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AMP Concerts and the Albuquerque Folk Festival present

The Claire Lynch Band

Holy Water and Whiskey

Albuquerque Folk Festival Kickoff Concert

at Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE (off of Alameda)
Albuquerque NM 87113
View Website   |   Other Events at Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Tickets are $22 in advance, $27 day of show (including a $2 service charge). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.

Claire Lynch Band concert in Albuquerque NM

We are excited to be partnering with the Albuquerque Folk Festival and helping to extend the festival to a second day with this special kickoff concert!  This concert will be on the Folk Festival grounds - outside behind the Balloon Museum.  Seating is provided under the performance tent and you are welcome to sit on the grass outside of the tent.

The following food and beverage vendors will be on hand at the event: Ahhroma's Wood-Fired Pizza for artisan pizza cooked fresh on-site; Dine and Dash, offering green chile burgers, chile relleno burgers, BBQ, sandwiches, subs, and more; La Vida Mocha, an espresso truck providing all types of iced and hot coffee drinks, as well as fresh fruit drinks and smoothies; and craft beer from Marble Brewery

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch [web site | Amazon.com] is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre.  She is the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a 2012 recipient of the United States Artists Walker Fellowship.  Her career has been decorated with many other accolades, including two Grammy nominations and IBMA Vocalist awards in 2010 and 1997.

Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today."  Claire's harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians.  Equally gifted as a songwriter, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others.

Blazing her own trail in the mid-70s when there were few role models for a young woman in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band, which evolved in the 80s and 90s into "one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit."  She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has since consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the U.S. and beyond.

The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire's music.  The Claire Lynch Band features like-minded musicians blending tradition and innovation, including soulful mandolinist-guitarist Matt Wingate and young string wizard Bryan McDowell, who at 18 scored an unprecedented triple win at the Winfield, Kansas National Flatpicking Championship.

Holy Water and Whiskey bandReminiscent of American folk combined with a dose of Appalachian country, gospel, old English street songs and just a hint of old Bostonian sailing music, Holy Water and Whiskey will have you smiling from ear to ear from the first note that they play. Their music is infused with spirit, beautiful melodies, intricately woven harmonies, class-act musicianship and stories. 
The group consists of Maggie Washburne on bass, Scott Altenbach on guitar, and Bruce Washburne on guitar and banjo. Bruce and Maggie met in a band in Hawaii in 1977, were married, and have been playing music together ever since. In 2003 they started singing with Scott, a Colorado native and musician, and Holy Water and Whiskey was formed.

They all got their start playing and performing during the folk movement of the 60s, and their musical tastes have evolved since then to include many other acoustic styles. Their beautifully rendered bluegrass gospel tunes and other tunes with spiritual themes sometimes earn them invitations to perform at church events, but they are just as much at home playing those and their other tunes at pubs, festivals, parties, fund-raisers and other concert settings. Audiences can expect a fun, interactive evening, as the band genuinely believes that music and laughter are universally healing.


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