Wilson &McKee Joined by Jacquie Gipson at La Veta Mercantile
Willson & McKee are two voices with Celtic harp, accordion, Irish bouzouki, guitars, dulcimers, Bodhran, and bagpipes. The duo began making music and touring together in 1990. In the decades since, they have appeared on multiple state Arts Rosters, juried showcases, educational programming and performed in many states on stages ranging from Quonset huts to 1500 seat auditoriums.
Jaquie Gipson, an acoustic guitarist, began playing the guitar at the age of 14. With inspiration from Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Preston Reed and others, Jaquie has developed a style of her own.
She has performed for a wide variety of audiences in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas and California. From music festivals, community events and concerts to music videos. An experienced instructor, Jaquie has taught guitar at Trinidad State Junior College since 1981 and conducts hands on workshops in music stores and college campuses. Her music is being heard on National Public Radio along with local cable television. In 2000 she was awarded Entertainer of the year by the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Jaquie performed on the Main Stage at the 2002 Winter NAMM Show and on the Taylor Guitars Stage at the same show. She has also been endorsed by Pick-Up the World, manufacturer of guitar and instrument pickups. Jaquie has been the opening act for the Trinidaddio Blues Festival since its inception in 1999.