Bar B, Downtown Santa Fe, c. 2000
It was the year 2000, in Santa Fe, NM. I had just arrived, following a move from San Diego with 1,000 CDs in the trunk of my car. It was a surreal time. I was witnessing that well-known New Mexico enchantment fill the air and my grateful heart. Straight away, it landed me a gig at what had been the coolest venue in town, Bar B. In addition, a magical assembly of well-respected local musicians learned my original songs and brought them to life. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.
That is, until I played this song.
I introduced it by saying, “This is a song from the Mother.” Laughter erupted from the bar. That was when I decided that I couldn’t tell the truth about my music and where it came from.
“Let’s get a real band in here!” More…
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