Michael Hearne and South by Southwest Perform at White Wings - Music to Swing in the New Year in Wimberley!
Michael Hearne and his group perform at the Unity Church of Wimberley on Thursday January 3, 2008. Performance starts at 7:30 PM.

Michael Hearne and South by Southwest bring a kinder, gentler approach to southwestern song. The twang remains, but there's a lilting, "acoustic feel," as Hearn describes it. Whatever it is, it surely makes for great listening.

Michael Hearne
Michael Hearne’s incredibly smooth voice and acoustic guitar style combined with Carmen Acciaioli’s musical mastery of the steel guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, and hammered dulcimer make the sounds. Add the extremely talented Zeke Severenson on stand up and electric bass and you have what people all over the Southwest and beyond call their favorite band.

Michael Hearne’s song writing credits are impressive, penning songs for Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn (Lesson to be Learned from Love) and his New Mexico anthem, "New Mexico Rain” recorded by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, and country music legend, Johnny Rodriguez. His critically acclaimed cd "Sight and Sound”, 11 songs written about 11 different works of art, won seven awards at The New Mexico Music Awards, making him the biggest winner in their history.

Michael Hearne and South By Southwest have played the main stage at The Kerville Folk Festival for the last 5 years, The Larry Joe Taylor Festival for the last 9 years, and the last 7 years at the Tommy Alverson Festival.

The group's home turf is in Taos or Santa Fe, where they always play to a packed house of faithful dancers. Their Sunday night performances at the prestigious Paramount in Santa Fe, NM, have immortalized them as the best Southwestern swing dance band to ever hit the stage. "When people hear our music they are transported to another place and time," says Hearne. "We can play a house concert, corporate party, wedding, or a full fledged dance, and everyone has a smile on their face at the end of the night. We love what we do."

We think you will, too. You can hear them in Wimberley on Thursday, January 8, 2008 at 7:30 PM.