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Rio Chama Music Trip with Boris McCutcheon!

New Mexico River Adventures is extremely lucky to have internationally renowned guitarist, songwriter, Boris McCutcheon and special guest join us for an amazing 3 day journey through the Rio Chama wilderness. We will travel downstream through the majestic canyons of the Rio Chama in the craft of your choice, raft, kayak or stand up paddleboard enjoying the amazing scenery and fun class 2-3 rapids. The upper reaches of the river are well known for gorgeous pine trees lining the banks of the river and spectacular views of the desert cliffs that border this area and that are so famous in many different artists works, such as Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams. The mellow whitewater here affords ample opportunity to take in all of the colors and beauty of the famous canyon. Red, yellow and purple color bands are painted across the desert as the river flows past towering sandstone cliffs. Stopping each day along the way to explore the many interesting side canyons, peaks and trails throughout this special river trip. Each afternoon at camp, enjoy a cold drink as the guides pass around appetizers and prepare a gorgeous dinner and dessert. Afterward, you’ll sit back and enjoy incredible music of Boris McCutcheon with towering pines and sandstone walls as the stage.

In 2007 Boris was voted Best Singer-Songwriter in New Mexico at The New Mexico State Fair. He has also been a twice-finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Music Competition, where he performed live on Mountain Stage and at Lincoln Center. Boris and his songs have been heard at SXSW, The Americana Fest, Folk Alliance, The Moab Folk Festival, The Telluride Troubadour Contest, and in Utrecht, Holland, at the Blue Highways Festival.

Boris has shared the stage with Ryan Adams, Iron and Wine, Frazey Ford, The Gourds, The Handsome Family, Los Lobos, Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage, James McMurtry, Calexico, Jimmy LaFave, Howe Gelb, Stewart Staples, Dan Hicks, Slaid Cleaves, Hayes Carll, Jesse Winchester, etc., and has shared the recording studio with one of his heroes, Taj Mahal. You can hear many of his songs on successful TV and radio dramas such as Cold CaseFriday Night LightsAgents of ShieldSaving GraceHavenRosewood, and most recently on the Peabody-winning Moth Radio Hour. His latest album, I’m Here. Let Me In. is being released in 2017.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind trip offered only by New Mexico River Adventures. Please call us with any questions at all and don’t hesitate to reserve your spot as space is limited and often times fills up quickly.

Trip Type
  • Easy Relaxing
  • Rafting
Nearby Cities
  • Abiquiu
  • Albuquerque
  • Angel Fire
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Rio Chama