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May 16, 2017

Brigette Lane Art Show

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Start: May 16, 2017
End: June 30, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Puca Live Music Delectables

Puca Live Music Delectables

Púca is the dynamic duo of Dave Firestine and Claire Jamieson Zucker performing the songs and melodies of Ireland and Appalachia, as well as new innovations hot from the press.  Foot stomping instrumental sets feature the fine musicianship of Dave’s energetic, precise mandolin/bouzouki against the rich heartbeat of Claire’s bodhran or her spunky flatfoot clogging rhythms.  Songs, both noble and lusty, hit the heart or the funny bone and will send you off humming and laughing.   http://pucamusic.com/  

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Púca is the mythological Celtic shape shifting horse, with a flowing mane and luminescent golden eyes, who entices humans onto his back for a wild ride. Take a wild musical ride with two of Arizona’s most talented  Celtic musicians who perform as Púca.Púca is the dynamic duo of Dave Firestine and Claire Jamieson Zucker performing the songs and melodies of Ireland and Appalachia, as well as new innovations hot from the press. Dave and Claire take their band name from the Irish mythical beast called a púca. Foot stomping instrumental sets feature the fine musicianship of Dave’s energetic, precise mandolin/bouzouki against the rich heartbeat of Claire’s bodhran or her spunky flatfoot clogging rhythms. Songs, both noble and lusty, hit the heart or the funny bone and will send you off humming and laughing.Modern, Irish, & Old Time Tunes  –  Púca performs them all…Quirky story songs, poignant ballads, & sweet harmoniesThe pair has produced a total of 7 cds with various bands. Veteran performers, they have also been hired as staff for camps and retreats and have taught numerous workshops at festivals. In 2007, Claire won the Tucson Area Musician’s award (Tammie) for “Best Female Vocalist” and Dave won the “Best String Player”. When they were with band, Round the House, they won the Tammie for best traditional ethnic band six times. Dave is also renowned as the Walnut Valley Music Festival Carp Camp “jam meister” in Winfield Kansas.Both of them also lend their talents to Canadian-U.S. contra dance band, STEAM! When In Arizona, they also enjoy playing reunion gigs with bands Round the House, the Privy Tippers, Scallywag and New Potatoes.

 

 

Start: May 26, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705
Cost: no cover

Wally Lawder Live Music

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Wally Lawder Live Music Wally is an award winning performing songwriter with 5 CD’s of original music to his credit. His musical style could best be described as “folk fusion,” integrating many styles and influences into a unique, lyric-driven acoustic sound. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn states that “Wally Lawder is both a romantic and a social critic, and his quiet lyricism heightened by his gifts as a guitarist gives me great pleasure.

Wally Lawder is a collector of stories. He discovers them  in coffee  shops and street corners, casual conversations, in the seemingly  ordinary events of daily life. They have a way of spinning around his  mind and wandering onto notepads. They feed his imagination, and  sometimes end up in his songs… After performing a set at a music  festival, someone came up to him and remarked “You are my favorite  performer here, and I have to say, you write about some of the most  unusual things!”  He was the winner of the 2010 ACLU Southwest NM  songwriting contest, a finalist in the 2009 Tucson Folk Festival  Songwriting Contest and winner of the 2008 Gila River Songwriting  Competition. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn calls him “both a  romantic and a social critic.”

Wally is originally from Kansas, but grew up in Connecticut and lived  several years in the Princeton, NJ area before moving to New Mexico in  2003 and to Tucson, Arizona in 2012. His eclectic life path has led him  to work as a nonprofit catalyst, carpenter, alternative energy  consultant/technician, holistic educator and cognitive therapist, not to  mention a brief, but strangely memorable stint as a waiter in a Karaoke  bar. All of these experiences and more have been inspiration for his  muse.  A musician for many years, he didn’t start writing his own  material until the later 1990’s. “I really took a liking to performers  like John Gorka, Ellis Paul, Patty Larkin, Susan Werner, Bruce Cockburn.  I could relate so much to their songwriting and was inspired to write  my own.” Since that time he has been a prolific songwriter with 5 CDs of  original music including the newly release This Dangerous Life.

Wally often performs solo; he also performs with his New Mexico band The  Raptured Coyotes. Formerly he performed as part of the ensemble Papillon. He looks forward to new possibilities in his new home of  Tucson.

http://www.wallylawder.com/

Start: May 27, 2017
End: May 27, 2017
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, United States, 85705

Leila Lopez Live Music Delectables Fourth Avenue

Leila Lopez Live Music Delectables Fourth Avenue

Leila Lopez has been compared to Ani Difranco and Fiona Apple.  Her original finger picking style and poetic lyrics have captivated listeners both locally and nationally.
Leila grew up in Tucson Arizona, surrounded by a musical family and slowly began to cultivate a passion towards music at an early age.  Encouraged by her family, Leila began to play Guitar when she was eight, and eventually moved on to learn the bass guitar, piano, cello, drums, banjo and mandolin.
Leila’s music was recognized in 2008 during the Tucson Area Music Awards receiving an award for best female vocalist, and again in 2009 winning in both the female vocalist category, as well as an award for best folk artist. In 2010 she won best female vocalist, best songwriter as well as best new release for her newest album Fault Lines.
Leila has been working on a new album and playing out extensively in Tucson and the surrounding area.

Is a gentle, passionate soul whose inner rhythms manifest an assumingly gorgeous grace. In broad sweeping colors of folk, jazz, and Latin influence, Leila’s mellifluous voice, and quiet chords articulate a prayerful, joyful love of life, as if to remind us, “The universe is not made up of atoms, but of music.”

http://leilalopezsongs.com/fr_listenmusicstore.cfm

Buy Leila’s most recent album Fault Lines here

http://www.leilalopezsongs.com

http://www.myspace.com/leilasongs

Leila Lopez

Start: June 2, 2017
End: June 2, 2017
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, United States, 85705

Eb Eberlein Story Singing

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Eb Eberlein Story Singing

Eb Eberlein Story Singing is always a great time. Eb Eberlein can sing a great story. “I don’t abstract a lot and I don’t fictionalize a lot. It’s straight from experience. The Woody Guthrie songs–he’s not making any of that stuff up.” Eberlein isn’t either and his own songs are unschooled in the best way–raw, accessible, real.
-Tucson Weekly

Nine Questions 

What was the first concert you ever saw?

It was the late 1960s. There were chemicals involved. Could’ve been either the Byrds or Jethro Tull. It was probably at Madison Square Garden, and it was definitely pre-Woodstock.

What are you listening to these days?

Jazz, and my kids have me listening to the current Top 40. I like country and singer-songwriter stuff, and everything from Frank Zappa to Mozart. I love Dixieland but also Miles Davis.

What was the first album you owned?

I bought two albums the same day: The Ventures’ Super Psychedelics, and Duane Eddy’s Have “Twangy” Guitar—Will Travel.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don’t get?

Electronica. There’s a reason they don’t call it electronic music.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

I’d like to see Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald do duets. That would blow me away.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

My iPod tells me this is my favorite artist: Enya. She’s my mellow-out, meditative music. I need that a lot.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

“Dusty Old Dust (So Long It’s Been Good to Know Yuh)” by Woody Guthrie, and Enya’s “How Can I Keep From Singing?”

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

J.J. Cale was a major influence, and when I got to open for him, he was a total jerk.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

I have three: The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed, Miles Davis’ A Tribute to Jack Johnson and Enya’sShepherd Moons.

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Start: June 3, 2017
End: June 3, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705
Cost: no cover

Eryn Bent Live Music

Eryn Bent Live Music

Music Makers: Eryn Bent

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Eryn Bent is a singer-songwriter and Montana native who now is based in Albuquerque, NM. She is today’s featured Music Maker.


For my latest album, In the Gray, I took a completely alternate approach to my recording process, as opposed to the full-production, full-band album, Firefly, that was my debut release. In the Gray is a double disc, 31-song LIVE album that we only mixed, so it truly is in the roughest form possible, just in a studio setting. For me, it was a much more vulnerable process, as everything was live, start to finish, so it’s really full of pure emotion and unpolished grit. I love performing live much, MUCH more than going through a long recording process with a band—it’s in the moment, it’s raw and true.

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The shittiest show I ever played, I actually never got to play at all! I got to the venue, and the owners and workers were so intoxicated that they had decided not to open that day and had forgot I was coming. I drove about five hours to get to the venue to kick off the tour, and actually had people that asked about what had happened, as they came by and it appeared closed although my posters were all over the windows. They did pay and feed me, but I was disappointed I didn’t get to play at all. But what a great story, right?

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My last tour was the best I’ve had in the Pacific Northwest by far, but the first in which I had to cancel a gig due to a double booking/communication error between myself and the venue—really, they were quite gracious and offered me another date while I was there, but the last-minute scheduling hassle was a little stressful.

I saw fans at my first Seattle show that I knew from Santa Fe—and then again in Portland two days later. I was so surprised at first, and then SO touched. This was my fourth tour through the Pacific Northwest, and to see people from New Mexico in both Washington and Oregon was comforting and reassuring. I’m such a workaholic, and to see it pay off, even in the littlest of ways, is my fuel.

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I think the best show I ever played was my album release for Firefly, in Santa Fe, May 2014. I played with the nine-piece band, including Jono Manson, and the high I felt from the sound of such a full, rehearsed, talented group of people behind me has been the best experience yet.

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Start: June 9, 2017
End: June 9, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Maury Avenue Live Music

Maury Avenue Live Music

Maury Ave. is an energetic outlaw folk duo from Denver, Colorado.

Singer-songwriter Matthew Dempsey earned his grit playing the streets and venues of St. Louis, Missouri. He performs with incredible passion, and his relatable songs are unique and catchy though genuinely rooted in americana. His voice, sometimes beautiful and smooth, sometimes grainy and tough is always soulful. After a stint as the frontman of the St. Louis- based psychedelic grunge band “Where’s the Chief?”, he soon turned his focus to his solo folk writing which blossomed into “Maury Ave.” Matthew’s lyrics are sprinkled with the classic themes of love, passion, and heartbreak then mixed with a modern flavor all his own.

Raised in a home that appreciated soul, blues, folk, rock, country and pop, Mathew loved many types of music from an early age. He has even dabbled in EDM production. Almost as a backlash to being in the EDM scene, he had a calling to return to the purity of acoustic music

Living in south St. Louis on the street Maury Avenue, Matthew struggled with lost love and paying the rent. Whether at work singing into voice memos or up all night at home, Matthew tirelessly (fueled by beer and cigs of course) wrote the songs of their first album, “AmeriKinda”.

His influences and idols include Gram Parsons, Brandi Carlile, Johnny Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, Father John Misty, Pokey LaFarge, Leon Bridges, The Shins, and The Brothers Reed.

Now settled in Denver Colorado’s burgeoning folk scene, Matthew intends to grow his music and write new material. “The state has an air of freedom,” he says.

Scott Powers, living in Colorado most of his life, compliments Matthew’s infectious hits by laying down the rhythm on the upright double bass. Once they met, there was no turning back as Matthew immediately loved how his songs sounded with a solid acoustic bass line. Scott earned his chops playing with Denver’s own raucous bluegrass/blues band “The Hayward Strangers”. His straight ahead driving sound centers on tone, timing and tastiness and works to balance between knowing when to lay it down hard and when to back off. His influences range from Johnny Cash, Del McCoury, and Steve Earle to The Devil Makes Three and The Wood Brothers.

Together, these guys serve a delicious, modern Americana show that will please any type of music lover.

 

https://www.facebook.com/mauryave/

Start: June 16, 2017
End: June 16, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Mitzi Cowell Live Music Delectables

Mitzi Cowell Live Music Delectables

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Mitzi’s music is intelligent, revealing, imaginative, playful, and spiritually uplifting, with a rhythmic and aesthetic grounding in blues, R&B, and other American roots music, and the high-bar musicianship of a session player. Imagine Lyle Lovett on mushrooms, or Jane Siberry if she were born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and hired the Meters as a rhythm section.

Mitzi originally learned folk-blues finger picking as an adolescent from master Ken Tucker, and honed her electric chops gigging and recording with numerous blues, R&B, classic rock, funk, variety, and original projects. She learned New Orleans-style sensibilities and groove through immersion, gigging and recording in the Crescent City in 1989-90, and brought all it back to the desert to create a style of her own.

Influences? Imagine a blonde-haired, sun-bronzed little girl laying on her back beneath the family’s stereophonic Grundig console taking in a steady aural diet heavy with Big Band swing, Janis Joplin, and Joni Mitchell, and going to sleep at night with an FM transistor radio by her pillow squawking 60s and 70s album-oriented rock. She’s studied formal music theory and structure intensively, and still prioritizes groove, soul, and spirit.

http://www.mitzicowell.com/

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Start: June 17, 2017
End: June 17, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Joyce Luna Concert

Joyce Luna Concert

Joyce Luna Concert  Joyce blends expressive soulful singing with poetic songwriting, a romantic streak, a persistent belief that music can change the world, and a large dollop of whimsy. Based in Tucson AZ, she toured the US as part of a singer/songwriter duo. They sold 10,000 copies of their 2 independently released cds and promptly broke up. After an extended hiatus, Joyce has been wowing the Tucson scene. 2016 will mark her 3rd appearance at the Tucson Folk Festival.

At age 3, Joyce began her performing career singing her mother’s composition “Pledge for Peace.” She sang it as “Pledge for Peas.” Inspired by that early interpretive success, Joyce went on to be the primary songwriter as well as a vocalist/guitarist/dulcimerist in the duo “Justina & Joyce” for a decade. This popular duo independently released 2 albums that sold over 10,000 copies.

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A mutual decision to part ways started Joyce’s journey as a solo performer. While preparing to record her first solo album, the plot takes an unexpected turn. A few months into the launch of her solo career, and just before going into the recording studio, unforeseen back surgeries forced her to take an extended sabbatical from touring and performing. She then took a side trip to graduate school, earning a degree in psychotherapy and specializing in crisis counseling and mediation.

Joyce was born the youngest of 5 children in Bronx, NY. Her musical gifts are genetic: Her mother Raquel, born in Casablanca, Morocco (really) of French and Spanish Jewish parents, was a singer…but “good girls” didn’t go on the stage in those days in that culture, so she became a nurse instead. It took marrying Joyce’s American father Rudy and coming to the U.S. in the 60’s for her mother to find the freedom to express herself. Rudy, born in Pennsylvania to Polish Catholic immigrants, left home at age 14 to escape following his father into the coal mines; instead, he became a boxer whose claim to fame was knocking out Frank Sinatra in a boxing match (really), then he became a welder who worked on many Manhattan skyscrapers. While working on Naval ships in Spain for a time, Rudy was injured. Raquel was his hospital nurse. Their eyes met across a crowded room, they married 6 weeks later, and they proceeded to have 4 kids in 5 years.They did not speak a common language for all that time and got along beautifully. Then they came back to the States, Raquel learned English, and things went a bit downhill from there….

Taking up the family torch (musical, not welding), Joyce blends expressive and soulful singing with poetic sophisticated songwriting, a romantic streak, a persistent belief that music can change the world, and a large dollop of unexpected whimsy. Her foray into behavioral health is not going to waste: her experience as a mental health counselor is proving helpful in dealing with the craziness of the music business.

Reviews of Joyce Luna and of her former duo Justina and Joyce’s 2 cds, “So Strong” & “Rhythms, Rhymes & Tides”:

“The complexity and polish will stand you still and stop you breathing just in order to get a better listen. I found it spellbinding, which I proved by driving through a stop sign (luckily without incident) while listening in my car! Joyce’s lyrics are surface lovely, poetic, yet are generally conveying volumes of underlying story as well…”—Shirley Cottle, Folk_Music

“Using guitar, dulcimer, & remarkable melodies, Joyce creates gentle, stirring & sometimes haunting acoustic folk music…Extraordinary.”—Gene Armstrong, Arizona Daily Star

“…Just about the closest thing to musical nirvana you’re going to encounter in this or any other life, unless you’ve been very, very, good indeed & have a major deity owing you a big favor.”—The Metroland

“Lovely words, sung as if directly from some exceptionally magnificent angelic choir. A magnanimous treat for us mere mortals!!! Highly recommended & NOT TO BE MISSED!”—Stavros Moschopoulos, United Nations FAO CASA Gazette, Rome Italy

“An amazing release… Do yourselves (& your listeners) a favor—this one is a keeper!”—Steve Jerrett, KOPN Radio, Columbia MO

“Once in a blue moon I hear something that stops me dead & leaves me staring dumbly at the speakers like a dog at a whistle. So Strong is a special record. You will not regret owning this.”—Paul Rapp, The Metroland

“This stuff is amazing. [Rhythms, Rhymes and Tides is] very different yet perfect for airplay. I had to catch my breath!”
—Woody Harris, WWGC Radio, Carrollton GA

“[Joyce] possesses exactly what the throngs of angst-mad modern folk singers only crave: originality, wit & style.” —Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen

“A recording filled with gorgeous vocal arrangements, gifted songwriting, & outstanding accompanying players… Listeners who find their way to [Rhythms, Rhymes and Tides] will play it over &over again.— Roberta Schwartz, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

“It’s not just the romantic music… it’s also the sense that [Joyce] still believes when lots of folks have just given up on love, dedication, & equal rights.”—Taylor Caffery, WRKF Radio, Baton Rouge LA

FaceBook Page: Joyce Luna Music

YouTube Channel: Joyce Luna Music

 www.JoyceLunaMusic.com

Start: June 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 23, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Puca Music

Puca Music

Púca Music is the dynamic duo of Dave Firestine and Claire Jamieson Zucker. Songs and tunes from Ireland and Appalachia, plus new music hot off the press. Mandolin, bouzouki, bodhrán, concertina and clogging. The pair has produced a total of 8 cds with various bands. This duo has the chops: Winners of Tucson Area Musician’s award (Tammies) for “Best Female Vocalist” and  “Best String Player” and when with the band “Round the House” they were six time winners of the Best Traditional Ethnic Band award. Veteran performers, they can fill an evening, a stage, a party!  Foot stomping instrumental sets feature the fine musicianship of Dave’s energetic, precise mandolin/bouzouki against the rich heartbeat of Claire’s bodhran.  Songs, both noble and lusty, hit the heart or the funny bone and will send you off humming and laughing.

Claire just can’t seem to stick to one thing – good thing she has a ton of energy and a happy spirit.  She plays bodhrán (Irish drum) with awesome dynamics and tone to accompany Dave’s fast picking. She also adds rhythm with her clog dancing. An accomplished singer, her songs range from the fun tongue twister types to the Irish ballads and Appalachian story songs. Her newest venture is playing the concertina, which gives their tunes a very cool old-world sound. Besides playing with Púca and contradance band STEAM!, she is fine contradance caller, has a passel of workshops she can teach and she is always happiest when a music jam is near on the horizon.

Dave’s cheerful genuine nature spreads across any room he enters. He plays with a driving precise rhythm, specializing in those “grab you” tunes that have unique twists and turns.  Dave plays mandolin, bouzouki, and mandola with Púca and his songs run to the hilarious variety – really!  Besides playing with Púca, STEAM! and the Privy Tippers, he is never far from the nearest jam whether it is Irish, old time, contra – whatever.   He also teaches workshops and music all over the country and is pretty famous as the Carp Camp jam-meister at the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas (just ask anybody). Claire Jamieson Zucker Claire just can’t seem to stick to one thing – good thing she has a ton of energy and a happy spirit.  She plays bodhrán (Irish drum) with awesome dynamics and tone to accompany Dave’s fast picking, and she also adds rhythm with her clog dancing. An accomplished singer, her songs range from the fun tongue twister types to the Irish ballads and Appalachian story songs. Her newest venture is playing the concertina, which gives their tunes a very cool old-world sound. Besides playing with Púca and contradance band STEAM!, she is fine contradance caller, has a passel of workshops she can teach and she is always happiest when a music jam is near on the horizon.

 

 

 

Start: June 30, 2017
End: June 30, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705
Cost: no cover
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