Placitas Community Library Benefit Concert

Concert flier

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 6:30 to 9:00 PM

A concert in support of Placitas Community Library.  Listen to three Placitas singer-songwriters as they perform original compositions, each in their unique style.

James Bell excels in writing vignettes that tell a story or define a moment in time or place. To this end, he has spent fifty plus years refining his skills. His guitar work ranges from raging rock to subtle and sweet acoustic. His songs can be hard hitting or etheric, and his voice will surprise and amaze you. He hopes as listeners you enjoy his songs and find some pleasure and truth in them.

Dennis Bumgarner writes songs primarily influenced by roots and Americana music, as well as the blues. Some of his songs have received airplay on local radio. His work as a therapist has provided a rich lode of human experience from which to draw inspiration for his songwriting. His style is straight-forward and his lyrics colorful and well-crafted. His performances are highly entertaining and audiences are always delighted. He has been part of a trio of songwriters for several years and finds great enjoyment in the collaborative process.

Anna Rudolph began writing, playing and singing in 2012, and in 2013, was nominated for her first of fifteen nominations for original songs and two wins for New Mexico Music Awards (2017 and 2022). She has released six original CDs and several singles. Although she crosses many genres, she writes mostly Americana and the blues. She has played in venues across New Mexico including the El Morro Theater in Gallup and the New Mexico State Fair. She has had performance radio interviews with 99.9 Placitas Radio and KTRC /Radio Santa Fe on the Art Fusion program, and her music is played on local radio, KUNM and several streaming/internet music sites. She has also taught her own songwriting course at the Placitas Community Library and now hosts a musical radio show on local Placitas radio, KUPR. Original sultry style, intimate, not the ordinary.

Refreshments will be available.

A $20.00 donation is requested.

Story by Anne Frost.