Taking the rest of this week off, but if in Santa Fe, I highly recommend you check out the following music this weekend. I will be for sure.
Fri/Sat 1/3/4-The Tom Williams Band (traditional honky-tonk country), La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda Hotel, 8/11PM. Proudly keeping REAL Texas dance hall country music alive. Think, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Mel Tillis, George Strait. Great two-steppin music.
Sat 1/4-Mystic Lizard, Second Street Brewery At Second St, Santa Fe, 6/9PM, new and traditional Bluegrass music, with my former, and still sometimes, guitarist Bob Goldstein, and my bassist Zeke Severson, along with their ABQ buddies Ben Perea, Bob Gray. Great three part harmonies, and outstanding pickin’.
Mon/Tue 1/6/7-I’ll be back at La Fiesta, at La Fonda Hotel, 7:30/10:45PM
Happy new year to al, and thanks to all who help the Bill Hearne Trio, bring in a new decade. Great time at the La Fiesta. Most likely, my last New Year’s Eve, for several years. 2019, was a great year, thanks to many, many wonderful folks, who have enriched my life so much. Beginning with the release of New Mexico Rain, Story of Bill And Bonnie Hearne, two fun tours in Texas, spring and fall, with my buddy Melanie Marione Matthews, who gave immeasurable assistance , and support, performing at the Lensic Performing Arts Ctr., here in Santa Fe, with nephew Michal Hearne, recording a new live CD with Don Richmond, of the Rifters, and my music producer, honoring Bonnie and I at the Kerrville Folk Festival W/screening of NM Rain, and concert, again with Michael. I also managed to lose 25Lbs, as of last week, thanks to the love and encouragement of both Melanie, afore mentioned, and pal and nutritionist Nina Rebstock, and of course, my ‘Sister In Spirit” Becky Crutchfield. Although I have many “Hearnettes”, and love them, these three, they’re pretty special ladies. The hearnettes, are growing, running out of room on one of my dining room walls, for their pictures with me. Several more to go, if I can just round them up for photo opp. We’ll get it done, and hopefully, if all goes well, have a party for all of them in the next couple of months. They all, mean so much to me, and also, many of them loved Bonnie dearly, and passed that love to me, very grateful. I’ve also received tremendous support from some of my male pals, and so appreciate there help, this last year. Tom Rebstock, Jim Robillard, Gene Harrell, Allen Thompson, Allen Shoulders Brett Davis, David Thom, Dave Toland, Zeke Severson, to name a few.
As some of you know, I’ve been dealing with spinal stenosis for several months. Shots have failed, and PT gives some minor relief, but does not fix the problem. I’m having to sit, while performing, and it’s certainly not what I care for. On Feb 25, as of now, I’ll be having a surgical procedure to relieve these issues. I will miss approx., three to four weeks at the La Fiesta, and postponing some other venues. Spoke with other folk, who dealt with this issue, and they all felt surgery was the right way to go, so coming there. I’ll keep you posted, and appreciate good thoughts on this. Relief will sure be appreciated, very uncomfortable. Having the procedure, done here at Christus St Vincent Hospital, here in Santa Fe. I’ll keep you informed on progress, but in the meantime, keepin on keepin on. Got to go, bedtime, even for me. Again, no words are adequate to express my thanks to all, for the great 2019. Let’s “keep’er steady, as Chuck Pyle said, for 2020. Best to all.