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Silver City Acoustic is a live music-and-interview program featuring music and conversation with local and touring musicians in and around Silver City, New Mexico – with an up-to-the-minute music calendar for the weekend.

Host Greg Renfro has been a singer/songwriter for over four decades, and he’s been on the music scene in Silver City for over 12 years. Comfortable with the live stage, this is his first experience in live radio, and he’s honored to play this important role in his community.

Silver City Acoustic airs every Thursday shortly after 6pm following the Community Calendar and Workers Independent News until 8pm. And Greg would be delighted to hear from you. Just drop him a line at

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Jeff “Santa Rita Slim” Ray & Southern Rocky Mountain Band

Singer/songwriter and guitar and bass player Jeff "Santa Rita Slim" Ray will be our first guest this evening on Silver City Acoustic. Born in Silver City and "raised in space" (in Santa Rita, NM, now a mining hole in the ground), Jeff spent the last decades in Oregon and has now returned to our locale. Long ago, locally, Jeff played country-based dance music with the Delk Family Band, aka the "Gully Jumpers" and […]

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Dustin Hamman & Jessie Lee Thetford

Dustin Hamman returns tonight to his hometown Silver City and "Silver City Acoustic" at the end of his soundtrack-promoting tour, just as he visited the show to kick off the national tour last February. Besides sharing some of his extraordinary music, he'll share stories about how he and his music were selected, his process of creating the movie soundtrack, his experiences as an actor in the film, about the tour, and […]

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Silver City Acoustic / Barbie Williamson and Charlie Alfero

Both our guests this evening have the distinction of having an original song accepted for inclusion on the compilation CD Wild Gila:  Forever Free - and being invited to perform their songs at the upcoming Gila River film festival and CD release celebration this Saturday, June 7, at the Pinos Altos Opera House in Pinos Altos, NM.  (The fundraiser will support the defense of the free-flowing Gila River by the Gila River […]

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Silver City Acoustic / Jammin’ Jeff returns

  Tonight!!  Jammin' Jeff, back by popular demand, will be spending the whole two hours  sharing stories and his amazing bluesmanship with us - on Silver City Acoustic, 6:15-ish - 8 pm, MT. Last week, Jeff shared with us a few stories of his blues career, including 23 years traveling in Bo Diddley's band. People are writing from around the nation, telling us what a great show we have here […]

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Howie Miller w/ Betty Marriage / Jammin’ Jeff w/ Tom McCoy

Tonight on "Silver City Acoustic," we'll visit first with Howie Miller and Betty Marriage, best known for the band "Sleep Til Noon," who've been singing together off and on since 1987.  Both grew up in Hurley, are widely known around Grant County, and will share some stories and original songs with great titles like "Isolation Blues," "Shadows and Angels," "One Way Train," and more. In the second hour, we'll visit […]

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Silver City Acoustic / Azaima Anderson & Dale Rucklos

Azaima Anderson, a Kerrville New Folk Finalist who studied songwriting with Rosanne Cash, is a lyric-driven songwriter as well as an interfaith minister, astrologer, yoga teacher, and shamanic healer who uses music in her healing work. She'll perform music from her new CD, Heart Lightning, a fusion of her music and healing work, with guest musicians joining on the first few songs, after which she'll finish the hour solo. In our second hour, Dale Rucklos, […]

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Silver City Acoustic / Montoya Brothers & Gleemaiden

Tonight on "Silver City Acoustic" (6:15-ish - 8 pm), we'll visit in the first hour with brothers Eric and George Montoya, who've been performing for over 17 years as both rhythm section for many local musicians and as the core of the "Friends of The Underground." Born and raised in Silver City, they've both been continuously performing live and recording their own original music and on various projects by artists both local […]

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Silver City Acoustic / Roger Metcalf & Mike Moutoux

"Silver City Acoustic" tonight will feature music and interviews with Roger Metcalf in the first hour (6:15-ish to 7) and Mike Moutoux in the second (7:10-ish to 8). Roger, "originally a Brit but now a dual Brit/US" citizen, has lived all over the world, and has now settled down as a translator and musician in Silver City. He learned to play the stand-up bass to orchestra level, then switched to bass guitar and taught […]

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Silver City Acoustic / Zoe Muth – “Seattle’s Emmy Lou”

In the first hour of Silver City Acoustic tonight, at 6 pm, we're happy to host Seattle's "own EmmyLou," Zoe (Zoh-ee) Muth. Here's from her press kit: Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth's music is so honest and familiar, you'll wonder why you haven't heard it yet. Her self-titled, self-released debut won attention not only from her hometown (Seattle Weekly dubbed her "our […]

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