Bill’s Weekly Update

Mon/Tue-La Fiesta Lounge @ La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, 7:30/10:45PM, trio
Sat-Bill Hearne’s pre 69th birthday party w/trio, last year of the 60’s, Thrive Dance Station, Solana Shopping Center, W Alameda, Santa Fe, NM. Carrot cake for all, hopefully coconut cream pie for yours truly.

Howdy! Folks,
Just back from my good buddy, Jim Rooney’s 80th birthday party in Nashville, TN. A world class line-up of top session players and songwriters gathered at the Station Inn for Jim’s, Rooney’s Irregulars, jam, and fundraiser for the W. O Smith Music School for kids. A great non-profit for youth music education. The following night Fri, his pal Jim Maguire, world class photographer, hosted Jim’s 80th birthday party. It was a honor to be there, my first, but last, for sure. Jim was a major producer of folk and country music, and mover and shaker the late 50’s early 60’s folk scene. Jim produced two albums for Bonnie and I, “Diamonds In The Rough” on Warner Bros (Warner Western) in 1997, and five years later our Celebration Live At La Fonda CD. Needless to say, a very special individual.
Very much looking forward to my pre 60ththis coming Sat, 2/3 at the Dance Station here in Santa Fe on W Alameda, in the Solana Ctr. 7/10PM, with my trio, and hope a few other pickers. Bonnie will be joining me from afar, won’t see her, but she’ll be there for sure. Carrot cake for all, and hopefully a visit from my dear Mary Alden Allard, with my all time favorite pie, coconut cream. We’ll see what happens, long haul for Mary from Estancia. Regardless, we’ll have a great time, a great to dance to us on a huge hardwood dance floor.
Don’t forget our big show in Dallas, Sat Mar 3rd, at Poor David’s Pub, 1313 S Lamar in Dallas with Michael Hearne and his pal and mine, Shake Russell. They do a heck of a show, and Shake will have his new solo CD release on Don Richmond’s, Howlin’ Dog Records. Their duo album, will also be available and several of mine, possibly my new one as well, although it will be a stretch. Cross your fingers. Go to for all the info.
Got to run, stay healthy, avoid the flu, whatever you do, and Remember, take care to enjoy today, tomorrow’s is anybody’s guess.

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PS: again thanks to all of you who have kindly supported The Bonnie Hearne Memorial Fund. You have certainly helped me make some unexpected challenges, and I’m deeply grateful.

Bill Hearne Update

Mon/Tue-La Fiesta Lounge, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, 7:30/10:45, trio

Howdy! Folks,
Looking forward to the Marty Stuart concert in a few hours, at the Lensic Theater her in Santa Fe. Marty is a legendary Bluegrass country/Rockabilly artist. His band the Fabulous Superlatives is outstanding. If you have RFD channel on your television package, check out his show on Sat Nights. He is married to Country Music Hall Of Fame artist Connie Smith.
After the La Fiesta Lounge dates, I’m headed to Nashville to attend my dear friend, Jim Rooney’s 80th birthday bash at the Station Inn. Jim is the producer for mine and Bonnie’s Diamonds In The Rough CD, released in 1998 on Warner Western. This is the benchmark Bill & Bonnie CD, featuring our friends, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Tish Hinojosa. Jim also produced the Celebration Live At La Fonda CD, self-released in 2003. Jim is a highly regarded artist and producer in the country/folk, Bluegrass world. A huge to Kent and Candy Black of Black’s BBQ in Lockhart, San Marcos, and Austin, TX, and to Jim, for making this happen for me. He’s a special “cat”, and as we all know, life is short.
Thanks to so many for contributing to the Bonnie Hearne Memorial Fund at Los Alamos National Bank. I promise you the funds will be used wisely and to good ends. Thanks also, to all who have denoted thweir time, heart and energy over the pst 3 weeks and ongoing. Too many to name, but you know it’s appreciated deeply.
Got to head on down the road for now, stay well, PLEASE GET A FLU SHOT, I did, and I believe they truly work, and stay warm, wherever you are. Love to all, see you soon.
BTW, there a tribute to Bonnie at this year’s Kerrville Folk Festival on Sat June 9th. Featuring Myself and my trio, Michael Hearne and Shake Russell Trio, Tish Hinojosa, and Christine Albert and her husband Chris Gage. I’m sure there will be others as well. Should be a great night of music.

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Bill’s Update

Mon/Tue-La Fiesta Lounge, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, 7:30/10;45, trio

Thu-Second Street Brewery At Second Street, moved from Sat 1/20, 6:00/8:00 PM, Santa Fe, trio

Howdy! Folks,
Thanks once again for all your love and support. Getting better every day, music is truly a healer for sure. Have many things to be gratful for, and many things to look forward to as well. Stay well, including, avoiding the flu. Very fortunate so fa ,in that respect. See you soon, don’t forget our shindig at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, with Michael Hearne and Shake Russell Trio, Sat Mar 3rd. Shake has a new solo CD coming. Heard it this week, while working on my own new project at Howlin’ Dog Studios, and man it’s fantastic. No hype, this the truth. He’ll be having his release the same night. Might have mine as well, it’ll be a squeaker, but we’ll see what happens. Definitely, by Kerrville Folk Festival in June. Kerrville is honoring Bonnie, on either June 9 or 10th. Stay tuned, ofr exact date later on this month. Love to all, see you soon.

Bill <>
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Bill’s Update

Mon/Tue-La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, 7:30/10:45, trio

Howdy Folks,
Just a note to say a heartfelt thanks to all who attended Bonnie’s service last Wed. Hard to believe a week has gone by. Cannot begin to ell you grateful I am for all the support that I’ve received in many ways over the last three weeks. Too many folks to mention, but you know who you are, and grateful to each and everyone for everything.
We’re back rockin’ again with the trio, a quiet month, but we’ll be at La Fiesta Lounge, as usual now on Mon/Tue for some time. Also have a date at Second Street Brewery At Second Street on 1/20. Going to Nashville for my good friend and producer of two Bill & Bonnie CD’s, for his 80th birthday party. I’m speaking about the folk/country producer Jim Rooney. Heartfelt thanks to Kent and Candy Black, Black’s BBQ, for helping me make this happen for me.
My love and best to all, and looking forward to seeing some of my Dallas frineds at Poor David’s Pub on Mar 3rd, for my show with Michael Hearne and Shake Russell. This will be the third year that I have opened for them. Mark your calendar, and come join us that night. Also, my trio has been invited to the Kerrville Folk Festival this June 9th or 10th. There will be other artists for a tribute to Bonnie. I’ll have more details later, and will advise on specifics, when time draw nearer. Take care, and stay well, and treat day as a special day, there a gift. BTW, I know Bonnie would say thanks to all as well. She’s hangin out with a bunch good pickers and songwriters, like Chuck Pyle, Guy Clark, Steven Fromholz, and many others.


Memorial for Bonnie Hearne

Howdy! Folks,
The big send off for my wife and music for the last almost 47yrs, will be as follows;
When: Jan 3rd
Time: 11AM
Where: Christ Church Of Santa Fe
1213 Don Gaspar, (Don Gaspar and Cordova Rd)
Santa Fe, NM
Reception to follow, and then on to Rivera Mortuary 417 E Rodeo Rd, for graveside service, and small after service reception. Bonnie and I hope to see you there.

Bill & Bonnie

La Fonda 12/26

Due to Bonnie Hearne’s current illness, the Bill Hearne Trio will not be playing at the La Fiesta Lounge at the La Fonda Hotel Tuesday, 12/26. Thank you for your love and support.
Sincerely, Bill
Sent from my iPhone

Bonnie health issue

Hi! Folks,
Happy holidays to all, hope everybody’s rockin’ along. Just to late you good folks know, Bonnie, my wife of almost 47, is in ICU here in Santa Fe, with very serious bacterial issue caused by an internal infection. The condition is know as Sepsis, where bacteria from an infection enters the bloodstream and spreads throughout the body. Bonnie is in ICU at Cristus St Vincent Medical Ctr, here in Santa Fe. This is a very serious condition and bonnie is for the moment stable and vital signs have improved. I will do my best to give you, hopefully positive info as we receive. I cannot the staff at St Vincent for the kindness and professionalism. Think you for your ongoing support of my music and love for Bonnie. BTW, love your family today and everybody, and count your blessings often. We almost lost a good soul, still may, but there doing the best.

Heartfelt Thanks,