Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Mark your calendars for this May 5 benefit screening of Bunee Tomlinson’s New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill & Bonnie Hearne! The film will be followed by a FULL SET PERFORMANCE by Bill Hearne!
Join us for this event at the Taos Center for the Arts. The film will start at 5:00 pm followed by Bill’s performance at 6:00 pm. Admission is a $20 donation, plus signed posters for $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking here, or call (575)758-2052.
Proceeds from both this screening and the New Mexico Platinum Music Awards benefit music education initiatives of the New Mexico Music Commission and its Foundation, most notably their Music in the Schools and Art2Art programs.
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 Keen, Michael Martin Murphey, and others, give glimpses of Bill and Bonnie’s influence on them personally and on this style of music even today.