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Here you can view the upcoming schedule and read a little about each artist. Most artists have links to their web page and links to audio or video of them performing.A Printable version of the current schedule is available by clicking here.
Saturday & Sunday
January 19
 & 
January 20
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

The Theme for Dolan's shows this weekend is "Right Under Yer Nose"

There are so many interesting things and places in Arizona that we pass by every day, yet most people don't even know they’re there.  Dolan Ellis has put together a special show that will help you to learn about some of those places.  Then all you have to do is get up off of the couch and visit them for yourself.  No four-wheel drive vehicle necessary...they are "Right Under Yer Nose!"
 
You’ll enjoy Dolan’s original songs and interesting stories of Arizona’s people, places and things that surround us in our daily lives.  Visit one man’s dream, “Cowtown Keeylocko.” Learn about “Nichos.” Visit an ancient Indian ruin…and discover hidden moments right at the AFP.

Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s Official State Balladeer since 1966. He has traveled more than a million miles throughout the length and breadth of our state, getting to know the unique people and out-of-the-way places most of us never see, then writing songs about these people and places. Along the way he has taken thousands of professional-quality photographs to illustrate his music. Come and hear just a few of the hundreds of ballads Dolan has written in his career as Arizona’s Balladeer "Arizona is more than a state...it's a state of mind".

Please consider donating to help save the Salt River wild horses.  The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, dedicated to monitor, study and protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. We use all of our resources and connections to prevent harm from coming to the Salt River wild horses and ensure that they will be here for future generations to enjoy.
​There are links to donate on Dolan's website front page.

Click here for a YouTube video of Orphan of the Hills
Click here for a YouTube video of Dolan performing Magic Mountain

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
January 26
 & 
January 27
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

The Mule Boys

The Mule Boys

Scott Muhleman, namesake of this duo, blows a mean harp. He's been bending notes and playing the blues since the sixties. LA, Waikiki in '68, Alaska, San Francisco, to Bisbee, Arizona. He came to Bisbee the first time while touring with DC Miner and Blues on the Move. 

Steeped in the blues, Scott and his authentic and soulful playing have graced the stage with Luther Jackson and the Loose Cannons Band, The Buzzards (Bisbee's own), Johnny Nitro, Moose and The Bulletproof Blues Band, Popa Chubby, Nappy Brown, and Luther Tucker. In 2007, Scott was part of the line-up of Sean Trachtman's Train Wreck when they won the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation's “Blues Challenge”. That carried them on to Memphis, Tennessee to participate in the “International Blues Challenge” hosted by The Blues Foundation. 

The past several years have found Scott performing in a due with his wife, beloved Bisbee songstress Becky Reyes. The pair perform what Becky's describe as “Vintage and Acoustic Verve”. Which, according to Jon, translates into “a hell of a lot of good music”!

Jon Messenger's story has been a journey through, away from, and back again to the American West. A musical journey through the west. And the Everglades. And Cornwall-on-Hudson. Always some guitar player willing to be patient with him, indulge him with some music and “communicate to me how to play”. It's been night with the blues. Bluegrass Sunday mornings. The conscience of folk music in the traditions of the troubadours of old. Now some 25 years of performing at home in Cochise County, Arizona, and points north west and east. 

Scott met Jon Messenger at campout at Parker Canyon Lake in 1992. Assembled with like minds in fine surroundings, music was made. Various pulsings of the Bisbee music life put their in evermore 
concentric circles as Jon and Becky and Lance Gray played together and Scott and Becky fell in love. Music continued to happen and...

Then we all turned two score round the seasons. A coupla few years ago the notion of some several collaborations under the moniker The Mule Boys could provide for some fine noise in a good room!
Of late, the notion progresses. It's a good sound. It's a good life. So we're playing!

Catch The Mule Boys. 
Do it while you can. Never can tell with a mule…




Saturday & Sunday
February 02
 & 
February 03
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Barry Ward

Barry Ward

Barry grew up on the western plains of Kansas. Barry, or “Bear” as he has come to be known by his friends, worked alongside his father and grandfather, working cattle and farming.  These rugged men of the land became equally at home in a saddle or on the seat of a tractor. His original songs deal not only with his experiences as a cowboy, but with his experiences as a farmer.  Add to that a strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, a love for his country and our Veterans, and you’ve got a guy who’s overflowing with credibility. His song “Harvest in the Fall” concludes the documentary “The Great American Wheat Harvest” and his voice is included in the soundtrack for the film “Home on the Range”. In 2003 he was honored to be included with a small handful of Western singers to perform at Carnegie Hall with the Great American Cowboy in Concert.
 
2017 CD of the Year, Rural Roots Music Commission
2014 Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee, Cowboy Artist/Entertainer
2014 & 2015 Western CD of the Year, Rural Roots Music Commission
2014 Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Western Artists
2013 Male Performer of the Year, Western Music Association
2012 Song of the Year, Academy of Western Artists
2008 Male Vocalist of the Year, Western Music Division of the Country Gospel Music Association
 

Click here for a video of Barry performing 'Montana'
Click here for a video of Barry performing 'Roman Nose'

Click here to go to the artists website

Friday
February 08
 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Gathering Friday

Gathering Friday

Cost for all 4 shows is $50 per person, which includes lunch.
Doors open at  9:00 AM. Lunch will be served at 12:15- 12:45. 

(Click on the performers picture to go to their individual websites)
Michael grande The Hanson Family Almeda Bradshaw 3 Trails West
Michael Grande
10:00 - 11:00
Hanson Family
11:15 - 12:15
Almeda Bradshaw
12:45 - 1:45
3 Trails West
2:00 - 300

Michael Grandé is a phenomenal guitarist, known for his 5-finger picking technique, guitar flourishes, soft, gentle voice, and rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes Western ballads, flamenco instrumentals and folk, pop and devotional songs. Much of what he plays are his own compositions. Michael Grandé grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the Marines. In 1969 he played at Woodstock where he was invited to become a member of Richie Havens' band. In addition to Richie Havens, Grandé has performed around the world with many well-known artists, including Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, José Feliciano and Van Morrison, just to name a few. Several years ago he moved to Cochise County, Arizona, where he and his wife raise Arabian horses on a ranch near Tombstone.

Hanson Family  The stage comes to life with the energy, talent, and enthusiasm of Lisa, Theresa, and Daniel Hanson. Dazzling audiences everywhere with new and fresh arrangements, this dynamic trio brings you the best of Western Swing, yodeling mastery, rousing fiddle tunes and blazing harmony combined with humor and audience participation.
The beautiful harmonies and vocal arrangements of The Hanson Family have gained them much recognition in the music world as well as the honor of winning, among other awards, the 2014 and 2017 Academy of Western Artists Duo/Group of the Year, the 2014 Western Music Association Crescendo Award, the 2013 Kamloops Cowboy Festival "Rising Star Showcase", the 2016, 2015 and 2006 WMA Marilyn Tuttle "Best of the Best" harmony award, and the 2005 WMA "Youth Yodeler of the Year

Almeda Bradshaw One of Montana's talented Western entertainers, Almeda's love and appreciation for the cowboy way comes through in heartfelt expressions of the west. Her clear vocals, a compelling stage presence and accomplished musicianship guarantee this artist to be an audience favorite. Almeda has written poetry, journals and songs since her teen years and has been performing at cowboy gatherings throughout the west for over two decades.
 
 "Almeda Bradshaw is one of the "hidden treasures" of modern contemporary Western music. Great singer/songwriter and picker. You need to check out more of her work!" Jim Jones, Multi-Awarded Singer Songwriter and Author.

3 Trails West is passionate about vintage Western Music. We've dug deep to uncover recordings that got left in the dust. Our journey has taken us down some old rutted swales, "Trails Less Traveled", you might say.  We hope our music sounds familiar in the way that only a good Cowboy song can; like putting on a favorite shirt, a little faded and frayed at the collar, but more comfortable for the wear.
Lori Beth BrookeLori Beth Brooke will also be appearing with 3 Trails West.
Lori Beth Brooke is an accordionist, yodeler, singer, and song-writer from Austin, Texas.  A native Texan with German heritage, she grew up on a dairy farm in Nordheim, just southeast of San Antonio. Learning to yodel after college, Lori Beth has used this unique singing technique extensively in both German folk music and Western music.  In 2016 the International Western Music Association named Lori Beth Female Yodeler of the Year.

 




Saturday
February 09
 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Closed for the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Closed for the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Click the image above to go to their website!





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Sunday
February 10
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Jeneve Rose Mitchell

Jeneve Rose Mitchell

Most people wouldn’t call a 17-year-old a seasoned performer.  But Jeneve Rose Mitchell has been performing professionally since the age of four.  You might know her as the ‘Rocky Mountain Hillbilly Girl’ who in 2015 (at the age of 15) auditioned for the final season of American Idol, and proceeded to steal the hearts of not only the judges (Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr.), but America as well. She wound up finishing in the top 14 on Idol, which was no easy task considering there were over 200,000 contestants who auditioned from just about everywhere.  And now Jeneve Rose will be performing at the AFP!

Click here to see Jeneve Rose Mitchell's Top 10 performance of 2016 American Idol


Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
February 16
 & 
February 17
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

The Theme for Dolan's shows this weekend is "Cochise County"

Cochise County has been called "The Land of Legends"...and rightly so.  Much of the history of the Old West took place right here in Cochise County.  Cowboys, Indians, miners, gunfighters, lawmen...all played their important roles in the history of this special part of Arizona.
 
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, has captured many of those legends in a very special program of original songs, stories, and photography focusing on Cochise County.   This weekend’s program may include such songs as "Goin' Home to Cochise County," "How Tombstone Got its Name," and "The Life of Geronimo."  You’ll also learn about an unexplored local cave and a visit to a ghost town!  Come along for the ride!

Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s Official State Balladeer since 1966. He has traveled more than a million miles throughout the length and breadth of our state, getting to know the unique people and out-of-the-way places most of us never see, then writing songs about these people and places. Along the way he has taken thousands of professional-quality photographs to illustrate his music. Come and hear just a few of the hundreds of ballads Dolan has written in his career as Arizona’s Balladeer "Arizona is more than a state...it's a state of mind".

Please consider donating to help save the Salt River wild horses.  The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, dedicated to monitor, study and protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. We use all of our resources and connections to prevent harm from coming to the Salt River wild horses and ensure that they will be here for future generations to enjoy.
​There are links to donate on Dolan's website front page.

Click here for a YouTube video of Orphan of the Hills
Click here for a YouTube video of Dolan performing Magic Mountain

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
February 23
 & 
February 24
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Wall-Eyed Moles

Wall-Eyed Moles

The Wall-Eyed Moles are Victor (Jeanne Cahill), Vance (Jerome Campbell), and Vivian (Jon Messenger). The band presents an eclectic blend of Americana with roots in Western, Western Swing, Country, Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. If they can play it they will.

Their music is heartfelt and delivered with gusto that never fails to please their audiences. Their love of music and the enthusiasm they bring to their performances is infectious and their skills and experience brought together manifest with a gift for storytelling with a broad musical pallet.

Jeanne was named as the 2016 Instrumentalist Of The Year by the Western Music Association, an honor which she also won in 2008 and 2015. She holds a Master's Degree in music theory, and studied guitar with the immortal Eldon Shamblin, and worked with Leon McAuliffe, both pioneers of Western Swing as members of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys. Jeanne is the real deal with the goods to prove it and she is a
direct link to the very roots of Western Swing. She writes, she sings lead and harmony with beauty feeling, and precision.

Jerome Campbell holds the 2006 first place trophy for the prestigious Merle Travis Finger-Picking Contest, held annually in Mountain View, Arkansas. A highly accomplished guitar player, Jerome blends the stylings of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and countless other influences into a style all his own. He is an accomplished harmony singer and is wonderful entertainer whose generous spirit and good humor touch all the folks he meets.

Jeanne and Jerome played together as Call of the West, based in Oklahoma for a little more than the past twenty-six years. They have been consistent competitors for the Duo of the Year award from the Western Music Association, and Jerome has regularly been in competition with Jeanne as nominee for WMA Instrumentalist of the Year.

This dynamic duo met their good friend and fellow Wall-Eyed Mole Jon Messenger in 1999 and the three have made music together at every opportunity since, eventually morphing into the current configuration as the Wall-Eyed Moles.

Jon is a singer-songwriter of some accomplishment. Many feel that he has written some of the most beautiful and moving songs of the American West. His background and musical influences are broad and eclectic, and his collaboration with Jeanne and Jerome have contributed greatly to his evolution as a gifted entertainer.

Exquisite harmony. Innovative musicianship. Joyful entertainment. These three musicians have been digging through the roots of American music like little musical moles all of their lives and the pursuit of tunes and the rigors of the road have left them wall-eyed from the effort. They revel in the opportunity to engage willing audiences and look forward to the best years of a wonder-filled life in music.

Click here to see a YouTube video of them playing 'Me and The Eagle' at the AFP.
Click here to listen to them performing 'The Bandit Joaquin.

Saturday & Sunday
March 02
 & 
March 03
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Way Out West

Way Out West

Way Out West is
Tom Poley, banjo, guitar and vocals
Emmy Creigh, guitar and vocals
Slim Rost, bunkhouse bass and vocals

Way Out West delivers a lively show of straight ahead Western music, both original and traditional, with a touch of Western humor and a generous amount of “bordergrass.”

Click here to listen to If They'd Only Won. The latest from Tom Poley's pen.


Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
March 09
 & 
March 10
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Joyce Woodson

and

Miss V - The Gypsy Cowbelle

Joyce Woodson

Joyce has been a favorite on the Cowboy Poetry and Music circuit these past 15 years and this is her fourth album of original songs. She has shared the stage with such western music greats as Belinda Gail, Liz Masterson, Dave Stamey, and Jean Prescott and performed at top folk and western clubs and festivals such as the Elko National Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in Nevada, the Cochise Cowboy Gathering in Arizona, and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in California. Her voice has been described as warm, soothing, and intimate.

Click here for Joyce Woodson performing He's Courtin' Annie


Miss V - The Gypsy Cowbelle

While living on a remote ranch in Wyoming for fourteen years, Miss “V” honed her homesteader skills such as haying and logging with horses, sewing clothes and tack on treadle machines, building saddles and her signature “Plank” banjos, hunting, canning, grocery shopping once a year, concocting herbal medicine and dandelion wine, leading pack strings and helping her neighbors trail cattle through the Rocky Mountains. Some of her other experiences include extensive backcountry expeditions by foot, horse, skis and boat, participating in the 2011 movie “The Conspirator” and hitchhiking across America. Rustic, raw, heartfelt and timeless, "V"s Cowbilly music takes the listener on a cross-sectional tour of eras, emotions, lifestyles and genres. She has produced five CDs, one documentary, performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko and been featured in books, magazines, newspapers, television and radio shows nationwide and is endorsed by the Wyoming Arts Council.

Click here for a video of her performing
Click here for a video of her performing

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
March 16
 & 
March 17
 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

The Theme for Dolan's shows this weekend is " Little Known Arizona "

Arizona is a land full of mysterious legends and tales about little known places.  No one knows those legends and tales and out-of-the-way places better than Dolan Ellis, "Arizona's Official State Balladeer." With a lifetime of exploring the back roads and remote canyons of Arizona in his Jeeps, Dolan brings those experiences to his audiences this weekend at the Arizona Folklore Preserve through his original ballads and photography.  Come...listen...look and learn, as Dolan Ellis takes you on his magical journey to "Little Known Arizona."

Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s Official State Balladeer since 1966. He has traveled more than a million miles throughout the length and breadth of our state, getting to know the unique people and out-of-the-way places most of us never see, then writing songs about these people and places. Along the way he has taken thousands of professional-quality photographs to illustrate his music. Come and hear just a few of the hundreds of ballads Dolan has written in his career as Arizona’s Balladeer "Arizona is more than a state...it's a state of mind".

Please consider donating to help save the Salt River wild horses.  The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, dedicated to monitor, study and protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. We use all of our resources and connections to prevent harm from coming to the Salt River wild horses and ensure that they will be here for future generations to enjoy.
​There are links to donate on Dolan's website front page.

Click here for a YouTube video of Orphan of the Hills
Click here for a YouTube video of Dolan performing Magic Mountain

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
March 23
 & 
March 24
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Forever Young

Forever Young

Forever Young features Dale Young and Kip Calahan Young.
Dale Young is originally from Maryland.  He retired after 21 years with the Navy Seabees and started playing bass when he was 47.  After borrowing a bass guitar and amp from a friend he took a few lessons but is pretty much self-taught.  He also loves to write songs and sing.    
Kip Calahan Young is an award winning Western singer/songwriter. She has been playing music since graduating high school from Glenwood Springs, CO in 1981.  
She knew from an early age she wanted to perform. Traveling all over the United States and two tours of Japan has given her many years of experience on stage.  She has roots in traditional country & western music but was very successful on the "cowboy music" circuit as well.  
They offer a wide variety of classic country, cowboy songs, sing-alongs and traditional gospel music.  Their high energy show is fun for people of ALL ages.

 




Saturday & Sunday
March 30
 & 
March 31
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Alvin Blaine, Heather Hardy and Sabra Faulk

Alvin Blaine, Heather Hardy and Sabra Faulk

Alvin BlaineAlvin Blaine
When asked to submit a bio for the AFP, Alvin Blaine wrote the following:  “Alvin Blaine was born and he plays music.”  This is true, but Alvin’s musical expertise and experience is so much more than just one line.  Alvin was born in California and fell in love with music at an early age.  He has spent much of his career as a sideman, playing with such luminaries as Rex Allen Jr., Johnny Western, Lacy J. Dalton, Charlie Rich, and was a member of  Mickey Gilley’s All Stars Band in Las Vegas for three years.  He currently plays in several groups in Tucson including Log Train, Cadillac Mountain, and performs often with Heather “Little Mama” Hardy.  Alvin is proficient on 14 instruments, and has run sound for almost every Bluegrass band in the world for the past 20 years.  When not performing, his other loves are dogs and horses.

Heather Lil' Mama HardyHeather Lil' Mama Hardy
Heather Hardy has been playing the violin for 46 years. She was a student at the Manhattan School of Music under Raphael Bronstein , as  well as studying with well known Jazz violinist and Author, Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Now based out of Tucson Arizona , Heather  was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of fame in 2001 . And was just inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum  November 2016. This was certainly influenced by her 20 year collaboration with Sam Taylor, Jr. (“Legendary” blues artist who was inducted into AZ Blues hall of Fame in 2000 as well as  The LI Music Hall of Fame in 2006).  She spent a period of time performing with Allen Ginsberg , toured extensively throughout Europe and Canada  with The False Prophets punk band  . And was the “House” session violinist for Velvet Swan Studios in NYC for over 10 years …

To date  has played on the recordings of over 200 artists in blues, folk , jazz,  rock, bluegrass … you name it .
Heather is presently continuously throughout Tucson and AZ with her band and numerous other groups.
As well as a full career and a “NY” based “LIL' MAMA Band which she maintains in NYC . Approximately, every 3 months she tours throughout the metropolitan area and consistently does international touring as well .

Sabra FaulkSabra Faulk
Sabra Faulk is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter born and raised in Southeastern Arizona.  She had been a part of the Tucson musical family since 1983 when she moved from Willcox to Tucson pursuing her dream.  Sabra has played bass in many of the local bands throughout the years and fronted several of her own bands including the 2012 Tucson Folk Festival headliners “The Angel Band”.




Saturday & Sunday
April 06
 & 
April 07
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Jim Jones

Jim Jones

Jim is a native Texan, a student of the West and a life-long devotee of all things cowboy. His songwriting, guitar-picking and unique vocal style keep him in demand on the Western music circuit, folk music venues as well as at house concerts, coffeehouses, schools and libraries throughout the country. Jim has produced nine Western Americana albums and three highly acclaimed children’s character education videos. He is also a member of the award-winning trio, The Cowboy Way. The first Western novel in his Jared Delaney series, Rustler’s Moon, came out in 2009; the second, Colorado Moon, was released in 2011 and the third, Waning Moon, was published in 2013. His fourth novel, The Big Empty, was released by Five Star Publishing in 12/2016 and his fifth novel, The Lights of Cimarron, has been accepted for publication by Five Star, with a release date set for early 2019. His most recent album, “Headin’ Home,” came out in January, 2018. Jim lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Amongst his many awards are:
Western Music Association: 2017 Best Group of the Year, The Cowboy Way Trio
Western Writers of America: 2017 Spur Award- “Halfway Down the Devil’s Road,” Western Song of the Year
Western Heritage Wrangler Award: 2017 Best Traditional Western Album, “The Cowboy Way”
Academy of Western Artists: Western Song of the Year, “The Fires of Goliad”
Western Music Association: 2014  Male Performer of the Year





 




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Saturday & Sunday
April 13
 & 
April 14
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Randy Huston

Randy Huston

Singer, songwriter, cowboy -- Randy Huston writes and sings about the modern-day lifestyle of the cowboy. He is a fourth generation livestock producer, and partners with his father on their ranch in New Mexico. He started breaking horses for wages at the age of 14 and spent many years in rodeo arenas through high school and college. He's written some of the most widely recognized of contemporary cowboy music, and his songs have been recorded by some of the "stars" of this genre. Randy was voted one of the top five male entertainers in 2007 by the Academy of Western Artists, and was 2010 Academy of Western Artists male vocalist of the year.

Click here to listen to music from Cowboys and Girls


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Saturday & Sunday
April 20
 & 
April 21
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s Official State Balladeer since 1966. He has traveled more than a million miles throughout the length and breadth of our state, getting to know the unique people and out-of-the-way places most of us never see, then writing songs about these people and places. Along the way he has taken thousands of professional-quality photographs to illustrate his music. Come and hear just a few of the hundreds of ballads Dolan has written in his career as Arizona’s Balladeer "Arizona is more than a state...it's a state of mind".

Please consider donating to help save the Salt River wild horses. The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, dedicated to monitor, study and protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. We use all of our resources and connections to prevent harm from coming to the Salt River wild horses and ensure that they will be here for future generations to enjoy. ​There are links to donate on Dolan's website front page.
 
 

Click here for a YouTube video of Orphan of the Hills
Click here for a YouTube video of Dolan performing Magic Mountain

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
April 27
 & 
April 28
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Nick McBlaine and Log Train

Nick McBlaine and Log Train

Peter McLaughlin is on stage once again, this time with friends and Tucson musicians Alvin Blaine and Nick Coventry. Alvin plays everything including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, dobro, accordion, lap steel, mandolin, and pedal steel. He's also a great singer, a professional sound man for Old Blue Sound Company, and even builds his own guitars. Nick is a classically trained violinist. Based in California, he has also played throughout Europe. His specialty is the swinging style of Gypsy jazz violin. These three play lonesome old songs, new originals, fiddle tunes, traditional Folk and Country music, Bluegrass, Swing, and Americana, and they have fun with all of it.




Saturday & Sunday
May 04
 & 
May 05
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Michael Grande

Michael Grande

Michael Grandé is a phenomenal guitarist, known for his 5-finger picking technique, guitar flourishes, soft, gentle voice, and rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes Western ballads, flamenco instrumentals and folk, pop and devotional songs. Much of what he plays are his own compositions. Michael Grandé grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the Marines. In 1969 he played at Woodstock where he was invited to become a member of Richie Havens' band. In addition to Richie Havens, Grandé has performed around the world with many well-known artists, including Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, José Feliciano and Van Morrison, just to name a few. Several years ago he moved to Cochise County, Arizona, where he and his wife raise Arabian horses on a ranch near Tombstone.

Grandé has appeared at major performance venues all over the world. In the United States these include Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Central Park, Phoenix's Desert Sky Pavilion and Country Thunder, where he received three standing ovations from a crowd of 250,000.

Grandé's CD's are: "Hey Friend," "Small Things," "Especially For You"and "Forever." Violinist David Kaemmer, who has appeared with Grande at the Arizona Folklore Preserve, is one of the people who accompany Grandé on "Small Things" and "Especially For You." Other artists who perform with Grandé on "Small Things" are Mike Smith, pedal steel guitarist from the Gatlin Brothers, and Les Lumley, percussionist from the Miles Davis Band. In addition to Kaemmer and Smith, Tim West and P. deJardin join Grandé on "Especially for You." Hisnew CD "Forever" contains a mix of ballads and Grandé's virtuoso instrumentals.




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Saturday & Sunday
May 11
 & 
May 12
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Sue Harris

Sue Harris

Sue has spent her life gathering songs and stories from and about the West - - from classic country to more recently written western songs; authentic folksongs, cowboy songs, poems and folktales describing what life was like here not that long ago; and even the occasional Mexican folksong.

Her unique and personable vocal style can take the simplest of songs and breathe into them life and vitality.


 

Click here to go to her MySpace page to listen to some samples of her music.


Saturday & Sunday
May 18
 & 
May 19
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Belinda Gail

Belinda Gail

Belinda Gail is one of the most awarded female performers in Western Music. 7 time Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year ... 2 time Academy of Western Artists Female Vocalist ... 3 time Group/Duo of the Year with Curly Musgrave and Album of the Year for "Red Rock Moon" Belinda is honored and humbled to be counted among the top female Western Music performers of this era. She has committed her full-time effort to this music for over 17 years and criss-crosses this country taking her special brand of Western Music to the masses. Her numerous awards are evidence of the level to which she has risen not only with Western Music fans, but with her peers as well.

Click here to her website where you can listen to samples of her music. Just select a CD.
Click here for a YouTube video of Belinda performing I've Just Got To Be A Cowgirl.

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Saturday & Sunday
May 25
 & 
May 26
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s Official State Balladeer since 1966. He has traveled more than a million miles throughout the length and breadth of our state, getting to know the unique people and out-of-the-way places most of us never see, then writing songs about these people and places. Along the way he has taken thousands of professional-quality photographs to illustrate his music. Come and hear just a few of the hundreds of ballads Dolan has written in his career as Arizona’s Balladeer "Arizona is more than a state...it's a state of mind".

Please consider donating to help save the Salt River wild horses.  The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, dedicated to monitor, study and protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. We use all of our resources and connections to prevent harm from coming to the Salt River wild horses and ensure that they will be here for future generations to enjoy.
​There are links to donate on Dolan's website front page.

Click here for a YouTube video of Orphan of the Hills
Click here for a YouTube video of Dolan performing Magic Mountain

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
June 01
 & 
June 02
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Juni Fisher

Juni Fisher

Born in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Juni Fisher spent her early years training horses, as well as working on cow-calf operations. She now tours the country full time, delighting audiences with her original songs, storytelling, and guitar playing. "Juni Fisher's luminous intensity ignites her writing and her performances ." says one journalist "At the heart of her unique and complex artistry is her ability to bring alive what become unforgettable characters and images, stunning stories that often carry a deep and compassionate reflection of the human spirit."Well known cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell says "Juni Fisher is the best thing to happen to western music in a long time."

Fisher's awards for excellence in music include the 2005 AWA Female Vocalist of the Year, 2005 WMA Crescendo award winner, 2006, 2009, and 2011 WMA Female Performer of the Year, 2007 and 2011 WMA Song of the Year, 2008 WMA songwriter of the Year, 2008 Western Heritage Wrangler Award Winner for Most Outstanding Western Album, 2009 WMA Album of the Year, 2011 WMA Female Performer of the Year, 2012 and 2017 True West Magazine Best Solo Musician,
and 2011 WMA Entertainer of the Year She competed in the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Celebrity Cow Horse Challenge in 2012, winning the Championship, and these days finds time between concerts to ride and show her
cow horse futurity prospect.

Click here for a video of Juni performing Chinaman Jack
Click here for a video of Juni performing Little Red Horse

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
June 08
 & 
June 09
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

IWMA Youth Chapter Showcase

IWMA Youth Chapter Showcase

info coming soon




Saturday & Sunday
June 15
 & 
June 16
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

P.D. Ronstadt & Co.

P.D. Ronstadt & Co.

Peter Dalton Ronstadt, a fifth generation Ronstadt in Tucson, Son of late Michael J Ronstadt, nephew of Linda Ronstadt, and great grandson of Federico Jose Maria Ronstadt, aims to explore the musical heritage of his family while presenting new and original material. Along with his band of Tucsonans, ‘The Company’, Petie paints a musical picture of the American Southwest by presenting music from the region, music from Mexico, collected favorites, songs of his father, and new songs that draw inspiration from all the elements of his upbringing. With a lush tapestry of instruments along with unique arrangements, enjoy a moment in time while P.D. Ronstadt & The Company take you on a musical journey that will lift spirits and stir memories.




Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
June 22
 & 
June 23
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

Dolan Ellis has been Arizona’s Official State Balladeer since 1966. He has traveled more than a million miles throughout the length and breadth of our state, getting to know the unique people and out-of-the-way places most of us never see, then writing songs about these people and places. Along the way he has taken thousands of professional-quality photographs to illustrate his music. Come and hear just a few of the hundreds of ballads Dolan has written in his career as Arizona’s Balladeer "Arizona is more than a state...it's a state of mind".

Please consider donating to help save the Salt River wild horses.  The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, dedicated to monitor, study and protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. We use all of our resources and connections to prevent harm from coming to the Salt River wild horses and ensure that they will be here for future generations to enjoy.
​There are links to donate on Dolan's website front page.

Click here for a YouTube video of Orphan of the Hills
Click here for a YouTube video of Dolan performing Magic Mountain

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
June 29
 & 
June 30
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Jean Prescott, Jon Messenger, and Michael Grande

Jean Prescott, Jon Messenger, and Michael Grande

Jean Prescott Jon Messenger Michael Grande
Jean Prescott  Jon Messenger Michael Grande

Please join us for a patriotic show featuring Jean Prescott, Jon Messenger & Michael Grande. We expect these shows to sell out so please make reservations if you plan on attending.

Jean Prescott
A multiple award winning singer/songwriter, Jean Prescott hangs her hat just a little bit south of Abilene, Texas, with her husband,
singer/songwriter Gary Prescott. Jean’s music has been referred to as “the spiritual essence of the west” and she shares her love of western
life through her songs about the real west of yesterday and today. 
Click here for a link to her CD's where you can listen to samples of their Music

Jon Messenger
Arizona singer/songwriter Jon Messenger brings to his audiences a hearty stew concocted from the influences of an eclectic musical background. Influenced by everything he’s heard, Jon’s original Folk and Western tunes have been well received by audiences at festivals and gatherings throughout the West, and these songs reflect Jon’s love of the myth and beauty and spirit and truth of the American West, past, present, and future.

Bringing a unique approach to today’s Cowboy and Western Music, Jon’s vocal and acoustic guitar stylings blend together to bring to all his audiences a haunting and authentic portrait of cowboy life, past and present. Interspersed with the fine Western Music are some wonderful selections of Cowboy Poetry, some by traditional authors, and some original poems from Jon’s pen.

Jon has written some of the most hauntingly beautiful songs of our time and has found a way to express insights into the livestock community that most people simply overlook. Jon’s songs have been recorded by a number of Western artists; the highest praise for a songwriter to have his peers want to record his songs. Those who have done so include: Jim Jones, Allan Chapman, Jean Prescott, Chelsea Beck, Mark Brooks, and Call Of The West, with whom he performs regularly (but that’s a whole different story…)

Jon’s voice has been described by one of his peers as the “best story-telling voice in contemporary western music.”. Rich, warm, and evocative of what ever feeling is in the heart of the tune. Another fan comments, “Nobody inhabits a song like Jon.”

A journey through the west. A night with the blues. Bluegrass Sunday mornings. The conscience of folk music in the traditions of the troubadours of old.

Jon Messenger is eagerly awaiting your call to come and share these tunes and tales with you.


Michael Grandé
Guitar virtuoso known for his 5-finger picking technique, guitar flourishes, soft, gentle voice, and rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes Western ballads, flamenco instrumentals and folk, pop and devotional songs. Much of what he plays are his own compositions.