Wildwood Sounds Mini Music Festival VIII set in Del Norte

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Mini Music Festival VIII on Saturday, June 10.

This is Wildwood’s 17th year of hosting music of all types from all over the country and the world. Organizers love hosting great music but need help in some of the expenses it takes to continue doing so.  So please join in an always-fun day at Wildwood Sounds on Saturday, June 10th, for the 8th annual Music Festival — eight hours of great music.

This is a potluck event for everyone who passes through the door, musicians included. So please bring a favorite healthy dish to share (main course, side dish, salad or dessert.) This will assure there is great food for everyone throughout the whole event. The door donation is $25 (more if desired).

Call please call Konnie or Stephen at 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

Musical lineup in order of performances will be:

STEVE & TREVOR STORM — Steve is an incredible guitar player and will be joined by his son Trevor on mandolin. They both live just up the road in Crestone.

SWEET MEDICINE — Konnie and Stephen ‘Just Magic’ from Wildwood Sounds and Scott and Karla Stockley, former members of the band ‘Palmas’ form Sweet Medicine.  They have been playing together off and on now for several years.  Eclectic Fusion best describes their music. They touch on Folk, Blues, Easy Rock, Latin and Jazz. This is a twist on homegrown Valley music.   

CHRIS ARELLANO / NUEVO AMERICANA TRIO — Weaving together a unique blend of his Roots in Northern New Mexico Spanish Music and the Alternative Country and Blues he picked up along the roads traveled from Nashville to the Pacific Northwest. 

MARK DUDROW & KATE MANN — Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow have been working together as a musical duo and delighting audiences for the past five years. Using cello, voice and guitar they create a unique sound performing Kate’s original songs and many other kinds of music ranging from unlikely covers of rock and roll songs to traditional melodies from different parts of the world. Both self- proclaimed-rural dwelling hermits living in the wild lands near the Colorado and New Mexico border, they find themselves in the ironic position of working in front of crowds of people!

ROBIN JAMES WITH MARK DUDROW — Singer, songwriter Robin James melds her powerhouse vocals with a unique folk/pop blend and mixes in traditional blues and a touch of yodeling. James was recently awarded the South West Indie Award for Best Folk Song. She has been compared to such artists as Linda Rhonstadt and Stevie Nicks. Renowned cellist Mark Dudrow will be joining her on stage and it is sure to be great fun.

BETTMAN & HALPIN — Bettman & Halpin play original Folk/Americana. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry. They have been touring as a duo since 2008. This will be their first time here at Wildwood Sounds!

BONE ORCHARD WITH MARK DUDROW — Bone Orchard’s music is a cruise down the Route 66 of legend. It started in the Appalachian Mountains and detoured through the wild streets of Deadwood. It is described by Moors Magazine of The Netherlands as “the orphan children of a traditional string band & the Velvet Underground.” Their shows are characterized by Dan & Carol’s haunting harmonies.  Daniel’s unique approach to the Spanish Classical Guitar by using effects normally only associated with an electric guitar. Santa Fe Reporter says, “fast gaining a reputation as one New Mexico’s most exciting acts”  “redefining Americana”. They will be joined by Cellist Mark Dudrow.

The doors open at 11 am and show time starts at 12 p.m. noon.  Opening the doors early gives folks time to bring in their potluck dish and visit before the music starts.  There is a $25 door donation (it can be more) plus a potluck dish. 

There will be door prizes to be awarded right before Bone Orchard’s performance and winners must be present to receive door prizes. This has always been a fun event for all! 

Caption: Wildwood Sounds presents the Mini Music Festival VIII on Saturday, June 10. Courtesy photo