The Diane Richardson show for this evening (Saturday Nov.26th) has been cancelled due to illness. We are sorry for any inconvenience. All tickets have been refunded. 

Lone Pinon  

December 3rd -$25 - 7:30 - GiG - 1808 Second Street - TICKETS!

Lone Piñon is a New Mexican string band, or “orquesta típica”, whose music celebrates the integrity and diversity of their region's cultural roots. With fiddles, upright bass, guitars, accordions, vihuela, and bilingual vocals, they play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico. 

In the past seven years Lone Piñon has played extensively throughout the Southwest and the US and recorded four studio albums: "Trio Nuevomexicano” (2016), "Días Felices," (2017), "Dále Vuelo,”(2019), and “Nuevas Acequias, Río Viejo: Traditional Music of Northern New Mexico”(2020).  The band’s discography reflects the diversity of six years of live performances and includes recordings with past collaborator Leticia Gonzales (violin, percussion, vocals, jarana huasteca) and founding members Noah Martinez (tololoche, guitarron, bajo sexto, huapanguera, guitar) and Greg Glassman (guitar, jarana huasteca, vocals), who have since moved on to other projects but whose voices have been foundational to the existence and character of the project. 

In August 2018 Lone Piñon was invited by the Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center to Washington DC, where they recorded a concert and an oral history of their work with New Mexican and Mexican musical traditions. In 2019 they were honored to teach and perform Northern New Mexico fiddle and dance alongside traditional masters from across North America and Europe at Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA.  A documentary film about their work with traditional music, “En Donde los Bailadores se Entregan los Corazones,” premiered in 2019 and won several awards at film festivals in the US, Canada, and Mexico. In 2019 the band received the Parsons Award from the American Folklife Center, which brought them back to the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2020 to study the Library’s collection of field recordings of Northern New Mexican musicians and to record another program of music they have learned and revived from the Juan B. Rael archive.

Armen Donelian - Solo Piano Concert

December 17th - $25 - 7:30 - GiG - 1808 Second Street  TICKETS! 

For forty years, pianist, composer and Fulbright Scholar Armen Donelian has distinguished himself as a performer, recording artist, educator and author. In 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle and Far East, he has appeared since 1975 as a featured solo pianist, leader of his own quintet and trio, and with Jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Mongo Santamaria and Billy Harper. Donelian’s distinctive music blends diverse influences including his Armenian origin, his Classical technique and his association with some of the biggest names in Jazz. 

In this evening of solo piano music, Donelian will offer eloquent interpretations of American songbook standards, cutting edge Jazz tunes, traditional Armenian songs and his own distinctive originals. 

“He achieves this fusion in such a natural way that one can tell it’s a master’s work.” - Metronome 

“Armen Donelian is a pianist with a crystalline touch.” (NY Times)

Kelly Hunt

January 13th - $25 - 7:30 - GiG - 1808 Second Street - TICKETS!