JOE WEST AND THE SANTA FE REVUE is a “psychedelic country” band from Santa Fe New Mexico which is equally at home in a hard drinkin’ honky tonk as it is in a concert hall in Radio City.
Lead by award winning singer/songwriter Joe West and populated by Santa Fe’s most amazing musicians,the band will lead you to laughter then tears and then on to the dance floor!
JOE WEST – Sonwriter, Singer and Story Teller (THE SANTA FE ALLSTARS, THE SINNERS)
BEN WRIGHT – Guitar, Vocals (D NUMBERS, MARY AND MARS, THE SANTA FE ALLSTARS)
MARGARET BURKE – Bass, Vocals (SWEET SISTER, BILL HEARNE)
LORI OTTINO – Melodica, Vocals (FAMILY COAL, HOT HONEY)
KARINA WILSON – Fiddle (BROOMDUST CARAVAN)
ARNE BEY – Producer, Drummer
The Santa Fe All-Stars consist of roots luminaries Joe West, Sharon Gilchrist, Ben Wright and Susan Holmes, all brilliant on their own-at least according to the locals of New Mexico’s capital city. West, of course, has long been the slightly askew alt.country king of Santa Fe, a songwriter as smart and talented as they come and completely fearless when it comes to either campy parody or straight-up emotion. Gilchrist (from the Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet) continues to enchant audiences with her glorious musicianship and lovely countenance; Wright, a man just as comfortable ripping through a weird rock set as fingerpicking through an old standard, is as indispensable as they come, and Holmes has been a rhythm section stalwart for years. Collectively they are a can’t-lose proposition. Their type of roots music- smart, fun, a little twisted- is the soundtrack to Santa Fe.
In the tradition of Rocky Horror Picture show and Ziggy Stardust, Xoe is a fog machine using, cross dressing, rock’n'roll show which tells the incredible story of Xoe Fitzgerald, the misunderstood androgynous union organizer from Madrid, New Mexico.
As of recent, the band has comprised of Josh “Captain Marvelous” Martin (Mary and Mars) on bass, the incredible John “Starman” Courage (Hundred Year Flood) on lead guitar, Arne “Silver Fox” Bey on drums and Joe “Xoe” West narrates and drives this wonderfully odd and fantastic tale.