santa Fe, I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Lucero....excellent bassist and all-around great guy! Next time I hope to be in town on a Wed. night for the Tin Star Jam.

    Wishing you all good things, Ben!!!