Jul 27, 2015

Day of the Cowboy

Day of the Cowboy
New Mexico's Western Musc Association &
Arte De Placitas presented The National Day of the Cowboy
Benefit Concert supporting
Horses For Heroes NM - Cowboy Up! for us yesterday!
A Big thank you to all who came out to support us and stay to hear
the talented Dave Stamey, Randy Huston and The Cowboy Way
with Jim Jones, Doug Figgs, and Marium Funke!
Thank you gentlemen for donating your time and talent!
And a special thank you to our partner
Joe Brown (WMANM President) for producing this event!

Doug Figgs set the stage (no pun intended) leading us in the National Anthem.

While Tim Hale's (Higher Calling Aviation) invocation blessed the evening's festivities.

Randy Huston and Jim Jones got us off to a good start before
the sky opened up with rain and a rainbow.

But most of the fans and supporters hung in while the musicians brought
the concert underneath the portal.
Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year,  Dave Stamey
played his acoustic set to a die-hard crowd even
the rain could not drive away. 

With our deepest gratitude Rick Iannucci led off by presenting the musicians, beginning with Dave Stamey,  who so graciously volunteered their time and talent for this concert, purple "wildrags" ..making them honorary members of the "Loyal Order of the Purple Wildrag" (our signature program graduation ritual).
Event MC Rick Huff was next with last years recipient Jim Jones doing the honors.
The acoustic set kept getting better and better...
...even had 'em dancing in the lot!
Left to right:  Jim Jones, Marium Funke, Doug Figgs and Randy Huston on fiddle.

Playing well into the evening with all the fans, supporters and friends ~ thank you all!!!