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Stable Sessions

Dark Horse Music Collective is an artist support agency promoting exceptional, original music on the Central California Coast. The Stable Sessions were created to bring people together in unique and intimate spaces to experience today's storytellers, musicians and singer-songwriters.

A limited number of tickets will be sold, so we encourage you to buy early.


La Cuesta Ranch

The 1400-acre property is owned by the Miossis—a prominent local ranching family dating back to the early 20th century.

La Cuesta is a working ranch, with Angus cattle, and a stunning barn event venue. Surrounded by old growth oaks, a running stream, picturesque rolling hills and relics everywhere that pay homage to the ranch history, La Cuesta is a special place. You won't want to miss the experience of this music event in such an iconic, natural setting.

A memorable

A not-to-be missed rare opportunity! ✨💫✨La Cuesta Ranch is a CA treasure with its 1400-  acre property and incredible history! The Miossi family has worked hard to keep it protected and authentic and we can hardly wait to share this place with you! Stable Sessions featuring Jeffrey Halford & the Healers, The Susan Ritchie Band and Gary Wooten on August 3rd delivering a killer lineup of ORIGINAL music. Corn hole, horse shoes, giant Jenga, Food & beverages. Giddy Up on this - tickets selling fast.


We know there's lots of live music options.

But are they at a stunning ranch with an invited guest list where everyone is your friend and in on the same secret?

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When Bill Wyman asked Jeffrey Halford to do one of his songs (Mississippi Flyer) 
He replied: “It would be an honor”.

Over the last 30 years, Halford has been touring the country with his band, the Healers. They have played shows with some of music’s most acclaimed artists and songwriters — as well as Halford’s influences — such as Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, George Thorogood, Gregg Allman, Etta James, John Hammond, and Texas Greats Augie Meyers, Guy Clark and Robert Earl Keen. He has six European tours under his belt with his most recent album reaching number one  on the Euro-Americana charts. His latest single "Rhythm of the Rails" is receiving extensive support on both radio & YouTube.

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Her perfectly curated covers may draw you in, but her award-winning originals will cement your faith in the real artistry coming out of the Central CA Coast. Performing soul, blues, rock and folk, ringing with tones of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, Susan Ritchie consistently grows her audience with both her intimate solo acoustic performances, and the uptempo sets backed by her full band of seasoned musicians. An accomplished guitarist, Ritchie’s rhythm and finger-picking styles are at the center of her songwriting and performances.  2X New Times award winner and her new single "Tumbleweed" releases July 15 , the first follow-up to her last album,  Life Is For The Living.

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As a student of guitar for over 40 years, Gary has mastered a specialized sound and performance on an 8-string guitar, a hybrid instrument which combines both elements of a guitar and bass in one. Splitting half the strings to the bass, and the other to guitar, each sound is wired to its own amp, essentially playing the part of two instruments. New fans are awed and old fans have been treated to this phenomenon for the last 5 years as Gary represents both the bassist and guitarist for local award-winning band, Moonshiner Collective. Gary's solo instrumental release "Gary Wooten’s Low Standards, Vol.1" features beloved standards on this exceptional instrument.

La Cuesta Ranch

Since the early 1900s, the Miossi Brothers La Cuesta Ranch has historically provided passage up and through the Cuesta Grade beginning with Chumash trading paths, the El Camino Real mission trails, stagecoach lines, State Hwy 101, Southern Pacific Railway, State water project, public utilities and telecommunications.


The Miossi Brothers were committed to protecting the environment, led by the work of Harold Miossi, whose environmental and planning endeavors included President of Cuesta College, a leading contributor to the SLO County Environmental archives, Chairman of the Saint Lucia chapter of the Sierra Club and board member of the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District. Harold's most stunning environmental success to date has been the prevention of "burying La Cuesta Canyon alive" with plans to build an 8-lane freeway. What started as a lonely battle with Harold opposing the State Highway Department, ended as a concerted effort of supporters from all divisions of the economic, political and social strata of the community joining en masse to thwart this ill-conceived project.


To this day, the Miossi heirs work daily to protect the ranch and keep it in pristine condition.

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