Thursday, Jun 27

Time: 8:00 AM

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Description: Sean Healen is an award winning singer/ songwriter. With music and lyrics reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and a style at once intricate and eloquent, Sean is rapidly achieving the national stage. A long time resident of New Mexico, his recent album "Floodplain" was awarded Best Rock CD 2009 at the New Mexico Music Awards. "Floodplain" was produced by Multi Platinum Producer John Kurzweg (Creed, Jewel, Big Head Todd) A more recent cd project "Crown Of Coal" was recorded and produced by Grammy winner and legendary producer Malcolm Burn (Emmy Lou Harris, Dylan etc,...) Sean also was recently produced by Multi Platinum Record Producer Scott Mathews (Cash, Orbison, Elvis Costello etc...) Healen has shared double bills with the following notables: Michael Franti, John Hiatt, Willy Porter, Kelly Joe Phelps/Corinne West Duo, Junior Brown, Chuck Prophet, The BoDeans, James McMurtry, The Gourds, Jackie Greene, The English Beat etc... Sean was recently honored to play the private reception for Oscar winner Ryan Bingham, Joe Ely, and Terry Allen after their Lensic performance. Quotes: "You are nothing short of mighty."--Scott Mathews Multi Platinum Producer "Leonard Cohen meet Steve Earl." -- Malcolm Burn Grammy Winning Producer "Meet New Mexico's best kept secret, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Sean Healen. Remember that name."--Gabe Gomez New Mexico Magazine " Man can this guy write a song."-- John Kurweg Multi Platinum Producer "This stuff rocks in all the right places, and rolls where you want to."-- Wes Studi (Avatar. Last of the Mohicans, Heat etc..) "You are a poet."--Willy Porter " With the edge of a Ryan Adams and the soul of a John Prine."-- Gabe Gomez New Mexico Magazine "A tremendously talented songwriter."--Devon Jackson Santa Fean Magazine "A rock folk bluesy virtuoso."-- Alex Devore Santa Fe Reporter Check out this article from NM Magazine about Sean! http://nmmagazine.com/music_healen_march12.php ........Tiho Dimitrov-The first European Invasion of American Blues being re-imagined happened back in the 60’s by British bands. Tiho Dimitrov is spearheading the next wave of European-born musicians playing the Blues, spiced-up with influences from the Old World, contemporary American rock music, and adding something new, the fingerprint of a new generation. Born in Bulgaria, Tiho took up classical guitar at age 12, but it wasn’t long before he gravitated towards the sound of the electric guitar and the music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream, John Lee Hooker, Mark Knopfler, and Buddy Guy. At 20, he moved to the US and immersed himself in the world of blues, rock, and R&B bands. For the next 12 years, Dimitrov played with numerous bands and musicians in New Mexico, developing into a fiery guitar player, and defining his own style and sound. His local stage experience includes stints with the Motor Kings and Soulman Sam & The Soul Explosion. Tiho also toured nationally and collaborated with Native American, Grammy-nominated artist Star Nayea. Additionally, he’s shared the bill with blues artists Tommy Castro and John Lee Hooker, Jr., Guitar Shorty, and played a couple of shows with the legendary Bobby Keys -- saxophonist for the Rolling Stones, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. Tiho has also been the front man of the Canyon Road Blues Band for many years – and performed with Lydia Clark & the Gospel Ryders, Sister Mary & the Bad Habits, and recently -- The Broomdust Caravan. Playing in numerous bands and with different artists did not satisfy Tiho's hunger for creativity and desire to explore a new direction. Pursuing a solo career and writing original music was the natural next step. Tiho Dimitrov’s original music reveals a mature musician -- skillfully blending the old with the new. His style is a refreshing combination of blues, rock, and pop. Dimitrov’s songs are soulful and sincere, loaded with emotion, with catchy hooks. His guitar skills are impressive but his music relies on more than just his tasty chops -- letting the listener discover more as the story of each song is told. Listening to Dimitrov’s music leaves one wanting to hear more. In the words of his audience, every time Tiho plays a show, it gets better and better. Dimitrov's debut album is expected to be released in late spring of 2013.......http://www.reverbnation.com/tihodimitrov

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sean-Healen-Band/8455372417

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