Monday, March 21, 2016

Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns at Southpoint, Feb. 29th

So, I returned to Vegas for a week to cover the HIMSS 2016 Conference at the Sands for my Health IT blog. Came in a day early, booked a room at Southpoint so it'd be convenient to come hang with the guys and shoot a few new pics.

Gotta say, I love that they are now at Southpoint. It's a fine venue. Recall when I covered the Sons of Champlin there in 2007, see here, and here. I also shot Phoenix there as well in 2008.

Santa Fe was particularly snappy and tight this night. A fairly traditional set list. Curt Miller subbing on 'bone for Nathan, and Keith Nelson subbing on bass for Rochon.

Some pics, randomly...


I love these cats. Really miss the hang, miss Vegas.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Edge Effect, formerly Mosaic. A taste of their CD "Alphabet Radio"


My Santa Fe blog is not quite dead yet.

I've been gone from Vegas for almost two years now. Haven't been back since we sold the house and I moved over to the Bay Area in September 2013 to be back with Cheryl (she's been working in Walnut Creek since 2008; the Southwest Airlines Marriage was seriously suckin').

While now nominally "retired," (and when not busking, or wasting time on Crackbook or Twitter or Pinterest), I'm still busy with my Health IT blog (computerized medical records systems), and just put one up about the California drought that may well force us outa here.

Miss y'all. We'll be in Vegas May 15th -- 19th (Lindo Michoacan will be a #1 priority), and will be at the Santa Fe gig at The Palms on the 18th.

"MOSAIC" used to come sit in with Santa Fe all the time. Cats are unreal. They've changed up, and are now called "Edge Effect." I first reported on Mosaic in September 2006. See also my July 5th 2008 post. And, my July 13th 2008 post.


I've been meaning to put this audio review of their album "Alphabet Radio" together for a long time. I've started and halted several times owing to technical difficulties and health problems.  Finally, here it is. Sorry for the interminable delay.


If your browser doesn't support embedded mp3 players, the link to the source mp3 audio file is here.

These cats are the best, as artists and just as people. I am blessed to have come to know them.

BTW, link to all of my old "Santa Fe and Friends" podcasts here.