Rifters return to Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome back to Alamosa regional favorite the Rifters for a concert Saturday, February 24th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at the Green Spot in Alamosa or online at www.societyhall.org.

The Rifters are one of the most popular acts in the region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, playing innumerable dances, concerts and festivals, with their trademark varied acoustic arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies, plus their songs rooted in the world of the high southwest they love.

The Rifters are Rod Taylor, from Cimarron, New Mexico (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Don Richmond of Alamosa (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel guitar, dobro, harmonica, vocals), and Jim Bradley, from Taos, New Mexico (bass, vocals). The band was recently a featured performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, probably the premier event of western music in the country. The Rifters have released four albums since forming in 2002, featuring both their own compositions and selected songs from other writers, the most recent being the totally original “Architecture of a Fire.”

“The last time we played Society Hall was not long after the doors opened”, says Don Richmond, also a board member of the local non-profit venue. He continues, “The stage was still the original little alcove, and the great built-in sound system wasn’t there either, so we’re really looking forward to playing the hall again. Plus it’s always a treat to play for all my home-town and San Luis Valley brothers and sisters!”

The board of Society Hall, 501c-3 non profit corporation hope that folks can join them for a night of the music of the Rifters, at Society Hall, Saturday, February 24. As always, wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Society Hall – where community celebrates!

Caption: The Rifters will perform a concert on Friday, February 24, at the Society Hall in Alamosa./Courtesy photo