Also see Headliners Emeritus & Special Guests for more bios!


Alec Lytle & Them Rounders Saturday 5:00 – La Cocina
Alec Lytle & Them Rounders are from the rural coastal mountains of Northern California. They play original Americana influenced songs that are rich in creative storytelling with each musician supporting the songs with nuance and warmth. The band features acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, three-part harmonies and an old crate. 2019 will see the band releasing a new full length record of more heartfelt story telling and songs to fall in love with.
Alicia Stockman Saturday 3:30 – Church
Alicia Stockman endears her audiences through memories, experiences, and stories. Her songs are intimate moments, meant to draw listeners in and leave them hanging on every word. Strong rhythm guitar, creative yet tasteful phrasing, and soulful sweet vocals bring the experience full circle. The Houston Music Review says she “brings a fresh brave attitude to her music and performances. Her confidence is contagious and her choice of subject matter for her songs show a maturity beyond her years.”
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Amber Norgaard Sunday 2:00 – Jácome Plaza
Described as “Tucson’s folk-rock goddess” (Natural Awakenings), Norgaard is a nurse-turned-musician who uses music as a healing art to foster compassion, spirituality and promote positive social change. Since departing her Alaskan nursing career in 2004 to become a singer/songwriter, she has released six albums, toured nationally, opened for Judy Collins and Kenny Loggins, achieved recognition for her songwriting, and written songs for non-profit organizations and film projects.
Arizona Balalaika Orchestra Saturday 12:00 – Presidio
Celebrating it's 40th year, this group began in 1980 as a small ensemble in the UA Russian Department. It is a spirited, nonprofit community folk orchestra that plays native Slavic instruments and wears colorful costumes. They've toured Arizona and Mexico and are members of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America, which holds conventions in North America and Europe.
The Arnold/Klingenfus Ensemble Sunday 5:30 – Church
We have been regaling audiences at the Folk Festival since 1984 with a combination of quirky covers and hand picked originals. Dick Arnold on guitar Jim Klingenfus on guitar, Bob Benedon on bass and Jim Lipson, percussion.
Arroyo Boyo Band Sunday 2:30 – La Cocina
The Arroyo Boyo Band mixes Americana music with flavorings of Cajun, Tex Mex, Folk and Rock to create a unique Southwestern musical stew that will have you coming back for more.
Bart Ambrose with the Deep Canyon Band Saturday 1:30 – La Cocina
An Arizona native, Bart Ambrose is a singer/songwriter and guitarist living in Tucson. His musical and songwriting career spans playing and writing country, blues, folk, jazz, and rock. His songs have been recorded by several indie artists and he has many songs under publishing contracts as well as placements in film and tv music libraries. He will be performing as part of his trio, known as The Deep Canyon Band. He also has a recently published memoir available on Amazon.
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Bear Sunday 3:00 – Jácome Plaza
Bear has performed for more than 50 years as a solo guitarist. He performs both blues standards and blues infused originals on the acoustic guitar and has opened for Leon Redbone, Leo Kottke and John Prine during his many years on stage.
Bernice Lewis Sunday 3:00 – Court
With four decades as a national touring artist and seven acclaimed CD’s,Singer/Songwriter Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. She is an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service and the Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. She’s had a forty-year daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon. More at
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Big Grin Sunday 2:30 – Jácome Plaza
Tucson native and vocalist Liz Cerepanya and singer-songwriter/guitarist T. Greg Squires join forces to create the musical sensation of Big Grin. Liz's lush vocals and T Greg's expressive guitar dance together in a unique and uplifting blend of homegrown Indie-Folk that will melt your heart and put a smile on your face. Originally formed as a duo, violinist Danny Worms has been adding new layers to their music. Big Grin performs mostly originals all around Southern AZ. Live large, grin big.
Blue Prairie Dogs Sunday 3:30 – La Cocina
The Blue Prairie Dogs play family friendly Western Folk music. Cleverly written original songs are mixed with Western classics, all performed with joyful expertise. Songwriter “Cactus” Dan Oved sings lead and plays guitar and harmonica. Pete Fine plays 12-string lead guitar with speed, taste and humor. Jerry Dean III sparkles on keyboard and vocals. Breathing new life into BPD is The Real John Gary on bass and vocals. CDs are at the Kitchen Store. Go West, folks, Southwest!
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Bob Wilders Saturday 1:00 – Church
Original Americana songwriter / singer. Called a "Tucson Treasure" by some. Catchy tunes that stay with you.
Brett and Janet Dodd Sunday 12:00 – Presidio
Brett and Janet are a Spokane singer-songwriter duo singing tight woven harmonies drawing from Americana, Folk and Bluegrass. Longtime fixtures on the NW bluegrass/folk scene, they have performed at festivals and venues in the NW for over 15 years. Performing on mandolin, guitar, fiddle, accordion and bass, Brett and Janet bring heartfelt harmony to their music.
Brian Berggoetz Band Sunday 5:00 – Jácome Plaza
Brian has been playing acoustic music in Tucson since 1989. He's opened for touring acts including Reverend Horton Heat, Charlie Sexton and Jerry Giddens. He's also played the 1990 SXSW festival in Austin and nightclubs in Tucson, Phoenix, Austin and Sante Fe. He also has played with local artists including recording an album with Stefan George. His songs are about love and Armageddon. The music is infectious and danceable. A high energy band that's sure to get you moving!
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Bright & Childers Band Sunday 4:00 – Presidio
The Bright & Childers Band is back and ready to entertain. B&CB features Nancy Lynn Bright and Hank Childers on vocals and guitar, Dave Lehrman on lead guitar and lap steel, Hoshin Gupta on drums, and Mark Nearing on bass. They do a mix of covers and originals, sometimes quirky, sometimes sweet, with strong harmony vocals, great rhythm, and some tasty guitar licks. A little Tom Waits...a little original swing tune...check it out!
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Bruce J Carlson Saturday 2:30 – Jácome Plaza
Bruce plays folk/Americana music using several different guitars in a finger picking style. His wife Nancy will be singing harmony and Ken Wilcox, an experienced folk musician, will be playing second or "side man" guitar". All three have been singing and playing since the 1970's.Bruce has a Civil War song titled "As Soldiers Lie At Rest" on a three disc album produced in Nashville. See This Is My
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Bryce J. Rogers Saturday 1:30 – Court
Bryce J. Rogers is a performing songwriter, ranging from Folk & Americana to Pop & Rock. Currently recording his third album, Bryce likes to say that music is his best form and communication. He strives with every song and performance to share "musical medicine" (a term made popular by the band Medicine For The People.) Touching on life's heartaches and his own personal growth in this uplifting style of music.
BST Saturday 5:00 – Presidio
Jim Berault is an accomplished songwriter, having written songs for several TV shows. He has opened for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Firefall and others. Powerful vocalist and 2016 Grammy Nominee Leslie Sahlen has sung with Chris Montez, Spanky and Our Gang, the Mamas and Papas, and Lowell George. Tana Threadgill is a 2016 Grammy Nominee vocalist. She started singing as a child with her family's Texas based band, The Threadgills. Special Guests include Ted Reyes and Nathan Frankenberg.
Bunny Kirby Sunday 3:00 – Church
Bunny is a Singer/Songwriter with a passion for sharing her heart with her music.
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Carmina Robles Sunday 12:00 – Church
Carmina Robles is a composer and an indie/folk songwriter from Cd. Obregon, Sonora. She started performing in 2012 as a soloist and with bands at Music Festivals and Cultural Forums in Northwest Mexico like Festival Ortiz Tirado, Alamos, Sonora (2018) and Fiestas del Pitic, Hermosillo, Sonora (2019). She has also performed in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Morelia, Mexico, and Tubac, Bisbee and Tucson, AZ. Her songs show different issues about the emotions, life experiences, and realities
Carol Markstrom Saturday 3:30 – Presidio
Carol Markstrom is an award-winning singer-songwriter who writes of significant people, places, and events of the West including its Native cultures. Two times she received the Western Female Vocalist of the Year Award from the Academy of Western Artists and her last two albums received Album of the Year Awards from the Rural Roots Music Commission. Desert Rose was a finalist for a Native American Music Award with one of its song in the soundtrack of a 2019 documentary, The Indian System
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Celtic Minstrels Sunday 1:30 – Presidio
All members have 20+ years of experience playing Celtic music, Jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes. We play fiddle, Irish tin whistle, Irish wooden flute, Irish drum-(bodhran), and guitar. Tunes we play are either Scottish or Irish, and most are traditional.
Chloe Kimes Sunday 3:30 – Court
Americana singer/songwriter Chloe Kimes defines the next generation of folk-singing troubadours with a restless honesty across her poignant tunes. The young Michigan native has been writing and performing for over a decade and pulls influence from the flourishing Bluegrass/Americana community in her Nashville home, as well as from her backwoods upbringing and Michigan roots. Her sound resonates with the likes of Brandi Carlile, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few.
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Chris Baron Saturday 2:30 – Presidio
Chris Baron plays alt-folk with swagger. His unique style draws you in and shakes your hand. Wide sky melodies and positive moods abound on 2019’s “Habits”, his fourth solo album and foundation for a two-year independent solo tour across North America, chasing the feeling.
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Connie Brannock's Little House of Funk Unplugged Sunday 6:00 – Presidio
WD 40 for the hips! Songs about Tucson, heartbreak, healing and love. Music to make your feet smile!
Dan Levenson and The Cat Mountain Rounders Sunday 1:30 – La Cocina
This high-energy group is known for their Southern Appalachian Old-Time String Band sound and engaging vocal harmonies.  Led by internationally known Dan Levenson (fiddle, clawhammer banjo and vocal) – recipient of an Arizona Master Artist award in 2017 – with musicians Emmy Truckenmiller (fiddle and vocal); John Walkenbach (guitar) and Jerry Weinert (upright, left-handed bass fiddle), they spice up the sound of old time music to rock you head to toe and make you want to listen and dance!
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Dan McCorison and Maria McArthur Sunday 4:30 – Church
Dan McCorison is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He plays often with Maria McArthur, who can hold her own on a variety of instruments, and together they are real crowd pleasers. You're sure to enjoy their music, whether it's about humor or cowboys or poignant memories.
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Darrell Elmer Rodgers Saturday 5:00 – Church
Darrell Elmer Rodgers has been writing and performing songs for decades. He's been called "The Bard of the Baby Boomers"(OK!). His deep voice reminds you of Hoyt Axton while his lyrics bring thoughts of John Prine. This is his 12th year at TFF, 11th year with drummer Michael Parker, and 1st year here with Matt Bruner on bass. This year, the trio will perform a variety of originals so, plan to dance to some "Americana Swing"!
Dash Pocket Sunday 11:00 – La Cocina
Dash Pocket is an Americana band from Tucson Arizona. They play a mix of original songs as well as covers of Johnny Cash, Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Holly among others.
Denise Lane Sunday 1:30 – Court
Denise Lane has been performing in Tucson since 2002. Originally from the Bay Area, her music embodies aspects of folk, blues, old country, and rock. For several years she was the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and principal songwriter for The Spurloafers. More recent endeavors include the formation of the trio The Jane Heirs with fellow singer/songwriters Kristie Cunningham and Kathy Kolmer.
The Determined Luddites Sunday 6:00 – Court
Original songs about dope, guns, beer, and Jesus, at the twilight of democracy. Cool acoustic-nouveau instrumentals and witty stage patter.
Don Armstrong and The Whiskeypalians Saturday 5:00 – Jácome Plaza
Don Armstrong has been called a “Tucson Treasure” and a “consummate songwriter” (Arizona Daily Star). He has played nationwide (as well as Canada & Mexico) and his songs have been sung around the world. He currently records for The Ronstadt Record Company, and is joined by Gary Mackender on accordion, Nick Coventry on fiddle, Slim Rost on bass and T Greg Squires on cajon, as well as the Whiskeyettes: Bekah Rolland, Liz Cerepanya & Sabra Faulk.
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Doug Schmude Sunday 1:30 – Jácome Plaza
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Doug Schmude (Pronounced as to rhyme with moody) spent most of his formative years in Oklahoma and Texas. Currently based out of Southern California, his songs contain vividly drawn characters from all walks of life and stories from ever changing viewpoints. His music is best described as Roots Americana with a dash of blues and rock and is littered with souvenirs of the places he has lived and seen.
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Dry River Band Saturday 5:30 – La Cocina
Based in Tucson, the Dry River Band is comprised of Jim White, vocals and guitar, Hank Childers, vocals and guitar, Dave Lehrman, lap steel and lead guitar, and Mark Nearing, bass. The band got together a couple of years ago and likes to play toe-tappers and ballads alike. We play a combination of originals and covers mostly from Americana, country, and folk artists, new and old.
EarthPicks of Cochise County Saturday 3:00 – Church
The EarthPicks - Liz Lopez and Jeff Sturges- are a Western-Folk-Blues duo who write original songs about the history and natural beauty of Cochise County and other parts of Arizona. With a blend of stringed instruments, harmonica, and vocals, they offer a broad selection of original, traditional, and contemporary tunes. The EarthPicks perform at various festivals and events in Arizona, Utah, and California.
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Eb Eberlein Sunday 1:30 – Church
Songs of the Love of Nature and the Nature of Love. Whether with the band or in solo performance, Eb's repertoire ranges from introspection to joyful abandon. There will be surprises. Catch his radio show, Southwestern Trails, on KXCI and follow on Facebook as he prepares for his first ever summer tour. Phil Anderson (bass), Slim Edelman (leads, rhythm, and vocals) and Shanti Foster (fiddle, mandolin, and vocals) round out the band.
Edie Carey Saturday 12:00 – La Cocina
Carey has been singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and Europe since 1998, performing alongside Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Jonatha Brooke, and Shawn Colvin. She's co-written with and had songs cut by Chely Wright and Shawn Mullins, as well as been a featured artist on PRI’s Mountain Stage. She is currently writing songs for her 10th album due out in 2021.
El Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson Saturday 5:30 – Jácome Plaza
El Mariachi Tapatio, founded in 1991 by Alberto Ranjel Jr., takes pride in its talent and professionalism. They have toured across both oceans and participate in Int’l Mariachi Conferences as both guest artists and instructors. With four professional educators in the ensemble, music education is also an objective, for traditional students and the community at large. El Mariachi Tapatio performs at the highest level of musicianship while communicating its heritage and cultural identity.
Eric Ramsey Saturday 4:30 – Presidio
With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric writes from experience about the human condition - at times sensitive, at times humorous, always thought-provoking. His arrangements and delivery encompass a spectrum of styles from delicate fingerpicking to raucous, bluesy bottleneck slide. Eric lives in Phoenix with his wife, three kids and four (to date) dogs of indeterminate pedigree. He can often be found in his garage, where his family prefers he practice - especially the banjo....
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Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers Sunday 5:30 – La Cocina
Eric is an award-wining songwriter, backed by ex-Sidewinder Bruce Halper, former Gila Bend frontman Loren Dircks and Johnny Zapp, who was knee-deep in the "Tempe Sound" in the late 90's as a hired-gun playing with many of the valley’s soon-to-be national acts. Catch their unique brand of Folk-Rock/Americana at venues throughout the Tucson area, including La Cocina, Catalina Craft Pizza, and every 3rd Wednesday at Monterey Court, or stream them on iTunes, Spotify or Apple Music.
Eugene Boronow Band Sunday 3:00 – Presidio
"Sophisti-Folk" is the genre name given by a friend. (Original music is sometimes difficult to classify). Melodic and relatively mellow music.
The Fallen Stars Saturday 2:00 – Jácome Plaza
The Fallen Stars are an Americana Rock band. Blending their country folk storytelling with the backbone of rock and roll. Often compared to the Civil Wars, The Mastersons as well as Wilco and The Replacements. "Somewhere between the wide-open stretches of Gram Parson's beloved Mojave Desert and the decaying cityscapes frequented by Bruce Springsteen shine the Fallen Stars." ~The Orange County Register
Febbo Fuentes Sunday 1:00 – Jácome Plaza
Febbo Fuentes is an acoustic songwriting duo from Tucson, Arizona. Mark Anthony Febbo is a third-generation Tucsonan whose newest album, Dry River Redemption, will be released in early February 2020. Oscar Fuentes originally hails from Guadalajara, Mexico, but has been living and playing music in Tucson since 2010. Oscar's most recent collection of songs (2018) is called Bajo el Cielo de Arizona.
Freshaire Saturday 4:00 – Church
Freshaire consists of seasoned musicians playing guitar, flute and straight whistle playing and singing Old Timey and Traditional Celtic folk tunes and songs. This is "get up and dance" type music! Come and have some fun with us!!
Gertie and the TO Boyz Sunday 5:00 – Church
“GertieNtheT0.Boyz” is one of the premiere ‘Waila’ Bands playing traditional and new Waila music. All band members are members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. “Tohono O’odham”, abbreviated to “T.O.” in our name, means “Desert People” and “Waila” translates as “Dance”. Waila music includes several varieties of polkas, chote’s (two-steps), Cumbias, Mazurka, and Kwalya, a type of square dance for festivals. The Band consists of Accordion, Saxophone, Violin, Bass, Bajo Sexto, Drums and Percussion.
Greg Morton and Jim Stanley Saturday 6:00 – Court
Greg Morton and Jim Stanley have been singing and playing Bluegrass Music together for 15 years. Holding down a steady every Friday at La Cocina for over 9 years. Greg Morton has performed with such artists as Randal Morton, Mark O'Connor, The Don Ho Show, Chet Atkins, John Hartford and Bill Monroe. Bassist Jim Stanley has his roots in Rock, Country, Jazz and Bluegrass Music. Together, Greg and Jim deliver a very exciting and entertaining world class show!
Hank Cramer III Sunday 4:30 – Presidio
Hank Cramer III is a fulltime traveling folksinger from the Pacific Northwest. His roots are in southern Arizona, where he worked underground at the San Manuel copper mine, earned a degree from the U of A, and served with the Army at Fort Huachuca. Over the course of his career he has released 22 CDs, and recorded several movie soundtracks. In 2011 he earned the prestigious Humanities Washington award, presented to one performer each year for excellence in the arts.
Harmony and Brad Saturday 1:00 – Court
Harmony and Brad are a high energy acoustic rock duo. Often dubbed “Optimist Rock”, Harmony and Brad play over 120 shows a year in the USA and Europe. The duo have released 2 CDs and has been receiving worldwide radio play.
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The Haymarket Squares Sunday 3:30 – Presidio
The Haymarket Squares are Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass, where righteous anger and wry humor meet 4-part harmonies and bluegrass instruments for a moshpit hoedown!
High Desert Band Saturday 4:00 – Jácome Plaza
High Desert has been playing all around Tucson for 15 years including many Tucson Folk Festivals. The band is: Don Hughes, lead vocal and guitar, John June vocals and bass and Larry Lashbrook vocals, guitar and banjo. The music is eclectic with lots of Johnny Cash, the Kingston Trio and Eagles in the mix.
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High Lonesome Saturday 2:00 – Presidio
4 men with very different backgrounds sharing a love for Mountain Music were gathered together in Tucson Arizona to form the bluegrass group "High Lonesome". There is almost 200 years of musical legacy in our group stemming from the hills of Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and New York.
Humor & Heart Sunday 12:00 – Court
Mark Iler (Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals) is a talented Singer/Songwriter, Performer & MC, Jess McKeegan (Guitar, Mandolin & Irish Whistle) is a talented Singer, Performer & Musician and Julie Bennett (Percussion) is an accomplished Percussionist. Together they form Humor & Heart: a Trio from Olympia, WA who performs (Mostly) all over the Northwest. From Originals and Classic Pop & Rock to Trop-Rock (Think Jimmy Buffett), they play music that will have you Singing & Dancing & Smiling!
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Ice-9 Saturday 4:00 – La Cocina
Ice-9 is a trio featuring the songs of Michael Tanzillo, Richards' distinctive harmonica playing and the stellar bass stylings of Slim Rost. They play a mix of country, blues, folk and swing, making for a musical style all their own. Some may call it Americana.
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Ismael Barajas and Tu Son Saturday 6:00 – Presidio
Ismael Barajas is a formally trained Latin / Classical and Flamenco guitarist. A U of A School of Music grad, he taught guitar in the Tucson schools and at U of A, as well as performing across the US and Mexico. With his five piece Band Tu-Son, they blend Salsa, Jazz, Bossa-Nova, Classical, Flamenco and Mexican folk music. Ismael and Tu-Son won a Tammie in 1995 for Best Latin Jazz Band and he was inducted to the Tucson Musicians Hall of Fame in 2008.
Jane Fallon Sunday 12:30 – Court
The audience is drawn in by smooth, rich vocals and smooth fingerpicking. As the show progresses they notice the subtle interplay of words in the songwriting. Expect to laugh, expect to cry, expect to be entertained. “She’s smart, she’s classy, she lights up the room” Michael Moran, Amazing Things Arts Center.
The Jane Heirs Saturday 3:00 – Court
Solo singer-songwriters Denise Lane, Kristie Cunningham, and Kathy Kolmer have joined forces to bring you goosebump-inducing 3 part harmonies, and the occasional wicked tambourine solo.
Jason Stone Saturday 3:30 – La Cocina
Jason Stone has spent most of his life with a guitar in his hand, either writing original songs or covering classic country songs of the primal Honky-Tonk era. His original songs bound from the humorous to the insightful state of the human condition – heartbreak, loneliness, joy and redemption. Having partnered with Dan Sorenson and Ric Volante in performance and on one CD, Jason continues to compose eclectic Americana songs for your entertainment.
Jaspar Lepak Sunday 2:30 – Court
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. “You’ll find more than enough beauty and original charm to make you a fan.” ~ Rolling Stone South Africa
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JC & Laney Saturday 3:30 – Jácome Plaza
Hi energy veteran AZ Americana Rockers & Balladeers - JC Scott, acoustic guitar/vocals & Laney Greynolds, vocals. 10th year here at TFF. 2 Songs & Last CD in 1st round ballot for 58th 2016 Grammy Awards. Shows filled with entertaining playful banter, unmistakable harmonies, memorable toe tapping & heart throbbing original songs running the gamut between folk, blues, pop, rock & comedy. 7 CDs released since 2010. Hear them on Pandora, Spotify, iheart, & NPR or live today. www.
JC Scott Saturday 1:30 – Jácome Plaza
JC Scott composer/singer/guitarist from Long Island, NY cut his teeth in the Classic Rock Era. As a 10 year veteran of TFF he is best known for his original songs unique guitar strums running bass lines & counter melodies often mistaken for sounding like 2 guitars. Releasing 5 solo cds 1990-2009 & 7 more as JC & Laney 2010-present. he has played in bands, acappella to rock all his life & with musicians from Arlo Guthrie, Chuck Berry , Lindsay Buckingham, Kenny Loggins & Weird Al.
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Jim Hogan Saturday 2:30 – La Cocina
Jim’s has sung with Sons of Orpheus and The Moonstruck Coyotes and released 3 CDs of original music: “Home in Arizona,” in 2003, “When I Pick Up My Guitar,” in 2007 and “Thanksgiving thru New Year’s,” in 2011. In 2010 Jim took second place in the “17th Street Idol” songwriting competition and was among ten finalists in the 2012 Tucson Folk Festival’s songwriting competition. Jim teaches real estate, writes music, and most importantly spends time with his grandson, Mateo.
Jim Pipkin Saturday 2:30 – Court
Jim Pipkin has been researching, writing and performing Western story songs for over thirty years. Delivered with blistering flatpicking or distinctive Sandhills fingerpicking styles, his songs travel from Tornado Alley in Oklahoma to the haunted canyons of Hopi Country, with stops in between to visit cowboys, miners, and even the occasional stagecoach robber. Jim's recordings receive regular airplay worldwide, from London's Shoreditch Radio to Prescott's Folk Sessions Live.
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JoAnn & Monte Sunday 4:30 – Jácome Plaza
JoAnn & Monte play original Americana music written over their 43 years together as a singer/songwriter team. Their soaring harmonies, heartfelt and touching lyrics have touched audiences from all over the world. Alaska's favorite duo for many years, JoAnn & Monte moved to Tucson last spring just in time to volunteer for and attend last year's festival and they knew they had to be a part of this wonderful sharing of music.
John Coinman Band Saturday 6:00 – Church
John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has recorded six solo albums and had numerous songs in films and on television. His latest album Under The Sun was released in 2019. John is the bandleader for Kevin Costner & Modern West (KCMW) and he was the Music Supervisor for the film Dances With Wolves.. He has been touring with KCMW since 2006 and has recorded 5 albums of original songs with the band including the companion CD to the award winning miniseries Hatfields And McCoys.
John Keeney Sunday 5:30 – Court
I love to sing songs of all kinds, especially folk songs at times like these; and when I sing I like to feel that I and everyone around me are sharing something secret and fascinating, and that the space between us disappears.
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John McGill with Whiskey and Honey Saturday 5:30 – Church
"Part folk, part rock and all truth.” John & Sally McGill with John Hanson bring songs rooted in gospel, blues and country. Combining haunting harmonies with soulful melodies and guitar, the perfect combination of sweet comfort and the truth – Whiskey & Honey
Joyce Luna Trio Saturday 2:30 – Church
Joyce Luna blends gorgeous soulful singing w/poetic, lovely, thought-provoking & humorous songwriting. Today she's joined by Mike Markowitz (mandolin, guitar) & Jim Lipson (cajon). Her album Every Road We Take, co-produced by Ryanhood’s Ryan Green, was released to glowing reviews & is played on major folk radio shows worldwide. Ron Cooke of KTAL-FM (New Mexico) says: "Joyce Luna writes & sings songs with an authenticity & honesty that are all too rare. This is music that should be heard. Listen!
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Just Najima Saturday 4:30 – Jácome Plaza
Just Najima combines traditional country blue with moody, southwestern soul to create a evocative sound that will give voice to your breaking heart. Named for singer and native Tucsonan, Najima Rainey, Just Najima, brings a modern urgency to traditional music perfect for these troubled times. Her powerful vocals will grab your attention and wrap you in dreams of the lonesome desert.
Kevin Pakulis and his Band Sunday 6:30 – Jácome Plaza
Kevin Pakulis is a former Tucson Folk Festival Local Headliner and an award winning songwriter. His music is best described as 'Americana', the no mans land where country, folk, rock, and blues converge. No Depression Magazine wrote of Kevin's music...'the best of a genre'. Kevin will be performing with his seasoned 5 piece band, playing new music from his latest LP Holliday as well as some old faves from his past 5 albums.
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Kristie Cunningham Saturday 12:30 – Court
Singer. Songwriter. Snappy Dresser. Smart Aleck. Kristie Cunningham performs a mix of genre-crossing originals and covers at regional folk festivals, porch fests, benefits, and venues in and around Tucson, AZ, solo and as part of her duo, The Shameless Flirts, and trio, The Jane Heirs.
LaJayde Saturday 1:30 – Church
Lamont Arthur, long time local piano man teams up with the unique vocal stylings of Tucson transplant Krystil Jayde to make Great. Music. Period. From classic Motown, to London's Underground Soul, interwoven with thoughtful originals...We Duet Differently.
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Larry Armstrong & CopperMoon Sunday 4:00 – La Cocina
CopperMoon has been playing in and around Tucson since the mid 1980s. A typical set features an Americana mix of classic country and singer/songwriter material with emphasis on original tunes by Larry Armstrong. CopperMoon consists of Larry Armstrong (guitar & vocals), Kathy Armstrong (vocals), Sam Sawyer (bass & vocals) and John Jensen (lead guitar/mandolin).
Lauren Lawson & Toby Slade Sunday 2:30 – Church
Lauren Lawson and Toby Slade are an acoustic singer songwriter duo. Their sound combines Folk, Pop and some hints of Rock music. Lauren's sounds have been compared to Colbie Caillat. Toby has been compared to the sounds of Johnnyswim.
Leila Lopez Saturday 4:30 – La Cocina
Tucson grown folksy guitar songstress serving up tunes to Tucson and beyond for 15 years.
Lewis, James & Charles Saturday 12:30 – La Cocina
A trio of multi-instrumentalist vocalists, covering a wide range of material from country-blues to spirituals to traditional folk. Regulars at the Tucson, Flagstaff and Prescott Folk Festivals, Lewis, James and Charles were all members of the original French Quarter String Band. They have recently regrouped, forming this new, Tucson-based trio.
Lexi Weege Saturday 12:00 – Church
The female performing artist has long been objectified, controlled, censored, restrained. This is what Lexi Weege refuses to be. Her music is passionate, alive, awakened; the narrative of a woman unashamed of her desires and unafraid to seize control. Weege conjures up decadent scenes of the roaring twenties with her stellar voice and old time compositions.
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Linda Lou & the Desert Drifters Saturday 3:00 – La Cocina
We play a mix of Western, Folk, Bluegrass and Contemporary--Seasoned performers include "Arizona Slim" Tim Barrett on fiddle, Ed Davenport on bass and John Jensen playing mandolin.
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Lindsay White Sunday 2:00 – La Cocina
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll call your therapist. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Ani DiFranco, Lindsay White's songwriting has earned recognition from Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, and American Songwriter. Her latest record debuted #2 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts, was named #1 Album of the Year by Global Texan Chronicles, and earned her the 2018 San Diego Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter.
Lizard Rock Ramblers Sunday 2:30 – Presidio
The members in this bluegrass/new grass quintet come from states/countries all over the planet. One hails from Alaska, another from Hawaii, add an Englishman and a midwesterner (Wisconsin) and finally our youngster from Brooklyn. Somehow we circumstantially found one another in Tucson, Arizona in 2017. Thus the name Lizard Rock Ramblers. Our music wanders from traditional bluegrass, to "bluegrassing up" popular songs from the 60's and 70's, to traditional English/Irish old time pub music
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Lola and Her Friends Sunday 4:00 – Church
Linda Shenk "Lola" has been singing professionally off and on since college, as an individual performer and as a singer in a variety of swing, Celtic and folk bands. Lola and Her Friends is a group of talented musicians performing in the swing, jazz and blues styles. Frank Daley is on guitar; Andrea "Ruby" Hoag is on violin; Roger Sperline is on clarinet, and (sometimes!) Evan Dain joins in on bass.
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The Lost Earbuds Sunday 4:00 – Jácome Plaza
Annie Sorrells and Jerry Green are Phoenix-based singer-songwriters that have a passion for well-crafted, meaningful songs. You can expect The Lost Earbuds to deliver an uplifting performance that will touch your heart and make you smile. You may find yourself singing along to one of your favorite ballads, or maybe even one of their many memorable original songs.
Lost Hombres Sunday 12:30 – La Cocina
Lost Hombres is a 4 piece acoustic band featuring Gig Sparks (Milo) on fiddle Joel Dvoskin on Bass, Joe Reighley on guitar and banjo, Slim Edelman on guitar, mandolin, dobro, (Occasionally on fiddle, banjo or bass). We play Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Swing, older Rock'n Roll and standards from many genres. Slim is a Tucson Musicians Museum inductee. The band members have known each other for many years and played with each other in bands. We're seen every Friday an Hifalutin on Oracle Rd.
MacDougal Street West: A Peter, Paul & Mary Experience Sunday 3:30 – Jácome Plaza
MacDougal Street West: A Peter, Paul & Mary Experience, brings the Greenwich Village folk scene to life in their stirring tribute to the songs and stylings of the premiere practitioners of the beloved genre, PETER, PAUL & MARY. Whether singing the PP&M hits or helping new friends discover little known gems, MacDougal Street West never miss the mark or fail to touch the heart with their vocals and musicianship.
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Mamma Coal Saturday 2:00 – Court
Carra "Mamma Coal" Stasney is a singer-songwriter steeped in the traditional sounds of country and roots music. She has been playing and writing for over 20 years. Whether leading a six piece band, or playing a solo set, she brings her full soul and spirit to each song. Heavily influenced by Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams.
Mark Tomeo: Slides & Whispers Sunday 11:30 – Court
Mark Tomeo is a Grammy-nominated musician who has developed a technique of singing while accompanying himself playing traditional country/bluegrass style resophonic guitar with a steel bar. Calling it Dobro & Lyrics, the songs range from country, blues and folk to Americana-tinged pop along with original compositions. In a world of guitar strummers, banjo frailers and fiddlers, singing while playing dobro instead of an acoustic guitar makes this style unique as far as I know.
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Marty Province Sunday 12:30 – Presidio
For almost 40 years, Marty Province (and his banjo, guitars and authoharp) has entertained audiences of all ages with stories, topical music, comedy, and children’s songs. Drawing from artists such as Pete Seeger, Harry Chapin, Holly Near, Fred Small, Mike Cross, Bryan Bowers, John McCutcheon, and others, he sings for groups of all ages, and has been well received in coffee houses, churches, schools, kindergartens, and large concert halls and in locations from NC to CO, AZ to WA, and CA to IA.
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Matt and Rebekah Rolland Saturday 5:30 – Presidio
Matt and Rebekah Rolland have garnered national recognition as performers, songwriters, and founders of the Americana group, Run Boy Run, winners of the 2011 Telluride Band Competition. Rebekah's first solo project, 2018's Seed & Silo, co-produced by Matt and Rebekah, speaks to their chemistry, creativity, and range as artists and performers. PopMatters listed Seed & Silo on its "20 Best Folk Albums of 2018." Their newest recording, "Mary / Louise", was released November 2019.
Matt Bruner Sunday 1:00 – Court
“Troubadour? Singer-songwriter? Artist? Hell, I’m just a storyteller with a four-minute attention span and nervous hands!”
Megan Freedman Saturday 12:30 – Jácome Plaza
Born and raised in Southern California, Megan Freedman has long been exposed to all genres of music. Due to her dual citizenship of both Canada and the United States, Megan decided to relocate to Kelowna, BC in 2015 to be closer to her family. Megan recorded her debut EP at Skip Saylor Recording in 2018 and a follow up EP in Vancouver in 2019. She released her Single Roots & Wings in November 2019. R&W allows the listener to experience wanderlust but reminds them to not forget their roots.
Michael Valentine Saturday 1:00 – La Cocina
My name is Michael Valentine. I am a Songwriter/Performer who has been playing on stages in and around Tucson for Five years. I play almost exclusively original material on Guitar and Keyboard which I only slightly jokingly describe as somewhere between Leonard Cohen and Led Zeppelin. In the past I have worked quite a bit with Lou Reed and Van Morrison and had a tune recorded by Ray Charles.
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Michael Westphal Saturday 1:30 – Presidio
Michael began making music and playing open-mic nights in 2006 at the age of eighteen while studying Environmental Science at The University of Arizona. Michael's musical sound unites poetic lyrics and a melodic voice with fingerstyle acoustic guitar. In June 2019, he recorded, mixed, mastered and self-released his first live acoustic album Light of Love & The Endless Sea. Michael continues to play live acoustic shows at open-mic nights and at the local community supported agriculture pick-up.
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Mike Campbell Sunday 1:00 – Church
Mike Campbell writes and sings original songs about beer, earthquakes, family, banditos, ships, whaling and historical events. His resonant bass-baritone voice along with his story telling prowess make his performances fun and entertaining. Humor and sadness, heros and villains, you’ll enjoy every song from this balladeer.
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Mike Greenleaf Saturday 4:30 – Court
Seattle born singer-songwriter, presenting poetry in song, in a warm, open, engaging voice. A writer and collector of personally meaningful songs, accompanied with charming, intimate finger-style guitar. Music that speaks to the heart, sometimes humorous, always in the gentle spirit of hope and kindness.
Mitzi Cowell Sunday 4:30 – La Cocina
Local favorite Mitzi Cowell writes her tunes kind of sideways. Expect some funky fingerpicking, maybe some bottleneck slide, and thoughtful lyrics wrapped up in blues.
Mustang Corners Saturday 1:00 – Jácome Plaza
Mustang Corners is the name of the intersection of Highway 82 and Highway 92 in Cochise County, Arizona. Like its namesake, the band Mustang Corners is close to the border - a crossroads of norteno, country and western, folk, and rock and roll meeting to become something distinctly Arizonan - original acoustic music you can hear. They call it "musica american de baja arizona".
Neil McCallion Sunday 5:30 – Presidio
The long time local musician will be performing his original songs armed with but a nylon stringed guitar. Songs range from happy to sad, drunken to sober, blues to country to reggae and everything in between. Come ready to sing along with "Dark End or the Bar".
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Nelson Wright Sunday 11:00 – Court
Nelson came of age in rural upstate New York, and his musical life has been spent deep in American roots music. An award-winning songwriter, his guitar work has been compared to Mississippi John Hurt and Dave Van Ronk, and writing to early Bob Dylan and John Prine. His most recent project, Orphans & Relics, was a Roots Music Report Top 100 Folk Album (“…like listening to a plate of T Bone Burnett,” wrote AltCountry). Nelson is currently Seattle-based, and his current drug of choice is caffeine.
Nick Justice Sunday 4:30 – Court
A classic description of country music is nothing more than "three chords and the truth". Singer/songwriter Nick Justice does not fall into the country genre, but exercises the same formula to facilitate and intimate connection with the listener. Justice's Americana and contemporary folksongs hit the heart like emotive testimonies of a full life fraught with the highs and lows of love and loss. Regardless of influence or accompaniment, Justice does a folk troubadour’s duty by speaking for many.
The Odd Birds Sunday 11:30 – Presidio
The Odd Birds have been playing their own blend of Americana, country, and folk together for nearly ten years. Inspired by artists like Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris, First Aid Kit, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan they are an acoustic duo that focuses on playing straightforward music with strong harmony vocals.
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One More Time Saturday 3:00 – Presidio
One More Time performs a variety of folk, bluegrass and gospel, but their emphasis is on voices - playing with harmony and creating original dynamics. The group is made up of Suzy Ronstadt, Kathy Harris and Bobby Ronstadt, who have all been members of other popular bands, including “I Hear Voices!” They’ve come together to create some of their best work - one more time!
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The Out of Kilters Saturday 3:00 – Jácome Plaza
Traditional Irish and Scottish music is what we are all about. With rousing ballads, original songs, and maybe a reel or a jig thrown in, we endeavor to keep the Celtic music experience alive. With Peter Rodgers (fiddle, vocals), Russ Healy (accordion, whistle, vocals), Tom Feild (guitar, vocals), Reuben Vinal (bass) and Liz Healy (bodhran), we are truly a unique experience. So if you want to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping come give us a listen. Sláinte!
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P.D. Ronstadt & The Co. Sunday 6:00 – Church
Peter Dalton Ronstadt, a 5th generation Tucsonan, son of late Michael J and nephew of Linda, explores the musical heritage of his family presenting original material painting a picture of the American Southwest along side music from Mexico, collected favorites, and songs of his father. Drawing inspiration from the elements of his upbringing, PD Ronstadt & The Co will take you on a musical journey with a lush tapestry of instruments and unique arrangements, lifting spirits and stirring memories.
The Panther Band Sunday 11:00 – Presidio
Panther Band is a Bisbee local band fronted by Pat Panther. Pat is joined by her son Sam and Daniele her daughter in law as well as Frank Tornoe and Steve Drew. Panther Band performs what we have called Death Folk as we take a tongue in cheek look at the subject among others in the folk-rock vein.
Pete Fine- Guitar Sunday 11:30 – Church
I am a Composer and guitarist, having had symphonic works performed in the USA and Brazil. I've also performed with many bands in Tucson, including Whole Lotta Zep, Blue Prairie Dogs, and my progressive rock instrumental band, Beyond Words. My 12-string compositions are mainly classically inspired with added jazz and folk influences.
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Privy Tippers Sunday 12:30 – Jácome Plaza
The Privy Tippers are lurking nearby… think about that when you step into the Porta Potty! The Privy Tippers are: Jacquie Wohl on fiddle, Dave Firestine on mandolin, and Jerry Ray We-Inert on bass. We play high-energy old time dance music. We start with tunes from Appalachia, Quebec, New England, and from modern twisted minds. Then we just beat them up. These tunes have learned to appreciate tough love.
The Quarter Band Sunday 12:00 – La Cocina
The Quarter Band performs a wide variety of traditional and modern-day Americana music. We blend traditional blues, folk, rock, neo-depression, southwestern music and more with tight harmonies and interesting arrangements meant to bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toes.
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Randy Lewis Brown Sunday 12:30 – Church
Hailing from the deep piney woods of East Texas, Randy Lewis Brown has received many accolades for his songwriting and performance skills. His Sept, 2019 CD, Red Crow has received rave reviews and charted on both Americana and Texas Country music charts. He most recently, in 2018, was a winner of the South Florida Folk Fest Songwriting Contest as well as a 2019 featured performer. His poetic lyrics will carry you on wild flights of fancy to situations and worlds you never before knew existed.
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Rising Sun Daughter Saturday 5:00 – Court
Rising Sun Daughter is the new solo project for Grace Rolland, vocalist and cellist from the band Run Boy Run. During the height of their activity, Rising Sun Daughter emerged in the quiet reverie of nights on the road, hotel rooms between shows, and moments back at home where Rolland explored the electric guitar, experimented with lyrics and sound, and played with different musicians around the Phoenix area. Her debut EP, I See Jane, produced by Ryan Alfred, was released October 4, 2019.
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Robby Roberson Trio Saturday 5:30 – Court
Robby Roberson sings original musical stories steeped in reality and imagination, happiness and sorrow – delivered through multiple instruments that are played skillfully and passionately. Robby’s musical versatility makes it possible for him to be a solo act or to include other talented musician friends. Joining him at the Tucson Folk Festival will be Eddie Garnero on bass and William Yates on guitar.
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Roman Barten-Sherman Sunday 3:30 – Church
Already a veteran of hundreds of live performances as well as having released 6 CDs, seventeen-year-old Roman Barten-Sherman has been singing and playing the blues since he was a young child. In his repertoire, he embodies a rare mastery of pre-war acoustic country blues, skillfully moving from the slide guitar virtuosity of Mississippi Fred McDowell to the complex finger-style playing of Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Blake.
Ron Pandy Saturday 3:30 – Court
Born in the wilds of Ohio, Ron was abandoned in a vacant music store and raised by a pack of acoustic guitars. This explains a lot. Little league lessons in life explain all his baseball songs. Original songs that explain life and all its foibles, using wit without the pretense of wisdom.
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RudyRalis Rhythm&Review Sunday 2:00 – Presidio
RudyRalis Rhythm&Review consists of five time award winning banjoist and multi-instrumentalist, Rudy Cortese leading the group with a charismatic performance of original and traditional songs. By his side singing harmony vocals, Elizabeth Kronlage on tenor guitar and mandolin. Adding to the dynamic mix is former California fiddler, Bob Frankot. The glue of any band and keeping the rhythm for the review, classically trained bassist, Gabriel Villa! An eclectic musical variety show!
The Rusty Chops Sunday 1:00 – Presidio
The Rusty Chops is a contemporary acoustic band with deep Tucson roots and fine bluegrass harmony. They also delve into blues, Western swing, roots rock and more.
Ryan David Orr Sunday 2:00 – Court
Ryan David Orr was raised on folk and acoustic music. His mother was a singer-songwriter and his father was a photographer and painter, and their artistic influence informed his song-crafting style. He draws on influences from many musical genres and enjoys pushing himself to write and create dynamic, colorful compositions. He recently released his 8th studio album called Kaden Hollow, which is an indie-folk concept album about people living in a rural Tennessee town.
Ryanhood Saturday 6:00 – La Cocina
Acoustic-duo Ryanhood’s cross-generational sound has been equally at home in colleges, coffeehouses, concert halls, and living rooms. Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”
The Sapiens Music Collaborative Saturday 12:00 – Court
We are the music collaborative of EachBrainMatters - The Center for Neurosciences Foundation (CNSF). Our group includes some of Tucson's most dynamic and inventive songwriters performing original songs about brain, mind, consciousness and being human. We aim to educate and inspire the public about brain health and the wonder of consciousness, all while making beautiful music!
Simon Lunche Saturday 2:00 – Church
Influenced by Eric Clapton's solos at age five, California singer-songwriter Simon Lunche developed a precocious knack for guitar and soon became the youngest endorsed artist in the history of Gibson Guitars for his stylings on a vintage '56 Stratocaster. Known for his dynamic live performances, Simon channels influences such as John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, and Van Morrison. His velvety voice, lyricism, and instrumentation induces the kind of emotion that leaves you speechless.
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Sophia Rankin Saturday 6:30 – Jácome Plaza
Singer/Songwriter Sophia Rankin is a full-time student at the University of Arizona who has released two original albums ("Reverie" 2016, "SOLACE" 2018) and regularly performs in Tucson and Tubac. She received first place in the 2018 Stefan George Songwriting Competition and the 2017 Tucson Desert Song Festival. She was featured in the Arizona Daily Star as a "Tucson Favorite Artist" and as a headlining story in "Caliente." She is joined by her amazing band comprised of full-time students.
Southbound Pilot Sunday 5:00 – La Cocina
Soulful acoustic Americana from a six-piece band that loves tight grooves and rich vocal textures in a feel-good mix of folk, country, and more with an improvisational spin.
The Speedway Brothers Band Saturday 2:00 – La Cocina
We're a band with a Bluegrass twist with just a touch of Country/Rock.
Steam Saturday 11:30 – La Cocina
STEAM! We play exiting and moving music that we love. If you are not moving to the music, or moved by the music, we have failed. We use fiddle, viola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, percussion and mystery instruments to create a soundscape that reaches to the horizon of fun.
The Steel Sahuaros Sunday 3:00 – La Cocina
The Steel Sahuaros is a Tucson band that plays country, folk, and blues music! Come and listen to the music made popular by artists like Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Raitt. We'd also like to share a couple of our original songs! We'd love it if you sang along with us!
Steff Kayser Saturday 4:00 – Court
*** Craftsmanship *** Precision *** Groove *** An insightful composer and brilliant interpreter of others’ material, STEFF KAYSER offers unique and diverse performances with a soulful soaring voice and musical talents that delight the most discerning audiences.
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Stephy Leigh and the Lullaby League Sunday 1:00 – La Cocina
When a jazz and classically-trained trumpet player from the backwoods of Ohio becomes a country singer-songwriter and music teacher, you get the original songs of Stephy Leigh Griffin. Her unique voice has been compared to the likes of Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, Wanda Jackson and Gillian Welch. With their 3-part harmonies, mariachi-style trumpets and a driving rhythm section, Stephy Leigh & the Lullaby League is proud to represent Prescott, Arizona's ever-growing Americana-folk music scene.
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Summerdog XLVII Saturday 1:00 – Presidio
Summerdog has barked through Tucson musical history for the past 47 years singing and pickin’ bluegrass, Mexican norteno, swing, original and old-time. This year we memorialize the passing of Ron Doering (alias Ron DezVous), by performing a few of his hits.
Sunny Gable & the Whiskey Machine Saturday 12:00 – Jácome Plaza
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sunny Gable lives and creates in the hills of Southwest Colorado, finding solitude and quiet to be the perfect accompaniment to her growing catalog of original music. Her sound harkens back to a simpler time, often telling stories you might find in history books while evoking emotions that are real and universal. Sunny pours her heart and soul into every lyric imparting an intriguing and captivating performance every time.
Sweet Ghosts Sunday 2:00 – Church
Sweet Ghosts is the project of singer-songwriter Ryan Alfred and vocalist Katherine Byrnes. They combine “stunning, unpredictable harmonies” (Tucson Weekly) with a colorful instrumental palette where acoustic folk instruments blend with orchestral touches and subtle Brian Eno-inspired synthesizers, with songs that “sound like late afternoon...when winter's coming” ( This year's acoustic TFF set features violin, piano, drums, guitar, and vocals.
Sweet Remember Saturday 12:30 – Presidio
Tari and Deanna bring great energy and fun as they play original songs in a unique blend of musical delight.
T Greg & Andre Sunday 12:00 – Jácome Plaza
Singer-songwriter T. Greg Squires started writing songs when he was 14yo and fell in love with music's power of connection. His songwriting draws from his Southern roots and Western upbringing, ranging in style from bossa nova to Americana. Andre was created as a joke one night instead of billing a gig as T. Greg & Special Guests. Since then, Andre could be one person, a group of people, or no one. Whoever shows up to play, audiences are always treated to music that's bouncy and bone-deep.
Tammy West and The Culprits Sunday 11:00 – Church
Hopeful, Melancholy, Americana
Teal & Joyce Sunday 4:00 – Court
Teal & Joyce Carol Teal & David Joyce love to write songs about everything! They engage audiences with thoughtful, witty lyrics, tight harmonies and variety of instruments (guitars, mandolin, banjo, washboard, harmonica & feather boa!) They are serious, sensitive, audaciously funny and always entertaining with a side of vaudeville thrown in. - check them out on youtube.
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Third Time's a Charm Saturday 4:00 – Presidio
Third Time's a Charm is a Folk/Americana trio out of Tucson, Arizona consisting of guitar, violin, and mandolin and a whole bunch of vocal harmonies. They play originals and a diverse range of covers from the likes of Jason Isbell, The Dixie Chicks, The Everly Brothers, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Colter Wall, and many more.
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The Titan Valley Warheads Sunday 5:00 – Presidio
This venerable band from Tucson, AZ, now rounding the corner on their 39th year, offers an eclectic mix of bluegrass, swing, Americana and a cappella music. Known for great picking and rich soaring harmonies, as well as some occasional and irrepressible humor, they are past Best Band winners at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and multiple Tammie Award recipients. You know 'em, you love 'em, you've got to be near 'em!
Todacheenie Family Sunday 11:00 – Jácome Plaza
We preform native American flute music accompanied by rain-sticks, rattles and native drums. All the instruments used in the performance are handmade. The Native American flutes are made by using fire to bore out the chambers and burning all the finger holes for tuning. The drums and rattles are made with various hides, and the drum frames are fired to help strength the frames and prevent moisture damage. The music played are vibrant & beautiful original traditional native American flute songs
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Wally Lawder and the Stragglers Saturday 4:30 – Church
Life has its struggles, but Wally Lawder has his Stragglers. The Stragglers are a changeable bunch, and for this festival they are Suzy Ronstadt on backing vocals, Mike Markowitz on mandolin, Jim Dumbauld on bass and Jim Lipson on percussion. Wally plays guitar and ukulele (usually not at the same time) and sings lead vocals. Mr. Lawder, also known as The Wallylama, is an accomplished songwriter with 6 albums of original music and an optimistic outlook. There may be a surprise guest Straggler.
Way Out West Sunday 5:30 – Jácome Plaza
Join Tucson-based Way Out West on a Roundup O’ Fun with classic and original Western music featuring their signature, banjo-driven “bordergrass” and “mooo-ving” 3-part harmonies. Their songs offer unique perspectives on life and humorous tips for bulldoggin’ it. Emmy (guitar-mandolin-vocals), Tom (banjo-guitar-vocals) and Slim (bass-vocals) are in their third decade of WOW-ing audiences at home and abroad. Warning: Special guest Marc Rennard’s lightning fiddle has been known to start a stampede!
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Whiskey Treats Sunday 11:30 – La Cocina
Whiskey Treats is a high energy mix of folk, bluegrass, and country music that keeps crowds engaged and wanting more. Led by frontman and songwriter Brett Dooley, Whiskey Treats has been rocking the Southwest since 2012.
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Whitherward Saturday 12:30 – Church
Whitherward is a full-time internationally touring duo, a partnership between singer-songwriters Ashley Norton and Edward Williams. The duo has built a catalog of songs that explore the various subgenres of indie folk. Often compared to Simon & Garfunkel or Penny & Sparrow, Whitherward’s style captures the spirit of introspection on the open road.
Within The Faith Sunday 11:30 – Jácome Plaza
Within The Faith is a high energy acoustic based Rock and Roll duet from Tucson Arizona.
World Winds Sunday 5:00 – Court
"World Winds" is an ensemble of music and musicians from Turkey, Croatia, Finland, Lapland and U.S. who play original, contemporary and traditional forms of music. The lead vocalist, Kathi Huhtaluhta has performed in Europe, Canada, and Spain as a highlighted performer. Kathi sings in multiple languages, and has produced seven albums. These "winds" of music come like a fresh breeze to bring music from a different corners of the world. "World Winds" is a unique and moving cultural experience.
Young MacDonald with Maria McArthur Sunday 6:00 – Jácome Plaza
These three award-winning acoustic string-playing friends have enjoyed jamming together under the guidance of Nick Coventry (Tucsonics) since they were knee-high to cicadas. After a few years of independent study (Maria became a virtuosa on at least four instruments, while Will and Lee learned to harmonize) the friends are sure to give an entertaining performance. Check out Young MacDonald's CD POUNDCAKE at the TKM Merchandize Table!
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