Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday's Tin Star Jam

I'm working backwards through the backlog of posts that I need to get up. Last, but not least to be posted will be Monday's Acoustic Jam. I'll do that one next.

So, last night was a good music night.

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Johny West doing some Summertime.
Juan Ortega leading us off on a bit of controlled mayhem.

One of the wonderful things about Wednesday nights at the Tin star is that the audience is often willing to tip.

We are grateful.

'Til next time,


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Last Night's Mardi Gras

We'll just let the pictures tell the story. Click any picture for a larger version.

Update, 3:11pm -- Apparently, we made some kind of an impression during our visit to El Matador last night.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just toss me some beads and nobody gets hurt!

Teri True and the Groove Tribe will be throwin’ down the New Orleans Funk at the Tin Star tonight, down beat 9’ish – special guest Mike Chavez on drums.

A special appearance of the Hillstopmers jazzy street band, who will be leading a Mardi Gras pub crawl through the streets of Santa Fe, will end up at the Tin Star around 10:30.

If crawling is not your thing, then we suggest you come down early and get a seat, but what ever you do, don’t miss out on the fun!

What is Fat Tuesday? Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans is famous for. "Gras" is French for fat and "Mardi" is French for Tuesday.

Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in New Orleans. It is scheduled to occur 46 days before Easter. Since the actual date Easter occurs on changes yearly, Mardi Gras can happen on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9.

Mardi Gras has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event, but its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

In other words, Fat Tuesday is a last chance party excuse before a six-week period of abstinence (wow – that’s serious). This is your excuse to party with us!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mardi Gras -- Fat Tuesday

Come join the Hillstompers Band for our annual Santa Fe Fat Tuesday pub crawl! As with last year, we will be starting at 6:30pm February 24 at the bar in La Fonda, and ending up later in the evening at The Tin Star Saloon. In years past we have always accrued a respectable collection of 50 - 60 revelers who follow us from bar to bar for a lively good time.

*A special thanks in advance to Teri True and the Groove Tribe, who have graciously agreed to allow themselves to be blitzed by the mighty Hillstompers Band tomorrow night at the Tin Star some time around 10:30...

Click the poster below for a larger view of the schedule.


Benefit on Sunday, Feb 22

Freddie Lopez sent me this announcement -- sounds like fun, and for a good cause. Click the announcement for a larger version.



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jam Tonight!

Please come out and enjoy Ben Lucero's jam tonight at the Tin Star. I'm afraid I can't make it, but you all know what to do.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday's 2-11-2009 Jam

There are usually a number of colorful people who show up at the Wednesday Tin Star Jam. This week didn't disappoint.

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The jam was just the way we like them: plenty of musicians

And plenty folks dancing and having a good time.

Not to mention the best bar staff in all of Santa Fe.

Now for the music. Gary led off on a couple of Stones numbers; Dead Flowers, and Let It Bleed.

Then, as the very last number of the evening a group did this interesting experimental number, with Terri Lynn doing the vocals.

Until next time,


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday's Acoustic Jam

No story, just pictures & music.

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We had a special guest on Monday: Vince Martinez, from Dallas. Here he is doing Summertime with Mike, Bobby, Dag, Ray, and me.

It was a pleasant evening.


Two posts behind

Ok, I'm now two posts behind -- I'll get this week's jam posts up as soon as I can.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday's Acoustic Jam

Hey, what says "acoustic" better than yodeling?

Sounds petty good, Janice.

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Gary Crawford and a Stone's tune.

A bit of sweet & nasty with Terry Diers, Mike, and Bobby.

I'm telling you, the Monday night acoustic jam is pure fun. Right now the flavor is country & blues, but if you want to shift if over towards, say, blues/jazz, come on out & help make it happen.


Jam tonight!

Come on out to Ben Lucero's master jam at the Tin Star tonight, 9:00.

Unfortunately, I have the flu, so I won't spread the cheer. In the mean time, I will try to get the post for Monday night's acoustic jam up later today.

Jam on.


Monday, February 2, 2009