Sunday, February 01, 2004

Benefit For Bonnie

Friends of Bill & Bonnie Hearne are planning a great night of music with an impressive line-up of local musicians as a benefit for Bonnie, who has been suffering some poor health lately. The show is being billed as a "benefit concert/dance/jam/lovefest."

The benefit -- scheduled for March 7 at the Paramount -- includes of New Mexico's finest. Among them:

Frank Rekard
John Egenes
Steve Lindsay
Baird Banner
Busy McCarroll
Susan Hyde Holmes
The Buckerettes
David Toland
Joe West and Friends
Jim Terr
Mary and Mars
Jimmy Stadler
Mark Clark
Lydia Clark
George Adelo
Don and Victoria Armstrong
South by Southwest
Bill Hearne -- and Bonnie if she's feeling good enough to play.

Also, tantalizingly listed, are "MYSTERY GUESTS."

Tickets are $20 and proceeds will go to help pay for Bonnie's medical expenses.
Watch this blog for more info.

Also worth mentioning is a CD release party for Bill's solo CD, From Santa Fe to Las Cruces (reviewed below, just a couple of posts down), which will be Thursday Feb. 19 at La Fonda.

I first saw Bill & Bonnie play more than 30 years ago at the late, lamented Bourbon & Blues here in Santa Fe. This was years before they even moved to New Mexico. A few years ago I was their neighbor, living in the same apartment building as them. Through the years Bill & Bonnie have given this town some wonderful music. I love them both.