The Haunted Windchimes
Music on the Mesa Festival launched its third year on a hot day in El Prado NM, just north of Taos, at the Taos Mesa Brewery. Under clouds that gifted rain later in the day at a very opportune time, music lovers came early, swelling crowds to capacity every single night of the fest.
On this opening Friday, June 2, festivalgoers were treated to NM singer/songwriter Ry Taylor on the large earthen amphitheater and the California-based Sweetwater String Band on the patio stage.
The Haunted Windchimes took to the studio with Guitarist/Mandolinist/Producer Chandler Pratt, best known for his work with The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, to record their 6th album, an LP on their own label Blank Tape Records. Rattle Your Bones offered an opportunity for the talented quartet from Pueblo, CO to release another fine example of their unique brand of Americana-Roots. The band consists of Inaiah Lujan (Acoustic and Electric Guitar,
A year ago, Planet Bluegrass was in shambles. The North St. Vrain Creek, which carves a path along the venue’s northern and eastern borders, overflowed during a torrential downpour that lasted nearly a full week in mid-September. The 2013 Colorado Flood created a state of emergency in 14 counties and hit especially hard in Lyons. The town’s crown gem, which hosts the annual RockyGrass and Folks Festivals, was submerged under four feet of water.