Dance Party!

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Motown, R&B, Classic Rock Dance Party with Caitlin Alexander and The Major Dudes!

Caitlin’s back with her fab band and we’re psyched to hear her let it rip again. If you missed her last time, don’t miss her this Friday. She’s amazing. Get your groove on, get down and dirty, and get home early.

Friday, August 15 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Doors open at 6 pm. $10 Cover

Firefly Storytelling Event

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Friday, July 25th from 7:00 to 9:00

Is the next evening of Santa Fe’s newest storytelling evening, Firefly.  Six storytellers will share their personal experiences on the theme, “Go Big Or Go Home”.  Come out to The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado to hear true stories about peak experiences and triumphs over adversity. Tickets are $10 at the door. Beer, wine and soft drinks available at La Plancha restaurant next door.

Upcoming Music and Dancing

We are so excited to begin our Friday night dance parties. We’ve got a great line up of music and all performances will be early evening. Enjoy a meal or a glass of beer or wine from La Plancha, listen, DANCE, and enjoy.

Friday, August 1 at 6:30 pm:

Caitlin Alexander with Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies 

Dance Party!

Classic Rock Cover Band. Doors open at 6 pm PM. $10 at the door.

Caitlin1cropCAITLIN ALEXANDER
Having grown up around musicians and actors, Caitlin has a natural connection to music and the stage.  She is an Iowa native who has recently transplanted to Santa Fe in pursuit of a Masters degree in Art Therapy.  After taking a leave of absence, she has been reintroduced to her love of music and acting.  Gaining inspiration from strong female vocalists such as Etta James, Nina Simone, Mavis Staples and Linda Ronstadt, her voice is lyrical and demanding, powerful and languid.  She desires to connect with the audience on a sensual level, encouraging people to feel the music.
Little Leroy is a singer/songwriter guitarist born in Chicago. He grew up listening to WLS, WVON and WBAI, the Pop, Black and Alternative stations.  Leroy made his first professional recording in 1967 and continued composing, recording and playing, meeting the Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck and Randy California when they passed through Chicago and taking inspiration from these and other great players.  He relocated to NYC in ’77 and was immediately signed to John Cale’s (of the Velvet Underground) nascent label.   After a long and circuitous route Leroy arrived in Santa Fe.  His solo album, “Enjoying A Life” took  Best Pop CD honors at the 2011 New Mexico Music Awards.
Paul E, a singer/songwriter and guitarist, hails from the Deep South and still misses those conch fritters and grits.  After cutting his teeth on slide guitar and vocals with the locals, he recorded 2 albums of original rock material on RCA records with his buddies in the Max Demian band.  He relocated to NYC and recorded a solo album, then moved to LA, doing session work and playing the clubs there.  He toured with various groups in the US and Europe, playing rock, blues and country.  Finally, lured by its beauty and charm, Paul E planted roots in Santa Fe.  Among other musical endeavors in town, he recently joined the Canyon Road Blues Jam band. LittleLeroy&HisPackOfLiesGroup1a2_SmallWebMA29560145-0001Tone is a professional actor and veteran of stage and screen, but playing the bass is his thing.  Born and raised in New York City, he learned to play folk guitar in high school in the 60s but decided that 4 strings had to be easier than 6.  His first bass was a homemade washtub and broom-handle bass he played with a folk band in the cafeteria at Queens College.  He made his professional debut on electric bass playing bubble-gum and top 40 hits with the Ohio Express in the 70s.  In Santa Fe, although still active in theatre and film, he’s best known as a bassist, emcee of the Canyon Road Blues Jam at El Farol and leader of his own jam band, Tone and Company. Jamie Russell was born in Brighton, England. He began to play drums at 10, on a set that had belonged to Keith Moon. He grew up in the diverse music scene in London in the ‘70s and ‘80s, surrounded by musicians from avant-garde jazz and prog-rock, to rock’n’roll — from his step-father Gary Windo, to Robert Fripp, Nick Mason, and Robert Wyatt. At the age of 12, his family of musicians moved to Woodstock, NY, where he got lessons from drummers Prairie Prince and Jack DeJohnette.  By 1986, Jamie had taken up guitar, and as well as drumming, was writing songs. He lived on New York’s lower East Side and performed acoustically at Diana’s, Sidewalk Café, and Sin-e, alongside musicians such as Jeff Buckley and Latch’s Anti-folk Scene. In 2012, in London, Jamie recorded his first solo album, Fragility. He now lives in Santa Fe and has just released a new album, Santa Fe Sessions.

Sunday, August 3 at 6:30 pm: Byrd and Street

Izzo_photoBYRD&STREET_jpg_for_promoOriginal Country and Western all the way from Austin, Texas. Doors open at 5:30 PM. $10 at the door.

Byrd & Street are noted for their “solid first-class songwriting” and “impeccable male/female harmony.” Four-time nominees for Texas Music Awards (2009, 2012 and 2014,) three- time Kerrville Festival New Folk finalists including 2013, their songs have been recorded by other artists, including Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. Their CD’s have made the Folk DJ “Best of Year” Charts, Freeform American Roots Charts, Americana Charts and the Texas Roots Charts. Their newest and 4th release, “Words and Music” has spent the past 4 months on the Top Albums Folk DJ Chart.

Before Byrd & Street, Tommy Byrd played with the Geezinslaws, sang harmony on a Willie Nelson recording, was under contract with Stax Record in Memphis and won numerous songwriting awards, including the Song of Austin.  Kathy Street sang with various folk and pop groups, a sisters’ quartet and performed in musicals and cabarets. As a duo, Tommy‘s “intelligent well-executed guitar playing” and his soulful voice is a perfect and rare blend with Kathy’s sweet, ethereal harmony.

Their music has been licensed by the Austin Humane Society, Pet Connect, Austin German Shepherd Rescue, Rover to the Rescue, Heart Gallery of Central Texas, adoption agencies throughout the US, and the Redman House Foundation. Hear their music and find more about them at www.byrdandstreet.com .

The duo will be joined by Dave Devlin on dobro, mandolin, and guitar, and Laura Leach on base. 

“This is exactly why I keep playing music on the radio for the past 24 years!  Trust me, I get a lot of music here, and this sets the standard for everyone else to shoot for.”   Norm Mast, WVPE Elkhart IN

“Love the new CD!! Your music is full of hope and optimism mixed with a little humor, just what a weary world needs! Listening to it has improved my outlook on life.” D. Mahoney Tyler TX

“I visited places in my heart that I hadn’t seen for many years; some brought tears of sadness, some brought tears of joy, but one incredible thing is it was all so welcome and well balanced. Byrd & Street are one of the best shows I have ever heard.” Alan Vajdos, Rear Window Listening Room in Ganado,TX

Friday, August 8 from 6:30 – 8:30

Trash Disco with DJ Oona

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Get your retro clothes on and come out for the best Disco DJ in Santa Fe.  $10 at the door.

 

Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm

Vista Grande Social Club presents Live Salsa. $10 at the door.

Green Cafe Saturday, June 21

“What’s can we do to have a secure water?”, asked one of participants in our January Green Café on Climate Change and Water Resources in New Mexico.  The answer is, lots if we choose to do it.  On Saturday June 21, (9:30-noon) in the Performance Space, La Tienda experts from the Eldorado Water and Sanitation District, city of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County will gather to answer your questions about plans to prepare for a more drought-prone.  They can make plans but turning plans into actions that allow us to adapt to a more drought-prone future require public understanding and support.  Will you join us in a effort to become informed and support the changes we need to make?

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 4

Please join hosts Glenn Wikle & Bernie Logue as they welcome Senator Howie Morales FOR GOVERNOR For a conversation about the future of New Mexico families Investing in real results for Education, Economy, Environment, Seniors & Working Families

“The only Democrat running for governor who was able to cut though the rhetoric 
and offer positive solutions to the mess Susana has created of our educational 
system.” – Endorsed by Senator Bill Souls 

Join Senator Howie Morales at a MEET & GREET CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER at the La Tienda in Eldorado, New Mexico as he continues to restore New Mexican values to our state and move New Mexico Forward! La Tienda at Eldorado 7 Caliente Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 
Suggested Minimum Donation $25 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM For more information, please contact Julio Salazar at Julio@Morales4NM.com

Saturday, May 10

On Saturday, May 10 the Vista Grande Social Club presents Havana Son.  Salsa lesson 8-9.  Live music and dancing 9-12:30. La Tienda in Eldorado at 7 Caliente Road. $10 cover + donation. Our cover charge includes a lesson, but we do not provide a “free” lesson.

Sunday, May 11

Jazz brunch from 11 am to 1 pm with David Yard and Doug Franz. $19.95/adults $17.95/Seniors and children

American JeM in Concert

American JeM in Concert

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WHO:  American JeM – An Acoustic Americana Trio

WHERE:  The Performance Space

WHEN: Saturday, March 29th, 6:00pm – 7:45pm (Limited seating available for dining during the show)
PRICE: Tickets – $10 at the door
For more information, please visit http://www.americanjem.com; Find us on Facebook – American JeM, OR, send an email to triojem@outlook.com

WHO IS AMERICAN JEM AND WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WILL WE HEAR?

Audiences fall in love over and over again with American JeM’s beautifully crafted three-part harmonies and high-energy performances.  American JeM setlists include some “old favorites” with American JeM harmonies and musical arrangements that span musical genres of Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Rock, Gospel, and Traditional tunes.  And, American JeM band members, Jay Cawley, Ellie Dendahl, and Michael Umphrey compose original toe-tapping, and heart-warming tunes of their own that keep fans cheering for more!  American JeM released its debut CD in August of 2013 and American JeM singles “La Llorona”, “Something In Your Eyes” and “O Holy Night” are available for purchase on iTunes.

 

Two Great Films

INEQUALITY FOR ALL 

FREE SCREENING on Thursday February 27 at 7 PM

Please consider joining thousands of others across the country to attend a free screening of INEQUALITY FOR ALL at 7PM on Thursday February 27 at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado. In the film Berkley professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich makes an eloquent and impassioned argument about how the devastating effects of America’s widening income inequality not only threaten the middle class but also the very foundation of democracy itself.

Sponsored by Organizing for America and the Democratic Party in Eldorado.

REEL NEW MEXICO Opens its THIRD SEASON with “HOMESICK”

 Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at La Tienda
Reel New Mexico, the state’s only monthly film series dedicated to showing movies with a New Mexico connection, is excited to open its third season with “Homesick,” Susan Abod’s moving documentary about living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and her odyssey across the Southwest to find a location and a home that were safe for her to live in.
The screening, set for Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at The Performance Space in La Tienda at Eldorado, will be followed by a panel featuring Ann McCambell, MD, Susan Abod and Diane Thomas, all of whom have MCS.
Imagine your home is making you dangerously sick and new building materials and insecticides have become your worst enemies. In “Homesick,” Susan Abod hits the road to see what measures people with MCS will take to find safe housing and cope with this 21st Century illness.
Susan’s previous film, “Funny, You Don’t Look Sick,” dealt with her MCS experience. After its completion, “I felt compelled to make a second film that exposed the fast-growing impact of this illness and the critical importance of safe housing, by chronicling my own search for a safe home.
Reel New Mexico directions at http://www.reelnewmexico.com . A contribution of five dollars is suggested. FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE DO NOT WEAR COLOGNE, AFTERSHAVE, OR RECENTLY DRY CLEANED CLOTHING.