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.

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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:

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Poi Rogers

Somewhere in-between the tropical lounges of 1930s Los Angeles and the honkytonk beer joints of rural 1950s California, you'll find Poi Rogers. Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, the duo performs vintage country & western swing, Hawaiian steel guitar ballads and cowboy tunes.

Gerard Egan and Carolyn Sills are both inductees into the Sacramento Western Swing Hall of Fame. Carolyn was the Academy of Western Artists Western Swing Female Vocalist of 2021 and is currently nominated for a 2023 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing Female. They front the award winning five piece band, The Carolyn Sills Combo, which has released three albums and one doughnut to date.

Poi Rogers features Gerard doubling on acoustic guitar and his 1954 Fender triple neck steel guitar with Carolyn on standup bass, their timeless harmonies anchoring the show.

"Bassist Carolyn Sills and her guitarist husband, Gerard Egan - Santa Cruz's Les Paul and Mary Ford - crank out good stories, catchy love songs and creative chord progressions that will take listeners back to vibes of the post-World-War-II era. Carolyn is the real deal of throwback country music." - Good Times Magazine

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Friday March 24th, 2023

Carol Markstrom

Carol Markstrom sings with the heart of a folk singer with her musical inspirations including Americana, Outlaw and Classic Country, Western Roots, and Folk. She is thrilled to share the news that in March 2018 she received the prestigious Vocalist of the Year Award from the Academy of Western Artists (an award she also won for 2015)! Most recently, her third album, Desert Rose, received the 2018 Country and Western CD of the Year Award from the Rural Roots Music Commission.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday April 22nd, 2023

Miss Devon & The Outlaw

Miss Devon (Devon Dawson): Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Miss Devon is a top entertainer in western music, and has been recognized by the Academy of Western Artists as the Female Performer of the Year 2009. She's noted for her vintage sock-rhythm guitar style, and warm 'swingtime cowgirl' vocals, which bring to mind legendary B-western ladies of the silver screen, Dale Evans, Rosalie Allen, Patsy Montana, etc. Like them, her lively persona intrigues and engages both kids and adults in her audience. She holds a Grammy certificate for her participation as the singin', yodelin' voice of Jessie, on the Walt Disney CD, Woody's Roundup featuring Riders in the Sky, which was the follow-up to the movie, inspired by the characters of Toy Story 2. She has performed in and out of that character coast-to-coast, and all across the American West, including at the renowned Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, and at Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California. Around her home stompin' grounds, Devon has made personal appearances with Radio Disney, Imagination Celebration, libraries, schools, public festivals and private events. She has appeared onstage with Riders In the Sky, Michael Martin Murphey, The Texas Playboys, and Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition, has done a few spots on RFD-TV, and was recognized doing a promo for the Gene Autry show on Encore's The Westerns Channel

Outlaw Jessie Del (Jessie Robertson): When this western gent joins Miss Devon on the stage, things get more fun than puttin' socks on a rooster. According to witnesses, he's the rowdier half of the duo, and he got his name 'cause, as Miss Devon says, "It's plumb illegal what he does with Milk Cow Blues!" Like all outlaws, Jessie has been known to disappear into at least a dozen alias personalities, so watch him close! With fine tenor-to-baritone vocals, added to some swingy saxophone rides, a little sleight of hand, and a LOT of charm, this rascal just might make a clean getaway with yer funny bone.

As the 2022 winners of the International Western Music Association Harmony competition, Miss Devon and the Outlaw, in true western style, could be stirrin' up the most dust between here and the chuckwagon camp! They appear at ranches 'n rallies, rodeos 'n railroads, dances 'n dog shows, fairs 'n festivals, convalescent homes 'n conventions, cowboy gatherings 'n cowboy churches, salons , saloons, 'n schools, surprise parties 'n weddin's, bar-b-ques 'n buckboards, shoot-outs, cookouts 'n campouts, horse barns 'n house concerts, museums 'n motor clubs, libraries 'n little folks' birthdays, so give 'em a holler!

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday June 24th, 2023

Jennings & Keller

Jennings & Keller is an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into a unique eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse.

Dana Keller, a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player, has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Johnny Rodriguez and The Allen Brothers, to name a few. Dana has been an endorsee of the Gretsch Guitar and Drum Company since 1980. His dobro playing has been called 'jaw-droppingly good'.

Laurie Jennings Oudin is a former Shakespearean actress who has spent many years on the stage. Her theater background combined with a lifetime of professional singing gives her an obvious command of the stage as well as the songs she sings. With a vocal style that ranges from early Joni Mitchell to Emmylou Harris, Laurie leaves audiences mesmerized by her stunning vocal delivery.

Laurie has worked with incarcerated women for the past 10 years via ArtSpring, teaching singing and songwriting to female inmates. This experience has informed much of Laurie's songwriting and storytelling.

In the 14 years of playing together, Jennings & Keller have released four CDs. They have received accolades and airplay from radio stations from one end of the country to the other. In true troubadour spirit, Laurie and Dana travel the country in their motor home, performing at festivals, cafes, wineries and house concerts. Along with developing a large and loyal fan base, they have earned a reputation for quality musicianship and expert storytelling.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday, July 8th, 2023

Lori Beth Brooke

Lori Beth Brooke is an accordionist, yodeler, singer, and song-writer from Austin, Texas. A native Texan with German heritage, she grew up on a dairy farm in Nordheim, just southeast of San Antonio.

Lori Beth started playing piano before she started elementary school. Then, at seven she was finally big enough to hold an accordion and learned to play her first polka from the Palmer Hughes series. By age 12 she was writing her own songs.

Lori Beth's true calling is music and during the past 20 years she has performed in a broad range of genres: classical, big band, German folk, country, and most recently, Western music.

Learning to yodel after college, Lori Beth has used this unique singing technique extensively in both German folk music and Western music. In 2016 the International Western Music Association named Lori Beth Female Yodeler of the Year.

Lori Beth continues to write songs: 10 of which ended up on her 2020 album "Texas Star" which has been awarded the 2020 International Western Music Association Cowboy Western Swing Album of the Year! On May 21, 2021, Lori Beth released her first official music video for one of her original songs called "Guys Love Chicks Who Yodel" available for viewing on YouTube. Lori Beth was named the Academy of Western Artists 2020 Female Western Performer, and won the Walnut Valley Festival 2021 Song of Year in the Humourous category. She was also nominated for the 2021 International Western Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year and Female Performer of the Year.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday August 19, 2023

John Coinman

John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Tucson who has recorded many solo albums and had numerous songs in films and on television. His latest album: Under The Sun was released in 2019. John is the bandleader for the band Kevin Costner & Modern West (KCMW) and he was the Music Supervisor for the film Dances With Wolves. He has been touring with KCMW since 2006 and has recorded 6 albums of original songs with the band including companion CDs to the award winning miniseries Hatfields And McCoys and the Paramount Series Yellowstone.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Recent Events:

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