Rio Rancho House Concerts

We are proud members of

The Folk Project

Dave & Margaret present Live Folk Music concerts in an intimate home setting... right here in Rio Rancho, the City of Vision, in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

eMail us
Or call 505.349.3723
All events begin with potluck supper at 6:00pm,
entertainment at 7:00pm unless stated otherwise.
All events are by invitation, only

Coming Soon:

Saturday September 16th, 2023

Patty & Craig


Described as genuinely talented with classic folk voices, Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen are known for their gorgeous harmonies, impeccable musicianship, playful stage humor, and jewel-like original songs. Patty says about performing, "I try for magic - nothing less! For the place that opens hearts and will move an audience to tears or smiles."

Patty and Craig were individually 'out there' enjoying their music, when, in the mid - 1980s, they met while performing at a folk music festival. For many years, the couple maintained solo careers, even after they married. Eventually, with the prodding of wise friends, they agreed to perform one show as a duo. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, they continue to create and record original songs as well as their own variations on timeless pieces that often span the ages of creativity in sound.

Patty and Craig tour the Midwest and beyond. Their work includes solo recordings, guest appearances on others' CDs, and, most recently, a well-received duo CD entitled, "Paint Me a Picture", that has received airplay around the world, and charted on the Folk DJ Charts. Enjoy the celebration of life and love with veteran song masters Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Grace Clark

Grace Clark performs Western and Western Swing music. She sings, yodels, and plays guitar & 5-string banjo. With her band, Grace Clark & Swingitude, she creates a lively and playful mix of cowboy songs, along with the swing and western swing dance music of the 1920's to the present. Added to the mix are Grace's original songs in those genres. She recently completed a new CD/EP, "Grace Clark, Dancin¡¯ with Swingitude." Grace has performed at a variety of venues, including the International Western Music Association (IWMA) Annual Gathering (Albuquerque, NM), the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame Celebration (Sacramento, CA), the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival (Monterey, CA), the Northwest Western Swing Music Association Hall of Fame Celebration (Enumclaw, WA), the Salinas Rodeo "Cowboys and Cabernet" shows (Salinas, CA), live radio shows, restaurant concert series, Zoom concerts for the IWMA, and many others.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Kerry Grombacher

Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin and writes and performs contemporary folk and western songs. In the spirit of the troubadours of old, he paints vivid portraits and tells fascinating stories that are set in the landscape where he's worked and toured, from his home on New Orleans' Bayou St. John to the desert Southwest, and up to Montana and the Northwest forests. You'll find him at Folk Festivals and Cowboy Poetry Gatherings, singing his songs, playing mandolin as a sideman, and picking in the jam sessions and around the campfires until the last song is sung. Kerry's tune, Range of the Buffalo, was named 2021 Song of the Year by the International Western Music Association.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday February 10th, 2024

Almeda Bradshaw

One of Montana's talented Western entertainers, Almeda's love and appreciation for the cowboy way comes through in heartfelt expressions of the west. Her clear vocals, compelling stage presence and accomplished musicianship guaranteed this artist to be an audience favorite. Almeda has been recognized by the IWMA, the AWA and the WWA with multiple nominations for songs, albums and entertainer of the year.

Almeda raised her family in north central Montana along with showing performance horses, finishing hogs, running 150 mother cows and operating a seed and feed business. She and her husband, former Marlboro Man, Merritt Bradshaw, now live on the Yellowstone River in Huntley, Montana where he trains rope horses and she manages everything else!

A multi-instrumentalist, Almeda studied violin, cello and piano through college, has a BA in Elementary Education and is self-taught on the guitar, mandolin and banjo. She has taught dozens of students of all ages to play stringed instruments through her former studio, A ROOM FOR MUSIC, in Big Sandy, MT

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday March 16, 2024

Buffalo Bill & Dr. Jo

Bill Boycott and Joanne Orr present cowboy and western American folk music in the rich spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, harmonizing the good old western songs of long ago plus many original songs on the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar.

Bill and Joanne both live in Lander, WY. Bill has been a full time entertainer and world class yodeler for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Grammy award winning New Christy Minstrels from 2005-2008.

Joanne performs on vocals, banjo, and guitar. She was a strolling minstrel for years with the Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Village Players, in Dearborn MI, where she met Bill. Together they have been performing and touring nationwide for the past 13 years.

Bill and Joanne are winners of a Western Music Associations Harmony Duo Award

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday April 13th, 2024

Jim Jones & Mariam Funke

Jim Jones was the Western Music Association's 2014 Male Performer of the Year and winner of the International Western Music Association 2019 Song of the Year, Academy of Western Artists 2016 Western Song of the Year and Western Writers of America 2013, 2017 and 2021 Spur Awards for Best Western Song. His songs and books are about the West ... cowboys, horses & cattle, cattle rustlers, the coming of the train … songs about people and land, rivers and mountains, the beauty of the Western sky. His solo albums include "Race with the Wind," 2015, "Headin' Home," 2018, compilation CD, "Favorites," 2019, and recently released CD, "Good Days Are Comin'". Western novels include the Jared Delaney series, Rustler's Moon, Colorado Moon and Waning Moon, and the spin-off series including The Big Empty (2016) and The Lights of Cimarron (2019), published by Five Star Publishing. He has published two illustrated children's books, Spur Finalist Bolo the Brave and Bolo the Brave: True Friend.

Mariam Funke is a native of Germany who from early on has felt a kinship with the American West and its music. He has enjoyed a colorful career on stage and in the recording studio, earning a reputation for being a versatile multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer who is at home in many genres. In recent years, as a member of the Western Trio "The Cowboy Way", Mariam received numerous awards, including the International Western Music Association's Group of the Year Award for 2017, 2018, 2019 and Western Album of the Year Award for "Go West" in 2019. Other awards include Western Heritage Wrangler Award-Traditional Western Album of the Year 2017 for "The Cowboy Way" and, as co-writer with Doug Figgs and Floyd Beard, Wrangler Award-Western Song 2021 for "El Caballo del Fuego".Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mariam works in his home studio as composer, producer, private music teacher, sideman and songwriter.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday May 18th, 2024

Mike Agranoff

So, What Does He Do?

Mike takes the notion that Folk Music is passe or boring, and blows that all to Kingdom Come. He presents an intelligent and highly entertaining program of songs, tunes, stories and humor. Mike plays a superb fingerstyle guitar in idioms ranging from traditional fiddle tunes to the American Songbook to contemporary Americana. He is a master of the little-known English Concertina, applying it anywhere from a haunting and poignant song accompaniment to an unexpected virtuoso transcription of a Bach concerto. A performance might include a song of heart-stopping emotional impact, an acapella Irish patter song sung to the melody of a mile-a-minute fiddle tune, a riveting recitation in the style of Robert Service, and some of the most horrible parodies ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting audience. More a singer-songfinder than a singer-songwriter, Mike combs the canon of contemporary and traditional songs for little-known gems, puts his unique stamp on them, and brings them to the stage.

If you've been around the folk scene at all in the Northeast, you've probably seen him. He's that tall guy with the beard and the leather fisherman's cap. And when the music starts, he's in the middle of it all, adding to the chorus and probably knowing all the lyrics. His repertoire is vast and varied. Mike is not only a collector of songs and a master at arranging them, but is also a writer of songs and recitations. He has a keen ear for the best of the best, and this only enhances his own writing. If you're sick of the endless stream of singer songwriters who write for the market, you will find Mike to be a refreshing alternative. He makes us laugh, cry and think, all the while entertaining us long into any evening of music.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Recent Events:

July 8th, 2023

Lori Beth Brooke

June 24th, 2023

Jennings & Keller

May 6th, 2023

Ken Gaines

April 21, 2023

Miss Devon &
The Outlaw

March 24, 2023

Carol Markstrom

February 23, 2023

Poi Rogers

December 3, 2022

Two Crows
for Comfort

October 2, 2022

Claudia Nygaard

September 17, 2022

Randy Lewis Brown

July 30, 2022

Dan McCorison

June 3, 2022

Scott T

May 14, 2022

Jim Jones & Mariam Funke

April 28, 2022

Kray Van Kirk

March 19, 2022

Buffalo Bill
& Dr. Jo

February 12, 2022

Steve Cormier

December 11, 2021

Steve Jones

October 16, 2021

Dana Cooper

September 25, 2021

Carol Walker

August 28, 2021

Rupert Wates

July 17, 2021

Rebecca Folsom

March 15, 2020

Mike Agranoff

February 23, 2020

The Rough
& Tumble

January 25, 2020

Buffalo Bill
& Dr. Jo

November 9, 2019

Kerry Grombacher
& Aspen Black

September 19, 2019

Carol Markstrom

September 11, 2019

The Freight Hoppers

August 9, 2019

Bruce Mandel

April 13, 2019

Nikki Talley &
Jason Sharp

March 19, 2019:

Bill Staines