Fri10/18Range Café, Bernalillo, NM, 7/9PM
Sat 10/19Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe, 6/9 (new time)
SunLa Fiesta Lounge, La Fonda Hotel, 6/8ish, SOLO
Mon/TueLa Fiesta Lounge, at La Fonda Hotel, 7:30
Just finished a beautiful evening with some of my most dearest friends, including my personal assistant, and best bud, Melanie Marione Matthews, and my head chef Nina Rebstock, husband Tom and, Brenda and Jim Robillard. Shared a meal, and good time, at a wonderful new interior Mexico restaurant called, Fiesta Oaxaca, here in Santa Fe. These five folks, have given me so much love, and kindness over the last couple of years, I had to do something to return that love. No man, could be more grateful to each one of them. Sadly, my buddy Becky Crutchfield, another angel, could not be there.
Got three shows this weekend, looking forward to all of them. Fri, The Range Cafe, in Bernalillo, is a great venue, with outstanding southwest cuisine. Come on down, and join me for two hours, early evening, for good food, and my Bill Hearne Trio. Sat, Ill be back for my monthly visit to Second Street Brewery at Second Street, here in old Santa Fe, great pub food, and micro-brews. Sun is my
Monthly SOLO show at the La Fiesta Lounge at the La Fonda Hotel. We keep it fairly mellow, but nothing stopping you from dancing, if you wish. I try to do some things, I dont do with my duo or trio formats. Next Mon/Tue Ill be doing my final two show at La Fiesta, before taking off for my fall Texas tour, which starts on Fri Oct 25. It is a private house concert, in Austin. Please go to , www.billhearne.com <www.billhearne.com> , for the rest of my dates in Texas. Ill have my new album, Live At Society Hall with me, along with all my other Bill and Bill & Bonnie CDs. Be back at La Fiesta on 11/11
My spinal stenosis, Is still very prevalent, dealing with it, best I can. Aint stopped my heart, hands, or mouth, gonna keep on keepin on. PT, is helping, and exercising, as much as possible. Even tried a dance last Sat at my buddies, The Rifters, dance, here in Santa Fe. Thanks to Melanie, a fabulous dancer, I made it through.
Losing weight, and dropped a size in my jeans, again thanks to Melanie, and my nutritionist bud, Nina Rebstock, If you havent seen me in a while, Im about 10lbs lighter. I plan on being 180lbs, at next years Michael Hearnes Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Sep. Its gonna happen, I promise.
Gotta go for now, my sincere thanks to all, for your continued love and support of me, and my music. Its why I play, and its what I do, and will continue to do, for as long as I can. One more thing, spent a wonderful evening with sister in spirit, Becky Crutchfield, watching, the Ken Burns documentary about country music. Its fabulous, and if you love, folk and country music, a must see.
Sat (today)-Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe, 6/9PM, W/Brett Davis
Mon/Tue-La Fiesta Lounge, Santa Fe, 7:30
Had a wonderful evening, celebrating my dear friend , and Golf Hall Of Famer, Kathy Whitworth’s 80th birthday, at Ventana Fine Arts, here in town. Sang her two favorites, NM Rain, and Navajo Rug. She is truly one of the classist ladies, I have ever met. The carrot cake was wonderful as well. Can’t eat too many deserts these days, especially my Hearnette Melanie Marione Matthews, also part-time assistant and diet watchdog. I’m making progress, and I know my back will be happy, as well. Then headed over to La Fiesta, and sat in with my pal Jimmy Stadler, and his trio, with my part-time bassist Dave Toland, I and drummer buddy Paul Piercy. Great evening, all the way.
My Live At society Hall, CD is doing great. And I hope you’ll take a look, pick-up a copy, next time you see me play. It’s also now available, on www.billhearne.com . I’ll of course have them at my shows. We rerecorded some favorites, Navajo Rug, West Texas Wind, Drifter’s Wind, along with some new tunes. Hope you’ll check it out.
Having second shot on Mon, for my spinal stenosis, first one was only marginally successful. Boy, this not fun, and don’t wish it on anyone. We’ll see what happens, this time around. If not good, I’ll have to consider surgery, to relieve the pressure on my spinal cord. I will not be giving up my Texas shows, check the website for those dates in late OCT, early NOV. Surgery after Texas, as soon as possible in Nov.
Got to go for now, need to rest, and get some relief. Best to all, and stay healthy. Thanks, as always for your support, and hope to see you soon. Beautiful fall colors shaping up around Santa Fe, so come on up.
Sat 9/28–Second Street Brewing Co, Santa Fe, NM, 6/9p.
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Sorry to bother you folks again, I left out, one very important shout last night, regarding Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival. A big hug and kiss, goes out my dearest of friends, Mary Alden Allard. Although not able to attend the entire event, she made her way up Friday, to deliver both Michael And I, our favorite pie, a beautiful coconut cream pie. It’s become a ritual for her, and sure appreciate her efforts, at every MHBBDW. I love her dearly, we don’t get to spend much time together, as she lives in Estancia, NM. I’ll be looking forward to her next visit, which sadly, may be February 8th. I just found out last night, that we will be doing my birthday dance and birthday party, at the Dance Station, again this next year. Hope still around and upright, and spinal stenosis, is eliminated by then. If so, I’ll be one year shy of six dozen years, 71. In addition to the coconut pie, I’ll have my favorite cake, carrot, made by my sister in spirit, Becky Crutchfield. Long way off, but hope a lot of you local folks can join me that night. Thanks again, for your support, gotta head on down the road for now. Love to all.
Sat 9/21-Occasional Concerts, Corrales Community Center, Corrales NM, 7PM
Mon/Tue-La Fiesta Lounge @ La Fonda Hotel, 7:30
Sorry, to say, I haven’t been on top of things, as I should be, with my emails. I’m dealing with Spinal Stenosis, and folks, it ain’t much fun. We’re carrying onward, with injections and PT. I will prevail, and beat this stuff. Please take care of your back, I haven’t, and paying for it now. This is the primary reason, I have not been in touch, as much as I would have liked. Hope all of you, are doing well, listening to music. It’s great therapy.
The 17th annual Michael Hearne Big Barn Dance Music Festival, was another sell-out and an outstanding event. The weather was great, and the fans were very respectful and appreciate. Some of my favorite performances were, in no particular order were: Daryl Scott, Lost Austin Band, they killed Friday night, Gary P Nunn, and of course the SXSW reunion, as always. This is not to slight, any of the other great acts, that were there. Also, Michael ran the documentary , New Mexico Rain, the story of Bill & Bonnie Hearne, on Saturday morning, prior to my Bill Hearne and friends & family set. I feel, it was one, if not , the best sets we’ve had in all the years. My time at the MHBBDW, was made much easier, and enjoyable, by one of my dearest and closet friends, and a member of the Hearnettes, Melanie Matthews. Her love and support, not just at the festival, but ongoing, has been immeasurable, since her return to Santa Fe, this year. I call her personal assistant on the new CD, but most of all, a wonderful human being. Sadly, my other dear buddy and “Sister In Spirit, Becky Crutchfield, was not able to attend this year, but will plan on both of them, being there next year. They’re the best friends this ole 70 year old guitar picker could ever ask for. I guess Melanie and I made Facebook, as I was trying to dance on Sat. I did not do her justice, but was fun anyway trying. I’ll be better, when we get this back thing straightened out. Looking forward to the 18th, get your tickets, all three tickets were gon by around first of August this year.
I just returned this Sunday from OKC, where I performed and screened New Mexico Rain, with producer Bunee Tomlinson, at the great music hall, known as The Blue Door. Thanks to my good buddy Greg Johnson, great supporter of music, for making it wok for us. Great and enthusiastic turnout, CD response
The new live CD, Bill Hearne Live At Society Hall, is out and running. Don Richmond, my dear compadre, and I, along with Zeke Severson, and David Thom, via internet, recorded a wonderful evening in Alamosa, CO, of favorites, and new material,. It’s got a wonderful feel, and were excited about it. Thanks to all of you who bought, both the live album, and all the other Bill Hearne and Bill & bonnie CDS, at the Barn Dance. We had a great response. My friend and picker, David Thom, just got it up today on the website: www.billhearne.com <www.billhearne.com> . You can order it, and all others, via PayPal, or check. New versions of Navajo Rug, West Texas Wind, Love Reunited, etc.
Looking forward to playing this coming Saturday, at the Corrales, NM, Community Ctr. It’s a small and intimate venue, and totally acoustic. I had a great time there last year, and looking forward to getting. Of course, I will have all my CDS, including the live album, on hand. Dave Toland will be with me, on bass and harmony vocals. Hope to see a lot of you there.
Gonna have to call it good for now, back and eyes getting a little weary, so going to say adios. My best and love to all, especially all the beautiful ladies, The Hearnettes, background vocals on NM RASIN who have helped me so much, since the passing of Bonnie. You know you are. Also, a shout out to my buddy, Jim Robillard, who has stepped up to the plate for me, the last three weeks, and covered for my buddy Brett Davis, with PA set-up at La Fonda. A great job, in time of need. His wife Brenda, thanks for the airport run to OKC, and Jim, have become very special Friends, along with Tom and Nina Rebstock. Thanks Tom for the airport pick-up from OKC, and to Nina, for all the great food, that comes my way. Stay well and thanks for your love and ongoing support, from so many.
Just a note, to let you folks I will not be playing this coming Mon at the La Fonda, La Fiesta Lounge. I will return on Tue 8/27. Y good friend Tom Williams, will be pinch-hitting for me, and he plays some great classic country two-steepin music. Please check him out. I’ll see you on Tue night, biz as usual.