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March 18, 2017

Wil Taylor Messengers of Beauty

Wil Taylor Messengers of Beauty

Wil Taylor Messengers of Beauty opens on March 18th, Saturday and will run through May 11th. Welcome back Wil and Kim!  I am looking forward to seeing your work hanging on my walls again. I feel so relaxed and soothed when your art is showing at my place.

 

Start: March 18, 2017
End: May 11, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Eb Eberlein Story Singing

Eb Eberlein Live Music Delectables

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: April 28, 2017
End: April 28, 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

Adara Rae Live Music Delectables Country Pop Indie

Adara

Adara Rae Live Music Delectables Country Pop Indie

Adara Rae Live Music Delectables Country Pop Indie ~ local singer/songwriter with a pop/country feel. At just 18 years of age she has recently signed with Burning House Records out of San Francisco, played in multiple local festivals and events as well as the world-renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas. With her career just kicking off, come down and support Adara Rae as she begins her journey into the music world.

http://www.reverbnation.com/adararae

https://www.facebook.com/AdaraRaeLialios

Young country singer/songwriter born and raised in Tucson Arizona. Playing original songs and covers putting a little bit of a natural twang to whatever comes my way. Whether I’m performing songs of my own or not, I’m always singing from the heart and trying to serve up some country with a modern twist.

Eighteen years ago in Tucson, Arizona I was born “Adara Rae Lialios” and I have spent each year being raised in this wonderful town. I’ve been singing since I could open my mouth, I’ve been writing songs since I learned my ABC’s, and I’ve been playing instruments since I was old enough to hold a guitar on my own. At a young age I developed an overwhelming passion for music as well as a deep admiration for a number of influential musicians.  I wanted to make an impact through lyrics and song the way my musical icons had impacted me. After over a decade of singing and songwriting along with a lot of hard work and faith, I was offered a record deal with Burning House Records in San Fransisco just weeks before my 18th birthday. Now in my 18th year, I’m happily recording and playing my music as often as I can in the hopes of the privilege of having a successful career doing the thing I love most.

Start: April 29, 2017
End: April 29, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Kindred Spirits Live Music Delectables

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits’ music grows from traditional folk, bluegrass and western roots but also, due to its gospel and spiritual influences, is helping to develop and define a new genre of original music called ‘progressive spiritual folk music.’Joyful music from Guy Gabriel, Louise Davis, & John Camm. Our guest trio is Kindred Spirits, playing original music by Guy Gabriel, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica and Percussion; John Camm, Banjo, Harmony Vocals; and Louise Davis, Harmony Vocals and Percussion. Come early and have a delicious dinner–save room for dessert.

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

Stephen Budd Entertains

Stephen Budd Entertains

stephen-buddStephen Budd Entertains us well every time he is here at Delectables. Born in London and raised in Toledo, Ohio, after his parents relocated to the United States for higher education.

 “My wife’s mother was sick with breast cancer. Mostly family brought us here. Most of her sisters were here.”

Day job: Psychotherapist. “I get great subject matter for my music from the stories I hear. The emotional content of the work I do makes for a lot of emotional context in my music. . . . You get a real sense of humanity and a real sense of the struggles of the world.”

How he defines folk music: “I think it’s all looking forward at this point, with an eye on the past. . . . The influence of roots music, blues and Americana mixed with folk, especially in Tucson and the Southwest.”

His musical style: “It’s certainly alternative and new folk with one ear toward traditional folk and rock and roll. But more leaning toward the alternative vein of singer-songwriters like Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zant.”

His musical inspiration: “Lennon, Dylan, Greg Brown, Conor Oberst and people along those lines. Howe Gelb from Tucson and The Go-Betweens from New Zealand. Very melodic and acoustic based.”

What’s on his iPod: “I have 12,000 songs on it. I’m listening to a lot of demos right now for a CD I’m doing. Townes Van Zant, Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, Calexico, some Beatles bootlegs.”  from Tucson.com

 

Start: May 12, 2017
End: May 12, 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 ever

Mothers Day

Mothers Day

Mothers Day is a special day at Delectables and has been for many years. We pay close attention to the special people in our lives that make the world go round. This year on Mothers Day we will feature some new exciting entrees especially for your mom.

Start: May 14, 2017
End: May 14, 2017
Venue: Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Phone: (520) 844-9289
Address:
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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/  

Puca

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
Address:
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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
Address:
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, United States, 85705

Eryn Bent Live Music

Eryn Bent Live Music

Music Makers: Eryn Bent

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Photo courtesy of Eryn Bent.

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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Photo courtesy of Eryn Bent.

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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Photo courtesy of Eryn Bent.

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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https://www.facebook.com/erynbentmusic/

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
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