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Act 3 Saturday 4:00 – Court Street
Act 3 performs a mix of originals and covers that speak to the issues of our day. They feature 3 part harmonies, backed by acoustic guitar and bass.
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Alison Wahl Saturday 4:00 – Roy Place
Alison Wahl’s work as a singer, composer, and songwriter spans many musical worlds and seeks to center authentic human presence. Her folk songs combine surprising harmonies and complicated fingerpicking patterns with coy, imaginative lyrics. Alison’s music is earnestly human, stubbornly optimistic, intricate, and thoughtful. She has released three albums and one more is currently in production. Her newest EP, “Songs of Change,” was released in September of 2022.
www.alisonwahl.com
 
Amber Norgaard & Friends Sunday 2:30 – Presidio Museum
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 seven 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.
ambernorgaard.com
www.youtube.com/user/ambernorgaard
www.facebook.com/ambernorgaard
www.instagram.com/ambernorgaard/
 
Arielle Silver Sunday 2:30 – Court Street
Arielle Silver is a consummate storyteller whose rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her travels across the American heartland. Music Connection says "Arielle Silver is a born communicator... exudes intelligence and humanity." Her upcoming album, Watershed, is an earthy, luminous, and literate collection of songs about ordinary life's watershed moments.
www.ariellesilvermusic.com
 
Arizona Balalaika Orchestra Saturday 12:00 – North Church
Celebrating it's 44th 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.
azbalalaika.org
 
The Arnold/Klingenfus Ensemble Sunday 1:00 – Presidio Museum
We've been regaling Southern Arizona with odd originals and quirky covers since 1983. No one has explicitly told us to stop, so here we are once again. Combining vocals honed over a lifetime, inspired instrumentation and a desire to redefine folk music with each performance.
www.facebook.com/ArnoldKlingenfusEnsemble
 
Austin B. Sweeney Sunday 1:00 – Roy Place
Pacific Northwest's own singer-songwriter, Austin B. Sweeney, has been blazing his own musical trail that winds through Country, Folk, Blues, Americana, and Soul music. Growing up on a family farm in Oregon, Sweeney found inspiration everywhere he looked. Whether it was long, hot days moving irrigation lines, or 16-hour nights picking berries, there were songs that needed to be written. The songs he writes are infused with the work ethic and passion that is developed through a life on the farm.
austinbsweeney.com
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Baba Marimba Saturday 6:00 – North Church
Baba Marimba combines “world folk instrumentation,” i.e. baritone and soprano marimbas, kalimbas, mbira, and conch shells with sax, trumpet, flute, guitar, electric violin and viola, bass, and drums together with African, Brazilian, Latin, Middle Eastern, and traditional folkloric percussion. We like to call it "Folk Fusion. We'll make you want to dance!
babamarimba.com
facebook.com/babamarimba
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Baja Caravan Saturday 1:30 – Presidio Museum
Baja Caravan has a unique musical style which blends folk surf reggae rock with the rhythms of Latin music. They have played all over Arizona and are quickly becoming one of the best original bands to come out of Tucson. They get their unique sound through a diverse musical background. Grab a drink and relax, they are considered Tucson's island music!
www.bajacaravanband.com;
www.facebook.com/bajacaravanband
 
Bernice Lewis Saturday 5:30 – Roy Place
Bernice Lewis has been a national touring artist for almost four decades. Her performing resume includes almost every grassroots and established venue in the U.S, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Kennedy Center, Uncle Calvin’s, etc. She is signed to Berkalin Records of Houston TX. She is the Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College in Williamstown, MA and co-founder of the Songkeepers Program at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX.
www.bernicelewis.com/
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Blue Prairie Dogs Saturday 2:30 – Court Street
Blue Prairie Dogs perform spicy original folk music of the Southwest. Critics describe their originals as cleverly written, thought provoking and family friendly. Their covers of Country and Western tunes are refreshing. “Cactus” Dan Oved, singer/songwriter, plays guitar and harmonica. “Limestone” Pete Fine plays underground guitar licks and Jerry Dean III sings sweet harmonies and plays piano. The Blue Prairie Dog’s CDs are available in the Kitchen Store.
www.facebook.com/blueprairiedogs
www.reverbnation.com/blueprairiedogs
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Brett Dodd Sunday 5:00 – Roy Place
Recent arrivals in S. Arizona, Janet and Brett Dodd met 30 years ago over a casual conversation about mandolins and music. Partners ever since, they honed their craft as regular fixtures in the Inland NW /Spokane area playing multiple festivals and local venues. They perform on mandolin, guitar, accordion, melodica and whatever else they find in their closet, blending closely knit harmony singing on original and contemporary folk/americana including fiddle tunes, choro and even a random tango!
 
The Brother Brothers 8:30 – Plaza
The Brother Brothers started weaving their voices together before they hit first grade, learning by singing along to the Everlys, the Beatles and other artists they found in their dad’s record collection. Tucson folk fans will remember The Brother Brothers from their times playing the Fox Theatre in support of Sarah Jarosz and I’m With Her. Now, they are bringing their trademark sibling harmonies to the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition as our kickoff night headliners on March 31st.
www.thebrotherbrothersmusic.com
 
Carmina Robles Saturday 12:30 – Court Street
Carmina Robles is an Indie/Folk songwriter from Ciudad Obregon Sonora, Mexico. She started to perform in 2012 as a soloist and occasionally featuring another musician in important festivals and several cultural forums around northwestern Mexico. In her compositions, she talks about the reality of living in a violent context from this side of the country, at the same time she talks about the glory of love and the lost love as her own experience of life.
www.facebook.com/people/Carmina-Robles/100037207886253/
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Cat Mountain Sunday 3:00 – Court Street
Cat Mountain is the songwriting project of Tucson based artist Jon Frailey. The tunes are folk and rock originals with thoughtful lyrics and infectious rhythms. Debut LP is available now on Bandcamp, Spotify, and all streaming platforms.
www.instagram.com/cat_mountain_az
 
Char Seawell/Windfall Sunday 12:00 – Court Street
Pacific Northwest award winning singer/songwriter Char Seawell is paired with singer/guitarist Tim Seawell to form Windfall, an acoustic duo whose songs reflect the joys and struggles of ordinary people trying to make it through life with courage and grace. A three time finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, her work reflects the storytelling songwriters of the 60’s. Her newest album, Tombstone, is inspired by the stories and people of 1800’s Arizona.
www.charseawell.com
 
Chris Baron Sunday 11:30 – Court Street
Chris Baron is a singer-songwriter from the Pacific NW. He has been independently touring the western US full time since 2019 as a solo artist, and is a core member of three original bands based between Portland Oregon and Los Angeles California. His style showcases a unique funky folk energy, americana rock that lights up the sky. Chris' first time to Tucson was in 2022, winning the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition and performing on the main stage that Saturday night.
www.ChrisBaronMusic.com
www.Facebook.com/ChrisBaronMusic
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Christine Santelli Sunday 2:00 – Presidio Museum
Grammy Nominated songwriter and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Christine Santelli (guitar, vocals) teams up with Blues Hall of Fame, powerhouse Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy (fiddle,vocals) for special project. Christine Santelli has been on the NYC music scene for more than 3 decades. She has toured around the world and has released 9 CD’s over her career. Her Songwriting has caught the attention of Soul R&B singer Bettye LaVette, who has recorded two of Santelli’s song. Genre Blues folk Americana
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CSM TRIO Sunday 1:30 – Presidio Museum
The CSM Trio - a local favorite in numerous venues throughout Southern Arizona - offers a lively, memorable, and often humorous set of upbeat folk rock with high-flying guitar parts and melodious three-part harmony!
www.csmtrio.com
www.facebook.com/CSMTrio
 
Darrell Elmer Rodgers Trio Saturday 1:30 – Court Street
Darrell Elmer Rodgers is a 40+ year veteran songwriter and performer. Often called the "Bard of the Baby Boomers”, his deep voice and witty lyrics are like hearing Hoyt Axton sing a John Prine song. Yet his style is all his own, often with a swing beat that makes you want to DANCE! Matt Bruner (on bass) and drummer Michael Parker, both veteran Tucson performers, complete this trio that has brought past TFF crowds to their feet since their debut in 2009. A must see!
darrellongs.com
youtube.com/darrellelmerrodgers
darrellelmerrodgers.bandcamp.com
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Dash Pocket Sunday 4:00 – Presidio Museum
Dash Pocket is an Americana Band that does originals and covers of Johny Cash, Robert Earle Keen, and Buddy Holly among others.
 
Dave Crossland Sunday 4:00 – Roy Place
Dave Crossland has been billed with major artists such as Shawn Colvin, Lindsey Buckingham, Rosanne Cash, America, Kenny Loggins, and more. His music "instantly seduces on a pure sound level...and his phrasing is impeccable" –Cambridge Chronicle. The Boston Herald rated his CD "Pearl" over Springsteen and Neko Case for songwriter album of the year, and his "Mother Country" project went up for a Grammy nom after garnering glowing Americana reviews. (No Depression: https://tinyurl.com/mocoreview)
www.davecrossland.com
 
David Michael Kirk Sunday 2:00 – Roy Place
My musical style covers folk, rock, and Americana. My most recent studio album, entitled "Into the Gilded Age" is a musical collaboration with several of the finest musicians in Southern Indiana, including songwriter/singer Krista Detor and John Prine guitarist Jason Wilber. The title track was included on the compilation cd "Songs from Renewable Indiana" which was released as part of the Indiana State Bicentennial celebration.
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Deb Seymour Sunday 4:00 – Court Street
Hitch-hiking chickens? Tango-dancing Martians? Whimsical, heartfelt sing-songwriter Deb Seymour sings about them all! A delightful entertainer, her clever musical stories & girl-next-door singing voice, Seymour invites you peek at the zanier side of life while also offering inspiration and hope. Also a skilled guitarist her multi-fret, groove-driven riffs will get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. Prepare to have your imagination tickled and your heartstrings pulled!
debseymourmusic.com
 
Determined Luddites Sunday 1:30 – North Church
Original acoustic music for the sophisticated urban hillbilly. We've been warned repeatedly that relentless iconoclasm is no way to go through life, but it hasn't made a dent. We can be found performing wherever good beer sold.
www.facebook.com/thedeterminedluddites
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Diluvio Az Sunday 4:30 – North Church
Diluvio Az is a female fronted, 6-piece band. Influenced by the Mexican-American culture of the Sonoran Desert, the band decided to pursue a genre in the realm of pop-punk in Spanish but also include hints of ska, reggae and mariachi.
www.diluvioaz.com
 
Don Armstrong and The Whiskeypalians Saturday 2:00 – Plaza
Don Armstrong has been called a "Tucson Treasure" and a "consummate songwriter" (Arizona Daily Star). He has toured nationwide (as well as Canada and Mexico) and his songs have been sung around the world. He currently records for the Ronstadt Record Company, and is joined by Liz Cerepanya (vocals), Peter Dalton Ronstadt (guitar & vocals), Nick Coventry (violin), Gary Mackender (accordion) and Slim Rost (bass).
www.NightPeopleDance
 
Dry River Band Saturday 3:30 – North Church
The Dry River Band got together about 4 years ago with members that brought folk, blues, country, rock, and Americana influences to the table. From those influences, our shows are a combination of originals and covers mostly from Americana, country, blues, and folk artists, new and old. The band is comprised of Jim White, vocals and rhythm guitar, Hank Childers, vocals and accent guitar, Dave Lehrman, lead guitar, and Mark Nearing, bass.
www.facebook.com/dryriverbandtucson
www.youtube.com/watch?v=18bBOU3pc3s
 
The Dry Wash Anglers Saturday 4:30 – North Church
Highlighting strong vocals and tasteful picking The Dry Wash Anglers play an entertaining mix of Classic Country and Bluegrass. After having met at the acoustic open mic night hosted by Cadillac Mountain at the Hut they began to play together regularly, performing their debut gig in October 2021 at Harbottle Brewing Company. Joel and Franz on Guitars with Katy on Bass and Champion Fiddler Corrine rounding out the lineup.
 
The EarthPicks of Cochise County Sunday 6:00 – Roy Place
Liz Lopez and Jeff Sturges present original songs about the history, people, and natural wonders of Arizona and the American Southwest. They convey the significance and emotional import of the material through their Western-Folk-Blues style. Educators by profession, Jeff is Faculty Emeritus at Cochise College and Liz is a Music, Art, and Drama Specialist, currently teaching in Bisbee and Naco schools. They make their home in the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista, Arizona
www.facebook.com/EarthPicks
music.youtube.com/channel/UC6iCH_tH3zN0V8XdAbDdL8g
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Eb's Camp Cooking Saturday 3:00 – North Church
Eb is back on vocals and harmonica, with Phil Anderson, Shanti Foster and Slim Edelman. Special Guest Jim Anderson from CA. A combination of Eb's originals and a couple of seldom seen covers. We're here to enjoy ourselves and trust you are the same, after all this is a family reunion!
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063790758392
 
Eric Douglas Sunday 3:00 – Roy Place
Eric Douglas is a songwriter who paints an American landscape, with stories from the Southwestern desert, the Great Plains, and the open road.​ With the muses of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen running through his pen, Eric sings with the voices of the auto worker and the road-weary, the veteran and the immigrant - all in search of a better life.
www.ericdouglasmusic.com/
 
Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers Saturday 5:30 – Presidio Museum
Eric Schaffer, performing with his band The Other Troublemakers has been a mainstay in the Tucson music scene for 11 years and has performed throughout the country - including a recent win at the at the Tumbleweed Music Festival songwriting competition and opening shows for Grammy winners Marc Cohn and Lonestar. Their style meanders through folk, country and Americana, features lead guitarist Loren Dircks and bassist Jess Barrera. Catch them at Monterey Court every 3rd Wednesday of the month
www.theothertroublemakers.com
 
The Fallen Stars Saturday 2:00 – North Church
Happily married for over two decades, Bobbo and Tracy Byrnes have been writing and performing music together for just as long. After moving from Boston to SoCal they founded one of Orange County’s leading Americana Rock bands by blending rock and roll energy, country-flavored instrumentation and folk-inspired storytelling. “Somewhere between the wide-open stretches of Gram Parson’s Mojave Desert and the decaying cityscapes frequented by Bruce Springsteen shine teh Fallen Stars.” ~OC Register
WWW.THEFALLENSTARS.COM
 
Fox and Bones Sunday 1:30 – Court Street
Scott Gilmore and Sarah Vitort comprise the retro folk inspired duo, which is often compared to revered folk rock acts of the past like Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel with a twist of modern retro flavor a la Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Lake Street Dive, and Dawes. The pair mixes their unique brand of lighthearted yet honest storytelling, penchant for meta optimism, and playful on-stage banter to create a show that draws their audiences in and makes them feel like family.
www.Foxandbones.com
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Frankly Scarlett Sunday 3:30 – North Church
Frankly Scarlett is a trio of women and their excellent guitarist, who do folk, bluegrass, and country covers and originals emphasizing rich harmonies. They also have a lot of fun!
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Freddy Parish and the Old Town String Band Sunday 6:00 – Court Street
Freddy Parish is a neo-traditional folk and country singer/songwriter who, when performing with the Old Town String Band, plays both old time and bluegrass tunes along with original songs. The band consists of accomplished fiddler Matt Rolland, multi-instrumentalist Nathan Fenoglio and bassist Thoger Lund.
www.Freddyparish.com
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The Fretless Sunday 7:00 – Plaza
A supergroup of celebrated solo artists, The Fretless has been creating a singular and signature sound that dares to expand the idea of what a string music quartet can be — transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements that have quickly gained a dedicated following and accolades from around the world. Within what appears to be a simple and classical construct, The Fretless has created a sound that is distinctly rich, multi-layered, and uniquely percussive. This tonal quality is pushing traditional music to new heights.
www.thefretless.com/
 
Gabrielle Pietrangelo Saturday 3:00 – Presidio Museum
Gabrielle Pietrangelo's desert inspired, indie-folk, has been evolving in the Tucson region for two decades. Recently returning to solo songwriter roots after years in harmony-based collaborations, including Silver Thread Trio and Sister Solace, Gabrielle is currently working on a full-length solo album to be released in 2023. Her music is driven by guitar and ethereal vocals, with themes of nature, image invoking lyrics and personal spirituality.
www.gabriellepietrangelo.com
 
Galactagogues Sunday 4:30 – Presidio Museum
Galactagogues, a dynamic band from Prescott, began as a family band and continues to grow, bringing heartfelt original and groovy traditional tunes to life. Their music is difficult to put in one genre, though it has been described as Americana/World/New Grass/Soul/Singer-Songwriter/Folk/Groove and more. However you classify it, Galactagogues creates Music to Nourish the Soul. Follow them now on Spotify and Look for their debut EP coming out in January, 2023. www.GalactagoguesMusic.com
www.galactagoguesmusic.com
www.instagram.com/galactagogues/
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Greg Morton & Jim Stanley Saturday 5:00 – Court Street
Greg Morton and Jim Stanley Play a variety of fun music from Traditional Bluegrass / Newgrass Music . Always an entertaining show !
 
Grey Skies Blue Saturday 1:30 – Roy Place
Grey Skies Blue is an acoustic duo formed in 2018 that includes Stephen Budd and Kimberly Sciabica. They perform music of their own as well as music by the Beatles, Neil Young, Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls and popular songs from the 60s through & to the present time. Before the pandemic they were thrilled to get the opportunity to perform in England, Ireland & France in pubs, at folk festivals and also busking in beautiful public areas. Their emphasis is on songwriting & vocal harmonies.
stephenbudd.bandcamp.com/album/finding-lost-things
www.facebook.com/StephenBuddTucson/
www.treehousefire.com/greyskiesblue
 
Grover Anderson Saturday 1:00 – Roy Place
Grover Anderson looks like the kind of guy who’ll drip with earnestness and leave you aggressively “whelmed.” Then you’ll listen to the stories he has to tell—adventurers decimated by ambition, desperate attempts by the broken to play it cool, extended metaphors that aren’t as sweet as they initially seem—and you’ll wonder why you haven’t heard of him before. He's got love songs, too—his signature one is called “Sick of You.” So yeah, Grover’s earnest, but he’ll keep you on you on your toes.
groveranderson.com
 
Grupo Tradiciones Sunday 12:00 – North Church
Grupo Tradiciones is a seven piece ensemble that plays music Latin-America, from Tohono O’odham Waila Music, Norteno Music from the North of Mexico all the way to Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. We play a range of instruments, from the different regions in Latin America, such as the mariachi vihuela and violin, the accordion for norteno music, as well as Panpipes, Charango, and Bombo from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador. We are a Tucson based band committed to disseminate our traditions and our culture.
www.facebook.com/Tradiciones.Musica32
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Hank Woji Sunday 4:00 – North Church
A self described “Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat”, Hank Woji has played with some of The Garden State’s most dynamic and innovative bands. But it was his chance move, in 2009, to the far West Texas desert town of Terlingua that has most reshaped his life and his music. Critics have described his music as "acoustic-wielding, sharply observed, Americana all the way" and being “in the best tradition of the Texas troubadours like Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt and Butch Hancock"
hankwoji.com
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Hans Mayer Saturday 2:00 – Wildflower
Hans Meyer knew when he was five years old that he wanted to play the guitar, but it took until he was twelve to convince his parents to get one for him. His involvement in children’s/family music began with a request to write a theme for a public radio show for kids. The theme music proved so popular that he was asked to create more music for the show and for kids in general. Hans teamed up with storyteller and writer, Frank Gosar, and they co-wrote some of Hans’ most popular songs including, “My Brother Eats Bugs.” Frank is currently a popular public radio host and potter in Oregon.
www.hansmayer.com
 
Heather Lil Mama Hardy Saturday 5:00 – North Church
Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy began studying the piano at age six and picked up the violin at nine. In 1983 entered The Manhattan School of Music and studied under Raphael Bronstein. After moving to Tucson in 1990, she joined the Sam Taylor Band. in 1997,Heather had formed her Lil' Mama Band, taking it to New York in 1998. In 2000, she was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame.In 2017, was inducted into The Tucson Musicians Museum. She has 5 albums of original music to date.
 
Honeybee Saturday 4:00 – North Church
Honeybee captures the sounds and feel of many musical genres with an Americana roots vibe - with emphasis on lyrical melody, dynamic harmony, and smooth rhythm using sweet vocals with Martha Hannaford on violin, Morgan Hannaford on guitar, Scott Ciucci on percussion and Michael Harris on percussion, saxophone and melodica. Honeybee is based out of Redding, CA, an epic town located in Northern California! Honeybee can be enjoyed on all listening platforms. www.honeybeejazz.com
www.facebook.com/honeybeejazz
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Hudson Everett Sunday 11:30 – Presidio Museum
Hudson Everett is a folk musician and songwriter whose music aims to memorialize and encapsulate the stories of his life. Originally from the pacific northwest, he draws inspiration from his travels across the west. Musical influences include: Watchhouse(Mandolin Orange), Gregory Alan Isakov, John Craigie and Caamp.
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Ice-9 Sunday 6:00 – North Church
Acoustic trio Ice-9 is singer-songwriter Michael Tanzillo, harmonicist Richard, and bass player Slim Rost. Call it folk, Americana or jazzy swing, flavored with rock and roll and country covers. They’ve been playing around Tucson’s coffeehouses, bars, and festivals for decades and still draw a happy audience every time they take the stage.
 
Infinite Compassion Orchestra Sunday 11:30 – North Church
The Infinite Compassion Orchestra is Baja Arizona's premier kirtan ensemble, blending the folk music of India and the American West to help listeners achieve higher levels of consciousness through ancient Sanskrit mantras within a rich acoustic tapestry of guitar, violin, banjo, upright bass, harmonium, tabla and kartals.
www.youtube.com/channel/UClPlGX-oEAgw4G-AL3fjNlg
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Jacob Acosta Band Saturday 4:00 – Presidio Museum
The Jacob Acosta Band plays original folk pop music honoring Arizona. The songs showcase the symphonic & classically trained background of Acosta’s talents through vocals, whistling, and woven melodies married to a variety of percussion. Their acclaimed release 'Desert Sounds' is a cinematic ode to the Southwest with a collection of musical stories, entrancing motifs, and western folklore.
jacobacostamusic.com
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Jamie Anderson Saturday 5:00 – Roy Place
Singer-songwriter-comic who offers humor and fits of seriousness on guitar and ukulele, from songs about cats taking over the world to "Beautiful," a serious ballad about body image. From Canada these days, she still calls Tucson home a few months of the year because Mexican food in Canada stinks. And she misses her friends here. And winter. She also teaches several instruments on her popular YouTube channel (69K subscribers). 13 albums and 3 books.
www.jamieanderson.com
www.youtube.com/c/JamieAndersonMusic
 
The Jane Heirs Saturday 3:30 – Presidio Museum
Coming to you from the Old Pueblo, The Jane Heirs are Kristie Cunningham, Denise Lane, and Kathy Kolmer, all solo artists in their own right who have joined forces to bring you sweet harmonies, laughter, and whole lot of fun!
www.facebook.com/TheJaneHeirs
 
Jasmine Jang Saturday 2:00 – Roy Place
Jasmine Jang is a born and raised New York City-based singer/songwriter. Jasmine’s single 'Real Love', released in February 2020 and written about our relationships with modern-day technology, gained early support from Spotify, making its way onto playlists including Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Indie. Her debut LP In Betweens explores the spaces we take up, make room for, and give ourselves permission to let go of.
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Jaspar Lepak Sunday 2:00 – Court Street
Deeply influenced by the many places she has called home (Tucson, Durban, Seattle, and currently Minneapolis), Jaspar Lepak sweeps across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. "Jaspar Lepak is the real deal when it comes to songwriting and guitar work, and as a vocalist she has few—if any—peers. She is a songwriter's dream." - Christine Lavin
www.jasparlepak.com/
 
JC & Laney Saturday 3:00 – Plaza
JC & Laney are seasoned high energy Acoustic Folk Rock Balladeers. Since 2009 they are well known for their trademark harmonies, playful banter, memorable toe tapping & heart throbbing original songs. JC is an accomplished acoustic guitar player, vocalist & songwriter and Laney will steal your heart away with her amazing vocals. With 7 CD releases; they were chosen for the 1st round of the 2016 Grammy Awards.
jcandlaney.com
 
Jennifer Spector Sunday 12:30 – Presidio Museum
Jennifer Spector is an award-winning songwriter that mixes her clever acoustic guitar style and lyrical prowess with her rich voice. Her brand of genre-bending folk music is highlighted by both jazz and pop influences. She's been professionally performing her all-original shows to delighted audiences for over 20 years. Jennifer recently moved back to Arizona from the Seattle area and this is her return to the Tucson Folk Festival for the first time since 2004.
www.jenniferspector.com
 
Jessica Smucker Saturday 4:30 – Roy Place
Jessica Smucker is the kind of writer and performer who can lull a noisy room into a hush with a single line. Wrapped in catchy melodies, her lyrics appear simple and relatable on the surface, but each listen will uncover more hidden pockets of nuance. Her recent recordings feature lush synth-pop arrangements, but in performance she leans towards minimalism on the piano. Based in Lancaster, PA, Jessica has toured nationwide and performs regularly throughout the U.S.
jessicasmucker.com
www.facebook.com/jessicasmuckermusic
 
JJ Slater Sunday 12:00 – Roy Place
JJ Slater is a born and bred New Englander, yet a seasoned traveller. His folk-influenced songs are often infused with funky guitar, wily characters, and hypnotic grooves. In 2022, he spent a summer in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico through the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation as a resident songwriter, and cooked up a unique pair of song cycles to be released in 2023. He is frequently touring as both a sit-down singer-songwriter and a funk band guitar shredder, although both styles intermix!
www.jjslatermusic.com
www.instagram.com/jjslatermusic
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John Coinman Band Sunday 4:00 – Plaza
John Coinman was described in Music Row Magazine in Nashville as "a singer-songwriter of uncommon power”. Coinman, from Tucson, Arizona, has recorded 6 solo albums along with several award winning music videos. His song Long Way From Home won best international music video of 2021 at the Procida International Film Festival in Italy and Best Music Video of 2021 at The Director's Circle Festival USA. He is bandleader for Kevin Costner and Modern West.
johncoinman.com
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John McGill Saturday 3:30 – Court Street
Part Folk, Part Rock, all Truth
 
Justin Farren Saturday 7:00 – Plaza
Justin Farren was born and raised in Sacramento, where he lives in a house built with his own two hands—or as he likes to refer to it, "a living museum of my own mistakes". He writes multidimensional songs that are both enchanting and seemingly effortless. Songs that are uniquely personal but endlessly inventive and highly relatable. Songs filled with the kind of sudden twists and turns that you never see coming but will never forget. He has won a bevy of songwriting awards, including at the Kerrville New Folk Competition, and has shared the stage with David Wilcox, Anna Tivel, and more.
www.justinfarren.com
 
Karyn Ann Saturday 3:30 – Roy Place
Described as a “combination of Patty Griffin grit and Amy Winehouse grace” by American Songwriter, Soul/Americana singer-songwriter Karyn Ann packs a proverbial punch with her powerful vocals and alluring emotive lyricism. 
Her songwriting and performance chops have earned her spotlights at the 2020 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist showcase and the 2022 Red Ants Pants Music Festival, and more recently received Honorable Mention in the national Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter showcase.
www.karynann.com
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Kathi Huhtaluhta & World Winds Saturday 2:00 – Presidio Museum
“World Winds” is a dynamic group of musicians who, with Kathi Huhtaluhta, present unique styles of Folk music from around the globe; Celtic, Turkish, Finnish and Sami/Lapland. Ms. Huhtaluhta is recognized throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe for her ethereal voice and chants.
www.youtube.com/user/kathihuhtaluhta
 
Kyshona Sunday 6:00 – Plaza
Kyshona is an artist ignited by uniting communities through untold stories. With the background of a licensed music therapist, the curiosity of a writer, the patience of a friend, the vision of a social entrepreneur, the resolve of an activist, and the voice of a singer – she is unrelenting in her pursuit for the healing power of song. She has also learned how to balance her music career with her passion to heal and foster community through her non-profit organization, Your Song. Audiences will find a common thread of empowerment, overcoming adversity, and finding hope in her work.
www.kyshona.com
 
Leila Lopez Saturday 4:30 – Court Street
Leila Lopez has been writing and performing music in Tucson for over 20 years. Her music is influenced by our beautiful and vast desert landscape, human connectivity, and the joy and sometimes hidden beauty of living in the moment.
www.leilalopezsongs.com
 
Lisa Dilk Saturday 1:00 – Court Street
Lisa Dilk is a seasoned troubadour whose work has been recorded by folk and country singer-songwriters Guy Clark and Lacy J. Dalton. Her visual songs are slices of life performed in her warm, engaging, sincere folk rock blend with a touch of swing and blues.
www.soundcloud.com/lisa-dilk
 
Lisa Sanders & Brown Sugar Saturday 5:00 – Plaza
Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar are a dynamic, soulful, heartfelt singing duo with a gift for crafting wonderful songs and storytelling. They have been together touring and recording as a duo going on two decades. Both have called San Diego home for many years, where they have honed their craft starting in coffee houses and bars to big stages and opening and performing for many diverse major stars such as Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, B.B. King, Dixie Chicks, Sarah McLachlan, Mary Gauthier, and many more. Lisa’s new album, Daughters of the Rising Tide, is slated for a 2023 release.
www.lisasanders.com
 
Liz & Pete Saturday 4:00 – Plaza
She's Liz, he's Pete, they are Liz & Pete. Liz Cerepanya and Peter Dalton Ronstadt join musical forces to explore material old and new. Liz's heartfelt voice with Pete's haunting harmonies and rich guitar arrangements captivate the mind and tug at the heart. “At times it reminds me of Ian and Sylvia, only 60 years newer, 100% as soulful and seriously as simple as the folk process itself.” -Don Armstrong “Liz & Pete, lovely fresh harmonies and a secret cache of original songs.“ -Linda Ronstadt
Www.lizandpetemusic.com
facebook.com/lizandpetemusic
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The Lost Earbuds Sunday 1:00 – Court Street
Annie Sorrells and Jerry Green are Phoenix-based singer-songwriters that have a passion for well-crafted, meaningful songs. They won the Tucson Folk Festival's Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition in 2021. You can expect The Lost Earbuds to deliver an uplifting performance that will touch your heart and make you smile.
thelostearbuds.com
 
Luminous Tides Sunday 3:00 – North Church
Luminous Tides plays funky, folksy, jazzy vibey music that makes you feel like dancing. We are new, but we play great sets, hire us for your party and we will bring you loads of joy. 2/3 Original, 1/3 Covers from folk, pop, rock, jazz, and beyond. Joyus Lippincott on Sax and Piano, Mark Holdaway on Guitar and Kalimbas, Rick Heyman on Bass and Eyebrows, Doug Parmenter on Drums and Percussion.
www.kalimbamagic.com/luminous
 
Mama's Kitchen Sink Saturday 2:30 – Presidio Museum
Arizona Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Mitzi Cowell and Liz Fletcher join forces with Connie Brannock (Little House of Funk) for some original funky Folk and Blues with a side of grit!!
 
Mariachi Nuevo Azteca de Tucson Saturday 12:00 – Plaza
Mariachi Nuevo Azteca de Tucson, alumni from Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School, are some of the Old Pueblo’s best and brightest on the mariachi scene! They have recently played the Rialto Theatre with Mariachi Estrella Juvenil Inc. as part of their anniversary show, “Un Homenaje A Lose Grandes”, and regularly bring their ensemble to events throughout Southern Arizona. Now, they are gracing the Tucson Folk Festival’s Plaza Stage with their full-bodied, enlivening mariachi sound.
www.facebook.com/nuevoaztecatucson/
 
Mark Bishop Evans Saturday 12:00 – Roy Place
Mark grew up in California where his major musical influences were Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and the folk, folk rock or beach music of the day. He players in the finger-picking style playing tasteful covers from the 20’s thru today, as well as his original songs. He has a way with words and melodies, bringing them together in pleasant and poignant combinations. His music is an intriguing blend of Folk, folk rock and ballads. He currently resides in the Phoenix area.
www.MarkBishopEvans.net
www.facebook.com/MarkBishopEvansMusic
 
Mark Insley and the Broken Angels Sunday 1:00 – Plaza
Mark Insley and the Broken Angels from Tucson, Az have just released a new cd. “Ten Cent Redemption,” a CD recorded live in one take, no overdubs, using two-track mastering. “It’s the way things used to be done before they had mutitrack,” Insley said. The album is a personal one for Insley, who launched his music career in Los Angeles’ early alt-country and bluegrass scene, taking cues from Merle Haggard, Owens and the early 1970s alt-country band Flying Burrito Brothers.
www.facebook.com/MarkInsleyCountry
 
Marty Province Saturday 12:30 – Roy Place
For over 45 years, Marty Province has been entertaining audiences of all ages with a blend of story songs, topical music, gospel, comedy, and children’s songs. Drawing from artists such as Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Fred Small, Mike Cross, Roy Zimmerman, John McCutcheon, and many others he sings for all ages. His performances have been well received in venues as diverse as coffee houses, churches, schools, kindergartens, large concert halls, and political rallies.
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The McCallion Band Saturday 1:00 – Plaza
The McCallion Band plays original Americana, folk/rock, traditional style country, and rock and roll with joyful, punkish abandon. Fronted by Nancy McCallion, former singer/songwriter from international touring band, The Mollys, The McCallion Band features an impressive repertoire of original material and some of the finest veterans of the Tucson music scene: Danny Krieger on guitar, slide guitar, and vocals, Neil McCallion on bass and vocals, and Les Merrihew on drums.
www.nancymccallion.com
 
Mick Dunlavey Sunday 12:00 – Presidio Museum
Growing up in a large Irish family you have no choice but to fall in love with traditional Irish music. A self-taught musician, I began a solo career singing in Irish pubs and playing for friends and family, eventually forming a band. As lead vocalist for The Celtic Hooligans from Erie, Pennsylvania, we entertained in the western NY and PA region. Irish music is my passion and I’ve enjoyed expanding my instrument repertoire to include the Bodhran (Irish drum) Penny Whistle, and Uilleann Pipes.
 
Molly Murphy Saturday 5:30 – Court Street
Soft, delicate melodies with visual storytelling, Molly has been described as “a young promising songwriter with a big heart,” by music industry professionals and “instantly identifiable,” by Jonathan Frahm of the For Folk's Sake blog. Her voice and style have been compared to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, and her modern influences include Hailey Whitters and Phoebe Bridgers. Molly has had a productive few years, opening for fellow folk artist Heather Maloney and releasing new music.
www.mollymurphymusic.com
www.facebook.com/mollymurphymusic8
 
Nancy Northrup Sunday 1:30 – Roy Place
Nancy Northrup is a singer/songwriter who performs throughout the country. She performs annually at the Gram Parson's Festival in Waycross, Ga. and has performed at The Bluebird, Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, The Reno Earth Festival, The Fenix in Marin County, just to name a few. Nancy's originals are heartfelt and her covers are chosen for their depth and spirit. Her most recent CD "Higher Mountain" was produced by the legendary John Beland.Emmylou Harris has been her biggest influenc
www.nancynorthrup.com
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Ă–ngtupqa Saturday 12:00 – Presidio Museum
Öngtupqa is the Hopi name for Grand Canyon, an important natural and cultural landscape that inspires the music of this trio. Original songs sung in Hopi language by Clark Tenakhongva, flute from Marlon Magdalena (Pueblo of Jemez) and local Tucsonan Matt Moon on clay pot percussion, Öngtupqa recreates the sounds of Puebloan culture that dates back over 1,500 years. If you've ever wondered what the music of Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde and Homolovi sounded like...this is it.
www.ongtupqa.com/
 
The Odd Birds Saturday 2:30 – North Church
The Odd Birds are a pair of uncool rockstars (they literally met doing musical theater) who have been playing their blend of Americana/country/folk music for over a decade. They've toured and had radio play in both the US and Europe. Known for their vocal harmonies, they were named one of Metronome Boston's Top 21 bands in 2021 and their latest album, Tremolo Heart, was called "an alluring and infectious combination [that] blends seamlessly and beats freely" (Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine Magazine).
theoddbirds.com/
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The Out of Kilters Sunday 2:00 – North Church
The Out of Kilters play traditional Irish music- everything from rousing ballads to traditional jigs, reels, and polkas- with great love, energy and enthusiasm, Band founder Russ Healy, on accordion and whistles is joined by Liz Healy on Bodhrán, Tom Feild on guitar, Reuben Vinal on bass, and the band’s official Irishman, Peter Rodgers, on fiddle. Everybody sings!. The OOK’s just want to have fun, and make sure that no one gets seriously injured in the process. Sláinte!
www.facebook.com/outofkilters
 
Out of the Blue Saturday 6:00 – Court Street
Out of the Blue started creating their "Bordergrass" style in the early 1990s. Based in Tucson, they have traveled throughout the Southwest playing their distinctive original songs as well as traditional bluegrass covers. They won 2nd place in the Telluride Band competition in 1998. You can expect an energetic performance from OTB with Emmy Creigh on guitar, Donny Russell mandolin, Tom Poley banjo and Slim Rost bass, accompanying their intergalactic vocal harmonies.
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Raillery Saturday 3:00 – Court Street
For 20 years Flagstaff Arizona based duo of Tommy O'Hara and John Tveten built on "Raillery" which means 'good natured banter'. Our nature is 'Irishicana'....A blend of Irish folk and American blues folk. We have a strong cast of regulars including our bassist Paul Perreault on "Big Blue". Whether we are a paired down duo or a wall of sound with keys and horns our inclination is towards music in the moment that inspires good cheer and meaningful fun.
www.facebook.com/people/Raillery/100031013427071/
 
Ramsey Roberson Sunday 5:00 – Plaza
Eric Ramsey and Robby Roberson — award winning singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists team up as a powerful, eclectic American Music duo. Their performances feature original compositions and select cover tunes and are legendary for their scope and creativity. Both are winners of the Stephen George Memorial Songwriting Contest, Robby in 2013 and Eric in 2017. Robby has performed twice at the prestigious Tempe Center of the Arts Songwriters Showcase, and Eric won the International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Competition in 2022.
www.ramrob1.wixsite.com/ramseyroberson
 
Randy Palmer Saturday 12:00 – Court Street
Randy Palmer is a cross between a painter and a poet. A son of a painting paint contractor, Randy has an ingrown desire to make things beautiful. You read it in his lyrics and you hear it in his voice when he brings his songs to life. Every song’s a reflective rendition of life at its most basic core. No apologies for songs close to the heart. Randy celebrates frailties, friendships, and family. His music is a deep dive into the interesting and intoxicating twists and turns of the joy of life.
RandyPalmerMusic.com.
 
Rave Review Sunday 2:30 – North Church
Rave Review is a Tucson-based contradance band formed in 2022. It consists of veteran contradance musicians Carina Ravely on fiddle, Steve Richard on guitar, and Russ Healy on accordion and whistles. John Esak joins them on percussion to add extra zest and danceability! Rave Review performs dance tunes in various genres, such as Old Time, Celtic and Quebecois.
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Raveis Kole Sunday 12:30 – Court Street
Billboard charting duo Raveis Kole are an eclectic, acoustic Americana/Indie Folk/Singer Songwriter powerhouse that blends Southern California freedom, Middle Eastern mystery, European panache, and a gypsy's adventurous spirit, while featuring caramel smooth vocals, rich counterpoint harmonies, percussive guitar rhythms, and altered tunings with both guitar fingerstyle and bass inspired grooves. Their songs draw you in with armor piercing lyrics that float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
www.raveiskole.com/
 
Reece Sullivan Sunday 5:30 – Roy Place
Originally from Arkansas, I now live in Lafayette, LA and play the surrounding states regularly. Over the course of the years, I've reinvented myself musically many times, often against my will: piano to guitar, classical to art rock, art rock to folk, flat picking to finger-picking, solely songwriting to performing. I released a single, "The Riverband (Dockside)," in December of 2022 and an album, "Gethsemane," at the beginning of 2023.
reecesullivan.com/
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Reilly Jones Sunday 2:30 – Roy Place
"Reilly Jones" is Rick Fenwick and Chuck Kowalski, singer-songwriters from Tucson whose Americana roots span from George Jones and John Prine to The Grateful Dead. The duet regularly performs what they call "micro gigs" in their practice space; they also host and perform a benefit gig in La Madera Park twice a year.
 
Rendezvous Saturday 2:00 – Court Street
Heck what can you say in 500 chars? We're two well-aged gentlemen. Been together for almost 9 years. We like catchy grooves and apply that to songs from the Old World as well as the New. We have a gut bass on the bottom, a nylon-string in between, a baritone vocal over that and all on top a harp at turns. The vocals are in multiple languages, so we call our music 'Eurofolk'.
soundcloud.com/user-23031284/sets/rendezvous
www.facebook.com/eurofolkmusic/
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RISO Sunday 3:00 – Plaza
From Tucson, Arizona, RISO's sweet vocals and dynamic instrumentals serve as a striking counterpart to gritty, beautifully honest, and captivating original songs. For the last decade, Matt and Rebekah Rolland have been on the road with their band, Run Boy Run, participated as artists-in-residence for the National Parks Centennial, appeared twice on American Public Media's A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated on eight studio albums, including their 2022 RISO release, New Eyes.
www.risoband.com/
www.facebook.com/RisoBand/
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Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Saturday 8:00 – Plaza
Take a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy called “Nashville’s hottest young player” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and you have Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene around the world. Known for their white-hot picking and world-class musicianship, as well as their soulful stone country vocals, the GRAMMY® nominated duo cleverly and uniquely melds music of all kinds to create a signature blend of music that defies restrictions of genre.
www.robandtrey.com
 
Robby Roberson Sunday 3:30 – Roy Place
Robby Roberson sings original songs of reality and imagination, happiness and sorrow - delivered passionately through multiple stringed instruments. His musical style is similar to that of Bruce Cockburn and Neil Young, and has been described as organic, urban, acoustic music. Robby performs as a solo act and collaboratively with other talented musicians.
robbyroberson.com
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Robyn Landis Saturday 2:30 – Roy Place
Intelligent, evocative songcraft with 50+ writing awards (including wins in John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Wildflower). A published author, Robyn brings her literacy to musical life as a warm, unpretentious performer with an intimate vocal style. She’s toured extensively; her 3 CDs are expansive chronicles of life’s journeys--uplifting, activist, spiritual, deeply personal. A NYC native, Robyn made Tucson home in 2010. Christine Lavin says, “I love her work
soundcloud.com/robyn-landis
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Roth D'lux Sunday 5:30 – Presidio Museum
Partners in song and life, Ginette and Daniel have been creating and performing together since the 1990s. Originally from Winnipeg, this duo has performed its own brand of acoustic prairie soul from the Canadian Shield, to the beaches of the Caribbean, to the desert of Tucson, where they finally established roots and raised a family. The sound of roth dlux - part folky - part soul - part dancy blues – continues outrunning the law of music labels.
www.instagram.com/roth_dlux/
 
Russell Bartlett Saturday 3:00 – Roy Place
With multiple TFF appearances since 2002, Texas songwriter Russell Bartlett's material has won praises from the likes of Steve Earle and Robert Earl Keen. In his liner notes for Bartlett's 1997 album "One Hand on the Plow," Townes Van Zandt said "Excellent songs, I wish I'd written them." Citing influences from Van Zandt and Tom T. Hall to Ray Davies and Leonard Cohen, Bartlett's story-and lyric-oriented songs can be as silly and colorful as they are emotionally deep and insightful.
www.russellbartlett.com
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Ryan David Orr Saturday 6:00 – Roy Place
Ryan David Orr is an indie-folk/rock artist based in northeastern Arizona. He is an award-winning singer/songwriter, and is currently celebrating the release of his 2022 album NEW IMPERIALS. This album, his 10th to date, explores the battles we face in our social lives, and how our attempt to control our own personal universes can end up working against us.
www.RyanDavidOrr.com
 
Ryanhood Sunday 12:00 – Plaza
International Acoustic Music Awards winners for ‘Best Group/Duo’, Ryanhood’s tight vocal harmonies and big acoustic riffs have made them favorites on the touring circuit for over 15 years. A merging of virtuosic musicianship with rich and transformative storytelling, their shows are driven by strong acoustic guitar interplay and turn-on-a-dime harmonies forged in a decades-long friendship.
www.ryanhood.com
 
The Sandstoners Saturday 12:30 – Presidio Museum
The Sandstoners are a San Juan County, New Mexico-based Americana band that has been together since 2016. The group recorded and released its first full-length disc in 2022, "Where the Sagebrush Grows," which features 11 original tunes largely set in and reflecting life in the Four Corners area and the desert Southwest. The band's sound ranges from country and rock to folk, Tex-Mex and blues. The Sandstoners perform all over New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
www.facebook.com/thesandstonersband
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Sandy Hathaway Sunday 4:30 – Roy Place
Sandy Hathaway’s songs reach back in time and deliver stories that touch the heart. With her inimitable voice and matchless guitar stylings, she enjoys singing her original music and covering the most popular music from the 60s to today's top billboard hits. Sandy is an award-winning songwriter who competed 4 times in the top 10 in Tucson and won 2nd prize in the WVCMA songwriting contest in 2017. Sandy Hathaway sings at Terra Alta Bistro once a month in Tucson.
sandyhathaway.com
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Sara Syms Sunday 12:30 – Roy Place
Authentic is the word most often used to describe Sara Syms. Debut album, Fade to Blue, was nominated for IMEA’s Americana Album of the Year, solidifying her place on the scene. Sara’s sophomore release, Way Back Home, was an artistic breakthrough for the lifelong overachiever. After battling struggles with depression/anxiety & some needed time away from the music scene, the visionary songwriter creates a journey in sound & spirit with her new album The Darkest Light.
www.sarasyms.com
www.facebook.com/ssymsmusic
www.instagram.com/sarasyms
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The Senators Sunday 3:30 – Presidio Museum
The Senators have become a staple of the Arizona music landscape since the band’s debut in 2012, which landed them on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. Their 2020 release, Wild Wide Open, has been met with critical acclaim and has been streamed nearly 5 million times since its release. In 2020, the group signed to Fervor Records for a third full length, pushes the folk genre forward, featuring a sound that harkens back to 1960s folk as well as synth experimentation and electric twang.
www.thesenatorsmusic.com/
www.instagram.com/senators.music/
 
Silver Lake 66 Sunday 4:30 – Court Street
Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo are the Americana duo at the core of Silver Lake 66. Originally from the Midwest, the couple’s travels have taken them to Los Angeles and now Portland as they continue their musical adventures. The duo has been gaining traction since the 2016 release of their debut album, Let go or be dragged. An amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations both in the US and abroad.
www.silverlake66.com
www.facebook.com/silverlake66
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Slow Waves Saturday 12:30 – North Church
Founding members Jimmy Teyechea and Levi Reyes bring to the stage a new and fresh take on Americana, Folk and Roots Rock n' Roll, drawing loose comparisons to Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan. Hooks and charm through and through. Songs from their self titled 2021 debut album (Produced by Sergio Mendoza and featuring members of Los Lobos, Calexico and DeVotchka) blends beautiful melody with tales of life, love and loss. Currently working on their sophomore album.
instagram.com/slowwaves_latucsa
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smootmahooty Saturday 1:30 – North Church
Tom Bertling is a singer songwriter and working musician who began playing guitar at age 7, taught and inspired by his Grandmother. From a small town in Ohio, Tom is #8 of 12 children. He has been writing songs and gratefully performing for 45 years. His original music consists of many genres, he calls it "Mutt Music." Never one to shy away from social commentary, Tom's music delivers strong messages of awareness, change, hope, and love.
smootmahooty.com
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Songdog Sunday 3:00 – Presidio Museum
Songdog is an all star band that complements songwriter Ron Pandy's songs that radiate wit without the pretense of wisdom. Born in the wilds of Ohio in a vacant music store, Ron was raised by a pack of acoustic guitars. This explains a lot. Multi instrumentalist Slim Edelman pairs up with violinist Tom Rhodes and bassist Greg Rogan for his melodic tunes. Arlene Parker tops it off with her soulful vocals. Expect to hear some poignant baseball songs!
 
Sophia Rankin & The Sound Sunday 2:00 – Plaza
Sophia Rankin & The Sound is an acclaimed Alternative Folk Rock band originating from Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 2020, SRS has played internationally and locally opening for acts such as Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, The Black Moods, Jake Owen, Diamond Rio, and Ryanhood. They have performed at The Rialto Theatre, Dusk Music Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, and more while headlining shows at venues such as Hotel Congress and 191 Toole. Their original music is available on all platforms.
www.sophiarankin.com
 
Southbound Pilot Sunday 5:00 – North Church
Southbound Pilot, now entering its second decade, is an original Tucson band with roots in blues, rock, folk and swampy jazz. Each unique performance brings a dance party while paying homage to classic traditions. Come listen and dance with us, and check out the magic!
southboundpilot.com/
 
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble Sunday 12:30 – North Church
This five-piece ensemble brings all-original, socially-progressive music to their audiences. With lyrics, melodies, and powerful harmonies that cry out for true peace, they bring hope and a sense of a future of unity and conscious cooperation. Starseed Acoustic Ensemble is one of the voices of true change and their music will get you on your feet, uplift your heart and inspire your mind to build a future of light and life.
globalchangemusic.org/artist/sae
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Steff Kayser and Alvin Blaine Sunday 5:30 – Court Street
Steff Kayser and Alvin Blaine bring you a diverse repertoire of engaging tunes -- both originals & covers -- presented with a solid groove, killer licks and delightful vocals. Come treat your ears to some Deluxe Acoustic Groove from some award winning musicians, and all around nice guys! :)
www.facebook.com/MusicOfSteff.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2vAnhQFymU
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Sunny & the Whiskey Machine Saturday 4:30 – Presidio Museum
Sunny & The Whiskey Machine is the perfect blend of country, blues, bluegrass, rock n roll, and a whole lot of soul. All blended until you get what they like to call “SoulGrass”. The band consists of Sunny Gable who writes and sings the songs, plays rhythm guitar, fiddle, viola, and mandolin, T Greg Squires holding down the low end on bass and harmonies, Paul Pickering on guitar, Cody Hudman playing many guitars, Syndenn Sweet on backing vocals, and Brian Hanner keeping the beat on the drums.
SunnyGable.com/EPK
 
The Tucson Klezmerados Saturday 1:00 – North Church
The Tucson Klezmerados is a local group dedicated to the genre of folk music called "klezmer," loosely defined as Eastern European music in the Jewish tradition. Commonly performed at weddings and other celebrations, the music is lively, danceable, and joyous but also can be plaintive and reflective. The Tucson Klezmerados look forward to sharing this fun music with the festival audience. Dancing is always welcome!
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Wally Lawder with Mike Markowitz Sunday 5:00 – Court Street
Wally Lawder is a prolific songwriter and engaging performer who divides his time between New Mexico and Arizona and other wanderings. He'll perform original songs on guitar and ukulele, roaming a wide terrain. He will be accompanied by Mike Markowitz, one of Tucson's premier mandolin players, and a fine human as well. Songs about life on planet Earth!
www.wallylawder.com
 
Warren Thomas Fenzi Sunday 11:30 – Roy Place
While inviting his listeners on a journey of introspection, Fenzi fosters an ongoing curiosity as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter. His explorations in sound and songwriting lay the foundation for what has become his unique style of cinematic, musical storytelling.
www.warrenthomasfenzi.com/
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Waterford Sunday 1:00 – North Church
Jim Berault is an accomplished songwriter, having written songs for several TV shows. Leslie Sahlen is a Grammy nominated vocalist and has performed with the Mamas and Papas and Spanky and our Gang. Guitar virtuoso, vocalist, songwriter Theodore C Reyes was a founding member of TDC and is a member of Elevenacity. Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Nathan Frankenberg is a New York tranaplant. Kelsey BoBelsey is a wonderful vocalist. Michael Turner Bass Guitar. Javelle Allen drums.
 
Wayback & Friends/Acoustic Quartet Saturday 1:00 – Presidio Museum
With the passing of Tom Woolley and subsequent "retiring" of the Wayback Machine moniker, Bev Seckinger and Jim Lipson are keeping the spirit of Wayback alive with a quartet that features its trademark harmonies and unique song selection. Joined by multi-instrumentalists Gavin Binzer and Sunny Gable on guitars, mandolin, and violin to go along with bass, harmonicas and percussion.
www.waybackmachineband.com
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Whiskey Treats Sunday 3:30 – Court Street
Whiskey Treats is a trio of experienced rock musicians who found a love for high energy folk music. They combine the best elements of bluegrass, country and traditional Americana to create a show that crowds love. Whiskey Treats write original songs that range from upbeat drinking tunes to upbeat songs that reminisce about home, then maybe a slower song or two if everyone needs a quick break. They hail from right here in Tucson, come on out and see a show!
www.whiskeytreats.com
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