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Irish Fiddle Workshop
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:00 – 11:30 a.m., $20

Seedboat Center for the Performing Arts
214 W. Yankie St.

2013 Pickamania Lineup

Friday Night, Sept. 13, 2013 – Kick-Off Dance (Historic Downtown Silver City)
6:30pm – 9:00pm The Dusty Buskers
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Gough Park
11:30 – 12:00pm Gene Booth
12:15 – 1:00pm Last Minute Bluegass Band
1:30 – 2:30pm Joe West & the Santa Fe Revue
3:00 – 4:00pm Bootleg Prophets
4:30 – 6:00pm The Trishas
6:30 – 8:00pm Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Saturday Night,  Sept. 14, 2013 – Band in the Beer Garden
8:00 – 10:00 pm  TBA
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Gough Park
11:30 – 12:15pm Sacaton
12:45 – 1:45pm The Hard Road Trio
2:15 – 3:30pm Carolyn Martin
4:00 – 5:30pm Solas

Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.  For anyone who associates Irish music solely with pubs, green beer and March, be prepared to have your mind firmly changed.

Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem

“one of America’s most inventive string bands.”

– The Boston Herald


The TrishasSince first sharing a stage in January 2009, the Trishas have been in high demand – showcasing at the Americana Music Association Conference & Festival in Nashville, singing with Raul Malo on his “Sinners & Saints” album, recruited by Ray Wylie Hubbard to sing on his lauded release, and touring with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Todd Snider.
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On Bootleg Prophets:

Featuring a line-up of accomplished musicians, sophisticated songwriting, captivating singing, and inspirational instrumental prowess, Bootleg Prophets draws from folk, country, bluegrass, old-timey, singer/songwriter, country, and rock to play spicy Americana from the heart of the Southwest.

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Hard-Road-TrioHard Road Trio:

“a brilliant mix of old-time bluegrass melodies and Americana tunes peppered with lyrics infused with years of desert living.”

– Emily Drabanski, New Mexico Magazine

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On Joe West & the Santa Fe Review:

Joe’s music has been used extensively in film and TV production, most notably the EMMY AWARD winning documentarty, SPLIT ESTATE, the feature film CONSPIRACY starring Val Kilmer and most recently, Joe created music for an independent feature, DEATH AND TAXES, by cult movie producer Peter McCarthy (SID AND NANCY, REPO MAN)

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On Carolyn Martin:

“…a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and artful…”

Craig Havighurst – Tennessean

” She takes her time, smoothly caressing the melody like a gloved hand on glass. Martin has a powerful voice and is not afraid to pump pure emotion into her presentation.”

Dee Dee McNeil – All About Jazz

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Gene Booth Gene Booth:

Elgie (Eu)Gene Booth was born into a ranching family near Lake Valley, New Mexico, in 1943, where he grew up singing and playing guitar much like any of the other Singing Cowboys of the day. He shoed horses and branded calves, picked and packed Hatch chile with his brother Jimmie, and played guitar as a teenager while standing in the saddle astride his favorite horse Coley.

“I learned how to yodel listening to Jimmie Rodgers records, and found out about Gene Autry and Roy Rogers from movies and comic books,” says Booth. When he became a recording artist in 1962, he signed to New Mexico‘s now-defunct Western music label, Yucca Records, based out of Alamogordo. Booth has written over 500 original songs. Another selection of his songs was released on vinyl around 1976 as a double album entitled, uproariously, “The Singing Mortician.” That was a reference to Booth’s short stint working as an undertaker in hospitals in Hatch and Ruidoso. Today, Gene Booth lives modestly with family members in Arenas Valley.

-Excerpted from Desert Exposure 2/13-Manda Jost

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A trio of pickin’ pals from neighboring Catron County, Sacaton is composed of Dee Ford (lead guitar, mandolin, fiddle and vocals), Bucky Allred (bass and vocals), and Roger Skaggs (guitar, mandolin, dobro, harmonica and vocals), each of whom share a love of old-time country music. Born in Mogollon, New Mexico and raised in the Glenwood area, Dee was a local pickin’ prodigy who blossomed when her family moved to southern California. There Dee honed her chops as a long-time member of Billy Mize’s house band at the famous Foothill Club. She has backed renowned artists such as Marty Robbins, Tanya Tucker, and Merle Haggard. A Glenwood native, Bucky launched his musical career in the early 70s while attending WNMU on a football scholarship, playing with his band in local bars and dancehalls. After a few years on the Caravan East circuit in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, he moved on to Nashville where he recorded for four different record labels and had six records released nationally. He is presently serving a term as a Catron County commissioner. Roger, who was born in eastern Kentucky and raised in southern Illinois, has found pickin’ pals everywhere he has hung his hat over the past 40 years. He has played in a square dance band in Glacier Park, Montana and a folk group in Las Cruces. If he concentrates, Roger can even remember playing a couple of times in the late 1980’s on a little stage at the edge of a garlic field in Animas Canyon. Roger played in the original Pickamania, and is the proud owner/operator of a Bussmann Old Wave mandolin.