Mountain Mail Reports
New Mexico Arts Folk Arts Program will present Masters of New Mexican Traditional Western Music at Macey Center at New Mexico Tech on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
The event will feature three of New Mexico’s finest purveyors of the genre – Sid Hausman, The Sabinal Sisters, and the Buckarettes.
Tesuque-based tune wrangler Hausman is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist whose music evokes the iconic past of the American west. His songs bridge the past and present with compelling lyrical vignettes sung from the heart by a man who has lived the hard life on the range and who has learned to convey the beauty and pathos that is the life of the modern cowboy. Hausman has recorded many albums over his long career and is a featured performer at many cowboy gatherings and western music festivals.
The Sabinal Sisters, made up of Beth Crowder and Joyce Yoxall, reside in their namesake town in northern Socorro County. Crowder is well-known for selling her Sparrow Haw Farm honey, candles and produce at Farmer’s Market, as well as teaching music at Cottonwood Valley Charter School. Yoxall is an occupational therapist at Bodywise. They perform a variety of music but plan to entertain with songs from their vast repertoire of western and cowboy music for this concert. Their unique interpretations offer fresh perspectives on old favorites.
The Buckarettes are three New Mexico rodeo queens who have team-roped up and are currently barrel racing across the west, winning all kinds of buckles and the hearts of all who have been encircled by their musical lariats. The Buckies, consisting of Debra Jean Parker, Katie Gill and Susan Clark, bring their own crowd-pleasing brand of flawless western harmonies, humor, and mayhem with them wherever they go. Their 2009 CD “Cowgirl Serenade” went No. 1 on Western Music and Swing Magazine’s chart and it also won Best Country CD at the New Mexico Mic Awards.
Tickets to the concert are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for children 17 and under, with a $2 discount if purchased by 5 p.m. the day before the concert. Tickets are available at the door, locally in Socorro at the Tech cashier’s office in the Fidel Center, Brownbilt Western Wear, or Burrito Tyme.
Out of town, please call 575-835-5688 or email email@example.com.
Picture: The Sabinal Sisters