Interview with Michael Rael Parts 1 & 2

Michael Rael was born in 1950 and raised in Questa , New Mexico. Mr. Rael is the Judge for the village of Questa. Michael started playing music at the age of 13 and has collaborated with a wide variety of Northern New Mexico Musicians. His love for the music shines every time he is on stage.

Interviewee Name: Michael Rael
Interview Date: April 12th, 2021
Interviewer: Chris Arellano
Interview Location: Michael’s office in Questa, New Mexico
Topic covered: Michael’s long history as a local and traveling musician

Listen to Part 1:

Listen to Part 2:

This interview is part of Northern New Mexico Music: Past and Present, a project of the nonprofit, Questa Creative Council, dedicated to strengthening community through arts, culture, history, and education. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts and Taos Community Foundation.

2 thoughts on “Interview with Michael Rael Parts 1 & 2

  1. Listening to you here at home primo. So glad you are doing well and still able to do what you love and have shared with so many. May God continue to bless you with good health.

    Love, Becky

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    1. Thank you, Becky! We’ll make sure to send your message along to Michael! Glad you were able to listen. Please do get in touch if you have memories or stories you would like to share! Best wishes to you! – Claire Coté (Questa Stories co-founder)

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