A Tribute to Bill and Bonnie Hearne
See the award-winning documentary film New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill & Bonnie Hearne (Producer/Director Bunee Tomlinson) followed by a full concert with Bill Hearne and nephew Michael Hearne. SPECIAL GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GUEST, ROBERT MIRABAL!
Bill and Bonnie Hearne are true American musical legends. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico for over two decades, these transplanted Texans played together to audiences from Los Angeles to Boston for over thirty years. Bonnie Hearne passed away in 2017 and Bill Hearne continues to play to enthusiastic audiences.
About the film:
New Mexico Rain is a story of the love, tenacity, and talent of Bill and Bonnie Hearne. Bill was legally blind from birth and Bonnie was totally blind, yet they were able to parlay their musical talent into a successful musical career and their love and tenacity into a marriage that stood the test of time. Their unique style of music made them essential acts in the venues around Austin and northern New Mexico. Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keene, Michael Martin Murphey, and others, give glimpses of Bill and Bonnie’s influence on them personally and on this style of music even today.
The evening will begin with the showing of New Mexico Rain, followed by a Q & A with Director/Producer Bunee Tomlinson, Bill Hearne, and Michael Hearne. This will be followed by a full concert with Bill and Michael Hearne.
A free reception with cash bar (limited to 100 people) will be held at The Lensic 6 pm – 7 pm prior to the event. To RSVP, click on the Buy Now button and select the “Concert + Reception” option.
Sponsored by a consortium of community partners:
TOURISM Santa Fe, as part of Santa Fe Music Week
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe New Mexican