El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

Spanish Guitar of the Americas -- A Music Festival

October 18, 2014


Celebrate the change of seasons in beautiful southern New Mexico with music, regional cuisine, and museum exhibits at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

Beginning on Saturday, October 18, and again on Saturday, November 22, and on Saturday, December 13 will be a free concert series and festival of the Spanish guitar at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all three dates.

Produced by Randy Rane this series presents a panoramic overview of styles contemporary Spanish guitar, Latin jazz, Mexican folk music, Baroque classical guitar, Brazilian, and modern Border music.

The scheduled performers are award-winning guitarists Randy Rane and Ivan Rane, classical guitarist Jesse Vernier, well-known Brazilian group Rio, and Western Americana band Bone Orchard.

These daylong festivals for the entire family will also feature food and drink vendors all taking place at this beautiful and historic museum nestled in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Saturday, November 22 event is being held in conjunction with the site’s annual "Festival of the Trail,” where visitors will also be able to enjoy lectures, demonstrations by traditional artisans, animals that came up the trail with the Spanish (horses and sheep), in addition to food vendors and the musical performances. Also taking place is the annual festival of the cranes. The link to the festival of the cranes is here: http://www.festivalofthecranes.com/AllEvents.html

Some notes on the performers

Rio, with Julia Yates (Vocals) and Tim Drackert (Guitar) are known for their Bossa Nova and Jazz featuring wistful vocals, lyrical guitar and Brazilian rhythms and their work may be viewed online at http://riobossanova.com/videos/.

Randy Rane, from a musical family, began playing guitar at 8 years old, and studied classical and Flamenco music. For decades, Randy has been developing an engaging style of contemporary Spanish guitar—a fusion of European, South American, and North America Latin and jazz music. His work may be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/user/wrane2/videos.

Bone Orchard, based in Taos, draws inspiration from the songs of rural America. More information can be found on their web site, http://www.boneorchardmusic.com/.

This musical series is presented by the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.



Chris Hanson, Site Manager

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

300 East County Road 1598, San Antonio, NM 87832








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