I just read Sayan Soul Chapter 1 pt 1. I like your style, I found it intriguing, sharp, witty, and sardonically humourous, so good work. I also liked the little details, like the descriptions of the goings on in the kitchen that really establish the setting. I would say be careful about keeping sentences flowing and clear without being too long, a couple of them came over as slightly choppy, but you certainly know how to write.
I don't know many people in the Albuquerque area. I don't get out much, and my friends/family are mostly in northern NM. I'm not terribly familiar with Scottish or Irish music. Scandinavian folk music is good, too. Anyway, it's cool to see NM folks around here!