Get Ready to Stomp Your Feet!

By Donna Quathamer

High Desert Rangers

Casa de los Ángeles is proud to feature the music of The High Desert Rangers at this month’s benefit event on Wednesday, October 15, from 4 to 6pm at Casa de la Cuesta. The band was initially formed by banjoist Rob Long (who has since retired to devote his time to art), 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 de Allende.

Music, Munchies, and Margaritas!
Benefit for Casa de los Ángeles
Featuring the music of The High Desert Rangers
Wed, Oct 15, 4-6pm
Casa de la Cuesta,
Cuesta de San Jose 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 families of Casa de los Angeles.

Casa de los Angeles, founded in 2000 as a free daycare for children of single moms serving the San Miguel community’s poorest families, has blossomed into a community center providing medical care, a food bank, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and scholarships, as well as other services. In the spirit of community, Casa de los Angeles families are required to participate in the life of the daycare center by giving one hour of service for each day their child is present. Today, Casa de los Angeles serves 100 children from infants to four years of age, ensuring food is in their bellies, their minds are challenged, bodies are healthy, and there’s a smile on every face. Take some time out to enjoy a delightful afternoon while supporting Casa de los Ángeles!


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