We are seeing rapid changes in what we can do for shows, but don’t completely know what will be available to us by mid-June. For now, we are starting with 300 tickets. Worst case scenario, we can divide them into pods and separate them across the patio. Best case scenario we can increase the numbers and just let everyone in to enjoy. Fingers crossed that we are there by June 17!
The Free Mexican Airforce is flying again! This is Peter Rowan plugged in, including some of his most loved songs—”Come Back to Old Santa Fe,” “Ride the Wild Mustang,” “Midnight Moonlight” and, of course, “Free Mexican Airforce”! New material has been composed as well and will be featured in their performances.
Peter is joined in this version of the Free Mexican Airforce by Los Texmaniacs, a Grammy Award-winning band comprised of Max Baca (bajo sexto), Josh Baca (accordion), Noel Hernandez (bass), Danny Martinez (drums) and Peter Rowan on guitar and vocals. They are carrying on the musical tradition started in the late 70s when Peter and the great Flaco Jiménez joined forces to record for Flying Fish Records and tour the US and the UK. Peter and Flaco collaborated for over a decade and their friendship has endured!
During the 1980s, Flaco discovered the teenage bajo sexto virtuoso, Albuquerque’s own Max Baca, who became his band leader and musical amigo. Max Baca called Rowan in 2018 and suggested some Texas shows with his own Tex-Mex conjunction, Los Texmaniacs. Peter reunited with Flaco for the Texas shows! “It was like old times,” says Rowan. “Los Texmaniacs are a modern progressive bunch of guys who grew up musically listening to what I played with Flaco. They know my songs and they include me as part of their tradition!”