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Live Music: Dave Payne and Salt Cedar


Dave Payne is a songwriter based in Albuquerque. He performs rock & roll and honky tonk music with his band Salt Cedar.

Dave Payne Will Not Admit Defeat, his breakout album of original tunes performed with a half dozen of NM’s finest musicians, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. The 2018 followup record Salt Cedar is all original tunes again, showcasing his newest batch of songs and the talents of his band: Cory Minefee- bass (Saltine Ramblers), Cheese- drums (Pherkad), Dave Devlin- pedal steel & telecaster electric guitar (Higher Ground).