Red River Songwriters return to Society Hall
By Don Richmond
SOME of the most talked-about shows at Alamosa’s Society Hall venue in recent years have been the gathering of several of the most popular and successful Texas singer-songwriters working today, called the Traveling Red River Songwriters Festival.
Society Hall is thrilled to welcome back Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, and Kelley Mickwee from the Red River Festival group, with special guest Michael Hearne. The concert is Sunday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m.
The Traveling Red River Songwriters is a collective of individual artists and writers who team
up annually for a tour to Red River, NM, for The Red River Songwriters’ Festival, founded by these writers in 2011. Making the trip after the festival up to Society Hall this year will be four of the most beloved artists performing today from the great Texas Americana and singer-songwriter tradition: Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, and Kelley Mickwee with special guest and longtime regional favorite Michael Hearne.
There will be folk, country, soul, roots, rock and roll, and a whole lot of harmony singing. A short list of these artists’ accolades include Nashville publishing deals, a multi-platinum country single, international touring, and more than 25 albums released between them.
Society Hall audiences have enjoyed shows in past years from all of these artists individually or in a duo configuration. Society Hall event planners point out that each of these artists has experienced a lot of success performing on their own, and can easily hold a room of listeners for an entire show, but there is something magical that happens when the group comes together that seems to make the sum greater than its parts – and that’s saying something.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available at the Green Spot at 711 State Ave. in Alamosa, or online at societyhall.org. The concert will also stream live on the Society Hall Facebook page.