Romero / Mirabal

Iron Horse

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MEMBERS: Robby Romero / Robert Mirabal

Award Winning Native Rock Recording Artists

Robby Romero & Robert Mirabal

join creative forces

Iron Horse

The first single from the upcoming 2015 self-titled EP

Single available now on iTunes, Amazon and leading music stores

There’s an Iron Horse coming down the track and it’s bringing the people back… Rolling thunder fills the sky wipe your tears let them dry… The longest walk will reunite we’re coming together into the light… Emancipation one nation in celebration all our relation

– Iron Horse lyrics

Iron Horse written by Romero and Mirabal, commemorates The Summer of the Red Willow June 10, 2014, culturally historic name-change of Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park by the Town Of Taos.

“Robby brought me out of the corn fields of the pueblo to join in igniting a collective fire and creating a poetic dialogue,” Mirabal said.  “I was a bit reluctant at first, however as fate may have it… the inevitable Kit Carson name-change provided the artistic momentum for a coming together of our music.”

“When the opportunity presented itself, I suggested that the Town Of Taos change the name of Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park to honor the people of the Red Willow and to bring our people together,” Romero said.  “I made the suggestion to kindle a conversation about one-sided perspectives that are more often then not ‘his-story – not history’… and I’m certain the curtain has fallen on the misconceptions, stereotypes and derogatory names exploited in history books and in sports and POP cultural about Native Peoples.”

About Romero; Founder and leader of the Native Rock band Red Thunder, Robby Romero rose to prominence with the world broadcast of his first music video, Is It Too Late and his designation as a United Nations Ambassador of Youth for the Environment.  Romero’s American Indian stereotype-breaking Free Your Mind public services announcements and music videos broadcast on MTV and VH1 introduced Native Rock music to the music television generation.

From the heart of Indian Country to the main street of the world, Romero has shared the stage with multi-platinum musical artist, from Buffy Sainte-Marie and Carlos Santana to Bonnie Raitt and Cat Stevens, to name a few.  His politicized rockumentary films (including, Who’s Gonna Save You, America’s Last Frontier, Hidden Medicine and Makoce Wakan) broadcast on VH1, Sundance Channel, CBS and SABC Africa, catapulted him into an arena of his own making.  Romero has received multiple awards in acknowledgment of his work from The National Congress Of American Indians and The United Nations to the industry’s prestigious Cable Ace-Award and Gold and Platinum Records.

For more information: www.robbbyromero.com

About Mirabal; Two-time GRAMMY Award winner, Robert Mirabal, lives with his family at the foot of the sacred Taos Mountain in northern New Mexico. Maintaining a traditional life, keeping the centuries-old customs of the Taos Pueblo people, Mirabal has been described as a Native American “Renaissance man & musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, horseman and farmer”. Mirabal travels extensively playing his music all over the world.  “If you live a traditional life you see things differently, spiritually and musically.”

After several recordings highlighting Mirabal’s “exquisitely nuanced flute playing” (as per the New York Times), his 2001 PBS special and CD Music From A Painted Cave brought him national acclaim.  Mirabal has been recently named Recipient of the 2014 New Mexico Governors awards for Excellence in the Arts.

For more information: www.robertmirabal.com

Council changes Kit Carson Park name to ‘right past wrongs’

By J.R. Logan | Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:15 am

In an act town officials are calling a gesture of reconciliation, the Taos Town Council has changed the name of Kit Carson Memorial Park to Red Willow Park… Town manager Rick Bellis told The Taos News Wednesday there would be a ceremony in the coming weeks to formally change the name of the park. Bellis said changing the name would help restore the relationship between the town and Taos Pueblo.

Bellis credited Taos musician Robby Romero with the name “Red Willow,” which was meant to be a neutral alternative. Bellis said the Kit Carson name has been a sticking point as the town works to collaborate with the pueblo on various projects, including events and festivals in the town limits.

Presidential Proclamation — National Native American Heritage Month, 2014 | The White House

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Past Events & Gigs

Date City Venue Country
05/17/17 Taos, New Mexico Taos Center for the Arts United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: 575.758.2052.
07/03/16 Abiquiu, New Mexico Ghost Ranch United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Tour: Dennis Hopper Days
05/14/16 Taos, New Mexico Taos Mesa Brewing United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Dennis Hopper Days Related post.
04/01/16 Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico The Longest Walk United States
Age restrictions: All Ages.
08/22/15 Taos, New Mexico The Michael McCormick Gallery United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 106 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. Venue phone: (575) 758-1372. 2015 INDIAN MARKET CELEBRATION IN TAOS TRIBUTE TO R.C. GORMAN
05/17/15 Taos, New Mexico Old Martina’s Hall United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. DENNIS HOPPER DAY Celebration begins at 6:00 PM at Old Martina’s Hall
Tour: Iron Horse
04/25/15 - 04/26/15 Albuquerque, New Mexico Gathering Of Nations United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: UNM Arena “The Pit”.
04/11/15 El Prado, New Mexico Farmhouse Cafe & Bakery United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 1.575.758.5683. Address: 1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. Venue phone: 575-758-LOVE (5683). Iron Horse Performance & Organic Farm To Table Dinner To Benefit The Organic School Lunch Program & Taos Pueblo Head Start Garden Related post.
Tour: Iron Horse
12/26/14 El Prado, New Mexico Farmhouse Cafe & Bakery United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. Venue phone: 575-758-LOVE (5683).
12/19/14 Taos, New Mexico Taos Center for the Arts United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: 575.758.2052.
11/29/14 Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe Convention Center United States
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
08/23/14 Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico Camel Rock Showroom United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Indian Market 2014 ONE WORLD BEAT

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Taos – May 11, 2016: Even if you’ve never seen the full length of the 1969 film “Easy Rider” or know nothing of its plot, you still likely know its imagery — and as Taoseños begin to polish their motorcycles and … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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IRON HORSE: CHECK OUT DUO ROBBY ROMERO AND ROBERT MARIBBAL AT GATHERING OF NATIONS ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal had crossed paths numerous times over the years. While the two musicians knew each other, it took some time … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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GATHERING OF NATIONS TAOS, NM – Every year during the last weekend in April, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In celebration of culture and tradition, over 500 tribes and … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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ROBERT MIRABAL, ROBBY ROMERO AT THE TCA IN TAOS TAOS, NM – Robert Mirabal’s annual Christmas Concert at the TCA is a Taos tradition. For over a decade, Robert has gifted home grown fans and friends with an evening of story … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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IRON HORSE IS A GREAT SONG! TAOS, NM – “Smart programers know that their listeners want and need exposure to something “different”, something that takes them to a new place while maintaining the familiar elements of a great song. Be … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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TAOS, NM NATIVES MIRABAL & ROMERO COLLABRATE TO RELEASE ‘IRON HORSE’ MICHIGAN – Taos natives and Native Rock recording artists Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal have combined their talents to release a new “alter-Native” single titled, “Iron Horse.” “Iron Horse” … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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“IRON HORSE” BRINGS TWO MAJOR TALENTS TOGETHER! ATLANTA, GA – “Iron Horse” brings a message of unity and hope and features an impeccable pueblo flute solo by Mirabal.  Much like the work of Bob Marley, the songs are brimming with positive … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Title: Taos News

DEBATE OVER KIT CARSON PARK TO CONTINUE  TAOS, NM – “Musician Robby Romero says he suggested the name Red Willow Park to the town, in part, because he wanted to “kindle a conversation about one-sided perceptions that are more often … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Title: Taos News

COUNCIL CHANGES KIT CARSON PARK NAME TO  ‘RIGHT PAST WRONGS’ TAOS, NM – In an act town officials are calling a gesture of reconciliation, the Taos Town Council has changed the name of Kit Carson Memorial Park to Red Willow Park… … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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"Iron Horse is a unique reflection of the many genres of music that thrive in Northern New Mexico – from the traditional Native American flute and soul stirring vocals, to classic rock and Spanish guitar. The fast paced, almost spiritual anthem of the Native American people’s diversity and their potential as a force of nature when they are united is inspirational." - WRUP 98.3 92.7 Real Classic Rock Radio

"Iron Horse brings a message of unity and hope. Much like the work of Bob Marley, the songs are brimming with positive messages and joyful musical collaboration." - Jeff Cook, Coherent Music.

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