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Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Jarlath Henderson - Music From Ireland!

7:30 - $20

“The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, Tyrone-born multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Scottish piper and whistle player Ross Ainslie. They received rapturous reviews for their debut album *Partners in Crime*, released in 2008, and 2013’s follow-up “Air-Fix”.

Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, while fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist, Henderson has performed and recorded in such illustrious company as The Transatlantic Sessions, Jack Bruce, Lau, Capercaillie, Paddy Keenan, Salsa Celtica, Phil Cunningham, and Michael McGoldrick. His hotly-anticipated solo debut, “Hearts Broken, Heads Turned”, launched at Celtic Connections 2016 comprises bold yet  sensitive arrangements of traditional songs and features Henderson on guitar and cittern.

“A stupendous young musician” Mojo
“One of the brightest young talents on the current piping scene” The List
“Jaw-dropping. . . startlingly gifted” Roots
“A benchmark for the new generation” Scotland on Sunday


Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Duo Ver - Bruce Dunlap & Jon Gagan

7:30 - $20 - Tickets at the door

Duo Ver will be premiering two dozen new Dunlap compositions over several weeks this fall at GiG. Written over the past two years the music draws from jazz, classical and world influences, often simple melodies underpinned by intricate harmony and orchestral guitar parts. Dunlap is a 2018 recipient of the NM Governor’s Award For Excellence in the Arts.

Jon Gagan is best known as bassist/'arranger for guitarist Ottmar Liebert. Along the way Jon has received three platinum and four gold records, four Grammy nominations, and toured in over 20 countries. Jon has performed with such luminaries as Dave Grusin, Eddie Daniels, Cedar Walton, and Eddie Harris among many others.

"Dunlap's highly structured orchestration and a fine introspective guitar sound produced a pronounced emotional charge … musical poetics and dynamic lyricism” -Masa Bogoje - (Croatia)

"Pianistic guitar virtuosity… accomplished work by a true jazz virtuoso." -Elusive Disc

"His beautifully constructed originals are harmonic in conception, brimming with colorful altered chords that catapult the music into new expressive heights. In the process Dunlap comes up with some unforgettable melodies -JAZZIZ

"A most amazing guitarist... Dunlap blew the audience's collective mind with a startling display of virtuosity, technical wizardry, and clarity." Jazz Now 

Saturday, October 6th, 2018



After being fascinated by the music of the great American acoustic guitar masters, Italy’s Beppe Gambetta began a prolific career based on his “life on the road”,  devoted to travelling, meeting and learning from artist of other cultures, as well as researching, reviving and teaching old forgotten music from the past. Through all of these experiences, Beppe was able to create his own peculiar guitar style, a poetic creative synthesis that reflects his work on the roots music of both sides of the Ocean and brought him to perform all over North America, Europe, and also to South America and Australia. Beppe will perform with his spectacular style a mixture of traditional and original music including many numbers from the latest CD “Round Trip”, recorded for the Canadian label Borealis Records.

"...Though he's shown over the years that he can keep pace with the Tony Rices and Dan Crarys of the world, , it is Gambetta's understated elegance as a flatpicker that has set him apart and made him an in-demand partner the world over, and he's as elegant as ever on Rendez-vous." Sing Out!

"Italian guitarist, Beppe Gambetta is considered by many musicians in the world as one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. His talent, his taste, and his execution are superb. Bluegress Unlimited 

“His incredible versatility combined with his charm and engaging stage presence make Beppe’s concerts evenings of high quality music and relaxed entertainment. Over-riding all else, however, is the brilliance of his talent...” Cornish Guardian 


Friday, October 12th, 2018

Duo Violao + 1

7:30 - $20

A master of both 6 and 7 string guitars, Rogério Souza is one of the foremost representatives of the musical language from Rio de Janeiro. Rogério is constantly performing in and producing concerts and events that showcase traditonal Brazilian music, especially Samba and Choro. He has worked with a multitude of world-class Brazilian musicians, including Baden Powell, Paulinho da Viola, Sivuca, Ney Matogrosso, Altamiro Carrilho, João Bosco, Paulo Moura, Ivan Lins, Guinga, Turíbio Santos, Rafael Rabello, and many others. 

Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the pandeiro. She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano. Ami received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has studied at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador. She has studied with master percussionists Michael Spiro, John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, and Guello and performed/recorded with Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos-Neto, the Los Angeles Symphonic Orchestra,George Duke, Mike Marshall, John Santos, and Michael Spiro.


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa

7:30 - $20

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of the Rocky Mountain Region's most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift  audiences of all ages.

Adam Agee’s fiddle music is alive, dynamically fluid, and colorful. Through opportunities in America and Ireland, he has had the chance to study with many of today’s living tradition-bearers. Within the rapidly developing culture of traditional music, suffused and enriched by a global exchange of ideas, Adam’s fiddle playing is grounded in a personal, aesthetic quest. Jon Sousa fell in love with music at an early age. His passion for music has taken him all over the world, from the beautiful countryside of France to study with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan, to Senegal, West Africa, to study Sabar Drumming, and eventually to reside in Ireland in 2008. There he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music while earning his Master of Arts degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick. 

“Adam’s music has been familiar to me for many years... I’ve never heard him play a note that wasn’t sincere and from the heart. His music is true and free from pretense.” Martin Hayes

“Brilliantly conceived and executed debut album... creative and thoughtful combinations... seamless transitions and musical excellence...” - Rodger Hara, Celtic Connection

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Margaret Burke

7:30 - $20

For more than a couple decades Margaret Burke has been a beloved and omnipresent figure in Santa Fe’s vibrant music scene. As a vocalist, bass player and guitarist, Margaret has done stints with serious pickers (The Ordinaires and Bill Hearne), iconic alt-country crooners (a multi-decade collaboration with Joe West) and outright rockers (Gary Farmer and Terry Diers). With this celebration of her recording project, Santa Fe City Limit, Margaret moves to the front edge of the stage and interprets a roster of songs that she’s made her own over the years.

Recorded at Jono Manson’s Kitchen Sink Studios, the project was a chance to work with new collaborators and to reunite with musicians she’s played with throughout her career. Joining Margaret for this concert will be Sharon Gilchrist, who has long made her home in the American acoustic music scene. She has performed and recorded albums with Darol Anger, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet. Josh Martin, whose credits include Mary & Mars and Detroit Lightning, will round out Margaret’s trio for this one-night-only event.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Hot Club of Cowtown

7:30 - $22 in advance, $27 day of show

Since 1998, the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown has traveled the world bringing their own brand of magical musical chemistry to audiences far and wide. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin are equal partners in this original marriage of gypsy-jazz-inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt—which accounts for the "Hot Club" portion of their name—with the hoedowns, traditional tunes, and Western swing-inspired music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, represented in the "Cowtown" of their name. They have created a legacy of the preservation of musical traditions that have often been overlooked by the mainstream and alternative music worlds. Even Americana and roots enthusiasts have only scratched surface of the multitude of musicians, past and present, who continue to inspire the Hot Club of Cowtown.

The band has a long list of accomplishments since their first album, Swingin' Stampede, first appeared in 1998 on HighTone records. Most notably, they are marking their 20th anniversary during the 2017-2018 touring season. They have released nine studio albums and they are among the youngest members ever to have been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, a considerable accomplishment for a band that have migrated their way from New England and the Midwest by way of New York City.

Tickets!  or 505-886-1251 

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Richard Smith


There seems to be no limit to Richard’s ability to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy. The complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau have proved to be no impediment to his voracious musical appetite. Apart from his guitar virtuosity, he is also an accomplished banjo and violin player. Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Richard also plays several of John Phillip Souza’s marches and, incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band – drums and all. Now thirty, Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. 

Here’s what a few of his fellow guitarists have to say about him: “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar.” “He can play anything I know, only better.” Chet Atkins,  "Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.” Doyle Dykes “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.” Tommy Emmanuel.

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Tracy Grammer


TRACY GRAMMER: Called “one of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom” (Boston Globe) and "one of the finest interpretive artists on the contemporary folk scene” (Montreal Gazette), Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and humorous, often incantatory storytelling, she has toured with Joan Baez, recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists. Her new release, LOW TIDE (2018, Tracy Grammer Music), is her long-awaited eleventh recording and the first ever to feature her original songs. "Hole" is currently the #1 song at folk radio, and LOW TIDE is the #2 album (February 2018).

“Potent songcraft that reflects the tender and stubborn heart that got her here, and a way with words and images that … marks the beginning of a new path to glory. A bold and beautiful collection.” on LOW TIDE

“A musician and singer of dazzling versatility.” — No Depression

“A brilliant artist.” — Joan Baez


Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Bayou Seco


Bayou Seco, featuring Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, have been entertaining New Mexico and many parts of the world since 1980. Recipients of the 2017 NM Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Keppeler and McLerie have learned from a number of revered traditional musicians in New Mexico, Louisiana and Arizona (thus, Bayou Seco). They present a rollicking set of dance music with chugging accordions, soaring fiddles and exciting vocals in Spanish and French. Bayou Seco's brand of Southwestern Chilegumbo - Cajun two-steps, waltzes, polkas and rancheras, chotis's, meringues and huapangos, and, perhaps a broom dance, is cross- cultural, multilingual and transcends labels and pigeon holes. Bayou Seco's roots are in the south and southwest, but their branches reach far across the world. 



Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Peter Case

7:30 - $22 in advance, $27 day of show


Peter Case has always been a pioneer. Genre-tripping through punk with The Nerves ("Hanging On The Telephone"), new wave/power pop with The Plimsouls ("A Million Miles Away") and Americana with his Grammy-nominated, self-titled solo debut. It is a career that is still going strong over 40 years later on the strength of his exceptional songwriting.

His latest album, On The Way Downtown: Recorded Live On FolkScene, is a snapshot from nearly twenty years ago when Case sat still long enough for the airwaves to catch up to him. The album captures material from two live performances on the highly influential KPFK (Los Angeles) syndicated radio program in 1998 and 2000. The first half features material from his then newly-released Full Service, No Waiting—an album New York magazine called "stunning." The latter half contains material from 2000's Flying Saucer Blues, as well as songs from his earlier releases. Plus, some choice covers appear as well. Both intimate acoustic sets have remained unheard since their original broadcasts.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $27 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

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Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Vaiven - Flamenco/Jazz

7:30 - $20

VAIVÉN is a Flamenco/Jazz fusion trio with Calvin Hazen on Flamenco guitar, Jon Gagan on upright and electric bass and Robby Rothschild on percussion. 

Calvin Hazen has recently relocated to the New Mexico areaafter 20 years of living and working as a professional guitarist in Madrid, Spain. During this time, he performed at some of the most famous Flamenco Tablaos in Spain as well as internationally in some of the most important theaters where his performances have enjoyed enthusiastic critical acclaim. THE VILLAGE VOICE hailed his “…excellent guitar playing…”, and THE NEW YORK TIMES called his music “…a pleasure throughout.” Television appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, GOOD MORNING AMERICA and THE REGIS AND KATHY LEE SHOW. Most recent recording credits include a collaboration with Spanish pop icon PABLO ALBORAN on the recording of “Terral”, the 5 time platinum selling record which enjoyed 11 straight weeks as Spain’s number 1 selling record.

 Jon Gagan is best known as bassist/'arranger for renown guitarist Ottmar Liebert . Along the way Jon has received three platinum and four gold records, four Grammy nominations, and toured in over 20 countries. As a freelance musician, Jon has performed and/or recorded with such luminaries as Milt Jackson, Nat Adderley, Dave Grusin, Emily Remler, Christopher Cross, Louis Bellson, Kenny Davern, Judy Collins, Eddie Daniels, Alan Pasqua, Warren Vaché, Ralph Sutton. Howard Alden, Butch Miles, Mose Allison, Cedar Walton, Gary Novak, Rahim Alhaj, and Eddie Harris among many others.

Robby Rothschild has studied many forms of music, with teachers around the world. Besides his own musical project Round Mountain, he has performed with Thomas Mapfumo, Guinean griot Prince Diabate, and Kip Winger. He has studied in Mali, Paris, and Ireland, as well as at the New England Conservatory of Music. He has a master's in composition from the University of New Mexico. Onstage, he pays percussion- the West African Djembe and Peruvian Cajon. He also plays the West African harp known as the Kora, and the Irish bouzouki. 


Friday, December 7th, 2018

Art Lande / Bruce Williamson / Khabu Young

7:30 - $20

Art Lande - Bruce Williamson - Khabu Young 

Three master improvising composers with decades of playing history are celebrating the release of their forthcoming album, entitled “Lubbock” . This trio of piano, guitar, and woodwinds blurs distinctions between chamber/orchestral, written/spontaneous, sublime/ridiculous, as well as any stylistic suggestions from Jazz, Blues , Rock, 20th Century classical, and beyond. The underlying principle is the expansive spirit of freedom and adventure, allowing the stories of the moment to emerge and guide the musical journey.

Art and Bruce began playing together in the Bay Area during the mid-70’s as part of Rubisa Patrol. Young and Lande met in the late 80’s and formed the Russian Dragon Band. Williamson came on board a few years later for tours and recording projects. After moving to NYC in the mid-90's, Khabu continued numerous projects with Bruce. Thanks to a Pathways To Jazz grant through the Boulder County Arts Alliance, Lande, Williamson, & Young recorded nearly three albums worth of original compositions spanning the past five decades. “Lubbock” is the first release from the session. 

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Lone Pinon


Lone Piñon is a conjunto of young musicians in Santa Fe and Albuquerque dedicated to the study and revitalization of our region's musical roots. Having played professionally in a variety of other styles, founders Martinez and Wax in 2013 began an exploration of violin-based Northern New Mexico dance music rarely heard since the 1950s. Far from the isolated and quaint picture that is often painted of Northern New Mexico traditions, they quickly discovered our musical landscape to be a rich tapestry of intercultural connections and stylistic crossroads--the strands of those interwoven cultures have led them for the past five years on a musical trajectory that transcends generations and borders. Joined by Leticia Gonzales on violin, they will share some of the musical ground they've covered with a special emphasis on the double-fiddle traditions of the Rio Grande Valley and their kinship with neighboring styles.


Friday, January 18th, 2019

Kevin Burke

7:30 - $27 in advance, $32 day of show

Kevin Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970s. His far-reaching solo album, If the Cap Fits, and his work with such distinguished performers as Arlo Guthrie , Kate Bush , Christy Moore and the Bothy Band established him as a first class musician. Never one to be restricted by geography or genre, his decades-long career has seen several innovative collaborations with notable musicians of differing styles—Classical, Old Time, Bluegrass, Pop and Rock, as well as the Irish traditional music for which he is so well known.

Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music's foremost groups, including the exciting Celtic Fiddle Festival and Ireland's long admired and respected Patrick Street . In 2007 he also set up his own record label, Loftus Music , which soon developed a reputation for excellence in both its musical output and its unique eco-friendly packaging.

His contribution to music has received formal acknowledgement on both sides of the Atlantic where he has been the recipient of several awards including Ireland's Gradam Ceoil (Traditional Musician of the Year, 2016), and a National Heritage Fellowship , the USA's highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. Kevin has also been honored by his adopted home state with his induction to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame .

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Tickets are $27 in advance, $32 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

German Lopez

7:30 - $22 in advance, $27 day of show

Brilliant young star of the timple, a diminutive 5-stringed instrument intrinsic to music of the Canary Islands, Germán López touches audiences with original instrumental music from the Canary Islands. Germán harnesses the grit of Spanish flamenco, the structure of West African rhythms, the flourishing spirit of jazz, and an innovative 21st century approach to performing "island music." His principal instrument is one of the grandfathers of the ukelele, and part of the same instrumental family that includes the cavaquinho, the cuatro and the charango. Germán López's music has been praised for "entrancing" performances of "delicately rippling notes" (Huffington Post), notes that flow from musical traditions uniting Spain, Africa, and the New World.

Germán López was born in Gran Canaria in 1982. His musical studies begin at an early age, where he was accepted to study at the Conservatory of Music in Las Palmas at seven years of age. In the conservatory, Germán studied piano, music theory, and jazz studies. At the ripe age of ten years, he began to concertize publicly, notably collaborating with legendary timple virtuoso José Antonio Ramos. It was around this time that Germán developed a keen interest in the timple and other traditional Canary Island instruments. In addition to duo and ensemble concerts, Germán has also collaborated with symphony orchestras, including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria in the "Teresa de Bolívar" festival. As both an educator and performer, Germán López has been awarded public prizes by the government of the Canary Islands on several occasions. 

At the end of 2007, the illustrious Womad festival shone a bright spotlight on Germán López, inviting him to take part on that year's festival program held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Since then he has continued to perform concerts all over the Canary Islands, mainland Spain, and continental Europe.


Tickets are $22 in advance, $27 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.