Holy Water and Whiskey: An Evening of American Folk Music

Elation Center for the Arts presents “Holy Water and Whiskey: An Evening of American Folk Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse.

Holy Water and Whiskey is an acoustic trio from Albuquerque that specializes in traditional and contemporary folk songs, cowboy songs, gospel and bluegrass. The group bases its arrangements on rich harmonies that are the trademark of their music, accompanying themselves on guitar, banjo and bass.

The group consists of Maggie Washburne on bass, Scott Altenbach on guitar, and Bruce Washburne on guitar and banjo. All three got their start performing during the folk movement of the 1960s.

Holy Water and Whiskey is a popular group in New Mexico. Their vocal harmonies and interesting choice of songs keeps their audiences coming back for more.

The group’s latest CD, “Spirits of All Kinds,” includes a cross section of the kinds of songs that the group plays. The CD can be previewed online at http://cdbaby.com/cd/holywaterwhiskey2.

Join us Saturday, Jan. 24, for “Holy Water and Whiskey: An Evening of American Folk Music,” at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse.

Advance tickets are $12, available online at elationarts.org and at Higher Grounds Coffee Company. Tickets at the door are $15. Young people 18 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Please help us continue the tradition of sharing a dessert at the concert intermission.

Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave. in the Vista subdivision of Pagosa Lakes. Take U.S. 160 to Vista Boulevard; turn north on Vista, then left on Port. The clubhouse is at the end of Port in the PLPOA complex.

Elation Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that provides cultural arts programs to the community of Pagosa Springs.

For more information, call 731-3117.


Photo courtesy ECA
Elation Center for the Arts presents “Holy Water and Whiskey: An Evening of American Folk Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse. Holy Water and Whiskey is an acoustic trio from Albuquerque that bases its arrangements on rich harmonies that are the trademark of their music, accompanying themselves on guitar, banjo and bass. Holy Water and Whisky is, from left, Bruce Washburne, Maggie Washburne and Scott Altenbach .