Ben Rodefer & Jon Gagan 

June 10th - 7:30 - $22. - GiG - 1808 Second Street

Ben Rodefer is a guitarist who grew up in both the Bay Area and New Mexico. He has performed and toured in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, blues, reggae, and folk, but is primarily a jazz musician. Guitar Player Magazine, as part of their 30th Anniversary edition named Rodefer the "Best Unknown Jazz Guitarist in the Country.” Rodefer attended the Berklee College of Music, and has played or recorded with Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Donny McCaslin, Benny Green, Ingrid Jensen, Michael Wolff, Mike Clark, Roy McCurdy, and Kenny Rankin, among others. 

Jon Gagan is best known as bassist 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.

Dawn and Hawkes 

Saturday June 18th - 7:30 - $22 - GiG - 1808 Second Street - TICKETS!

Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes formed Dawn and Hawkes after a chance meeting on an Austin dance floor. The first time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls “undeniably intimate”. Their initial duo effort, Golden Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landed at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums kicking off a whirlwind of cross-country and international touring performances. 

Acoustic Guitar hails the musicality of their first full-length, Yours and Mine, as “Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” and Huffington Post summarizes “Transcendent alternative-folk — you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo.”  

The duo stored their possessions and lived on the road, drawing inspiration from American deserts and mountains, to the South Australian coast while navigating a shared journey through mortality, grief and compassion for differing perspectives. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and self-producing their second full-length album, The Other Side. The Austin American Statesman calls it “10 new tracks of sweet folk-rock – instantly appealing tunes – rooted in the singer songwriter heyday of the early 1970’s, they also fit well into the modern-day indie-folk revival.” 

“Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” - Acoustic Guitar 

“Outstanding musicians individually, they are absolutely magical together.”  - Houston Press 

“Transcendent alternative-folk - you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo” - Huffington Post 

“Songs of introspective bliss, this singer-songwriter team genuinely helps the listener feel the spirit of life”  - Performer Magazine

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SOUTH FOR WINTER  

June 30th - 7:30 - $22 GiG - 1808 Second Street - https://gigsantafe.tickit.ca TICKETS!

South for Winter began when New Zealander Nick Stone and Coloradan Dani Cichon met in South America in 2014. Stone and Cichon joined up in Nashville in 2017 and formed a duo,South for Winter. They met classically-trained cellist Alex Stradal, who rounded out the eclectic blend of instrumentation and vocals. South for Winter toured throughout the United States and Canada for over two years, quickly gaining a following with their genre-bending sound, meticulously crafted lyrics, captivating natural charisma, and impressive assortment of instruments at their command.   

In 2018 they were nominated as a rising artist by Nashville’s Lightning 100 Radio Station. In 2019 they were chosen as a "Most Wanted" Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival. In 2019 recorded their debut full-length album Luxumbra in Nashville TN with GRAMMY-award winning producer Matt Leigh. The album Luxumbra, Latin for "light" and "shadow," came to life on October 22, 2020. 

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