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:

Friday April 21st, 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 May 6th, 2023

Ken Gaines

Singer/songwriter, producer, teacher, and master of ceremonies Ken Gaines was a staple in the music scene on his previous home in Houston as well as throughout Texas. As of October, 2022 Ken now makes his home in Oregon City, South of Portland. He is the 2005 Texas Music Awards Singer Songwriter of the Year. For 24 years he produced and hosted the Thursday Night In the Round series at Houston's legendary Anderson Fair. He's been featured numerous times at the Kerrville Festival and festivals and concert series across the country.

As a teacher of song craft and performance, Ken has developed a number of theme-specific seminars for adults as well as teens and children. For 11 years (and counting) he has been a teacher for the Kerrville Summer Music Camp for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. He is currently on staff for the Artichoke Music Group teaching songwriting. Ken has also written and produced numerous performance lectures, 2 live-theater children's shows, and several movie/video scores.

As an MC Ken is known as the "voice" of the Songwriter Serenade.

He's been active with Folk Alliance International and several regions for 17 years, booking and hosting sponsored showcase rooms first for the Houston Association of Acoustic Musicians and then for Anderson Fair.

In 2016 Ken became one of the primary developers and Vice President of Song Circle Houston, a 501c3 organization in Houston featuring regular gatherings as well as concert and performance arts seminars. There Ken hosted a monthly Gatherin' song circle, co-produced a series of Master Classes, and helped book their concert series.

With bachelor's degrees in Theatre Arts and Visual Arts Ken is celebrating his 55th year as a professional performer.

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.

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.

Saturday December 9th, 2023

Almeda Bradshaw

A Christmas Show

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 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.

Recent Events:

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