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:

Sunday, July 28th, 2024

Rod MacDonald

A tenor with a clear voice and wide range, MacDonald is often cited for both his musicality and the content of his songs about political and social events: "Rod MacDonald is a brilliant folk singer and composer. His melodic songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul." -The Press Of Atlantic City "A poet with a lot on his mind who has never allowed himself to make points at the expense of making music." - The Boston Globe

Rod MacDonald (born August 17, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, novelist, and educator. He was a big part of the 1980s folk revival in Greenwich Village clubs, performing at the Speakeasy, The Bottom Line, Folk City, and the Songwriter’s Exchange at the Cornelia Street Cafe.\ He co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Joel White

From my earliest memories there was music in our home. Beethoven or Herb Albert and the Tiajuana Brass would be spinning on Dad's old turn table, Roger Miller would be singing about "The King of The Road" or Burl Ives would tell how "Bill Grogan's Goat" flagged a train. Then the Beatles happened. They were my gateway drug. Dylan, The Stones, Iron Butterfly, CCR, CSN&Y, Cream, Cocker, Allman Brothers, Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath. None of that bubble gum crap for me! Then I heard Guy Clark. The drug had changed.

I needed to hear songwriters, but not just any writers and any old songs. I needed a country beat. Songs that spoke of real folks, folks that I knew. I needed to hear Jerry Jeff, Prine, Fromholz, BW, Kristofferson, Emmylou, Pure Prairie League, Flying Burrito Bros, Lucinda, Nancy Griffith, Steve Earle, Townes, Cash, Jones, Waylon, Ray Wylie, Chris Knight, Hayes Carll, John Moreland and on and on. Don't get me wrong, Beethoven still moves me to tears, and Rock and Roll will never die.

I was surrounded by music and by friends who played and wrote music. I had no choice but to write songs

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Daniel Boling

Daniel's songs tell interesting stories about a variety of characters, including himself. He plays guitar and banjo with a deft fingerpicking style that always enhances the stories, and a bit of harmonica into the bargain. His clear tenor draws positive comparisons to John Denver and Pete Seeger, and like Pete, Daniel is happiest when his audience sings too!

Winner of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and others, Daniel shares experiences from a life well-lived in three countries and seven States. This balladeer/songwriter with the friendly tenor brings his well-crafted story songs to happy audiences throughout the U.S. and in Europe in over one hundred shows a year, from House Concerts and listening rooms to major festivals - Kerrville, Winfield, Woody Guthrie, and others. Daniel is also a member of the iconic 1960s folk trio The Limeliters.

NEW OLD FRIENDS, released in 2023, is Daniel's 9th solo album and has charted among the top ten folk albums across North America and Europe. It has been named Best of the Year by the New Mexico Music Awards. This is their top annual award. All 15 songs on the album are co-writes between Daniel and legendary folk songwriter Tom Paxton, and Tom sings on five songs on the album. Noel Paul Stookey is also a co-writer on one song with Daniel and Tom. Daniel's 2016 album, THESE HOUSES, was considered for GRAMMY Nomination as "Best Folk Album". In 2016 THESE HOUSES was chosen among Top 10 Albums of the year by Folk Radio DJs across the U.S., as was his 2014 album SLEEPING DOGS that year."

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday, October 19th, 2024

Randy Palmer

Randy Palmer is a cross between a painter and a poet. I don't mean fine art, but scraping, sanding, priming, make it like new, painter. You see Randy has roots deep inside a bucket. A son of a painting contractor, Randy has an ingrown desire to make things beautiful. You read it in his lyrics and you hear it in his voice as he brings his songs to life. Songs from down deep in the bucket, with clean lines, brushed to bring living into a sweeter, better focus. Every song a reflective rendition of life at its most basic core. No apologies for songs close to the heart. Randy celebrates frailties, friendships, and family. Join him for an adventure. A deep dive into the interesting and intoxicating twists and turns of the joy of life.

Exactly, how did Randy's journey into music begin? The story begins at about 4th grade when Randy's parents hired Frank Howard, the guitar teacher, to instruct big brother Rick in the art of playing the guitar. Rick was not only a student but also a teacher so he passed the lessons down to his younger sibling. Randy was hooked from the start and his big break came when his Mom plopped him in front of the console stereo, turned up Johnny Rivers, and said, "Play with this." And Randy found a chord or two and the backbeat to Maybelline. It was a short while later was that he and Berkeley Dawson wrote new lyrics to Downtown, When I'm 64 and Strawberry Fields. From then on Randy began the journey of crafting words and music. Songwriting has been his passion ever since. Mentors are precious. Randy has been influenced by the greats of James Taylor, John Denver, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Michael Martin Murphy, B W Stevenson, and Jerry Jeff Walker. But it would not be right to not mention the friends and sojourners that have always been there to make it real; Mike Borger, Dennis Garvey, Byron Williamson, David Parks, and Randy Lewis Brown.

Born a long time ago when memories of Dust storms and Ike were fresh. Randy lives with his wife and life partner Ann, Sadie the dog and Pepper the cat in Amarillo, Tx.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Tuesday, November 19, 2024

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." 0 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, December 7, 2024

Scott Sean White

Scott Sean White is a dedicated singer/songwriter and an artist that exudes emotion. His music is borne from real life experience, complete with the hopes, heartaches and happenstance that define that journey and the revelations that occur along the way.

Scott's success as a writer is firmly established. Cody Johnson recorded two of his songs on his Human album, "God Bless the Boy" and "Made a Home," the latter of which was written with both Cody and their mutual friend Jesse Raub, Jr. Cody also recently recorded another song of Scott's called "Over Missing You" for an upcoming album and he's also been playing it as an encore song at several of his concerts this year.

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Recent Events:

May 25, 2024

Mike Agranoff

May 4th, 2024

Luke Bulla

April 13, 2024

Jim Jones & Mariam Funke

March 15, 2024

Buffalo Bill & Dr. Jo

Feb. 10, 2024

Almeda Bradshaw

Jan. 27, 2024

Kerry Grombacher

Nov. 14, 2023

Grace Clark

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