Jamboree set in Floyd

By Clarence Plank For the 59th year, guitar strings are ready to hum and country songs to resound in Floyd. Floyd’s 59th Annual Country Jamboree is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, and is showcasing more than 25 performers. The Floyd Lions Club is organizing the event. Thursday through Saturday’s performances feature country music, and Sunday […]

Slide guitarist, with Quay County musical roots, inducted into Swing hall of fame

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By Elaine Walker, Anacortes American Reprinted with permission At his Anacortes, Wash., home, slide guitar pioneer Bill Gates shows how the instrument is played with a metal bar and finger picks. He built this guitar himself. Gates was honored by the Seattle Western Swing Music Society several months ago. A fine slide guitarist, Bill Gates […]

County native recognized with state music award

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Based upon the recommendations of people from the Portales and Clovis area and across New Mexico, the Kene Terry Band has been chosen as the April Artist of the Month by the New Mexico Music Commission. “It’s pretty cool,” said Logan High School graduate and lead vocalist Kene Terry, on […]

Talent show expects high turnout

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he once played the guitar so long that his fingers bled. He said it was at last summer’s Quay County Fair where he strummed in nearly every set on every day of the fair. “My fingers at first were pitch black,” Bason said, “and […]

Spanish Music comes to city

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is sponsoring another concert event in its series of diverse musical offerings. Tenor Andre Garcia- Nuthman will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Tucumcari High School auditorium. The selection of vocal pieces include classical Spanish works with accompaniment from a classically-trained guitarist and a […]