Friends of Bill & Bonnie Hearne are planning a great night of music with an impressive line-up of local musicians as a benefit for Bonnie, who has been suffering some poor health lately. The show is being billed as a "benefit concert/dance/jam/lovefest."
The benefit -- scheduled for March 7 at the Paramount -- includes of New Mexico's finest. Among them:
Susan Hyde Holmes
Joe West and Friends
Mary and Mars
Don and Victoria Armstrong
South by Southwest
Bill Hearne -- and Bonnie if she's feeling good enough to play.
Also, tantalizingly listed, are "MYSTERY GUESTS."
Tickets are $20 and proceeds will go to help pay for Bonnie's medical expenses.
Watch this blog for more info.
Also worth mentioning is a CD release party for Bill's solo CD, From Santa Fe to Las Cruces (reviewed below, just a couple of posts down), which will be Thursday Feb. 19 at La Fonda.
I first saw Bill & Bonnie play more than 30 years ago at the late, lamented Bourbon & Blues here in Santa Fe. This was years before they even moved to New Mexico. A few years ago I was their neighbor, living in the same apartment building as them. Through the years Bill & Bonnie have given this town some wonderful music. I love them both.