Singer/songwriter Laurie McClain, Sean Healen at SFPX, July 15

Braden Anderson | - July 14, 2011

Concert Party: Featuring Laurie McClain and Sean Healen

Acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter, poet and storyteller, Laurie McClain and local artist Sean Healen are in concert to celebrate Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM) founder and host Alan Hutner’s seventieth birthday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, at the Santa Fe Performance Exchange, La Tienda Center in Eldorado; an intimate coffee-house-like venue. The reception, a mixer with light hors d'oeuvres, starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Seating is limited.

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Hailing from Santa Fe, Alan is one of the longest running radio show hosts in the Southwest, if not the U.S., according to an event press release. Alan is now in his twenty-eighth year on terrestrial radio (KBAC FM, 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe) and has been web-casting globally now for nearly a decade at:

When asked by his co-host and long-time partner, Elizabeth Rose, what he wanted for his birthday, Alan said, after a long pause, “I want Laurie McClain to sing to me, to our friends, to those who know our radio show and any of their friends; a concert-party!”

Laurie’s latest album, "Ascend," garnered a top 20 TRM award last year and precipitated a special TRM interview “Retrospective Series” with Alan, which began airing May 29 and continues weekly. Acclaimed local singer/songwriter Sean Healen, who is fresh off the launch of his newest CD, "Crown of Coal," will open the show.

Look to a fun evening that will fully embrace the audience in authentic, relatable realms of life that Laurie, like all good story tellers spin; of our similar events, tribulations and the heroic journeys we travel in our own lives," said Hutner in a press release. "She invokes a female version of Arlo Guthrie. Laurie’s songs explore the common mysteries of the soul’s journey.” Alan adds, “We may throw in a few surprises on stage, including some of my own private, pot-stirring poetry and transformational readings."