Silver City has its many facets, one of them being some very talented artists. In fact, you find artists all over NM, especially in the "City Different". But tonight I had the pleasure to listen to a very talented group of people play what I would call New World music.
It started out with a solo by a guitarist who used Latin influence and his fluency in Spanish to create a magical voice that filled the room with love, soul, and a sense of peace about the world.
Event though the topic was realistic, it was a classic blend of acoustic guitar and stories about his journeys through out the world. The cold clear New Mexico night with stars shining bright was the back drop for a wonderful evening full of lovely sonar vibrations.
The Wherehouse was filled with a down to earth group of folks who enjoyed being together, hanging out, and listening to some nice vibes. I hadn't been to such nice music since I went to some fiddle players, a lovely flute player accompanying some poets and some south Indian music that chanted all the way to heaven.
A combination of Arabic songs, Brazilian balads, and Buena Vista Social Club genre led to a very nice evening of dancing. Arriving at the venue there were probably less than 100 people in a fairly large room. Donations were accepted and $5.00 was the acceptable price to hear some great musicians play and for an extra dollar you could have a home made cookie too. I got two cookies and was real happy.