Hoyle Osborne

Hoyle Osborne

Since 1990, Hoyle Osborne has made The Diamond Belle Saloon his home base. He has created a style of entertainment that is a blend of education and raucous fun. In addition to his performances in the Belle, he also performs on the Mississippi River paddle wheel steamboat The Delta Queen and he has had lengthy engagements at La Posada de Albuquerque and the Silverado Country Club in California's Napa Valley. "Osborne is not, specifically, a ragtime stylist, nor is he definitively of the blues, folk, jazz or swing persuasion. He's all of them! His playing rings of Zez Confrey or the young George Gershwin." · San Francisco Examiner "...a lanky 'good time piano man' with...a set of hands that can force a simple set of upright keys to cough up the grandest of crescendos or tease from the ivories melodies light as spring rain."· Chico News & Review "His new CD, recorded on the job, reveals him to be a fine entertainer who knows how to please a crowd and hold their interest while exposing them to some fine classic ragtime amidst the inevitable war-horses and sentimental favorites ..." · The Mississippi Rag Ragtime, boogie-woogie, Harlem stride, blues, Latin-American dance tunes, and original compositions - Hoyle Osborne plays them all. He plays with uninhibited joy and with the grace that comes with mastery of one's craft. He is a consummate entertainer, who has a very natural, relaxed way with an audience. Osborne's compact disc, Live at The Diamond Belle, captures an exciting hour of ragtime and boogie, plus his own thrilling rag, "Shootin' the Rapids," played on the saloon's 1909 Steinway Vertegrand. The disc has been heard on public radio stations across the country. His cassette album Swingcopation contains ragtime numbers, popular songs, and his own compositions "Salamander Shuffle" and "Eutopia." To get information about ordering Hoyle Osborne's discs, tapes, and sheet music of his original ragtime compositions, contact him by e-mail at hosborne@infoway.lib.nm.us; by phone at 505/334-9716; or by mail at 122 North Mesa Verde Avenue, Aztec, NM 87410.

Hoyle Osborne will play in the Diamond Belle starting at around 5:30 pm on the following days:

Monday through Saturday

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