October 16, 2021 6:00 PM -
Open Space Visitor Center
Eileen & the In-Betweens is a celebrated queer social justice indie folk band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Edible Magazine (late summer 2017 issue) featured frontwoman Eileen Shaughnessy as one of New Mexico's top talented songwriters and in the words of Albuquerque Magazine, "[Eileen] sings with a warm and sunny confidence that makes you believe that however dark things look, there is a path forward to the light." They have released three full-length albums of original music and have been invited to perform their uplifting and soulful music across the U.S. and Canada. Their energetic performances feature diverse instrumentation and leave audiences inspired and enthralled. The band is made up of Albuquerque's finest musicians: Lazarus Letcher on viola, Colin Baillio on pedal steel and keys, Stef Graner on vocals and bass, and Jackie Chacón on drums. Eileen's songwriting draws on the age-old tradition of mobilizing music as a tool for social change in line with the "greats" such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, while her enchanting voice draws comparisons to Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco, and Edie Brickell. Eileen draws sonic inspiration from her Irish-American & Celtic heritage, folk roots, Americana, pop, and world music.