Madrid is a special place I get asked about all the time. I am wont to believe this fact is due to my circumstances. The reasoning goes something like this: Since I’ve lived here most of my life, I ought to know about the fantastically musical hippie family that lives next door, you know, next to the abandoned silver mine on the corner? Well, “yes, I do” is the probable answer, and I will add to it by saying the Mine Shaft Tavern (2846 NM-14) is a helluva place to get in on that local Madrid culture so as not to make you bother me with questions about it. But in case you want to know anyway, Lone Piñon, a trio of Nuevo Mexican troubadours—whose debut release, Dias Felices, got the notice of our resident rock record music snob Geoff Plant—is playing there Sunday afternoon, March 19. These dudes (Jordan Wax, Greg Glassman and Noah Martinez) command the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in our state, mastering forms like conjunto, chotes and huapango with foot-stomping aplomb. Their 21+ gig up in the cool, cool mountains is free and it begins at 2pm, dig?