Merlettes are all about the twang. And the musicians: five sassy, up-to-date honky-tonk crackerjacks fronted by vocalist Kristina Jacobsen on rhythm and lapsteel guitars, with fiddle leads (Dair Obenshain), a slap-happy upright bassist (Laura Leach-Devlin), soaring harmonies (Meredith Wilder), and a deep-pocketed drummer (Sharon Eldridge). Featuring the tunes of Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, and Tammy Wynette, along with Jacobsen originals in a classic C&W vein, they’ll have you scorching the sawdust on the dance floor one minute and crying in your beer the next. Their air-tight, high lonesome harmonies captivate the ear and the heart as they celebrate the strength of our connections and the gritty twang of the human spirit.
Sunday 12/04, 2-5, Launchpad, with the UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble; $8 at
the door (21+)
Friday April 14th, Oasis, 2-3 pm
Friday May 5th, Cinco de Mayo! celebration, Obenshain Family orchard
(message for details), 7 pm
Saturday September 16th, Solid Grounds Coffeehouse, 7 pm
Saturday 4/16, Launchpad, with the WesternHers and the UNM Honky Tonk
Ensemble, 2-5 pm (Matinee Show), dance lessons with Susan
Summer shows TBD
Saturday 9/03, Solid Grounds, St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 7
Sunday 11/6, Launchpad (Trio) with UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble
May 21-27: MERLETTES ON TOUR, SARDINIA, ITALY (for additional
dates, message our booking agency at:
email@example.com): POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
July 18, West Fest, 8-11 pm (post-rodeo dance), Mountainair, NM.
September 19, Saturday, February 9th, Solid Grounds Coffeehouse, St.
Stephen's Methodist Church, 7 pm
Saturday, February 9th, Solid Grounds Coffeehouse, St. Stephen's Methodist
Church, 7 pm
Spring/Summer 2018 Shows:
Saturday February 3rd, Solid Grounds, St. Stephens United
Methodist Church, 7:00 pm
Sunday June 17th, Corrales Grower's Market, Corrales, 9 am-noon (The
Annual Tractor Show!)
Friday July 27, 7 pm: Wildlife West Music and Arts Festival; with special
guest Emily Anslover, Edgewood, NM; mainstage
Saturday July 28, 2:30 pm: Wildlife West Music and Arts Festival,
Edgewood, NM; mainstage
Saturday, September 15, 2-3 pm and 7:30-9:30 pm, 44th Annual Southwest
Pickers Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival, Red River, New
Summer 2017 Shows:
Saturday June 3: Albuquerque Folkfest, 11-12 a.m., Jemez Stage (w/ special
guest, Meredith Wilder)
Friday August 18: Oasis, 2-3:30, 3301 Menaul Blvd NE, #18, Albuquerque
"white knuckles" from kristina jacobsen on Vimeo.
Please credit all photos to: Jesse Littlebird Photography.