Gemini from Ryan Montano released

Ryan Montano’s new song Gemini hit the airwaves across the United States and the world on May 3rd.

Produced by Montano and co-written with guitarist Claudio Toulouse, the cut features Vandell Andrew on Alto and Tenor sax, Me Brown on bass, Arnaldo Acosta on drums, and Steve Figueroa on Fender Rhodes.

Montano has had success around the world on jazz and smooth jazz formats. This is the follow up to his top twenty hit “The Tough Get Going.”

The full version of #Gemini is available here:

New Mexico begins to open up

It has been a long 13 months. With vaccinations up in New Mexico and quarantine restrictions beginning to be lifted, New Mexico musicians are beginning to go back to work in pubs, restaurants and in live performance venues.

At present, most counties the state are rated as turquoise, the lowest restrictions or green, the next to lowest restrictions. While large, indoor and outdoor venue gatherings like concerts and sporting events continue to have further restrictions , some smaller venues are open for business.

If you are comfortable heading out into the great unknown after a year of lockdown, please take the time to support your local live music venues. If your musicians are working for tips, tip generously and if you are fortunate enough to have a venue that survived the pandemic, let us help you re-build your customer base. Live music brings in people who want a more complete entertainment experience.

Hire a musician for a special event, a house concert, birthday, wedding or just a gathering celebrating the success we have all had against this deadly virus.

Jimmy Stadler releases “A Different Light”

Jimmy Stadler’s newest project, “ Different Light, is his first release in over 10 years.

COVID19 brought Jimmy some unexpected free time and he was able to dive into a new album. Stadler calls A Different Light a labor of love, written and recorded with some help from some old friends.  Stadler took charge of the production, recording with Omar Rane at the Tone Palace Studio in Arroyo Seco. The collaboration allowed Stadler to stay close to home. In addition to “A Different Light” CD…Two CDs released in the late 1990s (Jimmy Stadler and the Colliders and Jimmy Stadler/New Man) and “A Different Light” will be re-released.

For more than four decades, Jimmy Stadler has been a touring musician. In addition to writing and recording music, Stadler is also a session musician and a music teacher.

Born in Ohio, Stadler moved to Taos more than 30 years ago and can regularly be found playing in Taos and around New Mexico.

Anna Rudolph releases “xoxo”

Anna Rudolph’s new CD, “xoxo,” is available everywhere for streaming, downloads and in hard copy.  These are not new songs, but six that she recorded in 2018 and 2019, and mostly released as singles.

Anna is a New Mexico Music Award winner in 2017 for her song “For Katya” and has been a finalist in a number of categories from 2013-2018.

You can find a link to her latest song at
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