The Red River Songwriters’ Festival, 2nd Edition!

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Last year a handful of like-minded artists set out from Texas in the hopes of starting, and finding, something new.

The idea: to start a small, intimate, fun little music festival where songwriters and fans alike can mix and mingle, hang and hear, ski and sing among the high pines and snowflakes that make wintertime in northern New Mexico so magical.

Songwriters arrived. People arrived. Snow arrived. Music, of course, arrived. And so, a good thing started.

We had such a good time last year that we (the we: Susan Gibson, Kelley Mickwee, Josh Grider, Brandy Zdan, Mike Addington, and Rick Fowler) decided to do it again this year. And we’ve added a few of our friends to the mix– Ray Wylie Hubbard and Walt Wilkins.

We loved putting this on last year, and I have a feeling we’ll love it just as much this year. I hope you’ll see what we’re doing as something cool– as something fun and valuable. That’s how we see it. We want it to be valuable artistically, but also affordable for people to attend– I dare you to find a festival with this much talent on its line up with prices this small: $20 – $40.

So, don’t just make plans to attend. Don’t decide to check it out. Make plans to be a part of this with us.

Here’s the details:

What: The 2nd Red River Songwrtiers’ Festival

When: Thursday, January 24th to Saturday January 26th, 2013.

Where: Red River, New Mexico

Who: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, Kelley Mickwee, Josh Grider, Brandy Zdan, Drew Kennedy, Mike Addington, and Rick Fowler.

Web:  (be sure to check out the link to the list of available lodging for your trip, too!) also: follow twitter and Facebook pages for updates

Tickets: are available through the website or directly HERE.

Join us in January– after all, there wouldn’t have been a first festival, and then a second festival… or really any of us making a living as songwriters if you want to get to the core of what we do… if it wasn’t for you.


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  1. Dave Hensley says:

    Can’t wait for the 2nd Red River Songwriters’ Festival – the first one was outstanding. Here’s a link to a photo gallery from the 1st festival:

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  3. Richard Bryant says:

    Great festival! Plan to attend this year (2014). Glad to hear that Ray Hubbard is back. His connection to Red River (“The Outpost” and “Jeep Trailways”) in Red River is significant. Ray represents the early years of Red River’s contribution to the development of Americana music and musicians.

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