Traditional Western Music Show At Macey

SOCORRO, N.M. November 29, 2010 -- The New Mexico Arts Folk Arts Program will present a special concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Macey Center. The concert features three of New Mexico’s finest purveyors of the traditional Western music genre – Sid Hausman, The Sabinal Sisters, and The Buckarettes.
The Sabinal Sisters -- Beth Crowder and Joyce Yoxall -- are Socorro County residents and are developing a reputation for their unique repertoire of cowboy music.

The Buckarettes are former rodeo queens and current barrel racers who have earned widespread acclaim for their fun brand of Western music.

This concert is part of the Masters of New Mexican Traditional Western Music series, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces Program.

Tesuque-based tune wrangler Sid Hausman is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist whose music evokes the iconic past of the American West from the perspective of a contemporary cowboy. His songs bridge the past and present with compelling lyrical vignettes that are sung from the heart by a man who has lived the hard life on the range and who has learned to convey through his artistry the beauty and pathos that is the life of the modern cowboy. Hausman has recorded many albums over his long career and is a featured performer at many cowboy gatherings and Western music festivals.

The Sabinal Sisters are Beth Crowder and Joyce Yoxall, who reside in their namesake town in northern Socorro County. Beth is well-known to Socorroans selling her Sparrow Hawk Farm honey, candles and produce at Farmers Market, as well as teaching music at Cottowood Valley Charter School. Joyce is an occupational therapist at Bodywise. Together, they perform a variety of music but plan to entertain with songs from their vast repertoire of Western and cowboy music for this concert. Their unique interpretations offer fresh perspectives on old favorites and, as many who have heard them perform will say, they sing like angels.

The Buckarettes are three New Mexico rodeo queens who have team-roped and are currently barrel racing across the West, winning all kinds of buckles and the hearts of all who have been encircled by their musical lariats. Debra Jean Parker, Katie Gill, and Susan Clark bring their own crowd-pleasing brand of flawless Western harmonies, humor and mayhem with them wherever they go and they have managed to wrangle up quite a herd of fans along their dusty trail. Their 2009 CD “Cowgirl Serenade” went #1 on the Western Music and Swing Magazine’s chart. The recording also won Best Country CD at the New Mexico Mic Awards.  

Tickets the concert are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, 65 and over, and $5 for youths 17 and under; with a $2 discount if purchased by 5 p.m. the day before the concert! Tickets are available at the door, at the Tech Cashier’s Office on the second floor of Fidel Center, Brownbilt Western Wear and Burrito Tyme. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 575-835-5688 or by email at pas@admin.nmt.edu.

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