2/11/22: Meet Us at the Monty!
Friday, February 11, 2022 | Freddy Parish, Gabriel Naïm Amor, & Vox Urbana
Venue: Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705
Doors: 6 PM // Show 6:30-10PM
Presented by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association
All Proceeds Benefit the 37th Annual Tucson Folk Festival; April 1-3, 2022
The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) is proud to present Freddy Parish, Gabriel Naïm Amor, and Vox Urbana on February 11 at Monterey Court in Tucson, Arizona. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the 2022 Tucson Folk Festival, one of the oldest free Americana and Folk Music festivals in the country.
Freddy Parish grew up in Sonoma County, California, just down the road from where Jack London wrote “Valley of the Moon,” named for the mythic translation of the Miwok “Sonoma.” His Arkansas born father inspired a lifelong love of country music, from the poetry of John Prine, to the gentle love songs of Don Williams. After spending a year of high school studying abroad on the Baltic Coast in Ainazi, Latvia, he went on to spend his formative years traveling the country taking odd jobs and writing songs, and later returned to school to study Music Composition, Audio Production, and Poetry at the Evergreen State College in Washington.
Gabriel Naïm Amor is a French born, Parisian musician who moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1997 where he lives with his family. Also known as Naïm Amor, he recently switched to his full name Gabriel Naïm Amor. Then, as part of the “experimental avant pop” Amor Belhom Duo with drummer Thomas Belhom, he met and recorded with Joey Burns and John Convertino of the band Calexico. Naïm Amor has played guitar on tour and also on recordings with Howe Gelb, worked with John Parish, plays on numerous albums as guest guitar player (Dean Owens, Fredda, Howe Gelb, Marianne Dissard, Andrew Colberg, Al Foul…). He also composes film/short film soundtracks between recording his albums. He completed the score for the PBS documentary film “Precious Knowledge – which has won two awards at the San Diego and Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. The film was screened in various festivals including the New York HBO Latino Film Festival, And aired nationwide on PBS in May 2012.
Vox Urbana is a nine-piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010. The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier through its 100% danceable grooves. As a collective composing body, Vox Urbana continuously aims to learn and expand its musical influences. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a mestizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects. Such musical recipe guarantees a high-energy performance, as well as a culturally fruitful experience to younger and older audience in the U.S./Mexico region.
TKMA Board Member Jonathan Frahm says, “Our February Tucson Folk Festival Fundraiser is one of our favorite annual gatherings. We’re happy to partner with our good friends at Monterey Court to produce a night of high-quality music from three incredible, varied acts.”
Concert measures are being taken to provide a safe gathering environment, per Monterey Court guidelines.
Monterey Court ownership says, “We appreciate your patronage. Currently we have adopted all Covid 19 protocols per CDC and Pima County Health Guidelines. We know that these are uncertain times, but as an outdoor venue with lots of heaters, we feel uniquely suited to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible from the new variants of Covid 19.
We do recommend that all patrons wear a mask whenever they are up and about from their table including within any structure, and ask that those not vaccinated continue to wear a mask at all times- except when eating and drinking. Please be smart- stay home if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone who is.”
This will be General Admission show with seating available on chairs at tables. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made via the Monterey Court website. Tickets must be purchased through this reservation system. All attendees are encouraged to purchase food and drinks from the venue restaurant. Although adult beverages will be available for purchase with proper ID, this is also a family friendly all-ages show.