New Steve Smith and Tim May on tour/ DNA Acoustic Songwriter Intensive in May

February 25, 2016

Dear Friends,

We’re off to a wonderful start of the New Year! Chris spent two soulful weeks in Jan. mixing it up with 31 singers and a great teaching staff at the OperaWorks Winter Intensive at Cal State Northridge. It was opera and so much more, and intensely valuable. Anne is wrangling 3 sections of biology in her spring semester at Clovis Community College plus a passel of private music students. She invites all to join her and the folks at Main Street Music in Ft. Sumner to their music jam every 2nd Friday of the month.

Steve and Tim May continue to record tracks for their upcoming CD. You’ll find more of their high wire acrobatics on bluegrass and jazz numbers with some very beautiful tunes on this project. They’ll be hitting the road Feb. 25 through March 13 with several shows in Texas on their way to a whole bunch in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. See the calendar below for all the information you’ll need to come out and hear these two tear it up!

Registration is now open for our Desert Night Acoustic Music Songwriter Intensive weekend May 20-22. We’ll start with an evening meal and a chance to hear songs from all participants. Let’s just call this an opportunity for an upgrade in your songwriting, and the Black Range Lodge is the perfect place to leave the world behind, do some creative exploring and write! See and go to the link for DNA Music Camps. Enrollment is limited, so make plans soon.

Our tip of the month from Anne is a website called, a free online tool that simplifies our complicated lives. And from our Smoke and Redemption release concert with King Ibu back in December, a couple of tunes via YouTube:

“Murder of Crows”


All Hard Road Trio recordings, Tim and Steve’s first CD, Hard Road big band, and solo projects from Chris and Steve are available at and at our shows. We love having our music in your homes and in your cars.

Thanks for the support and friendship that make all our lives so rich. See you down the road!

Ask the Hard Road Trio about Ellis Mandolins, GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, K and K pickups and Red Eye Preamps. We use them and love em’.

Steve, Chris and Anne

The Hard Road Trio

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