The Bee Eaters Sunday, Sep. 11

Presented by Santa Fe Performance Exchange.  Concert starts at 7 pm.  $10/advance.  $12/at the door.

The Bee Eaters trace their roots back to musical traditions as diverse as bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time. While today’s new breed often produces an amalgamation of sounds and styles based on a distant view, the Bee Eaters were raised embedded in these traditions, raised to mold, meld, shape them and carry them forward, leaving their own indelible marks in the process.

Brother-sister duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, long known and lauded by those steeped in the American fiddle tradition, are joined by hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman and mandolin virtuoso Dominick Leslie..

Listening to the Bee Eaters is like eavesdropping on a spirited, private conversation. As wonderful as their recorded music is, watching the Bee Eaters in live performance is an exercise in safe danger. They parry and thrust, challenging each other at every moment. Their focus on their music and on each other is tight and complete. Their melodic lines and rhythmic phrases dance (and sometimes roil) over, under and around each other. There is sometimes dissonance but always an ultimate harmony. With the upcoming release of OddFellows Roadon Sept. 6, 2011, the Bee Eaters continue to travel the country performing in clubs, concert halls and festivals, evangelists for their new American acoustic sound.

Perhaps Tony Trischka said it best: “Their impressive ensemble work… leaves me breathless. Their music excites, heals and enriches. Listen often.”

buy tickets online

Or order by phone until midnight day before show: 1-800-838-3006 (Tickets may be mailed, if time allows, or made available at box office “will call” list; box office opens at 6pm before show.)

The Black Lillies come to Santa Fe on September 5

Join us Monday, September 5 at 7 pm for the Santa Fe Premier of The Black LilliesTickets $10.

This amazing group is rapidly climbing the charts.  Currently ranked #11 on the National American charts for their album, 100 Miles of Wreckage, they are rising stars and a certain treat for live music fans.

Their Debut album, Whiskey Angel, just won a 2011 Independent Music Audience Choice Award for Best Album, Americana

They are one of only a handful of independent artists to have been featured on the Grand Ole Opry (debuted in June of this year) and have played additional high profile shows such as NPR’s Mountain Stage.  They are featured in the July issue of Relix Magazine and had a song included on the sampler CD enclosed in the magazine.  They’ve also been featured on National Public Radio and have two concert specials currently airing nationwide on PBS  plus they’ve just been selected to be featured on the PBS series “Music Voyager” – whch has showcased artists like Bela Fleck, Marc Broussard, Grupo Fantasma, etc). On August 29, their new music video by award-winning director David McClister (Lady Antebellym, Leann Rimes, The Band Perry) will be debuting on CMT and GAC in the next couple of weeks.  For more information on The Black Lillies, click here.