Albuquerque Folk Band

Breaking Blue is a folk band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They write original music and play traditional folk songs with flute rather than the more traditional fiddle. The flute gives the band a celtic sound, while claw hammer banjo lends itself to Old-Time Traditional American Folk Music. The band is fronted by two female vocalists both equally capable of leading the band and have become well known locally for their easy, laid back, and amusing approach to live performances. Percussion and bass add another dimension to the group that will have to tapping your toes and nodding your head to the steady rhythm of even the most beautiful ballad.Breaking Blue has been performing together since 2009. They have released 2 studio albums and 1 live album.

They have been nominated for 9 New Mexico Music Awards and have been grateful to receive two awards for Best Americana Song and Best Folk Song. In addition to the New Mexico Music Awards, the band has also been winners of the Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival Old Time Band Competition and winner of the Albuquerque Folk Festival Band Contest. They are a family friendly band and love being part of events that support local community, church,  and city activities that the whole family can enjoy.

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by Breaking Blue

Breaking Blue's long awaited 3rd album. Titled for the song "Perfidy" based off a true story about a soldier stationed in New Mexico shortly after the civil war.
  1. 1 Buy [Info] Crooked as the Years Go By 02:56
  2. 2 Buy [Info] Nap Time 02:45
  3. 3 Buy [Info] Reflections 03:38
  4. 4 Buy [Info] No Promises 03:43
  5. 5 Buy [Info] Blackest Crow 03:40
  6. 6 Buy [Info] Perfidy 02:44
  7. 7 Buy [Info] Kitchen Girl 02:07
  8. 8 Buy [Info] Were I to Close My Eyes 04:16
  9. 9 Buy [Info] Look On and Cry 02:21
  10. 10 Buy [Info] Big Open 01:08
  11. 11 Buy [Info] The Rest 04:01
  12. 12 Buy [Info] Wayfaring Stranger 03:36
  13. 13 Buy [Info] Every Low Valley 03:51
  14. 14 Buy [Info] Crooked (Reprise) 01:21


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Breaking Blue | Albuquerque Folk Band

Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Community Days: Inspiring Change Sep 20, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For September’s Community Day, the Museum will be transformed into a space for civic engagement. Visitors will have multiple opportunities to envision, discuss and take actions towards the betterment of the community. Music by Breaking Blue, a folk and acoustic band from Albuquerque who bring a fun and light approach to a dynamic range of songs from traditional American folk songs, originals, and select covers.


Benefit for Nepal

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM

Concert for Nepal: Rebuilding Mankhu will feature 4 local bands - Breaking Blue, Goat White, Kevin Herig, and Lost Howlin' Coyotes - on indoor and outdoor stages. All money raised will benefit the Mountain Fund's earthquake relief and rebuilding program. Covenant is partnering with the Mountain Fund to rebuild the towns of Mankhu and Goganpani, Nepal, which were devastated by the earthquake in April.

Suggested donation: $10/person, $15/couple, $25/family; includes hot dog, drink, chips, and cookies.




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Breaking Blue Live at the Isotopes

Isotopes Ball Park, 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM

The 2015 "Live at the Lab" summer music series, will feature local bands of various music genres performing 25-minute pre-game concerts near the Captain's Corner on the concourse inside Isotopes Park. These performances will occur following the end of batting practice after the gates open and before the beginning of pre-game ceremonies on select game days. Although these are expected to be predominately Friday and Saturday dates, other dates may be considered on occasion. All scheduled performances will be considered "weather permitting."

$7- $25


Southwest Coffee and Chocolate Fest

Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Northeast, Albuquerque, NM

The premiere food festival for chocolate, coffee and gourmet foods. March 21st and 22nd at Expo New Mexico

- Adults – $10 - Seniors/Students/Military – $8. (Available at the door only. ID required. Seniors, 65yrs+) - Kids 12 and under – Free



Breaking Blue at Wool Festival

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City of Albuquerque Botanical Gardens, 2601 Central NW, Albuquerque

Watch artisans at work, learn about natural dyes made from plants and follow the process used to turn Navajo Churro sheep wool into sweaters and blankets.

Meet the Navajo Churro sheep that live at the Heritage Farm and learn about how this heritage breed is being preserved. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many fiber arts, including spinning, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking and more.

Admission to Biopark Age limit: All ages



Breaking Blue - Albuquerque Folk Band