Monday, Aug 25

Time: 8:00 AM

No Cover

Description: Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rick Mena has been a favorite in Santa Fe for many years, including his 8-year engagement as featured soloist at the Hotel Santa Fe. Playing electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle, harmonica, Lap Steel, banjo, mandolin, bass and vocals, Rick's styles range from Cajun, Country, blues, Pop and rock to classical and flamenco. Rick studied classical guitar with Pat Corelli, a student of Andres Segovia. Rick began playing guitar at age 12 in La Crescenta, CA, and began playing professionally at age 15, performing in rock n roll bands at college fraternity parties and school functions, and even appearing at the Hollywood Palladium. In his early 20s Rick moved to Orange County, CA, where he learned banjo and began playing in bluegrass bands in the Newport Beach area and in the Mammoth Lakes resort area and at Magic Mountain. He has appeared on The Gong Show, on movie soundtracks and in films, including the last Gunsmoke TV movie with James Arness. He has performed in Italy, and has recorded six albums. Rick has written and recorded 70 songs in several different genres and several of his songs are currently published. Eight of his songs have been released on the NBT record label and five more songs are to be released on future albums. His Guitar instrumental (Tango) is featured on a screen saver distributed by the New Mexico department of tourism. A man of many talents, Rick also owns a recording studio, builds electronic equipment, is a master carpenter and a dabbler in graphic arts. 8 PM No Cover Website: www.rickmenamusic.com

Website: http://www.rickmenamusic.com

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