In search of the mother he has never known, Billy is flying south on his motorcycle, to her last known address, a side street in Sante Fe, New Mexico. There he encounters as vibrant a cast of characters as the world can offer, including Eliza and her crazy daughter and Consuelo, a beautiful gypsy Latina. Consuelo sings at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame bar. She is waiting for stardom, but Billy cornes along first. When she finally gets her big break, Consuelo avants him to leave with her for Los Angeles. But Billy has still not told Eliza his secret - that he is the baby she deserted twenty years ago. Life is all about chokes and now Billy is faced with the biggest choke of all : Eliza, whom he must know in order to know himself, or Consuelo, the woman he loves more than anyone else in the world.