The next event will be Monthly program February 27, 2016 at Quay County Fair barn.
Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association (based in Tucumcari, NM in Quay County) is a club of musicians and listeners promoting bluegrass, old time country, Spanish heritage, and gospel music. Our programs are held every month at the Quay County Exhibit Hall (Fair Barn), on the 4th Saturday of every month except October and November at 6 pm. October’s program is on the 3rd Saturday, there is no November program, and December’s program is generally on the 2nd Saturday. See the Events Page for more details. We have a potluck supper every quarter. Admission is free to all programs. Special events may have a donation request.
ENMB & OTMA is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1995 by a group of musicians and listeners interested in preserving bluegrass and old time music. This organization was not formed to be professional but rather to give everyone who likes to play or sing a chance to perform in front of an audience. This club was also formed to be a help to our community and others who need assistance. We do this by doing benefits, concerts, or music programs. We have raised several thousand dollars by holding benefits with cake walks, auctions, music programs, etc. I believe we have held over ten benefits. The ENMB and OTMA also offers college scholarships with limitations.
This organization stays solvent through membership fees, sponsorship fees, and donations from the community. We do not charge fees for our programs or any outside gigs we do. However, we do ask for donations to help us stay in business. Our gas is generally provided by the musicians who travel to the gigs. Our membership fees are $15 per year and sponsorship fees are $60 per year (membership included). Monthly newsletters are sent to our members and sponsors to keep them informed of all our activities.
Please check out our Sponsors Page for direct links to their sites. If you would like to help our organization and join our List of Sponsors, please contact any of our officers listed on the officers page of this web site.
Our Theme Songs:
“Down Yonder and Mountain Dew”
Both were used to signify the combination of Country and Bluegrass. Down Yonder was written by L. Wolf Gilbert in 1921. Mountain Dew composed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1945 and made famous in 1947 by Grandpa Jones . ( Mountain Dew , the soda, was created in 1940 by two brothers.).
“I’ll Fly Away”
It was written by Albert E. Brumley. Copyright 1932.