DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds presents The Rifters on Saturday, January 26th, at 7 p.m. at 850 Grande Ave. (Highway 160) in Del Norte. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call for reservations to 719-657-4757 or email [email protected] This is a sweets or snacks potluck. Bring a favorite healthy treat to share, with coffee and tea on the house.
The Rifters are a band playing their own brand of southwestern folk-country Americana and whatever-else-they-feel-like music, based in and around Taos, New Mexico.
The Rifters are Rod Taylor (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Don Richmond (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel guitar, dobro, harmonica, vocals), and Jim Bradley (bass, vocals).
Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters employ a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments, combined with soaring three-part harmonies, to provide a mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty. The years of playing to the dance crowds in their northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe-tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable.
With a pedigree of bands like Hired Hands, the Rounders, and South by Southwest among them, the Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty.