We are just back from performances in Flagstaff AZ, Corrales, and Mosquero, NM. Teresa wowed them with stories and I got to sing western songs, traditional and original.
In Flagstaff we performed in the historic Weatherford Hotel in the Zane Grey Ballroom. it was a wild night in Flagstaff, first Friday, which means people go crazy on the street in the name of art. We had a blast with our pals Dan, Kate and Tony who helped us put it together.
On Saturday we performed at Jim and Ann Jones lovely Spanish style home in Corrales, just north of Albuquerque. Jim is a fine cowboy singer in his own right and we definitely made some new friends. Here is what Jim said of the concert, "“With a wide assortment of traditional cowboy songs, stories, contemporary original compositions and poetry, Hal Cannon and Teresa Jordan captivated the audience at the Corrales Concert Under the Stars. Folks were spellbound as they spun their tales of the West…old and new. Linda Bolton, board member and producer of the Albuquerque Folk Festival, said, ‘Teresa and Hal were just delightful. Hope they come through here again before long.’ The only complaint was that the evening ended too soon.”
We drove on Sunday to the northeastern corner of the state where our old friends Jack and Tuda Crews operate on Tuda's family ranch of seven generations. This is old style New Mexico Hispanic ranch country. The Crews' have recently restored a beautiful Colonial style Catholic Rectory in Mosquero. This wonderful two story building filled with ranching neighbors, cowboys from places like the famous Bell Ranch and even some good friends who made the journey from Wyoming where Teresa's family ranched for generations. We can't say enough about how gratifying it is to perform our western outback stories and songs to the folks who live the life. Its an honor.
This touring together in performance could get addictive.