17 October 2007

For additional information, contact
Kyle Johnson / 575.519.4144 / email@gmcr.org

For Immediate Release

Gila / Mimbres Community Radio – GMCR – will have a fund raising benefit performance by Bayou Seco featuring “Rolling Postcards” on Saturday 20 October 2007 at 7:30pm at JW Art Gallery – 99 Cortez Avenue in beautiful downtown Hurley, NM. The phone number at the venue is 505.537.0300.

The suggested donation at the door is $10. Refreshments will be available for a donation and this will be an all ages event.

Bayou Seco are well known and well loved here in their Southwestern home and in an increasing circle around the world. The duo is Ken Keppeler on fiddle, accordion and various objects that defy description and Jeanie McLerie on fiddle and guitar. The band’s name and instrumentation give a hint at the kind of music they perform but cannot cover the full scope of the Cajun, Zydeco, Folk, Conjunto, and world beat influenced style that they perform in three languages. One thing is certain, a toe tappin’ good time is guaranteed no matter which of the hundreds of songs in their repertoire are rolled out.

Though they often play in clubs and venues where dancing is encouraged if not mandatory, this performance will be in “the concert mode” and accompanied by visuals gathered during their travels and performances in Europe. Ok, there will be some dancing after that!

The benefit will raise funds for the GMCR effort to establish and operate a community radio station in Silver City that will serve Grant County and the adjacent area of Southwest New Mexico. GMCR will submit it’s FCC application in October and seeks community support both by participation and financially.

The station will be non-profit, non-commercial, member based, listener supported, locally
oriented, and volunteer operated. It will have a strong educational component and air a wide variety of music, news and public affairs, Spanish language programming, and a range of interests including music, the arts, culture, science, spirituality, the environment, economics, entertainment, and media literacy.

For additional information on the event or the radio project,
visit the Gila / Mimbres Community Radio website at gmcr.org,
write to email@gmcr.org, or call 575.519.4144.

A PDF is available here.