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Soul, Blues and Funk Extravaganza with Hillary Smith and Ron Crowder, featuring Chillhouse!!
June 4 @ 8:00 pm$20
Join Hill and Ron for a very special evening of Soul, Blues and Funk, featuring Chillhouse!!
With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, a classically trained vocal instrument thats a natural wonder, and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric, vocalist Hillary Smith has been electrifying audiences across the United States for more than 30 years.
A native of Hobbs, New Mexico, Hill first made her mark in the 80s with gutsy performances of rockin’ blues and funk, and she’s fronted a number of popular bands in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area over the years. Chief among the early groups was the multi-award-winning Strictly Taboo, whose debut album, Playing with Fire, got heavy rotation on local and international radio. Smith has performed with hONEyhoUSe, Chris Dracup and Soul Kitchen, Hill and the Brethren and the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra.
Ron Crowder is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist. An Albuquerque native, Ron has traveled the world as a touring and recording musician, sharing the stage with acts as diverse as Three Dog Night, The Persuasions and Fantastic Negrito, among many others.
A long-time member of New Mexico’s recording studio elite, Ron is also the owner of InCrowd Productions in Albuquerque, winning numerous awards (eg: Tellys, Silver Microphones, Addys, American Marketing Association, New Mexico Music Awards) as a songwriter, producer, recording engineer and composer.
Featuring Jim Casey, Milo Jaramillo, Glenn Kostur and JD Davis, the members of the ChillHouse band bring years of experience performing professionally in New Mexico and Texas. The band provides an outstanding musical experience, including popular dance music, smooth/contemporary jazz, soul, R&B, and Blues.