Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pete Springer & Whatsisname at the Tin Star Saloon

Last night I dropped by the Tin Star to catch Pete Springer with drummer par excellence Andy Pimm. In my last write up of the band I failed to mention that Pete Springer trades off on lead vocal and harmony vocal with his partner... whatisname... er... uh... Don Curry.

Seriously, this band is driven by it's tight vocal harmonies and strong instrumental backing. Curry and Springer do an admirable job of harmonizing on a wide variety of material. Last night I was fortunate to catch them performing a standout version of the the old Randy Newman song You Can Leave Your Hat On.

There is one thing lacking however, and that is a CD that you can purchase and take home to Cleveland. How about a Live at the Tin Star recording? What about it guys?

Friday, January 19, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

Butch Crouch at El Farol

Butch Crouch is much more than a singer of folksongs. He is a troubador in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Hoyt Axton, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Butch has lived the songs he sings and he brings them alive on stage where performs them with authority and sensitivity. Butch is a skilled raconteur and you might find yourself so caught up in one of his humorous, rambling tales that you almost forget that he's a damn good guitar player and singer. A man of many talents, he's also an accomplished songwriter who, after a lifetime spent entertaining live audiences, has finally put some of his own songs on a CD which is planned for release this Spring (2007).

You can catch Butch every Sunday night at El Farol at 808 Canyon Road beginning at 8:00pm. El Farol is one of Santa Fe's oldest cantinas and restaurants and is now smoke-free throughout the establishment.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Don Curry & Pete Springer at the Tin Star Saloon

Don Curry on guitar & vocals and Pete Springer on keyboards, with a rotating drummer lineup including Mark Clark, Andy Primm and Pete Williams, cover a wide range of rock music including Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, New Radicals, and many more, as well as some original music. The focus of their music is vocal harmony and eclectic and esoteric cover tunes.

Current dates at the Tin Star Saloon are:
Saturday, January 6
Saturday, January 27
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 24
Saturday, March 10
Friday, March 23