steve smith, chris sanders and hard road
desert night music

concert calendar

Visit this page often to find the latest performance dates and other appearances. This page will be updated frequently.

Steve Smith, Steve Smith and Hard Road
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Chris teaches Vocal Workshops at Bob Fisher's in Santa Fe
Private lessons also available
Santa Fe
Price: $45
Chris Sanders' Singing Workshops, 2.5 hours, Saturday morning 10 AM and a second time Sunday afternoon 1 PM
Vocal Vitamins - A vocal "tune up" designed to develop greater vibrancy and more freedom of expression in singing. Bring your instrument and a song to sing and we'll find practical and powerful ways to enjoy the music you love - and share it. If time allows, we'll do some harmony singing, too.
Private lessons by arrangement with Bob at Saturday afternoon and Sunday after 4pm.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 7:30 PM
Chris and Steve Duo in Santa Fe
House Concert at Bob Fisher's
Santa Fe, NM
Price: $20
Contact Bob at for reservations, information and directions. Come hear Chris and Steve's distinctive style, honed over 10 years, with old favorites and tunes from Chris' upcoming CD.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 9:00 AM
Steve teaches Mandolin Workshops at Bob Fisher's in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
9:00am - Steve Smith Mandolin Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate) 2hrs. $40.00
Right hand development (including tremolo), chords, rhythm chop plus melody. Also, chords in multi positions/voices and transitions between playing melody and rhythm for Bluegrass and Old-time music.

All styles benefit with a warm up including tremolo, double stops and scales. We'll first learn blues patterns for use in solos and improvisation in standard Bluegrass tunes and other styles. The second half of this workshop will be an introduction to swing chords with a focus on the minor 2 - 5 dominant 7 to 1 (-ii-V7-I). This chord sequence/progression is the most important in swing in jazz music. Transposition and basic theory behind moving to different keys will be applied.
Contact Bob at for reservations and directions
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 12:00 PM
Steve Smith Guitar Workshop at Bob Fisher's in Santa Fe
Private lessons also available

This workshop includes scales, arpeggios, and patterns for soloing and improvisation over Bluegrass and fiddle tunes which also includes Roots and Americana styles. (Many of these ideas translate into Swing and other styles as well.) This will include open and closed position shapes and in-class playing using Standard tunes. Also included, a brief introduction to swing chords and how they relate to more traditional styles.

Please contact Bob at for reservations and scheduling private lessons after 3:00pm.
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 8:00 PM
House Concert in Edgewood NM
The Hard Road Trio
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Potluck dinner at 7:00 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm.
Contact Karen for reservations and directions at
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 7:30 PM
CD Release Concert for Chris' new EP "Rare Bird" and Fundraiser for Peace Lutheran's Music Program
Peace Lutheran Church
1701 Missouri Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Price: $15 donation
Tickets at Peace Lutheran, from Chris and at the door. Contribute in support of the tradition of beautiful music at Peace Lutheran and celebrate the release of Chris' new EP "Rare Bird". CDs will be available at the concert and we'll toast with traditional hot wassail afterward. Bring cookies if you like! Special guests Bob Hull and Steve Helmreich.
Friday, January 9th, 2015 - Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
HCAMP's Winter Acoustic Music CAMP 2015
Mt.Wesley Conference Center
610 Methodist Encampment Rd
Kerrville, TX 78028
Camp runs from Jan 9th to Jan.11th 2015.
Check out early registration.
Tuition: $325 (Early sign up is $275.00 until 12/09/2014)
Instructors include Steve Smith and Billy Bright (Mandolin), Alan Munde (Banjo) Chris Sanders (voice), Eddie Collins (banjo and Guitar) Anne Luna (bass and guitar), Tim Porter (fingerstyle guitar), Dick Walker (Fiddle)
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 8:00 PM
The Musical Chicago
Steve plays in the pit orchestra
El Paso, TX
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 7:00 PM
The Musical Chicago
Steve Plays in the Pit Orchestra
El Paso, TX
Saturday, January 24th, 2015 8:00 PM
House Concert in Las Cruces
High Desert House Concerts
We're happy to be back for our annual event with Trish Cutler. For reservations and information, email Trish at
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 7:30 PM
Tallahassee Fla House Concert
Steve Smith and Tim May
Price: $15.oo donation
Contact Bob at
Sunday, February 8th, 2015 6:30 PM
Tim May an Steve Smith
Music Junction
14856 Main St
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-1181
Also workshops by Tim and Steve at the same location!

Mandolin 1-3pm

Guitar 3-5pm
Friday, February 13th, 2015 6:00 PM
Tim May and Steve Smith
Jensen's Marina
Captiva, Fla
More details soon.
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 8:00 PM
Tim May and Steve Smith
Palm Beach
Details TBA
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 8:00 PM
Tim May and Steve Smith
Fiddlers Green
Austin, Tx
Friday, February 20th, 2015 7:00 PM
Wichita Falls, TX
Steve Smith and Tim May
More details to come.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 8:00 PM
House Concert Steve Smith and Tim May
Dallas, TX
Contact Dennis at

Pot Luck dinner at 6pm Show at 7pm.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 3:00 PM
House Concert in Wheelock Tx
Steve Smith and Tim May
More details very soon.
Friday, March 6th, 2015 7:30 PM
House Concert in Charlottesville, VA
More details soon!
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 8:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library
Wlliamsburg, VA
Sunday, March 8th, 2015 4:00 PM
House Concert in Virginia Beach VA
More details soon.
Friday, March 13th, 2015 8:00 PM
Good Folk Productions
Fayetteville, AR
The Hard Road Trio
More details soon.
Sunday, April 5th, 2015 2:00 PM
St Paul's Church Methodist Church
St. Paul's Sunday Afternoon Series
225 W. Griggs Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
Friday, June 26th, 2015 - Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
The Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
Sturgis, SD
The Hard Road Trio is looking forward to returning to South Dakota and the Black Hills Festival.
Monday, July 13th, 2015 - Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Camp Bluegrass
Steve teaches Mandolin/Anne teaches bass
South Plains College
Levelland, TX
Saturday, July 18th, 2015 7:00 PM
Annual KRWG Fundraiser
Sunday, August 9th, 2015 - Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Colorado Roots Music Camp
Steve teaches mandolin
Divide, CO
Camp runs from August 9th to Aug. 14th.