Saturday, June 27, 2009


Your Tin Star Blogger had been slacking lately -- apologies. However, I believe you will all agree that this is much better than doing the normal Tin Star blog thing...

Back in a week or so...


Monday, June 8, 2009

TV Series CRASH Shooting In Santa Fe

Wanna be an actor? Wanna go to an upscale party?

Here's your chance:

UPDATE, 6-9-2009:

Bob Baxter wanted to make the following changes to make things easier for those that want to participate;

"If you are interested in being an extra for the upcale party scenes that will be shot in Santa Fe for the TV Series CRASH, please call the following numbers. 505-974-8501 and ask for Dart or 505- 974-8506 and ask for Bob".

Thank you
Rich Gill,


You spoke with Robert Baxter about our upcoming shoot in Santa Fe, we hope that you will send something out for us for people that would like to work as extras for a high class upscale party scene that will be filmed possibly in a mansion. We would like for them to come down to our office for head shots and bring their best outfit that they could wear. Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m an located at 4321 Fulcrum Way in Rio Rancho. Our office phone number is 505-771-4471 or you can call me at 575-921-2119.

These are all paying positions.

Thank You,
Rich Gill

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Y.Que at the Tin Star last Friday

Ben Lucero's band Y.Que produced their warm Latin jazz fusion sound as usual last Friday. Check out this number featuring Tim on flute, Sam on guitar, Ben on vocals and bass, and Mike on drums.

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A pretty good crowed turned out.

Ben invited me up for one of Y.Que's signature pieces a bit later in the evening.

Y.Que, you guys sounded great! Until next time,


Daniel Talache at the Tin Star Last Thursday

My friend and neighbor Daniel played last Thursday at the Tin Star. Here he is doing Red House. Daniel was accompanied by Case on bass, Britt on drums, and Mud on keyboard. Sounding good, guys!

Wednesday's Tin Star Jam

No music this time, just a few pictures from Wednesday's jam.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Y.Que, Friday


Ben Lucero's band Y.Que is playing Friday night at 9:00 at the Tin Star. Come on out!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The "We're Not Prejudiced Against Acoustic" Monday Jam

Ok, it's not really acoustic anymore. Well, sometimes it is, when acoustic players show up. But not last night.

It was maybe the best Monday jam we've had though. Let's start off country, then ease in into some blues, and finish up with a little fun. Here we go.

Mike Montiel, leading us through some Swinging Doors, after a few false starts, with Dudly adding a couple of nicely timed dog solos.

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Heather Tanner was apparently dealing with a cheating heart last evening.

A good collection of musicians showed to have some fun: Alan Deuter, Rudy Smedley, Britt Alexander, Case Tanner, Heather Tanner, Frank, Rodg, Ray Dera, and Jimmy Russell. Here are a few mug shots.

Frank's trumpet has a few miles on it.

Jimmy Russell came visiting and took us on this smooth blues cruise.

Last number -- Mike was having a little fun with us.

There was lots more good stuff last night, but that's all I have time to pull out of the recording.

Until next time,


Monday, June 1, 2009

Acoustic Jam tonight


See you at the Tin Star tonight.


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