The Jenny Gamble & Friends Acoustic Showcase—Who is Jenny Gamble, and why is she so freaking excited about local music? You've heard of her before. As a singer-songwriter, promoter and unflappable foot soldier for the New Mexico State Music Commission, Jenny's name gets around in the New Mexico music community. In fact, I can sum up some of the best advice I can give to burgeoning musicians in three words: "Talk to Jenny." And bring a demo. She'll guide you in the right direction.
On Feb. 16, Jenny G. has put together a free and comprehensive showcase of Albuquerque's standout stand-alones. Venerable bluesman Chris Dracup will share a stage with Jason Daniello (ex-Naomi) and alt.country troubadour Jasper Brown. We'll also get a taste of a few solo acoustic side-projects, namely those of Chuck Hawley (Mucho Buddha), Dan Trujillo (Ants Have Voices) and Eric McEuen (Mystery School).
Thursday's show at the District Bar & Grill is not "unplugged." It's simply a quintessential collection of the best acoustic music we have in Duke City. Or, as Jenny says, "just a great free show for the local community to enjoy, you know?" We do now, darlin'.