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HAND-CRAFTED BEER, LIVE MUSIC, AND COMMUNITY
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Mesa Brewing features 12 distinct house beers on draught at all times. On any given day, you will be able to enjoy light, thirst quenching beers like our Kolsch .45 and Sabor del Sol Pilsner, as well as full bodied, hearty dark beers like our Black Widow Porter or Great Scot! Scottish, or a bright and hoppy IPA. Our 10 barrel all grain infusion mash brewhouse is working overtime to fill our fermenters and cold storage vessels with high quality beer. Top quality, consistent, and highly quaffable beers are the TMB signature.



On Tap at The Mothership
On Tap at the Taos Tap Room
Nov 21st 2019 7:30pm
Concepto Tambor & Reviva
Nov 22nd 2019 8:00pm
Amy LaVere (featuring Will Sexton)
Nov 24th 2019 7:00pm
Bill Hearne
Nov 26th 2019 7:00pm
Trivia Tuesday
Dec 3rd 2019 7:00pm
Trivia Tuesday
Dec 10th 2019 7:00pm
Trivia Tuesday
Dec 24th 2019 7:00pm
Trivia Tuesday
Dec 31st 2019 7:00pm
Trivia Tuesday

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Concepto Tambor & Reviva

Daleee Productions

11/21/2019 7:30pm

$7 · 6:30pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Albuquerque greatttt music in taos! CONCEPTO TAMBOR + REVIVA to start your weekend full of music and love!

Amy LaVere (featuring Will Sexton)

Taos Mesa Brewing

& Second Wind Endeavor

11/22/2019 8:00pm

$10 · 7:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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There’s something uniquely fun about Amy LaVere, even when she’s breaking your heart. She is well known among songwriters and critics alike. NPR’s Robert Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.” Her growing catalogue of material and steady critical acclaim suggest a first-tier presence on the Americana and indie-folk/punk circuits.   Her latest album Painting Blue’ comes out August 16th on Nine Mile Records (Glorietta, David Wax Museum, Carson McHone, Patrick Sweany, Greyhounds).

 
Amy’s live performances are anything but predictable. She might appear on stage with a full band, sporting a mask and pink wig, or simply be a natural in blue jeans and sandals, but her upright bass and clever song delivery are constants. Her voice is at once the bully and the victim.  She’s performed in venues as wide-ranging as St. Andrew’s Hall in London and Memphis’ famed dive bar Earnestine and Hazel’s. There’s no room she can’t find an audience in and charm it to pieces. 
 
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, this future bard moved continuously throughout childhood due to her father’s job. She spent notable parts of her life in Canada, Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. Outside of Detroit and only just entering high school, Amy formed her first band and began writing and performing.  Music fans first discovered this “sweet soprano” on This World is Not My Home in 2005, but it was her Jim Dickinson-produced breakout album Anchors & Anvils two years later that put Amy LaVere on the map. Stranger Me, the 2011 release on Archer Records, was called “the break-up album of the year” by Spin. Paste said it was “among the year’s best,” and it earned a first listen feature from NPR’s All Things Considered. She followed it in 2014 with another critical smash: Runaway’s Diary, a concept album based on her own experience as a teenage runaway, produced by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars).  American Songwriter called it “boundary pushing… heartfelt, reflective, challenging and consistently compelling.” NPR Music’s Robert Christgau said it was her best yet.  Of Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer (Archer Records, 2015) No Depression said simply: “pure bliss.”
 
In addition to her solo records and a tireless touring schedule, Amy enjoys working with other artists. In 2012 she joined an all-star collaboration called The Wandering, composed of Amy, Luther Dickinson, Shannon McNally, Sharde Thomas and Valerie June. They released Go On Now, You Can’t Stay Here (Songs Of The South, 2012) to critical acclaim and sold-out shows.
 
In the afterglow of The Wandering, Amy and Shannon McNally hit the road together and released an EP titled Chasing the Ghost, The Rehearsal Sessions (Archer Records, 2012),  featuring songs from both artists recorded live during rehearsals for the tour. Amy next paired up with noted Memphis rocker John Paul Keith to create Motel Mirrors. Their styles clearly complemented one another, which made for magic on stage and in the recording studio. Their eponymous vinyl EP release was named one of the “10 Essential Albums of 2013” by No Depression. In 2017 Motel Mirrors released a full length effort, In the Meantime; this record had the addition of some Will Sexton co-writes and his powerful guitar work throughout. Motel Mirrors later released a live recording, Gotta Lotta Rhythm, on the Italian label Wild Honey.
 
Painting Blue, produced by her husband Will Sexton, captures perfectly the moment that Amy is in. Will Sexton’s masterful production and Amy’s soft, clarinet-like vocal pour over you, pushing and pulling, stirring and calming.  As we’ve come to expect, this record is honest, revealing and sounds uniquely like no one else.
 
Second Wind EndeavorBased in Taos, New Mexico, The Second Wind Endeavor (TSWE) is a musical project powered by brains and hearts and bodies. Comprised of five friends passionate about music-making and performing, TSWE seeks to incorporate diverse musical influences and styles into its music, including rock & roll, old-time, soul, folk, funk, classical, and rhythm & blues. Featuring Michael Virga on guitar and lead vocals, Evan Sanchez on drums and cajon, Rose Dragoo on viola and vocals, Jesse Reist on cello and banjo, and Tristan Craig on bass, the band draws together a wide variety of musical backgrounds to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Taking notes on everyone from Chuck Berry to Alabama Shakes, Ray Charles to Norah Jones, Robert Johnson to Derek Trucks, Pete Seeger to Ani Difranco, Bill Monroe to Chris Thile, and James Brown to Snarky Puppy, TSWE holds ambitions to make its own mark, however lengthy or brief, on the larger musical landscape. We are endeavoring to make something new using old ingredients, and we call it Folkestra Soulfunk.

During the summer of 2018, The Second Wind Endeavor released their debut recording, The Casita Sessions, which begins to explore those ambitions on a four-song EP that's sure to tickle your sonic tastebuds. Listen to The Casita Sessions here on the TSWE website or on SoundCloud. 

Now approaching the end of Summer 2019, TSWE looks forward to a slew of shows in and around Taos, NM, for the chance to share some new music that will be recorded over the course of the coming winter. So stay tuned and be well!

 

Bill Hearne

Taos Mesa Brewing

11/24/2019 7:00pm

$10 · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Bill Hearne calls it ‘The Road:’ that metaphorical ribbon of honky-tonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, prison cells and unrequited love lined with signposts and mile markers tattooed with names like Haggard, as in Merle, Williams, as in Hank, Owens, as in Buck and Lovett, as in Lyle. Being legally blind, Bill has never actually driven The Road himself, but he sings with such authority of the tales he’s heard while riding shotgun that you’d never know it.

Bill has a whole list of CDs available from the early releases with his wife, Bonnie such as “Most Requested: Best of Bill & Bonnie”, “Diamonds in the Rough”, & “Live at the La Fonda”. After Bonnie quit touring in 2003 due to health issues, Bill formed a trio & quartet and recorded “From Santa Fe to Las Cruces”, “A Good Ride”, “Bill Hearne Trio” & his most recent release, “All That’s Real”. Like the velveteen rabbit in the children’s story, the title “All That’s Real” describes Bill Hearne…he is “real” and he’s earned it from traveling many miles down the honky tonk road. He has a little less hair and his head is shinier these days just like the rabbit. “All That’s Real” is co-produced by Bill Hearne and Don Richmond, a master of many stringed instruments who owns Howling Dog Studios in Alamosa, CO, but has many musical ties with northern NM. Numerous area pickers and singers perform on the CD including Bill’s nephew, Michael Hearne, as well as some notable Texans, including piano man Earl Poole Ball (best known as Johnny Cash’s piano player, though he also played on the Byrds’ landmark country-rock album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo), and Jerry Jeff Walker, who sings his own “Dust on My Boots” with Hearne.

“They used to play a place called Corky’s in the Montrose area of Houston. I would get a seat right up next to the stage and sit in front of Bill and try to figure out all his guitar licks.”
– Lyle Lovett 

Bill doesn’t write his own songs. His greatness lies in his interpretive skills. His husky Texas baritone finds its way into a song’s interior with the mellowness of fine bourbon and the warmth of a Sunday picnic. And of course, there’s his pickin’, a style he calls ‘cross picking.’ He picked up the guitar when he was seven years old. “Since I didn’t have people to play with, I developed a style that incorporated a percussion rhythm while playing lead riffs. Basically, I tried to be a one man band,” he says. Like fellow cross-pickers Tony Rice and Doc Watson, Bill is improvisational. “I hardly ever play the same thing twice,” he says. Not only does he rarely play the same thing twice, he rarely plays the same song twice. His repertoire is as vast as Texas and New Mexico. Bill is the Real Deal, a genuine article in a country-music world that seems to have forsaken its roots.

“Bill and Bonnie Hearne … play the best darn folk music I ever heard.”
– Nanci Griffith

Bill’s professional life began in Austin in 1968. It was there where he earned his first paycheck as a musician and met his future wife, Bonnie Cross. Bonnie’s mellifluous east Texas alto fit Bill’s picking like a glove. They toured TX, NM, and CO before moving to Red River, NM in 1979 where they became the house act at Chubbie’s Tavern. Fellow Texans, Tish Hinojosa and Michael Martin Murphy also moved to northern New Mexico, and Bill & Bonnie found themselves the center of a thriving Americana music community.

“Whenever I come to Santa Fe, I make a point of checking to see where Bill Hearne is playing. His music is evocative of all that I love about New Mexico and the West. They broke the mold when they made Bill – you should not miss the chance to witness him in action.”
– Eliza Gilkyson (2015 Grammy nominee)

Fast forward a decade. Northern New Mexico’s Americana scene fades like high-country grasses in autumn and Bill & Bonnie move to Santa Fe where they sign on as the house band for La Fonda, a venerable downtown hotel. For 11 years, Bill and Bonnie delighted Santa Feans and countless tourists with their infectious blend of bluegrass, country and swing music. In 1997, Bill & Bonnie signed with Warner Bros. and recorded “Diamonds in the Rough.” Produced by country veteran Jim Rooney, it climbed to fifth on the Americana chart that year and led to tours with Lyle Lovett Music Festival, Merlefest, and the Kerrville Folk Festival. The wind seemed to be at their backs, but in 2003, Bonnie’s health deteriorated and she could no longer perform. On his own musically for the first time since meeting Bonnie, Bill formed the Bill Hearne Trio. In the trio, Bill is backed by David Thom on lead guitar and mandolin, and Zeke Severson on bass (our good buddy Dave Toland is Zeke’s alternate for many years). Bill is in his 26th year at the La Fonda and is still singing every Monday & Tuesday night with his Trio.

Trivia Tuesday

Taos Mesa Brewing

with hilarious hosts Gina & Scott

BEER SPECIALS!

11/26/2019 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Come stimulate your brain with beer and trivia every Tuesday at Taos Mesa Brewing. Prizes awarded and beer specials available!

Trivia Tuesday

Taos Mesa Brewing

with hilarious hosts Gina & Scott

BEER SPECIALS!

12/3/2019 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Come stimulate your brain with beer and trivia every Tuesday at Taos Mesa Brewing. Prizes awarded and beer specials available!

Trivia Tuesday

Taos Mesa Brewing

with hilarious hosts Gina & Scott

BEER SPECIALS!

12/10/2019 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Come stimulate your brain with beer and trivia every Tuesday at Taos Mesa Brewing. Prizes awarded and beer specials available!

Trivia Tuesday

Taos Mesa Brewing

with hilarious hosts Gina & Scott

BEER SPECIALS!

12/24/2019 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
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Come stimulate your brain with beer and trivia every Tuesday at Taos Mesa Brewing. Prizes awarded and beer specials available!

Trivia Tuesday

Taos Mesa Brewing

with hilarious hosts Gina & Scott

BEER SPECIALS!

12/31/2019 7:00pm

FREE · 6:00pm · All Ages / Bar with ID
MORE INFO

Come stimulate your brain with beer and trivia every Tuesday at Taos Mesa Brewing. Prizes awarded and beer specials available!

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