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Taos Solar Music Fest 2006 Taos Solar Music Fest - June 23, 24 & 25, 2006 Come on down to Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico to experience good music, interactive alternative energy displays and exquisite views at the Seventh Annual Taos Solar Music Festival in Kit Carson Park in downtown Taos, New Mexico. Taos is hailed as the Solar capital of the world by official proclamation. The festival brings a larger community to this smaller one with national acts and new ideas while honoring the ethnic diversity of this northern New Mexico town Check out the incredible Taos Solar Music Fest line-up and then come on down to Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico, plenty of tickets available at the Front Gate. Free parking with shuttle service available. Kids 10 and under free! Show goes on rain or shine!

READ MORE ABOUT THE ACTS, PRICES, AND LINK TO ONLINE TICKET SALES BELOW

Friday, June 23
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Peter Rowan
Peter Rowan
Peter Rowan is an American bluegrass musician. Rowan plays guitar and mandolin, yodels and sings. He was a member Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys in the 1960s. In the 1970s, he joined David Grisman and Jerry Garcia in forming Old and in the Way. Since then, he has been involved in many group and solo projects. More about Peter Rowan CDs, click here
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B-Side Players
The B-Side Players
The music of the B-Side Players of San Diego, Aztlán represents the renacimiento of musical cultural renaissance of Chicano(a), Mexicano(a), Latino(a), Indigena, Africano(a) and International Liberation movements. Poetic, idealistic, and revolutionary lyrics and rhythms give birth to a Nueva Canción genre produced in the post-modern world, within the entrails of the United States Empire. The innovative creation is a hybrid gift of influences and legacies from all corners of the globe, exclusively produced in Aztlán for the rest of the world. More about B-Side Players CDs, click here
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Dan Bern
Dan Bern
Dan Bern is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and painter. His music is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. His song "Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce, and Dan Blues," from the album Smartie Mine, offers a joking take on this influence, presented in the style of a Guthrie or Dylan talking blues song, and containing a spoof of a Dylan song as well.) Bernstein has also toured with Ani DiFranco. He is known for sardonic, literary lyrics, a range of musical styles, and a folk music style paired with rock instrumentation. More about Dan Bern CDs, click here

 

Saturday, June 24
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Michael Franti
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Michael Franti is an African, Irish, and German - American poet, musician, and composer. Franti is currently the singer/songwriter for Spearhead, a band that blends hip-hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, folk, and rock. More about Michael Franti & Spearhead CDs, click here
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Yerba Buena
Yerba Buena
The brainchild of acclaimed producer Andres Levin, New York's Latin-funk collective Yerba Buena came together as an outgrowth of Levin's extensive discography, including work as principal producer of the Red Hot Organization's applauded Red Hot + Riot album (year-end TOP-10 in Rolling Stone, TIME & The New York Times). That intense critical praise was just as instant and far-reaching with Yerba Buena's 2003 Grammy nominated debut album President Alien. The group's super-infectious live-band party feel totally changed everyone's idea of new Latin groove with a mind-bendingly original, Afro-Cuban/Afrobeat/hiphop attack. More about Yerba Buena CDs, click here
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Liza
Liza
The faboulous Liza Oxnard - For those of you not familiar with the history, before Billy Nershi (The String Cheese Incident) and Liza Oxnard (Zuba) ever hit the road as part of their respective successful nationally touring bands, the two were friends and musical collaborators in the small town of Telluride, Colorado. Billy and Liza would occasionally cross paths but they never recorded together, that is until they callaborated on the bluegrassy "It's About Time"
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Dukhs
The Duhks
The five practiced, risk-taking twenty-something musicians and singers who make up this singular new band out of Winnipeg, Manitoba will, if asked, good-naturedly toss out some of the attempts at labels astonished listeners have turned to…In the two years that they've been a unit, many have tried to describe The Duhks' music-- "contemporary acoustic," "progressive soul-grass," and “kick-ass rock/folk fusion” being just a few of the attempts to classify the group. More about The Duhks CDs, click here
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Michael & Dyann Woody
Michael Woody & the Too High Band
Michael Woody and the Too High Band (Randy Barker, Cactus Moser and Bryan Grassmeyer) perform a 25 year Reunion concert at the Taos Solar Festival on June 24th, 2006. A limited number of CD's are available now with all their hits: Where's The Party, Chased by the Moon, Love a New Way, Bop Shebang, Rosalita, Down, It Gets You Nowhere, Reckless Shoes, Jailbait, Dead Or Alive, Only Heaven Knows (featured track in the film 'Johnny Be Good'), Truck Drivin' Love, Santa Cruz and Take The Load. The tracks were recorded in 1980 with the original bass player, Dave Seago and produced by Jim Mason (Firefall and Poco).


Sunday, June 25
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Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw "folk punk" of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani's restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory. More about Ani Defranco CDs, click here
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Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse
Probably the UK's most highly-regarded roots reggae outfit, Steel Pulse originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, Birmingham, and comprised David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass). However, it is Hinds who, as songwriter, has always been the engine behind Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselves in the Birmingham club scene onwards. Formed in 1975, their debut release, 'Kibudu, Mansetta And Abuku" arrived on the small independent label Dip, and linked the plight of urban black youth with the image of a greater African homeland. They followed it with 'Nyah Love' for Anchor. More about Steel Pulse CDs, click here
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Dan Bern
Dan Bern
Dan Bern is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and painter. His music is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. His song "Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce, and Dan Blues," from the album Smartie Mine, offers a joking take on this influence, presented in the style of a Guthrie or Dylan talking blues song, and containing a spoof of a Dylan song as well.) Bernstein has also toured with Ani DiFranco. He is known for sardonic, literary lyrics, a range of musical styles, and a folk music style paired with rock instrumentation. More about Dan Bern CDs, click here
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Buddy Miller
Buddy Miller
Buddy Miller is a master of many disciplines – but note how all this mastery is ultimately pressed into service. With Your Love and Other Lies (1995), Poison Love (1997), Cruel Moon (1999), the co-billed Buddy and Julie Miller (2001, a 2001 Grammy™ nominee for Best Contemporary Folk Album), Midnight and Lonesome (2002), and his latest, Buddy has created a niche in American music all his own. Buddy Miller’s singularity is in his willingness to subordinate his extravagant technical gifts to a specific program: the creation of a music that is purposefully personal, naturally eccentric, and spiritually substantial. In this way he is to music as someone like Michael Powell is to film or Flannery O’Connor to literature. He is, simply, a thoroughgoing auteur, the only one in country music. More about Buddy Miller CDs, click here

Ticket Prices:

Ticket Packages:
2 Day Tickets (Sat/Sun) - $75 - presale
3 Day Tickets - $85 - presale

Single day tickets:
Friday - $20 - presale
Saturday - $40 - presale
Sunday - $40 - presale
**Ticket prices valid thru May 20**

Camping passes:
Single day passes will be available on site for $20 per day
3 day camping passes - $45

**All camping rates are per site/1 car/2 persons

LINK TO ONLINE TICKET SALES