Get ready to stomp your feet!

By Donna Quathamer

Casa de los Ángeles is proud to feature the music of The High Desert Rangers at this month’s benefit event on Wednesday, November 20 from 4 to 6pm at Casa de la Cuesta. The band was initially formed in January of this year by banjoist Rob Long, singer/guitarist Wade Ashley, and mandolinist Jon Sievert. They have since been joined by bassist Ron Incontro, fiddler Steve Singer, and, most recently, singer/guitarist Joan Elena Goldberg. All are full-time residents of San Miguel.

Music, Munchies, and Margaritas!
Benefit for Casa de los Ángeles
Featuring the music of The High Desert Rangers
Wed, Nov 20, 4-6pm
Casa de la Cuesta
Cuesta de San José 32
150-peso donation

Despite the band’s classic bluegrass instrumentation, its repertoire extends well beyond the idiom to what has become known as Americana. The American Music Association defines Americana as “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound.”

Our venue, the beautiful bed and breakfast, Casa de la Cuesta, is owned by Heidi and Bill LeVasseur. Come sit in their spacious courtyard and enjoy the live music, free drinks, and delicious appetizers. You can also explore Bill’s collection of authentic Mexican masks at La Otra Cara de México, the world-class mask museum that Bill curates himself! Don’t miss this lovely afternoon and great benefit for the children of Casa de los Angeles!

Casa de los Ángeles was founded in 2000, is a free daycare and safe haven for the children of single mothers who come from the outskirts of town to work, to sell their wares at the mercado or clean houses in San Miguel. Before the center was established these children were often left at home alone, locked in the house. The Casa de los Ángeles family has evolved into a community center where mothers find the support they need to create a better life for their families. Besides childcare, these families receive medical attention, scholarship opportunities, transitional housing, and a food bank, as we form relationships that respect the dignity of each individual.

Take some time out to enjoy a delightful afternoon while supporting Casa de los Ángeles!


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