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Riggs hits Rio Rancho - September 1, 2013


Riggs hits Rio Rancho!  

Café Bella is a coffeehouse without compromise.  Casual but classy.  Cool but comfortable.  Coffee the way God intended it.  The food is locally sourced and so is the music on Friday nights.

Come catch a caffeinated Jason Riggs show!

Café Bella  Sept. 20th 7-9pm

2115 Golf Course Rd. SE #102
Rio Rancho New Mexico 87124

Repuposed, refurnished vintage Americana - August 16, 2013

Jason Riggs will be performing in a corner of NM Verde on Aug. 24 starting at 11am.

NM Verde is a charming shop in Albuquerque's North Valley that sells repurposed, refinished, vintage, antiques and furniture.  Riggs has known the owners for a few years and everyone thought it would be a good idea if he stops by with his guitar during their end of summer event.

Bring some dough, stroll through the store, gaze at one of a kind pieces, and listen to some vintage repurposed, refurnished, recycled Americana tunes.

Sat. 8/24 at 11am

7822 4th Street NW  (SE corner of 4th and Ranchitos)

Village of Los Ranchos, NM  87107




Summer Solstice - June 19, 2013

Otra Vez! Jason plays Albuquerque's most iconic book seller Page One. Hit the books this Saturday June 22nd at 5:30pm. Jason will be the guy in the corner with the guitar between the Lincoln biography section and the 50 Shades darker section.

Riggs at Page One - March 18, 2013

Jason has been invited to play Page One Bookstore's 32nd Anniversary Bash on Saturday, March 23rd.  It will be an all day event with Riggs to perform at 2:00pm.

Page One is located in Albuquerque on the corner of Montgomery and Juan Tabo NE.  Besides being one of Jason's favorite places to hang out, Page One is a city treasure.

Like many singer/songwriters, Jason is an avid follower of literature in all forms.


Garage Sale Show - June 14, 2012

Jason's good friend: I am definitely having a garage sale on Saturday. Can you come play your guitar?

Jase: Uh, sure. Do you really think my songs will help you move product?

Jason's good friend: Yes!!!

Jase: Well...okay. I guess. What time?

Jason's good friend: 8am.

Jason has played dive bars, funeral homes, the lady's lingerie section of a department store, and even a bagel shop! But, this Saturday morning, somewhere in Albuquerque's North Valley, history will be made.  Jason will play his first ever, and most likely final, garage sale show!  So, bring some cash, and man's junk is another man's treasure.

Poetry and Songs! - May 15, 2012

"I'll Drink to That-Spoken Word, Music and More"

May 20th at Tractor Brewery 118 Tulane SE ABQ NM

Jason Riggs joins a veritable who’s who list of Albuquerque’s best poets for an evening of poetry and song.  The event takes place at Tractor Brewery in ABQ’s Knob Hill area and will be hosted by Carlos Contreras.

Riggs will take the stage for a short but sweet set at around 4:15pm.

So, get there early and grab one of Tractor’s award winning brews, and sit back for some testifyin’ and folkafyin’ courtesy of the man with the Pawn Shop Special.

Then, grab another award winning brew and check out some poetry and music with the likes of Levi Romero, Manuel Gonzales, Cathy Arellano, Damian Flores, Jessica Helen Lopez, and more!


Bouncin' off a Satellite 4/13/12 - April 14, 2012


Here's a photo of Jase in action last night.  "Live in the Living Room" M.C. Daniel Snow looks on.  Click on the blog link to get Jason's take on the show.

Satellite Coffee - April 10, 2012


Satellite Coffee is presenting the first of their Live in the Living Room Concert Series featuring singer/songwriter Jason Riggs. LITLR Host Daniel Snow will be interviewing Jason between songs. The evening will be recorded for a podcast to be released on iTunes sometime in the near future.  Grab a cup of your favorite Satellite drink, and be a part of podcasting history, Friday, 4/13 at 8:00pm.


A double shot for March. - March 12, 2012

Riggs has awakened from his winter slumber and is ready to strum.

You get not one, but two chances to catch your friendly neighborhood singer/songwriter in Albuquerque.

Cherry Hills Library, 2pm March 25th.


Page One, 4pm March 31st.

Check out the Calendar for more information.

New Blog Entry - September 4, 2011

Check out Jason's new blog entry entitled "My Life is a Musical Genre."  Just clickety-click on the blog link to your left.  No, no, your other left.


Rockin' in the Library - September 1, 2011

Now is your chance to turn in that long overdue copy of "Moby Dick" and catch a Jason Riggs show at the same time. Jason will be playing two sets in the Cherry Hills amphitheatre at 5:30pm, Sept. 13th.

This is Jason's first outdoor show in a while, but don't worry...should a New Mexico monsoon hit, he'll be movin' it inside faster than you can say Dewey Decimal System.

Check out the Library's cool promo:

July Triple Header - July 9, 2011

It's a triple header folks!!!

Saxbys Coffee is becoming quite the music salon as of late. They have hosted regular performances by the likes of Roger Jameson, Alicia Ultan, Maryse LaPier, and, of course, your local folk rockin' daddy, Jason Riggs.

On Friday, July 22nd, all three will be joining forces for one night only.  Sort of like the Justice Leage of America.   Or the Avengers. Or the Super Friends.

On this night, you'll get Roger's romantic highway ballads of sagebrush Lotharios. You'll be enthralled by Alicia Ultan's charming cosmic folk melodies. And, in the middle of it all, ol' Jason takes the stage for three chords of fury signifying love, loss, death, and pawn shop specials.

Now, the batting order has yet to be determined. All three artists will enter a cage match with the winner getting the headlining slot. (Vegas oddsmakers favor Alicia to win.)

No matter what, this will be quite an evening

Acoustic Summer Luvin' - June 8, 2011

Ah, summer time.  The sunsets last a little longer.  The coffeehouse is open a little later.  Maybe you add a little ice to your latte.  Music fills the warm air, and you get the sense that anything can happen.

Well, put Jason Riggs on a corner stage with Alicia Ultan playing violar, and see what happens.

Jase is returning to Saxbys Coffee on Friday, June 17th at 7:30pm.  Charming singer/songwriter Alicia Ultan will be opening the show.  Her gorgeous melodies and enthralling stage presence are sure to enchant.

So much so, that you can expect Jason to call Alicia back on stage with her viola to join in on his songs.  It is a given!

Where:  Saxbys Coffee


When:  Friday, June 17th @7:30pm

What:  Riggs, w/Ultan.  Lots of highly caffienated folk rock.

Why:  Cause summer's here and the time is right.


Friday Nights Set List - April 17, 2011




Setlist for Saxbys Show Frid. 4/15/11

Run Where You Will

Waiting For You (new song)

Party Girl

This Machine

Best Days (new song)

Almost Home (w/Alicia Ultan on viola and Maryse LaPierre on accordion)

Sunsets (w/Alicia Ultan on viola and Maryse LaPierre on accordion).


New Blog Entry - April 13, 2011

Wonder of wonders.  Jason has a new blog entry after only one year.  Now if we can only get him to put out a new album.  Go to our Blog section and dive right in.

Also, reminder:

Jason Riggs w/special guest Alicia Ultan

Friday April 15th, 2011- 7:30pm

8810 Holly Ave. NE
Albuquerque New Mexico 87111
US 505-828-3757

Jason Riggs and Alicia Ultan hit Saxbys! - April 8, 2011

Jason Riggs w/special guest Alicia Ultan

Friday April 15th, 2011- 7:30pm

8810 Holly Ave. NE
Albuquerque New Mexico 87111
US 505-828-3757


Jason is back at Saxby's Coffee for songs of love, loss, life, and burning that letter instead of mailing it. 

Joing Jason will be the lovely and talented Alicia Ultan.  Alicia will be opening the show with some of her own powerhouse songs.  Then, it is widely rumored, she will join Jase onstage with her legendary viola. 

Hipsters and afficianados will recall that Alicia played viola on Jason's second album, Pawn Shop Special.  Check out Riggs' song "Almost Home" to hear what this lady can do!  And come down to Saxby's on April 15th once your taxes are done.

Acoustic Holiday Throwdown!!! - December 8, 2010

And now, in the spirit of the season, a brief reading from Charles Dickens' immortal classic A Christmas Carol...

"Lead on!" said Scrooge. "Lead on! The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know. Lead on, Spirit!  And make haste for Page One Bookstore in Albuquerque for to hear that charimatic minstrel Jason Riggs."

That's right, Kids.  Jason is back at Page One Bookstore on Friday, Dec. 17th at 7pm.  

Tis the season for an Acoustic Christmas Throwdown!  Riggs has been a real good boy all year and he'll be playing your favorites off his two albums and maybe, just maybe some Christmas songs.  So get your holiday book shopping done early, grab a cup of coffee, and settle in for some pathos ridden tunes by a man who is still upset about being left out of all those reindeer games.





Jason Riggs returns to Saxby's Coffeehouse - October 27, 2010

Catch Jason at Saxby's Coffeehouse on Nov. 5th, 2010 at 7pm.  Jason being your friendly neighborhood singer/songwriter.  Saxby's being your friendly neighborhood coffeehouse.  Grab your latte, tip your barista, find that comfy chair your love, and settle in for a double shot of acoustic americana attitude!  Here's a pic taken right before last week's Page One Gig. 


Indie singer/songwriter at indie bookstore - October 6, 2010


Jason Riggs will be performing at Albuquerque's oldest independent bookstore Page One on Friday, Oct. 22nd at 7:00pm.

Page One is a longtime favorite for Albuquerque booklovers including Jason.

"I'm really excited to finally play a gig at Page One.  I used to hang out there all the time browsing for hours and reading all the music magazines, but never actually making a purchase.  So, I kind of owe them."

Help Jason pay off a spiritual debt to Page One by attending the performance.  And, bring your reading list!  Chances are, Page One has a book for you!

Blogosphereic Gig - February 21, 2010

Angels and ministers of grace defend us...

Jason has a blog and is now on the loose in the blogosphere.

Check it out...

And, check out the Jason Riggs show:

Friday March 5th at 7:00pm

Saxbys Coffee (8810 Holly Avenue NE, ABQ NM 87111 ph: 505-828-3757) 

Back at Saxby's!  Can we just say the music will be cool, the coffee will be hot, and the couches?  Oh so comfortable.

Settle in, sit back, as Jason plays his acoustic tracks.  

Jason briefly discusses the upcoming performance in his first blog entry.  For those who need a little background info, an acoustic coffeehouse performance is kind of like a blog.  Except, the blogger plays guitar and sings.

Tuesday Night Music Club - January 17, 2010

The monthly Tuesday Night Music Club starts up again in 2010!

Wanna crash a pretty exclusive club?

Come down to Yusif's Cafe on Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 7:00pm.

Yusif's is located at 216 Yale Blvd. SE in Albuquerque, NM.  It is one reviewer described as "an undiscovered little gem of a coffeehouse tucked just south of the University of New Mexico. Wi-fi, hot coffee and baklava, and house concerts."

And that's pretty much what you'll see and hear.  Two mini concerts right there in the Yusif's living room.

Grab a cup of hot chai or Arabic coffee, pick up a Middle Eastern dessert, and snuggle on the couch with your baby.  (Or, grab a chair if you are sans baby.  Sorry about that.  The music will help!)

First up, will be the r&b sounds of Amy & Ray.

Amy provides sweet, soulful singing and Ray will put out the sweltering blues guitar stylings.  Between the caffeine and the beat, you will find your foot stompin' and your hands a' clappin'.

Next up, Jason Riggs will pull out his acoustic guitar and harmoncia.  He'll sing some songs and spin some yarns about the good times, the bad times, the really, really bad times, and the times you thought you would just go crazy if you didn't....if you just didn't somehow....someday....just finally break down and....


You got to go to Yusif's at 7pm Jan. 19th to find out! 


Jason and friends at Saxby's 7:00pm on 12/29. - December 27, 2009


Holidays at Yusif's Cafe - December 20, 2009


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009


Yusif's Cafe


216 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque New Mexico 87106

US 505-508-0438


Take a break from the holiday shopping.

Head on down to Yusif's Cafe for the bi-weekly Tuesday Night Music Club featuring bluesy duo Amy & Ray with folk rockin' Jason Riggs.  Show starts at 7:00pm.  Grab some Arabic coffee (or "Americano" if you like), a delectable Middle Eastern pastry, and grab a seat in the 'living room.'  Amy & Ray will delight with Amy's sweet, souful voice and Ray's tasty licks.   Jason Riggs will be puttin' out his songs'n'stories, plus a Christmas tune for your holiday cheer.

Upcoming Shows - November 8, 2009


Upcoming Shows!!!


Jason has two performances coming up in the Duke City Area (That’s Albuquerque for folks outside of New Mexico)


Friday, November 13th, 2009

Saxby's Coffee


8810 Holly Ave. NE
Albuquerque New Mexico 87111

A comfy, casual coffeehouse on the high desert mesa.  Perfect place for some high desert mesa folk music.  Come down for the sound.  Jase will be the dude by the fire place with the microphone and guitar.


Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Yusif's Cafe

Tuesday Night Music Club - 7-9pm

216 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque New Mexico 87106

Jason has been invited back to Yusif's Cafe for a Tuesday Night Music Club performance.

Joining him on the bill, will be bluesy duo 'Amy & Ray.'

Grab a hot pot of Arabic coffee, some delectable desserts, and some rockin' folk'n'blues.


Jason's on Twitter!!! - October 21, 2009

As of right now, ludite singer/songwriter Jason Riggs is on Twitter.

Check it out at:

These are hard times for our country.  Global warming, skyrocketting health insurance rates, recession, and now Miley Cyrus has cancelled her Twitter account.  Jason was reluctant at first.  But Uncle Bingo convinced him that someone had to stand up and fill the vacum left by Ms. Cyrus.

So, get ready for more 'tweets' than the 'rockin' robin.'

Get the latest info on where this sagebrush lothario is playing next.  Be the first to know details of the next release.  And, if none of that interests you, then check out Uncle Bingo's profoundly disturbing details of his day.  (Just kidding.  No we're not.  Yes we are.)


In other news, Jason will be playing a one hour showcase at Yusif's Cafe in Albuquerque, NM.  Go to for more info.


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