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:

Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Luke Bulla

Luke Bulla has been singing and playing music most of his life. Beginning with his family band at age four, Luke now has the privilege of playing with some of the world's finest musicians. He currently performs with Lyle Lovett's Large Band, and is working on his next album.

In the spring of 1999, Luke moved to Nashville to establish himself as a full time musician. He spent his early years in Tennessee playing fiddle in Ricky Skaggs' band, Kentucky Thunder, which earned him his first Grammy Award.

Following the Skaggs stint, he became a member of the John Cowan Band. More recently Luke has performed and/or recorded with Brandi Carlile, Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Bryan Sutton, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Russ Barenberg Trio, Shawn Colvin, Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Patty Griffin, Glen Phillips, Rodney Crowell, and Earl Scruggs, to name a few. Luke was also a perennial instructor at Mark O'Connor's fiddle camps in his early Nashville years.

With his long-time friend Casey Driessen, Luke founded the band Wisechild, which toured briefly with John Mayer and Counting Crows. He also had a band collaboration, W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration), which included members Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Fiction Family), Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, I’m With Her), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Imposters, The Attractions, Los Lobos), Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Beck), and Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Cracker).

Reservations required. eMail us for reservations and location.

Saturday May 25th, 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.

Saturday, June 15, 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. 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.

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.

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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