Welcome to Bayou Seco.com

Howdy everybody! This is our new website. The gig list is up-to-date - you can find out if we are playing near you. Check out all the photos on the Pictures/Family of Bands Page and Photos from Our Musical Past. You can find info on all of our CDs in the GENERAL STORE.

Also, Here is the link to our facebook page. www.facebook.com/pages/Bayou-Seco/129592610430882

Also check out our Roots and Branches radio show on KURU - 89.1 FM in Silver City, NM and on the web at GMCR.org.  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM every Saturday morning.

Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, BAYOU SECO's roots are deep in the southwest but their branches reach far across the world.

WHAT DO WE DO?
We have collected music from older traditional American musicians for most of our lives and we have learned to play many of their tunes and songs. We have especially focused on Cajun music in SW Louisiana and, since 1980, we have learned from traditional Hispanic, Cowboy, and Tohono O'Odham musicians in New Mexico and Arizona. Both of us play fiddle and guitar and sing. Ken also plays one and three row diatonic accordions, 5-string banjo (fretless and freted), harmonica, and mandolin. We play concerts, dances (where we can teach Spanish Colonial dances from New Mexico and other dances), Art Centers, Schools, Museums, Folk Clubs, Weddings, Wakes, State Fairs and other types of events. For more info on our background, check out the PRESS KIT and read the interview with us by Vic Smith.

Check out the Access All Areas website and the page on us at: www.accessallareas.info/artist_article/29/bayou-seco.htm


Sat - June 4 - Albuquerque Folk Fest. We are on at 10:30 AM for a Double Fiddle Workshop (Cajun) at Workshop 5/indoors and at 1:30 PM at the Unplugged Outlet for a 45 Minute performance.  There are lots of fine performers at this festival including Antontia Apodaca (New Mexican Music), Lone Piñon(fine Mexican Music)(fine Mexican Music) (fine Mexican and New Mexican Music(fine Mexican Music)(fine Mexican Music), Maria and Yhavi (fine Mexican Music), Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum (Buegrass and great duet music and fiddling), The Rebbe's Orkestra (Klezmer and Judaic Music), The Mike and Ruthy Band doing Folk and Americana, and Many more fine musicians and workshops, including one by Steve Cormier at 2:30 covering Cowboy songs. More Info at: abqfolkfest.org  This takes place at the Albuquerque Baloon Museum north of town.

We have started a community radio station for the Silver City, Mimbres and Gila area. We have an office and studio in downtown Silver City and we have been on the air since late December, 2013. Anybody who lives where there is a community radio station will appreciate the many ways it benefits the community. We are also streaming online and you can access the stream at the website below.
Jeanie and I do a trad/folk show on Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - it's called Roots and Branches. You can check out our page on the stations web site at: gmcr.org/category/roots-branches/    It will have some of our past playlists and more info about the show.
We are looking for members and donations. The web site for Gila Mimbres Community Radio is: gmcr.org/   and you can stream the show from there. And, if you are in SW New Mexico we are at KURU 89.1 FM. at the corner of 6th and Bullard, across from the Silver City Co-op.
The web site for donations and memberships is: gmcr.org/support/
Thank you.

BUYING CDS : If you wish to purchase a CD, please go directly to the GENERAL STORE and follow the instructions.  THANK YOU

TO REACH BAYOU SECO:
E-Mail: you can contact us through the CONTACT page on the menu. 

Or at: bayouseco@aol.com
Address: Bayou Seco, PO Box 1393, Silver City, NM 88062 
Tel. 575-534-0298