There's a cool band coming to the Mine Shaft Tavern in former ghost town of Madrid, N.M. tonight (Friday July 17).
That's Lonesome Shack, a punk-blues trio (or "haunted boogie blues" as the group calls its sound) from Seattle. Frontman Ben Todd actually has roots in this Enchanted Land.
The group's publicist told me recently:
Ben's not originally from NM but he moved from Washington to Silver City, NM ('97-'98), then Albuquerque, NM ('98-'2001), and then moved to a rural area in Catron County near Alma,NM ('01-'04) where the Lonesome Shack still stands. His mom currently lives in Deming, NM.
Here's Lonesome Shack in action:
Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Mine Shaft tonight.
Robbie Fulks in Los Alamos on Friday. Aug. 5.
That's right, one of my favorite songwriters playing for free at Ashley Pond as part of Russ Gordon's wonderful summer concert series.
I reviewed Robbie's latest album, Upland Stories just a couple of months ago, (CLICK HERE) I'm could be wrong, but this could be the first time he's ever performed in New Mexico.
It should be a fine show.