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The Swing Dusters is a multi-piece western swing band based in Taos, New Mexico. Their music harks back to a day when Western Swing music ruled the airwaves and the dance floors.

Their songs are chosen from the classics of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys to Asleep at the Wheel and other classics from the era.  Bandleader and lead vocalist Robert Parsons curates the band’s material to be the best blend of old and new with a nod to simpler times when music was meant to uplift and give a person a solid backbone for dancing.

As Western Swing fiddler Johnny Gimble once said, “You just can’t listen to Western Swing music and stay in a bad mood.”

Swing Dusters is made up of bandleader Robert Parsons (Vocals, Guitar, and Fiddle), Markus Kolber (Bass), Rachel Penn (Fiddle), Melody Romancito (Tenor Banjo and Vocals) Wayne McKenzie (Sax), and Rick Destefano (Keyboards), Ray Vollmer (drums).

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We are thrilled to announce that an expanded version of our tour film, The People's House, was selected to air on New Mexico PBS. The film aired twice on NMPBS's "Colores" segment. To view the enhanced film, you can stream directly from the NMPBS site with this link:

The New Mexico Governor’s Mansion Foundation invites you to take an active role in our stated mission which is, in part, to maintain and furnish the public areas of the Residence and to develop a statewide interest in the Residence.

We are raising funds to this end by selling engraved bricks. For every $100 gift, you have the opportunity to customize a 4”x8” red brick which will be installed in the garden area in the rear lawn of the Mansion.


New Mexico Governor’s Mansion Foundation

PO Box 2121

Santa Fe, NM 87504