Who is playing at Tucumcari Rawhide Days? Check out the list of talented folk who are going to be there!
Lara is a bilingual singer-songwriter of Northern New Mexican heritage. In addition to singing the traditional New Mexican and Mexican canciones, boleros, rancheras, and corridos of her sheep-ranching childhood, Lara also composes her own style of music in both English and Spanish.
Through a combination of storytelling and songs both playful and sincere, Lara draws on her rural New Mexican roots and her urban experiences across the U.S. and abroad as she sings about love, loss, a sense of place, and her own connection to the land. You can listen to Lara's music and learn more about Lara by visiting her website, laramanzanares.com.
Randy Huston writes and sings about the modern-day lifestyle of the cowboy. He is a fourth-generation livestock producer, and partners with his father on their ranch in New Mexico. He started breaking horses for wages at the age of 14 and spent many years in rodeo arenas through high school and college. He's written some of the most widely recognized of contemporary cowboy music, and his songs have been recorded by some of the "stars" of this genre.
Randy was voted one of the top five male entertainers in 2007 by the Academy of Western Artists, and was 2010 Academy of Western Artists male vocalist of the year. His albums include Keepin' The New West Wild, There's A Hole in Daddy's Rope, and Cowboys and Girls (with daughter Hannah Huston). This album won the 2015 award for "Outstanding Traditional Western Album" presented by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
The Ghostunners are an Americana band based in Logan, NM. The group was formed out of remnants of two popular college bands from the Land of Enchantment in the early 2000s. Songwriters Kene Terry (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Jimmy Neece (bass, mandolin, harmonica) are alums of the Portales-based Kene Terry & The Bourbon Cowboys. Drummer Steven Ferguson met Neece and Terry while playing with the Las Cruces-based Moonshiners.
The group has been together for roughly 2 years, and shines behind the songwriting of Neece and Terry, along with songwriting/production help from KTBC alum guitar player Shem Peachey and longtime producer/musician Johnny Mulhair.
A typical Ghostrunners show is high-energy alt-country with heavy influence from anything from 90s rock bands like Wallflowers and Weezer, and from Buck Owens to Jason Isbell. The band's initial release, a single, "Stars or Satellites," has been welcomed by many listeners in the US, as well as overseas, on all streaming platforms. The group plans to release its second single, "Second Gear, in April 2022
A band local to the Tucumcari area that plays a toe-stepping variety!
Since 2009, Bakersfield Twang has been entertaining fans with high-energy country dance music throughout the High Plains region.
Based on the hard-driving honky tonk sound that came out of California in the 1960s, the band is a mix of electric, acoustic, and steel guitars, with great harmonies on top of a solid rhythm section. The music is sure to entertain and get people on the dance floor.
Band Members: Lendy Borden………guitar, bass, vocals Johnny Mulhair…….guitar, steel guitar
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Don’t be scared by the title - these folks are only interested in the safe reenactment of gunfights, not the actual life-and-death competitions which were so rampant in the days of the real Wild West. Preservation is important to these folks and they take pride in their wardrobe and firearms.
Offering a visually appealing step into the past, the New Mexico Gunfighters put on quite a performance in public plazas in Old Town Albuquerque. This ensemble of gun-slinging actors is part of an award-winning theatrical group who has been performing free public comedic Old West skits in Albuquerque for over 42 years.
If you are coming through Tucumcari, New Mexico on April 29-30 stop and check out our History Alive Walking Tour!
As well as Rawhide Days Featival!
Walking tour tickets and info can be found at this link