Music to Our Ears

“Music is what feelings sound like…”

Mattress Mary and the Team at Taos Lifestyle are passionate about all things music and we take great pride in selecting superior audio products for purchase in store and online. Tivoli Audio doesn’t disappoint – they bring music to our ears and yours by creating beautifully designed, simple-to-use, high quality audio products. Why not incorporate Tivoli Audio into your life?

TLS_Albergo StereoThe Music System Three – Portable Hi-Fi System streams your music, has Tivoli’s renowned FM tuner, and lets you enjoy your music for 20+ hours on a single charge with the built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. Whether you’re at the beach, on a boat, in the park, or at home, you can take this compact, lightweight, and rich-sounding music system with you wherever you go!

TLS_Albergo Clock RadioFrustration and confusion free! Tivoli Audio’s Albergo Clock Radio with Bluetooth AM/FM table radio is designed so that anyone can use it with ease. The front panel controls are straightforward and in mere moments you can tune the radio, set the dual alarms, and activate the sleep timer without reaching for the manual. Accessing the Bluetooth wireless technology is equally simple; after the push of a single button, you can pair and connect your smart phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth enabled-device, and begin wirelessly streaming your favorite music to Albergo.

TLS_HeadphonesSearching for the perfect pair of noise cancelling headphones? Look no further than Radio Silenz! Tivoli’s Radio Silenz is the world’s first active noise canceling headphone to employ wood housings instead of plastic. The solid wood ear cups coupled with the high performance 40mm drivers provide excellent sound quality and low resonance, while remaining lightweight and comfortable to wear. The unique “Defeat” button temporarily switches off the noise cancellation and fades down the audio, allowing conversation or announcements to be heard without having to remove the headphones or having to repeatedly switch the noise cancelation off and on again.

Speaking of music, Taos Lifestyle is thrilled to be a part of bringing world class music and arts to Taos, New Mexico! Join us at one of these upcoming events and enjoy the wonders of Taos.

Dogdays2015Dog Days of Summer Benefit Concert
The countdown is on until the Dog Days of Summer VI! Dog Days was founded back in 2010 and our annual benefit concert proudly continues to support the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter here in Taos. Join us on Saturday, August 8th from 5 pm to 10 pm at Taos Mesa Brewing for an evening of incredible music, silent auctions, exciting raffles, and amazing people all coming together for an important cause.

Our impressive lineup includes opening act Out of Nowhere. Elaine Nelson (alto and soprano saxophones and keyboard), Barnaby Hazen (guitar and vocals), Rima Ralff (electric bass), Ray Vollmer (drums), Ron Moore (congas) and Beth Searcey (vocals) make up this talented six piece band who covers everything from Pop to Bossa Nova.

Back by popular demand is Citizen Dan, the 12-piece world-class Steely Dan Tribute Band. Citizen Dan is the culmination of talent, dedication and obsession of a dozen brothers and sisters in groove. Theirs is a shared vision of a world where there is always “gas in the car, you don’t want to call nobody else and there is absolutely no static at all”. Bringing together a world-class line-up of musicians paying homage to the songwriting team of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Citizen Dan performs straight-up Steely Dan arrangements with spot-on accuracy.

Blues_poster10Taos Bluefest
What would life be without a little blues? Taos Bluesfest will be held on Saturday, August 22nd from 2 pm to 11 pm. Taos Bluesfest has assembled an incredible line-up featuring some of the finest blues players in the world.


Walter Trout NOV 2013 TIVOLI, UTRECHT 01We are beyond thrilled that the legendary Walter Trout is officially back and the strings on his fret board are making phenomenal music! Thirteen months ago Walter underwent a life-saving liver transplant. Recently on June 12th, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the esteemed Bluesman took the stage for the first time following the long and difficult path of extensive rehabilitation. Walter Trout’s 2014 release THE BLUES CAME CALLIN’ captures Trout reflecting on his omnipresent thoughts about mortality and his renewed appreciation for being alive. Trout searches his soul on this album and lays it bare allowing the celebration of his career to be infused with new appreciation for life. In Walter Trout’s own words “I am emotionally charged, explosive with feelings, and over the moon excited to re-experience what I love to do – playing for people – engaging them to walk with me through the Blues.”

TLS_Buddy WhittingtonA lifelong Texan, Buddy Whittington ‘entered the arena’ on December 28, 1956, in Fort Worth. He became inspired by his sister’s records of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and, in particular, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton and started playing the electric guitar. At the age of 14 he was already an integral part of the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX music scene and was playing regularly in the clubs along Jacksboro Highway. Immerse yourself in Whittington’s distinctive style of Texas roadhouse blues here at the Taos Bluesfest.

TLS_Nick Shleblen“Slick” Nick Schnebelen is a well-known Kansas City based roots and blues influenced artist. As the former lead guitarist, majority song writer and co-vocalist of the band Trampled Under Foot (their 2013 album, Badlands, reached number one on the US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart), Nick established himself as a heavy weight contender in the Blues, Roots and Americana worlds of music. Nick Schnebelen now has a killer new band continuing his mix of high energy raw blues and Stomp Roots Americana.

TLS_Winter Blues BandThe Cullen Winter Blues Band returns to performing in Taos, N.M. after a 4 year hiatus. They have also performed at most of the regions’ festivals including the Ruidoso Mountain of Blues, Madrid Blues Festival, Trinidaddio Blues, Taos Solarfest as well hundreds of the Southwest’s sleaziest bars, seediest nightclubs and dilapidated dance halls! As a boy of 12, Cullen was fortunate to have befriended Muddy Waters on his tours Cullen’s blues vocation was nurtured by Muddy’s everlasting influence. If you thought no one plays classic Chicago Blues anymore or that there are no more harp trills over barrelhouse piano and thumping bass beats, then you don’t want to miss The Cullen Winter Blues Band’s performance.

TLS_BobAndrewsFor over 47 years Bob Andrews has played keyboards all over the world. He’s played on over 1,000 recordings and has engineered and produced recordings for over 50 artists. Bob grew up in the thick of the 60’s and 70’s British music scene and played keyboards for Nick Lowe, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Brinsley Schwarz and many other bands. Bob’s keyboard gymnastics and high energy performances electrify crowds making him a favorite on stage.

TLS_TaosMesaBrewingTickets for both the Dog Days of Summer and Taos Blues Fest can be purchased in person here at Taos Lifestyle or at Taos Mesa Brewing.

How do you incorporate music into your everyday life? What musician rocks your world? Share below in the comments!

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