Joe West's Christmas Special
Featuring some of Santa Fe's favorite Artists
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Joe West and his musical friends host an evening of down home country Christmas cheer. Produced by AMP this will be a virtual event, created with some of Santa Fe's most talented performers. Highlighting the spirit of performance that not even a world wide pandemic can extinguish. Joe and his band have made a tradition of putting together a "Christmas Special" every year at various venues around town. This year, with the restrictions COVID has placed on all our lives, the show will be different, but in no way less spirited.
Stick around after the show on-line after the show there will be a virtual question and answer with Joe and the band.
Guests will include long time Johnny Cash pianist Earl Poole Ball, Margaret Burke, Karina Wilson, Timbo Arnold, Arne Bey, Bill Hearne, Freddy Mexico Lopez, Felicia Ford, Entre Flamenco, Rod Harrison, Char Rothchild, Lori Kathleen Ottino, Les Malzman, Elizabeth Scarinzi, Sharon Gilchrist, Laurianne Fiorentino& Michael Kott, Duke City Hora (Jordan Wax & Margot Leveret) and Felix Gato Peralta!
As well as being one of Santa Fe's most beloved songwriters, Joe West is also a local impresario, producing theatrical events around his hometown of Santa Fe and throughout the state of New Mexico.
But it is his music that has found a greater audience around the globe.
Quirky, offbeat and melodic, his award-winning "theatrical folk music" is a singular mix of country and rock, which he has been recording and releasing on cassettes, CDs and vinyl records since the mid-eighties. He has toured extensively throughout the States and Europe, opening and sharing the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, the Violent Femmes, Arlo and Sara Lee Guthrie, Mojo Nixon and James McMurtry.
Over the last few years Joe has created a rock opera, produced music for film and television, originated a conceptual radio show, created a film festival and founded a theater company that performs his dark horror-comedies with original live music.
Recently, with support from a grant from The New Mexico Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Joe has been collaborating with writer Andrew Wice on a full length historical folk/rock musical based on the events surrounding Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Wars.
Joe lives on his family homestead south of Santa Fe where he spends his free hours gardening and tending to a flock of chickens.
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