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Gathering Together: Dara Saville Talks Wildcrafting, Restoration

By Samantha Anne Carrillo Albuquerque Herbalism Founder Dara Saville is in a longterm relationship with riparian restoration work and the replanting of native plants in the Bosque. As a longtime volunteer with the Bosque Ecological Monitoring Program (BEMP) and an herbal studies instructor, Saville also served as catalyst for the formation of The Yerba Mansa Project. In partnership with the City Open Space Division, Albuquerque Herbalism is restoring these plants to the Bosque ecosystem while doing educational outreach about the Bosque’s ecological significance to New Mexico’s native plants and animals. In addition to her own wellness practice and teaching...

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Taos Music on the Mesa Day Two Saturday

Rising Appalachia and Robert Randoph delivered the most dynamic, crowd-inspiring performances on the outdoor stage of the second day of Taos Music on the Mesa Saturday. Bringing Aftican instruments and percussion into their swirl of sister-voiced harmonies and danceable forward-looking lyrics, Rising Appalachia had the audience enthralled. Robert Randolph with his Family Band also blended genres and styles to stunning effect, turning his amazing pedal steel guitar virtuosity towards the music of Jimi Hendrix and The Band and his own fine originals  This was jam band music at an utterly new level.  Grace Askew also blended country and blues...

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Taos Music on the Mesa 2017 Friday June 2 Report

 by Bill Nevins    photo: Elephant Revival, photo courtesy of Elephant Revival Taos Music on the Mesa 2017, The Third Annual MOM Festival, kicked off grandly with northern New Mexico singer songwriter guitarist Ry Taylor opening the festivities late Friday afternoon, followed by the Sweetwater String Band and Haunted Windchimes, two great acts. The crowd grew as sunset came Friday night, and intermittent showers were ignored or pleasantly endured. They were sufficiently warmed up by 8 pm to give Gipsy Moon a rousing welcome at the Taos Mesa Brewing indoor stage. The dancing had begun! Fine craft ales flowed and...

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Elbow Room at the Movies: Newtown Documentary Screening

On Saturday, July 15, Elbow Room Magazine will host a screening of “Newtown” at The Guild Cinema at 1 p.m. “Newtown” is a documentary film directed by Kim A. Snyder about the aftermath of gun violence in the Connecticut town that suffered the shooting deaths of 26 people, 20 of them small children, at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012 ( The film was made three years after the school shootings. Tickets are $5 at the door, cash or check only, and a donation will be made to New Mexicans To Prevent Gun Violence. Seating is limited so...

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McMurtry Headlines Mesa Festival

JAMES MCMURTRY, in his only New Mexico performance this Spring, will headline the Third Annual 3-day Music on the Mesa Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing just northwest of Taos near beautiful Taos Gorge Friday through Sunday, June 2-4, all day each day. Details on ticket prices, camping and schedule of performances (which are non stop)   This year’s performers include: Railroad Earth, Rising Appalachia, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Elephant Revival, The Cheese Dusters (Members of The String Cheese Incident and The Infamous Stringdusters), Drew Emmitt and members of Leftover Salmon with Jeremy Garrett of Infamous Stringdusters,...

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