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Iron Horse Romero/Mirabal

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Iron Horse will make a special appearance at the 9th Annual SWAIA Winter Indian Market® Festival of Trees reception and benefit auction Thanksgiving weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Iron Horse is led by Award Winning Native Rock Recording Artists Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal. The new Alter-Native single Iron Horse is available now on iTunes, Amazon and other leading music stores worldwide.

Santa Fe Convention Center
November 29, 2014 5-7 PM
Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Iron Horse is the first single from the upcoming self-titled EP to be released in 2015.

Dakota Romero


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Taos Plaza Live

Dakota Romero’s highly anticipated performance with K Bolan and Woman of Taos is the enchanted circle end of summer happening!

Showtime 6 PM Taos Plaza Gazebo, Taos, New Mexico

Dakota Romero is a multicultural performer with world experience.  She has toured the States and Europe sharing the stage with Carlos Santana and her father Robby Romero.

Growing up as my father’s daughter, I was always surrounded by music and culture, its home to me.”  – Dakota Romero

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Robby Romero

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Robert Mirabal

PHOTO: Rima Krisst


IRON HORSE Robby Romero will join Robert Mirabal at the Pueblo of Tesuque Camel Rock Showroom during this years Indian Market.

Saturday Night August 23 – 9:pm

Camel Rock Showroom

Get there new Native Rock single, IRON HORSE now on iTunes, Amazon and music stores worldwide.

Iron Horse (Romero/Mirabal)

Aug 16, 2014 IRON HORSE – Indian Market 2014

Iron HorseRobby Romero will join Robert Mirabal in a live performance at the Santa Fe Band Stand on the Santa Fe, New Mexico Plaza during Indian Market 2014.  The show begins at 7:30 PM.

Taos, New Mexico’s June 10, 2014, historic decision to change the name of Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park brought these two influential musicians together and ignited a national conversation Romero & Mirabal refer to as the “Summer Of The Red Willow”.

To commemorate the “Summer Of The Red Willow” Romero & Mirabal have released a new Native Rock single IRON HORSE, the first single from the upcoming self-titled EP. The single is available now on iTunes, Amazon and music stores worldwide. The EP is scheduled to drop in 2015.

For more information about Santa Fe Band Stand click HERE!

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Iron Horse


A Coming Together

Robby Romero Robert Mirabal

Taos, New Mezxico August 12, 2014: Native Rock recording artists Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal have come together with a new Alter-Native single Iron Horse to drop August 12, 2014, during the Summer Of The Red Willow on iTunes, Amazon and other leading music stores worldwide.

“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.”

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

“When I was a kid living at the Mable Dodge Tony Lujan house in Taos with Dennis Hopper, a host of the most artistic minds of the time would come to visit.  I remember spirited conversations about Kit Carson between those visiting and us Indios, Hispano’s and hippies living in the mystical land of the Red Willow.  Then like now the discussion was impassioned and many had a strong desire for a name-change of the public gathering places named after Kit Carson in the Southwest,”  Romero said.  “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.  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.”

Iron Horse is the first single from the upcoming self-titled EP, Iron Horse on the Indigenous music label, Eagle Thunder Records.  The EP is scheduled to drop in 2015. 

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 (Romero/Mirabal)

Artists Bio’s

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.

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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.

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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.


Romero/Mirabal: Taos Pueblo


Iron Horse

ETE is proud to announce the world debut of the first single IRON HORSE A Coming Together Robby Romero Robert Mirabal on KTAO World Famous Solar Radio July 10, 2014.

There’s an Iron Horse coming down the track… and it’s bringing the people back…

Native Rock recording artists Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal have come together with the new Alter-Native single IRON HORSE to drop during the Summer Of The Red Willow 2014, globally on iTunes, Amazon and other leading music stores.

Romero / Mirabal will be live in the KTAO studio with Paddy Mac in the morning Brad Hockmeyer in the afternoon and on July 21, with Pat Romero on Moccasin Wire.

IRON HORSE is the first single from the upcoming self-titled EP. The EP is scheduled to drop in 2015.

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Rita Rogers

Jun 11, 2014 IN LOVING MEMORY OF RITA ROGERS (1937-2012)


(January 10, 1937 – June 11, 2012)

I dedicate my version of this classic ranchera about a weeping woman to my beautiful Grandmother Ida Mae Aragon aka Rita Rogers. – Dakota Romero

Encouraged and taught by her grandmother, who danced her way into show business in a host of Elvis Presley films, Dakota Romero learned how to sing ranchera music through a song Rita wrote in the style.

Dakota’s La Llorona premiered on 1 November 2013, on the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) a day on which those who have passed are remembered and honored.

We love you! ❤️ ETE Team

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Collages & Bones

Artist Reception 5 -7 pm Saturday May 31, 2014

El Monte Sagrado Bohemian Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

ETE Presents Robert Dean Stockwell art and exhibit hosted at the El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa Bohemian Gallery May 31 – July 14, Taos New Mexico.

Robert Dean Stockwell internationally known as Dean Stockwell, has been celebrated for his illustrious acting career of 94 films, 2 short subjects and 67 television works.  These include Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, Blue Velvet, Paris Texas and Married to the Mob, and other remarkable pieces as well as being a two time Best Actor award winner of the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globes for best Supporting actor.  Lately, Robert Dean Stockwell has been entertaining a different calling and has chosen to showcase this eclectic repertoire of mixed-media artwork in his long-time home of Taos.

“Collages & Bones” showcases an enticing body of work including Stockwell’s unique dice sculptures and eclectic, mind bending collages. The exhibit envelops the viewer by pushing the psyche out of its comfort zone and embracing the magic that powerful art conveys.


El Monte Sagrado Bohemian Gallery 575.737.9840

For more on The Art of Robert Dean Stockwell click HERE 

Blue Velvet Photograph © 1986 De Laurentiis Entertainment Group



ETE Presents “Dennis Hopper Day” Saturday, May 17 Taos, New Mexico with the first annual “Dennis Hopper Day” happening, “Easy Rider Ride”, Party on the Plaza, Screening of Hopper’s counter-culture classic “Easy Rider” and more…

“We the Red Willow People of the Taos Valley recognize May 17th 2014 as Dennis Hopper Day. Our fore fathers let Dennis shoot his film, Easy Rider, in 1968 and he became friends with our Elders and People of the Pueblo. On May 17th, we will recognize Dennis Hopper Day annually.”

– Taos Pueblo Governor, Clyde M. Romero

Dennis Hopper / Easy Rider

Photo: Easy Rider Photographs © 1969 Columbia Pictures

“Our Town is proud to host this important and timely recognition of such a distinguished award-winning artist, actor, director, writer, philanthropist, painter and art collector who called Taos ‘home.’”

– Taos Mayor, Dan Barrone

For more information click HERE

Special Thanks to The Hopper Art Trust
Easy Rider Photograph © 1969 Columbia Pictures
Apocalypse Now Photograph © 1979 Zoetrope Corporation
Robby Romero, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, Eagle Thunder Entertainment


Project Protect Awareness Campaign

ETE recoKTAO logording artist Robby Romero to be interviewed by Brad Hockmeyer, founder of KTAOS 101.9 FM World Famous Solar Radio today at 3:00 PM MST for an International Mother Earth Day special.


Referring to the this day as Mother Earth Day helps to shift the paradigm and creates a deeper understanding about the interrelationship between human beings and the earth our mother.” – Robby Romero

Tune in  HERE

Pick your path of participation HERE

Learn more about Mother Earth Day HERE


Dakota Romero


Dakota has had a busy winter in the studio recording her second single Por un Minuto, working on tracks for her upcoming self titled debut EP and shooting a new music video for her cover of the First Nations singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie classic hit Until It’s Time For You To Go.

The music video for Until It’s Time For You To Go was shot on location in New Mexico with the main location set at Dennis Hopper’s Historic El Cortez Theatre in Ranchos de Taos. “I instantly identified with the song the very first time I heard it at a private event Buffy performed at during Indian Market in Santa Fe.” Dakota said. According to Sainte-Marie, the song “popped into my head while I was falling in love with someone I knew couldn’t stay with me.”

Until It’s Time For You To Go was originally released in 1965 on Sainte-Marie’s album Many a Mile. The song was a UK Top 20 hit for British group The Four Pennies in 1965, a US Top 10 hit for Elvis Presley in 1971 and a US Hot 100 single for Neil Diamond and Andy Williams. The song has also been covered by Willie Nelson, Cher, Jim Croce, Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Paul Anka, Roberta Flack, Eddy Arnold, Helen Reddy and Bobby Darin, to name a few.

Stay in-touch with Dakota at DAKOTAROMERO.COM

Dakota Romero


ETE recording artist Dakota Romero was back in the studio this week working on her new single, POR UN MINUTO  scheduled to drop this year.

POR UN MINUTO  was written by Dakota’s grandmother, Rita Rogers (aka Ida Mae Aragon), adapted by Dakota and produced by Robby Romero. The recording features Oti Ruiz on traditional harp, Thomas Hernandez on Guitar and Vihuela, Jose Carrillo on Guitarron and backing vocals, David Valdez on Trumpet and backing vocals, and Santiago Espinoza on backing vocals.

Stay in-touch with Dakota at DAKOTAROMERO.COM