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at TMB Mothership



Be at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership for funky bands

LIVE on TWO stages all day, plus family-friendly fun.


Celebrate democracy!

Live donkeys!

Arts & crafts & games!

Puppets from WISE FOOL

a bouncy house & MORE!

Come catch these acts:


2 - 2:30 pm    SPECIAL DELIVERY

2:30 -3:30      TONY MASON

3:30 - 4          RACHAEL PENN & FRIENDS

4 - 4:30          JULIE GREER

4:30 - 5:30     RY TAYLOR

5:30 - 6:30     GREEN OAKS


7 - 8               BONE ORCHARD

8 - 9              THE LORI ORTEGA BAND

9 - 10            CHRIS MOREL Jr.

10 - 11          IRIEBELLION



3 - 3:30        LUNA SLATER

3:30 - 4        ANGELA POPE

4 - 4:30        SIMONE RAEL

4:30 - 5        MELODY ROMANCITO

5 - 5:30        THE CROOKED & THE CRACKED

5:30 - 6        ANTHONY CARSON

6 - 6:30        TARA SOMERVILLE


7:30 - 8        RICARDO ROMERO

8 - 8:30        CARL STEWART

Melody Romancito...

is a singer-songwriter of “classic Americana,” which covers a lot of ground – from Bill Monroe to Tom Waits, Mavis Staples to Ani DiFranco. Usually only accompanied by a nylon-stringed guitar, Romancito’s arrangements of covers and originals strip them down to their most fundamental form. Her smoky, jazz-inflected vocals and stylized renderings make each song new.., even if it’s been a part of the pop music fabric for a long time. LISTEN TO MELODY'S MELODIES!


Rachael Penn...

is a multi-instrumentalist (fiddle/violin, viola and clawhammer banjo), singer, and music teacher in Taos. She's the driving force behind the Get Out the Vote Festival! She regularly performs with Crooked and Cracked, an American Roots three-piece band featuring Kate Mann (guitar and vocals) and Billy Steward (banjo and vocals) rocking an eclectic mix of driving melodies and haunting vocal harmonies, and also with The Swing Dusters (Western Swing) featuring Robert Parsons, Melody Romancito, Rick DeStefano, Wayne McKenzie, and Markus Kolber. This go-round, Rachael is thrilled to present a selection of Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes and some singing-songs backed by singer-songwriter and guitarist Zephania Stringfield and multi-instrumentalist David Garcia. LISTEN HERE!

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Dually Noted...

will feed your soul while you feed your mouth with fine Taos Mesa Brewing vittles and libations. They're Xander Greene and Rico Rael. LISTEN TO XANDER HERE



is an original conscious reggae roots band from Taos, New Mexico. Catchy hooks, memorable progressions with high-energy bass lines and electrified guitar solos along with gritty vocals, hip hop lyrics with positive messages to get the vibes right!. LISTEN TO SOME NM REGGAE!


Tara Somerville's...

songs are inspired as much by long subway rides as by silent snowfalls in the sagebrush. She moved to Taos from NYC in 2005 and still blisses out on Southwest silence and birdsongs. She stared playing guitar when she lived briefly without radio or stereo and eventually started writing her own songs during a stint as an earthship caretaker. Her shows always are infused with a sing-along or two. HEAR TARA!


Ricardo Romero...

began his musical career at a young age. At 7 years old, through a grant from the Wurlitzer Foundation, he studied classical and flamenco guitar. At 14 years old he formed his first Rock-n-Roll band “Kardo and the Zorbas.” After school he moved to California and performed throughout the west coast and down to Mexico. He also played guitar on a gospel album in New York. When he returned home to Taos he started “The Kardoriffic Band” and played from North Dakota to Arizona. Ricardo says he “has played every bar, gallery, school, outdoor event...oh, too many to mention...all over New Mexico. It’s all music. It’s all good!

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Julie Greer...

moved over into classical music for many years, but eventually came back to her sweet Alvarez guitar and the singer songwriters who tell the deep stories of life. In 2012 she moved to Taos to really concentrate on her art and music, and in 2017 she came out with her first CD, A Healing Heart. Today she creates art and plays music around Taos whenever and wherever she can. LISTEN HERE TO JULIE GREER!


Tony Mason...

redefines the term "one-man band." A singer and song writer, who traveled to Vermont by way of New York City basket houses and tours of New England in clubs and schools, as well as the College Coffee House circuit, Tony gets excited with the new electronics that enable him to play all the parts – and sing, too! It's been said of him: “His barrage of charm, skill, syncopation, and exuberance completely captivates the audience.” Over the years Tony has moved from folk music to blues, from acoustic guitar to rhythm and blues, from a singular troubadour to band member and back again. As an entertainer, he flows from focused performer to whimsical story teller to energetic motivator. Through his music he learns, grows, and evolves, traveling into new and unpredictable adventures. Catch him on his journey. TONY SINGS


Green Oaks...

plays country and rock influenced, uplifting, kid friendly, socially conscious Love Music! They're a fun dance band! Left to right: Miles Hinton (drums), Jenna Paulden (lead vocals), Abeille Kaelin (backup vocals) Ravi Austin Babcock (guitar), David Krout (bass) not pictured- Kathy Lyons (keyboard, backup vocals).


The Crooked in the Cracked...

is Billy Stewart and Rachael Penn... a traditionally rooted, high-energy, fiddle/banjo duo. Their mix of driving vocals, traditional old-time fiddle and banjo tunes, and folks songs will get ya’ going and keep ya moving. SOME S-KICKING SOUNDS

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Chris Morel...

is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Taos. His mix of high energy rock n' roll, Americana, and soulful originals blends to create his own unique style. He loves to write songs with a strong message inside, yet prefers the lighter side and mood of a good ol' dance tune. He will soon be finished with his first-ever recorded EP album. HEAR HIS SONG "LAND OF THE FREE"

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Ry Taylor...

has been playing music for family and friends since he was 10 years old, a gift from his father - well-known northern New Mexico singer/song-writer Rod Taylor. Today he continues to play for the public, composing his own songs as well as offering the well-known songs of his generation. He brings you acoustic groove, Americana, Latin Jazz, alternative rock, and then some. HEAR A LITTLE RY HERE


Bone Orchard...

iwill take you on a journey through a Spanish Gypsy Western soundscape that will keep you dancing the night away. Daniel Pretends Eagle and his wife, Carol Morgan-Eagle, have been co-writing, recording, and producing their own music in Taos, crafting a sound and songwriting style that expresses their passions and singular haunting beauty of the vistas and landscapes of the southwest. Celtic harmonies....Gypsy melodies.... Spanish rhythms... Spaghetti Westerns.... surf.... and psychedelia all converge into Daniel and Carol’s own version of the mythology of the Old/New West, creating a genre they simply call "Southwest Americana." Come catch one Orchard, with Daniel Pretends Eagle on guitar and vocals, Carol Morgan-Eagle on vocals, Chipper Thompson on mandolin, guitar and vihuela, Michael Chavez alternating with Ray Vollmer on drums, and Paul Reid on bass. SAMPLE BONE ORCHARD!

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The Lori Ortega Band...

is a versatile singer, bringing Spanish, rock, country music and more for any occasion. HEAR HER MUSIC!


Angela Pope...

brings a raspy lyrical bent to her rhythm-guitar driven songs she writes with depth and feeling. Originally from Portland, Oregon, her music was featured in the independent short film "Personals."  HEAR HER SING!


Simone Rael...

composes soulful original Native American folk songs, a kind of  'pueblo blues' from the mountains and high desert of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. 


The Blue Healers...

play music for when are for when you're in the mood to have a swinging good time. The Blue Healers are a Northern NM-based power trio, featuring the seasoned talents of Eddie Rael (lead vocal/guitar), Seby Martinez (drums/backing vocals), Dino Archuleta (bass/backing vocal). Their musical influence favors dance music: “Jurassic-Rock,” country, and Spanish. Grab your shoes. Grab your girl. And dance to the vibrations of the Blue Healers!


Special Delivery...

is fresh from Miami, bringing a big sound wrapped in a small package. Diego (13 yrs old) and Felipe (11 yrs old) Ramirez picked up their instruments before their #2 pencils. They’re veterans of the Miami School of Rock, and their repertoire runs from Chuck Berry to Nirvana and the White Stripes.

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Luna Slater...

has lived in Taos for 18 years and has been writing songs for 21 years. She has an intense mix of sexy, spicy, and political songs moving from melancholy, insightful, and eerie. She could be considered folk or Indie Rock. Her lyrics are often witty and she embodies many emotions and subjects with a strong stage voice and appropriate melodies for her subjects. She has spent her time playing guitar, keyboard, writing, performing and outside of music; she is a single mom and massage therapist who enjoys yoga, dance and outdoor activities. Luna Slater loves life, family, and friends! LUNA'S MUSIC!

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Anthony Carson...

is guided by desires that he doesn't want to understand, he just wants to play, share, and live an interesting story. Alive in his songs are mystic tales, prayers to the inner child, lessons from the shadows, and more. The music swells and rests, begging you to dance, putting you in a trance, massaging your sore muscles, easing your ceaseless thoughts, your heavy heart, and then calling the whole bluff. Its just a ride, and all the ups and downs are what its all about. Anthony's lovely guitar ON THE MESA.

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The Taos Youth Music School's Garage Band 102...

class, taught by local performers Harlan Tafoya-Kesson and Ryan Beckwith, brings together some of the more advanced students in the music program on a wide range of instruments - drum, keys, guitar, vocals - to explore a wide range, from blues to rock n roll.

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Carl Stewart...

is an acoustic finger-style guitarist who weaves adventurous sonic tapestries describing emotional landscapes. Carl is the band leader of local original band, Mesa, with Chas Williams and Ellen Livesay. At this event he will be performing solo. PLAYING GUITAR WITH MESA

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