Musicians

Silver City may be a small town, but it boasts an impressive array of talented musicians and a thriving music scene that a much larger town would be proud of! From solo performers to high energy bands, from songwriters to gifted interpreters, including nearly every style of music out there, there is enough variety to interest nearly every visitor!

Musicians
Abbe Anderson
Abbe Anderson is an award-winning (Kerrville, CMAA, VOCAL, DECMA) singer-songwriter (folk, country, novelty) emotionally charged lyrics to make you laugh, cry and think. Media: jazz guitarist in duets with flute - 3 albums Abbe's Bio: With three albums to her credit and a host of singles on compilations, Abbe's songs have received airplay throughout the United States. Her songwriting has won awards in three different genres. She was selected as a New Folk Finalist at the [More info]
Baxtalo Beng and AlmaZazz!
Separately, they are Baxtalo Beng and AlmaZazz!, but when the guitar duo, Baxtalo Beng, joins accordion player, AlmaZazz!, things get interesting. This trio began working together in August 2010 after discovering a common interest in Hot Club style gypsy jazz at a chance meeting. Since then the group of veteran musicians consisting of Judy Mitchell (aka AlmaZazz!, accordion), Randy Grothues (lead guitar), and Renee Whipple (rhythm guitar) has been steadily building their repertoire of classic swing [More info]
Bayou Seco
Bayou Seco is at its heart Ken Keppeler and Jeannie McLerie, although others have been known to join in! They have collected music from older traditional Americans for most of their lives and have learned to play many of their tunes and songs.The have especially focused on Cajun music from southwestern Louisiana and since 1980 have learned from traditional Hispanic, Cowboy, and Tohono O"Odham musicians in New Mexico and Arizona. Both play fiddle and [More info]
Brandon Perrault
Combine a passion for music with unparalleled artistic talent and you have Brandon Perrault. Brandon is a local singer, composer and musician and a highly sought after talent in Grant County. The diversity in the kind of music he plays along with his creative flair are his strongest attributes and trademarks. His music comes from his deep roots in the Southwestern United States, a unique blend of Tex-Mex, country cool, soft rock and jazz. Brandon [More info]
Dale Rucklos
Starting his musical career at the age of twelve when he first picked up an acoustic guitar, Dale Rucklos has performed for over forty years in blues bands, country bands, acoustic duos and traditional rock and roll bands. He released his first CD of original songs in 2003, when he was teamed with Cat Rucklos in a band called Rain. More recently he released a CD of entirely original compositions called The Journey—a spiritual, soft [More info]
Erika May
Erika May is a formally trained multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter with an eclectic mix of edgy and deep music flecked with jazz, folk and various world influences. Soaring, lyrical melodies and emotionally driven performance create a dynamic experience of original music, traditional Sephardic songs, jazz standards, folk, and more. About: Fashionably chic, erika may’s intimate vocals charms jazz standards and original compositions. Swinging guitars, tenor sax, and upright bass set the mood: sassy! erika may [More info]
Esther Jamison
Esther Jamison is a guitarist and singer based in Silver City, New Mexico. She performs live with her acoustic guitar and voice. She plays Spanish and Classical guitar, Blues, Country and Folk music. Bio: I am a guitarist and singer based near Silver City, New Mexico. I perform live with just my acoustic guitar and voice. I play Spanish, Classical, Flamenco, Blues, Country and Folk music. Beginnings: My father bought me my first guitar when [More info]
Greg Renfro
Musician and songwriter Greg Renfro is a local favorite, and has performed at festivals such as the Tucson Folk Festival, Silver City Blues Festival, Pickamania (Silver City folk festival), Glenwoodstock (Glenwood, New Mexico, folk festival); conferences; community events and other venues around the southwest and midwest United States. His song “Ode to Billy,” about Billy the Kid, was featured on a compilation CD produced by the Town of Silver City. He plays in two duos, [More info]
Jericho
Jericho is a country gospel band, featuring soulful messages of worship and conviction through ballads and fun, foot stomping old time country music. Jericho considers themselves a "garage band", known for their three part harmonies and unique blends. Lead guitarist Bob Iser once played for Roy Orbison on the album which was awarded with five national hits, including: Pretty Woman, Crying, Only the Lonely, etc. Bass guitarist and leader of the group is Guy Ozment, [More info]
Melanie Zipin
With her soulful voice & storytelling lyrics, Melanie Zipin has been described as one of the best singer-songwriters in the American Southwest. Melanie's haunting vocals & lyrically driven melodies combined with Jeff LeBlanc's groove oriented licks, cultivate an alchemic mix of music hard to resist. More About Melanie Zipin: Melanie Zipin is originally from ‘Philly’. Growing up to the confluence of Motown and folk, she quickly found her own style. Soulful and honest; her songwriting [More info]
Mountain Aire Folk Music
Since 1992, this husband-wife duo has entertained for arts organizations, festivals, and resorts in the western United States and Scotland. Celtic, American and original music on fiddle, guitars, flute & other instruments. Juried roster artists. Media: Acoustic Music: multi-instrumental & vocals 575-534-9911 On the web: www.mountainairefolkmusic.com[More info]
Rhythm Mystic
Rhythm Mystic is a very popular and highly sought after band, not only in the Silver City area but through southwestern New Mexico. Their unique and highly engaging sound melds atmospheric melodies with thickly textured grooves set in a diverse mix of upbeat & dance friendly tunes using elements of R&B, funk, reggae & world music. The driving force in Rhythm Mystic is duo team Michelle Parlee (bass) and Peter Dahl-Bredine (keyboard, guitar); [More info]