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Wildwood presents two Halloween shows

Posted: Friday, Oct 18th, 2013

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, Del Norte, presents Bone Orchard (Rockin Folk Rock) on Friday, October 25th for the 4th Annual Halloween Show Dance Party.

Costumes welcomed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757.

Bone Orchard’s music is a cruise down the Route 66 of legend, as it might have been, had it started in Appalachia and detoured through the wild streets of Deadwood.

Daniel Pretends Eagle and Carol Morgan-Eagle are the heart and marrow of Bone Orchard, writing, creating and producing all their own music from their home in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

After meeting in the thriving underground music scene of Los Angeles, where Daniel, hailed by the LA Weekly as one of LA’s best unsigned guitaristsˇ, fronted roots-punk band The Peckinpahs, the two of them relocated to Taos, New Mexico in the early 90’s.

Bone Orchard was born during an inspired evening around a campfire on the banks of the Rio Grande, Carol and Daniel, Chipper Thompson on mandolin, and upright bassist Colin Jenkinson

Bone Orchard shows are characterized by Dan and Carol’s haunting two part harmonies and Daniel’s unique approach to the acoustic guitar, which combines the simple elegance of 1930’s era Maybelle Carter with the sonic excitement of punk and psychedelia.

The band is equally at home inciting their audience into a dancing frenzy with a boot-stomping rocker or captivating them with a dark and beautiful ballad. They have been touted by the Santa Fe Reporter as “fast gaining a reputation as one New Mexico’s most exciting acts” and “redefining Americana” and were nominated for a New Mexico Music Award.

Wildwood’s second Halloween Show this year will feature The Hazel Miller Trio (Blues Pop Jazz R&B Gospel) on Wednesday, October 30th at 7 p.m. Costumes are optional. Cost is $20. Call 657-4757.

Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, “she is a force of nature!” quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called “stunning, moving and powerful.”

Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for the past 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or Gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul.

Hazel began her 38-year career in Louisville, Kentucky.

The city of Denver singled out Hazel as one of 150 people who make Denver a better place to live. This award was bestowed by the mayor on Nov 22, 2008 at the Colorado History Museum. She has been given several awards for artistic excellence: Best Independent Blues-R&B Recording- 2002; Outstanding Performer at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Since moving to Colorado she has regularly performed with Big Head Todd and the Monsters.

She was a regular performer on the ETown Radio Show, aired on NPR. She has performed at all the major jazz and music festivals throughout Colorado while maintaining a working band which won the Westword Readers Poll “Best Blues/R&B” band for three consecutive years, 1995, 1996, and 1997.

She has sung with or opened for such artists as Julian Lennon, John Hammond Jr., Lucy Bleu Tremblay, Peter, Paul and Mary, Stanley Jordan, John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, Leo Kottke, Bob Weir, Herbie Hancock, Pop Staples, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Nil Lara, Roger Clifton, Nancy Griffith, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Lonnie Brooks, Lou Rawls, Rickie Lee Jones, James Taylor, Spyro Gyro, Joe Sample, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Michael McDonald, and many more.

For the complete article see the 10-19-2013 issue.

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