Saturday, August 07, 2010

ATTENTION ACOUSTIC PICKERS

My old friend Amy Airheart Bianco (who I first met when she was a DJ at the venerable KFAT Radio in Gilroy, Calif. in the early '80s) just sent me this. She's looking for acoustic musicians.

I know you're out there. Check it out!


Calling New Mexico’s Acoustic Musicians!

The third annual New Mexico Women Author’s Book Festival is taking place this October 2nd and 3rd in downtown Santa Fe at the New Mexico History Museum. During this free event, over 100 women authors will read from their works and over 3,000 people are expected to attend during the two days.

Festival Organizers are looking for 10-12 acoustic acts to perform Saturday or Sunday inside the New Mexico History Museum. Solos, duos, trios and quartets are encouraged to apply. Acts featuring women performers are also encouraged to send in audition materials. The performance area will be upstairs, with some seating and will be acoustic with no p.a.system. (this is due to noise restrictions in the building.) The performance area has very bright sound and will attract people coming from the café and the exhibit areas. A small stipend ($50.00 per act) is available for each act to help defray travel costs.

Acoustic acts from around the state are encouraged to apply. Sets up to 50 minutes in length will be booked and the stage will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm both days, with the last set ending by 4:50 p.m. Artists are welcome to bring their CD’s to sell during and following their sets, on the day of performance.

Please submit audition materials no later than September 1 to: Amy Bianco c/o MNMF Shops, P.O. Box 2065, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2065. For more information call (505) 982-3016 x 21.

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