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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
November 18
 & 
November 19
2:00 PM
Notable Exceptions with Jeanne Cahill

Notable Exceptions with Jeanne Cahill

Jennifer Epps and Judy Coder are Notable Exceptions, the Western Music Association's 2015 Harmony Duo of the Year.  These two originally met at annual gatherings of the Western Music Association in Albuquerque, NM.  Judy was there with a cowgirl band from KS, and Jennifer was there with a cowgirl band from WA.  They'd stay up until the wee hours, jamming and harmonizing with some of the best in Western music.  In 2014 Judy was invited to tour Canada with Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, performing alongside Jennifer and the band's founding member, Lauralee Northcott; she relocated from KS to WA a few months later to become the band's permanent rhythm guitar player.  The duo formed shortly afterward.  Nowadays, the duo spends most of the year on tour. Their debut CD, "New Day", was released in October of 2015; a second release is planned for the fall of 2017.  Their current road schedule includes a summer of shows throughout the Northwest, and a five-month winter tour in the Southwest.

Click here to see a YouTube video of them performing Mockingbird Yodel.
Click here to see a YouTube video of them performing I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded.
Click here for a YouTube video of Jeanne performing Cowgirl's Home on the Range.
Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
November 25
 & 
November 26
2:00 PM
Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis

Dolan Ellis is Arizona's Official State Balladeer

The Theme for Dolan's shows this weekend is "Autumn in Arizona"

Crisp fall days bring out lovely fall colors throughout the country – even in Arizona.  Dolan Ellis has captured the essence of Arizona in the autumn in songs, stories, and photographs.  As Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, Ellis has experienced Arizona in all seasons, and autumn is one of his favorites.  Follow his travels through the state by 4 wheel drive as well as on foot and marvel at fall scenes that rival those of New England.

Accompanying Dolan’s original songs will be his professional-quality photographs, making his show a true multi-media performance.  Arizona old-timers as well as newcomers will surely enjoy the original songs and photographs of Dolan’s adopted state, perhaps discovering a new place to visit or learning something new about this special place we call home.

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
December 02
 & 
December 03
2:00 PM
The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way is a trio of award winning musicians from New Mexico. Their family friendly shows feature tight harmonies, high energy and smoking instrumentals. These prolific songwriters take you on the ride of a lifetime as they honor the traditional cowboy songs and bowl you over with a dynamic cover of a southern rock tune. The Cowboy Way presents professional , crowd pleasing entertainment sure to fit right in with your festival, concert, educational or corporate event.

The Cowboy Way is:
JIM JONES: Academy of Western Artists 2016 Western Song of the Year; Western Music Association 2014 Male Performer of the Year; Western Writers of America Spur Award 2013 Western Song of the Year; NM Music Awards 2009 Western Song of the Year.

DOUG FIGGS: Academy of Western Artists 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year; Western Music Association 2015 Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year; Academy of Western Artists Western Song of the Year 2014; Western Writers of America Spur Award 2015 Song of the Year.

MARIAM: Western Music Association 2015 Finalist Instrumentalist of the Year; Multiinstrumentalist, diverse session player, awardwinning arranger and producer.

Their debut CD, The Cowboy Way, was awarded the 2017 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Western Album. Additionally, a song from the CD, Halfway Down the Devil's Road, co-written by Jim Jones and Allan Chapman, received the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award for Best Western Song.

Click here for a video of them performing Halfway Down the Devil's Road.
Click here to go to their websites music page to listen to samples of their songs.

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
December 09
 & 
December 10
2:00 PM
Trails and Rails

Trails and Rails

Take a journey with Trails & Rails as they explore songs from our musical heritage. And be among the first to hear a couple of brand new songs that just may become your new favorites!

In Duo, Trio and 'Quatro' formats, Trails & Rails has had multiple Western Music Association nominations for Best Traditional Group, Best CD, Best Song, Instrumentalist of the Year (Walt) and Best Collaboration of a Musician and a Poet (Walt with Les Buffham.) You'll find seven Trails & Rails CDs on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.com

As members of the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum, Walt & Paula also enjoy playing on the train and for events at the museum depot in Campo, east of San Diego. Train and cowboy songs are a natural fit, for without trains we wouldn't have had those long cattle drives to the railheads - the drives that gave us our national image of the cowboy.

In the current Trails & Rails Trio format, Duo Harmony winners, Walt and Paula, are joined by bass player extraordinaire, Mike Craig.

Such energy! Such fun!! Banjo-bass 'duets' by Walt and Mike just have to be seen and heard to be believed!  (Rossini will never be the same.)

Click here to listen to some of their music on CDBaby.com


Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
December 16
 & 
December 17
2:00 PM
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
December 23
 & 
December 24
2:00 PM
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
December 30
 & 
December 31
2:00 PM
Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger

Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger

Nancy McCallion is best known as the songwriter and vocalist for original Celtic-Norteno-you-name-it folk-rock cult band The Mollys. McCallion teamed up with high school music partner Catherine Zavala to form The Mollys in 1989, racking up seven indie releases and countless rave-review shows in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand before the group disbanded in 2003. The daughter of an Irish-Scots immigrant and a Texas farm girl, McCallion grew up in Tucson, a cross-cultural border town. She heard, and was obviously influenced by, the Norteno sounds of her Southwest Side neighborhood, her older sister's Beatles' records, and 1970s and '80s radio rock, mixed with her dad's Irish trad and her mother's Texas old-time country. Throw in adolescent Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Pogues fixations and you've got the cultural stew that emerged as The Mollys' drop-jaw repertoire. McCallion, Zavala and The Mollys developed a solid following and a trail of rave reviews (including a listing in the Washington Post's top 10 CDs of 1997) for powerful, hard-to-classify recordings and pool-of-sweat performances over 14 years. The band took a break in 2001, when McCallion stopped to have a child, and disbanded in 2003, after a last tour of Italy. She never quit writing, and resumed live performance and recording as a solo, over the last 13 years. Although often compared favorably to Lucinda Williams and other leading female writers, McCallion's sharp takes on life lived small also bring to mind Tom Wait's dark, quirky tales. Catch Nancy's track "On We Go" on Putamayo's Women of the World: Celtic along with Mary Black, Clannad, Maura O'Connell, Capercaillie and others.

Danny is one of the Southwest's most respected guitarists/slide guitarists. His musical resume includes world-wide tours with British pop band 'Christy' in the early '70s and numerous recording sessions with a variety of artists ranging from Exene Cervenka to the late Andy Gibb. He's also worked with Big Joe Turner, Coco Montoya, Johnny Rivers, Smokey Wilson, and Eric Burdon. Originally from L. A., Danny has also toured with, Debbie Davies, Sam Taylor, The Mollys, Eric-Jan "Mr Boogiewoogie" Overbeek, and John "Juke" Logan.

Click here for a YouTube video of them playing My Buckets Got a Hole in it!
Click here for a YouTube video of them performing Little Maggie at Monterey Court, Tucson, AZ September 2016

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
January 06
 & 
January 07
2:00 PM
Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson is a native Texas who was born in Austin and raised in San Antonio. For nearly 30 years, he served as a Texas Peace Officer in Denton and Crockett Counties. In 1988, he was elected Sheriff of Crockett County (Ozona), Texas, and served in that capacity until his retirement from law enforcement in 1996.

Wilson began playing folk and country music while he attended Texas Christian University, in the 1960s. However, his earliest musical recollections were of his father singing the old cowboy songs, such as “Leaving Cheyenne” and “Streets of Laredo.” With the emergence of contemporary cowboy music in the 1980s, Wilson naturally returned to his musical roots.

In May of 2002, Jim Wilson released his first album, Border Bravo. Recorded in Lubbock, Texas, and produced by Andy Wilkinson, Border Bravo is a collection of cowboy songs and border ballads that focus on the American Southwest and the changing frontier. Wilson co-wrote three of the album’s songs, and carefully selected the rest to tell some tales of the border country, one of the last frontiers. In November 2003, BORDER BRAVO received the award for “Best Traditional Album” from the Western Music Association.

Click here for a YouTube video of Jim along with Jim Jones performing Dancing Days.
Click here for a YouTube video of Jim along with Jim Jones performing Cowboy Pride.

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
January 13
 & 
January 14
2:00 PM
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 nearly a decade 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.

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
January 20
 & 
January 21
2:00 PM
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
January 27
 & 
January 28
2:00 PM
Notable Exceptions

Notable Exceptions

Jennifer Epps and Judy Coder are Notable Exceptions, the Western Music Association's 2015 Harmony Duo of the Year.  These two originally met at annual gatherings of the Western Music Association in Albuquerque, NM.  Judy was there with a cowgirl band from KS, and Jennifer was there with a cowgirl band from WA.  They'd stay up until the wee hours, jamming and harmonizing with some of the best in Western music.  In 2014 Judy was invited to tour Canada with Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, performing alongside Jennifer and the band's founding member, Lauralee Northcott; she relocated from KS to WA a few months later to become the band's permanent rhythm guitar player.  The duo formed shortly afterward.  Nowadays, the duo spends most of the year on tour.

Their debut CD, "New Day", was released in October of 2015; a second release is planned for the fall of 2017.  Their current road schedule includes a summer of shows throughout the Northwest, and a five-month winter tour in the Southwest. 



Click here to see a YouTube video of them performing Mockingbird Yodel.
Click here to see a YouTube video of them performing I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded.

Click here to go to the artists website

Friday
February 02
10:00 AM
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. 

 
Doris Daley Doc Mehl Stewart McDougall Patty Clayton
Doris Daley
10:00 - 11:00
Doc Mehl
11:15 - 12:15
Stewart McDougall
12:45 - 1:45
Patty Clayton.
2:00 - 300

Doris Daley - Doris has been an emcee and featured performer at every cowboy festival in Canada as well as several in the United States, including Texas, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Montana and Oregon. In 2004 she was named Best Female Cowboy Poet in North America by the Academy of Western Artists, the first time any Canadian, male or female, has won the cowboy poetry category. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 she was named one of the Top 5 cowgirl poets in North America by the Western Music Association, with other Top 5 nominations for best collaboration and best cowboy poetry CD. At the November, 2009 WMA Awards Show, Doris won top honours for Best Female Cowboy Poet and best cowboy poetry CD. As with her AWA Will Rogers Awards, she's the first Canadian to bring home top honours in the cowboy poetry categories.

Doc Mehl - Hailing from Westminster, Colorado, Al “Doc” Mehl traces his family roots to central Kansas, where his grandfather raised six children on the family homestead.  With one foot in the past and one in the present, Doc weaves the history and the mystery of the West into his original "westclectic" poetry and music.  His debut music CD is titled “Asphalt Cowboy,” and his second music CD titled “I’d Rather Be…” was released in 2008.  Doc Mehl has also published a CD of original poetry titled “Cowboy Pottery,” and a second spoken-word poetry CD titled “The Great Divide” in 2013, named "Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year" by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.  And you can find Doc hanging out with the inimitable Washtub Jerry on their duo live album, "Doc & Tub, Live!"  Doc’s poems and musical lyrics have been featured on the website www.CowboyPoetry.com, he has been published in the poetry journal “Rattle,” and he was a first-place silver buckle winner at the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Montrose, Colorado in 2009. 

Stewart McDougall - Now well into his fifth decade as a professional musician and songwriter, New Brunswick native Stewart MacDougall continues to be one of Alberta's most diverse performers. Before pursuing a solo career in 1997 he was best known for his keyboard and vocal work with Laura Vinson, k.d. lang, Ian Tyson, and Great Western Orchestra. His songs have been recorded by all of these artists and a number of others including Sneezy Waters and  Randy Travis. A later collaboration with Tyson produced the title song for Ian’s 2008 CD Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories. MacDougall’s discography includes four solo albums. Gathering Time, heresay and Ghost Trains were released in 1999, 2001 and 2003 respectively. His most recent collection, Saloons & Chandeliers, was recorded live at Festival Place in Sherwood Park Alberta in 2016 with an acoustic quintet. Produced by Miles Wilkinson, the 19 tracks combine reworkings of previously recorded material dating back to the reclines with a number of new songs and his version of Yellowhead to Yellowstone. The Thorniest Rose, a download single, was released in January 2012. Stewart also appears on the Alberta all-star compilation, Sorrow Bound: Hank Williams Re-Examined and The Gift, A Tribute to Ian Tyson, which features performances by various Tyson alumni and admirers.

Patty Clayton - is a performing songwriter whose original ballads and borrowed songs celebrate the present and yesteryears of the West. She knows her subject well; she was raised in the West in a family rich with ranching history dating back to the late 1800’s. 
Patty’s pure vocals have delighted Western and folk audiences in a career that has spanned several decades, both as a solo artist, and accompanied on occasion by her band Cimarron Wind.  She has been eagerly sought to share her instrumental talents and wonderful sense of harmony by groups Jill Jones & the Lone Star Chorale from Texas, and Denver based duet Liz Masterson and Sean Blackburn. Colorado’s own Gary McMahan and multi-award winning vocalist Juni Fisher from Tennessee both wrangled Patty into the studio for harmony vocals on their respective recording projects. She has also been the featured opening act for Baxter Black, Don Edwards, and Ian Tyson at various gatherings throughout the Western United States.






Saturday & Sunday
February 03
 & 
February 04
All Day 
Closed for the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Closed for the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering






Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
February 10
 & 
February 11
2:00 PM
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.

Friday
February 16
TBA PM
Dave Stamey

Dave Stamey

Special Dinner Show with Dave Stamey

Information coming soon!





Saturday & Sunday
February 17
 & 
February 18
2:00 PM
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
February 24
 & 
February 25
2:00 PM
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
March 03
 & 
March 04
2:00 PM
Hans Olson

Hans Olson

Hans Olson is a veteran performing musician with over 40 years in the music business. He began his career as a lead singer in a Rock & Roll band in Southern California in 1967. By 1970, Hans had developed a very unique and powerful solo act.

"Olson manages a delicate blend of the grim boogie blues of John Lee Hooker, the wistful introspection of Bob Seger and the raw urgency of early Bob Dylan" says Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Click here for a link to CD Baby where you can listen to samples of Hans' music


Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
March 10
 & 
March 11
2:00 PM
The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way is a trio of award winning musicians from New Mexico. Their family friendly shows feature tight harmonies, high energy and smoking instrumentals. These prolific songwriters take you on the ride of a lifetime as they honor the traditional cowboy songs and bowl you over with a dynamic cover of a southern rock tune. The Cowboy Way presents professional , crowd pleasing entertainment sure to fit right in with your festival, concert, educational or corporate event.

The Cowboy Way is:
JIM JONES: Academy of Western Artists 2016 Western Song of the Year; Western Music Association 2014 Male Performer of the Year; Western Writers of America Spur Award 2013 Western Song of the Year; NM Music Awards 2009 Western Song of the Year.

DOUG FIGGS: Academy of Western Artists 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year; Western Music Association 2015 Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year; Academy of Western Artists Western Song of the Year 2014; Western Writers of America Spur Award 2015 Song of the Year.

MARIAM: Western Music Association 2015 Finalist Instrumentalist of the Year; Multiinstrumentalist, diverse session player, awardwinning arranger and producer.

Their debut CD, The Cowboy Way, was awarded the 2017 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Western Album. Additionally, a song from the CD, Halfway Down the Devil's Road, co-written by Jim Jones and Allan Chapman, received the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award for Best Western Song.

Click here for a video of them performing Halfway Down the Devil's Road.
Click here to go to their websites music page to listen to samples of their songs.

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
March 17
 & 
March 18
2:00 PM
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
March 24
 & 
March 25
2:00 PM
Call of the West

Call of the West

Exquisite harmonies, top-notch musicianship, and on-stage fun add spice to lively western tunes, country standards, cowboy poetry, western swing favorites and originals when Call of the West entertains. Besides their lead and harmony vocals, Call of the West members Jeanne Cahill and Jerome Campbell possess formidable instrumental skills. Campbell was the 2006 Merle Travis National Thumbpicking Champion, Cahill the 2008 Western Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year. As a group Call of the West received nominations in 2007 and 2008 for Western Music Association Duo/Group of the Year. In 2009, Cahill was a finalist for the WMA Instrumentalist of the Year. In 2015, Jeanne was selected as Instrumentalist of the Year, a feat she repeated for 2016! Call of the West has performed together since 1989, and will play a variety of instruments, including guitars, mandolin, steel guitar, concertina, and harmonica. The duo regularly appear at western music festivals, country and folk music events, community get-togethers, schools, libraries, RV resorts and rallies across the U.S. and abroad. They have been featured on RFD-TV's "Best of America by Horseback," and "Midwest Country Theater." The group's recording projects include three duo albums, two classic country albums with Tex & Mary Schutz, two solo original music albums by Cahill, a gospel album and a solo thumbpicking album by Campbell. They have contributed to many, many recordings, particularly Jon Messenger's Ponydance and Spirits. In addition to the Oklahoma Arts Council's Touring Artist Roster, Call of the West is listed on the Mid-America Arts Alliance Artists Registry. The duo travel the country, entertaining and teaching youngsters of all ages with their music. Of late, they have turned their attention to making music as the Wall-Eyed Moles, with their good friend, Jon Messenger. Wall-Eyed Moles recently released their eponymous album. Wall-Eyed Moles. Tune up your laugh track, put a smile on your face, and prepare to be entertained by Call of the West.

Click here for a YouTube video of them performing My Heart Lives in Old Santa Fe.
Click here for a YouTube video of Jeannie performing Cowgirl's Home on the Range.

Saturday & Sunday
March 31
 & 
April 01
2:00 PM
The Sonoran Dogs

The Sonoran Dogs

Formed in 2011, The Sonoran Dogs Bluegrass Band have exploded upon the Arizona bluegrass scene, performing at the Sedona, Wickenburg, Tucson and Tubac bluegrass festivals.

The group is made up of seasoned veterans who have come together to enjoy bluegrass music and friendship. They play a collection of traditional bluegrass standards, new-grass, and original compositions. Every concert is different, as they often improvise the set to follow the mood of their audience. It makes for a fun and dynamic show.

The members include National Flatpicking Guitar Champion PETER McLAUGHLIN on guitar & vocals, Telluride Band Contest winner MARK MIRACLE on mandolin & vocals, Rockygrass Banjo Champion TYLER WALLS on banjo, and TAMMIE award winner BRIAN DAVIES on upright bass & vocals.

Click here to see them performing Fare Thee well at the 2012 Desert Bluegrass Festival ~ Tucson, Az.


Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
April 07
 & 
April 08
2:00 PM
Gary Allegretto

Gary Allegretto

American Cowboy Magazine exclaims that Gary Allegretto is "Amazing. You've never seen — or heard anything like him." Indeed, he is quite simply one of the best harmonica players you'll ever witness. As if that wasn't enough, Gary is also a remarkable singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His jaw-dropping talents have earned him an Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Award, a Best of the West Award, the Blues Foundation's prestigious KBA award, two GRAMMY and eight Western Music Association Award nominations. His captivating music has charted at very the top of the Western, Blues, and Roots music radio charts. He has performed on stages around the world and as been featured on soundtracks for television and major motion pictures from Johnny Depp to Disney blockbuster productions. Gary's unique brand of music draws heavily from the very roots of Western music and his imaginative and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny songs paint pictures from his diverse life experience (including work as a ranch hand, forest firefighter, and bouncer in a couple rough honky-tonks). Don't miss a rare opportunity to witness the world's top "Harmonicowboy"!

Click here for a video of Gary Allegretto and Ian Espinoza performing Bad Man (lyrics and music by Gary Allegretto).


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Saturday & Sunday
April 14
 & 
April 15
2:00 PM
Titan Valley Warheads

Titan Valley Warheads

(From ssbluegrass.com) Titan Valley is a five piece bluegrass band from Tucson, Arizona. Formed in 1981, the band has performed throughout Arizona and the southwest playing a blend of bluegrass, western, western swing and old time country music. Known for their tight harmonies and instrumental skills Titan Valley has been voted Best Bluegrass Band by the Tucson Area Music Awards, won the prestigious “Best Band” title at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and performed for appreciative crowds at festivals, concerts and both private and corporate events.The band currently consists of Gary Kuitert (mandolin), Earl Edmonson (guitar), Ed Davenport (bass), Andy McCune (banjo) and Tom Rhodes (fiddle).

Click here to go to their page on ssbluegrass.com. Click the link at the bottom of the page for a sample of their music.


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Saturday & Sunday
April 21
 & 
April 22
2:00 PM
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

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Saturday & Sunday
April 28
 & 
April 29
2:00 PM
Keeter Stuart

Keeter Stuart

If you listen closely, the music of Keeter Stuart will conjure up more than a few spirits. Though the "wild" is mostly gone from our western states, what has remained and what feeds our longing for adventure are the stories, the legends, and the songs. Gratefully we also have modern troubadours like Keeter Stuart to give them voice.

Click here for a video of Keeter performing Cowpoke


Saturday & Sunday
May 05
 & 
May 06
2:00 PM
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 nearly a decade 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 12
 & 
May 13
2:00 PM
Steve Jones - That Irish Kid

Steve Jones - That Irish Kid

   Steve Jones of the Yampa Valley Boys has gone solo!! Only for this one, he hastens to tell us! But with this one he becomes the latest Western artist to stitch using those strong Irish Cowboy threads, and the result is a heap o'music!
      Here we find lilting ballads, spritely jigs and a couple of deceptively uptempo tracks dealing with ugly social underpinnings…such as signs bearing the dread letters "NINA" (No Irish Need Apply)…and the confusion that ensues when our young Irish friend encounters the Mexican lassie called "Niña!"

Click here for a link to CD baby where you can listen to snippets of Steves album That Irish Kid


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Saturday & Sunday
May 19
 & 
May 20
2:00 PM
Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger

Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger

Nancy McCallion is best known as the songwriter and vocalist for original Celtic-Norteno-you-name-it folk-rock cult band The Mollys. McCallion teamed up with high school music partner Catherine Zavala to form The Mollys in 1989, racking up seven indie releases and countless rave-review shows in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand before the group disbanded in 2003. The daughter of an Irish-Scots immigrant and a Texas farm girl, McCallion grew up in Tucson, a cross-cultural border town. She heard, and was obviously influenced by, the Norteno sounds of her Southwest Side neighborhood, her older sister's Beatles' records, and 1970s and '80s radio rock, mixed with her dad's Irish trad and her mother's Texas old-time country. Throw in adolescent Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Pogues fixations and you've got the cultural stew that emerged as The Mollys' drop-jaw repertoire. McCallion, Zavala and The Mollys developed a solid following and a trail of rave reviews (including a listing in the Washington Post's top 10 CDs of 1997) for powerful, hard-to-classify recordings and pool-of-sweat performances over 14 years. The band took a break in 2001, when McCallion stopped to have a child, and disbanded in 2003, after a last tour of Italy. She never quit writing, and resumed live performance and recording as a solo, over the last 13 years. Although often compared favorably to Lucinda Williams and other leading female writers, McCallion's sharp takes on life lived small also bring to mind Tom Wait's dark, quirky tales. Catch Nancy's track "On We Go" on Putamayo's Women of the World: Celtic along with Mary Black, Clannad, Maura O'Connell, Capercaillie and others.

Danny is one of the Southwest's most respected guitarists/slide guitarists. His musical resume includes world-wide tours with British pop band 'Christy' in the early '70s and numerous recording sessions with a variety of artists ranging from Exene Cervenka to the late Andy Gibb. He's also worked with Big Joe Turner, Coco Montoya, Johnny Rivers, Smokey Wilson, and Eric Burdon. Originally from L. A., Danny has also toured with, Debbie Davies, Sam Taylor, The Mollys, Eric-Jan "Mr Boogiewoogie" Overbeek, and John "Juke" Logan.

Click here for a YouTube video of them playing My Buckets Got a Hole in it!
Click here for a YouTube video of them performing Little Maggie at Monterey Court, Tucson, AZ September 2016

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Saturday & Sunday
May 26
 & 
May 27
2:00 PM
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 02
 & 
June 03
2:00 PM
Peter McLaughlin
and
Earl Edmonson

Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin is an acclaimed acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, performer, recording artist and music instructor located in Tucson, AZ.  He plays many genres and styles, and specializes in acoustic flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.  He was born in Washington DC, and his family's roots are in Scotland and England by way of Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  Early on, his parents, Bill and Nancy McLaughlin, brought music into the lives of Peter and his brother David.  They were introduced to all types of music, had a family band, and were surrounded with love and encouragement.

Peter started playing the guitar at the age of eight and was very soon jamming at bluegrass festivals and fiddle conventions.  He lived in Denmark in the early 70s, and attended a Danish high school.  In 1974, Peter moved again, this time to attend Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he played with Tom Rozum (mandolin, fiddle, and vocals), Roger Smith (bass and vocals), John Zarske (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Frank Dedera (banjo) in the group Flying South, an acoustic string band specializing in bluegrass and early swing era jazz.  A later incarnation of Flying South included Kirby Mittelmeier (mandolin and vocals) and John Willis (bass and vocals).
 
In 1983, Peter moved to Tucson, where he played music with banjo player Ross Nickerson in various bands, including the 1988 Telluride Band Contest winners, The Titan Valley Warheads, who Peter still plays with on occasion.  

In 1991, Peter had the opportunity to reunite with his long-time pal, Tom Rozum, and joined Laurie Lewis, touring nationally and internationally for six years as guitarist and harmony vocalist with her band.  

In 1992 Chris Brashear moved to Tucson.  He and Peter struck up an immediate and lasting friendship and a strong musical bond and began performing and recording together.

In 1996, Peter released his first solo album, a CD entitled Cliffs of Vermilion, produced by Laurie.  She, along with Tom, Chris, brother David, father Bill, and others appear on Peter's stellar debut CD, which is on Dog Boy Records.

In 1999 when Chris recorded his first solo CD, Wanderlust, an excellent new bluegrass band formed out of that project when producer, Jody Stecher, along with Bluegrass Boy banjo picker, Bob Black, bassist, Forrest Rose, Chris and Peter started Perfect Strangers.  Their self-titled CD, released on Rebel Records in 2003, was also produced by Jody.

Since the late 1980's Peter has performed off and on with Bob Meighan, Earl Edmonson, Kirby Mittlelmeier and Brian Davies in a band affectionately known as The Dreadnutts.  In 1991 they won the Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest.

In 2011 Peter's current band, The Sonoran Dogs, was formed out of a tour with the late Japanese guitarist, Maro Kawabata.  The "Dogs" continue to perform regularly at various festivals and concert venues.  Their first CD was released in 2014 on Dog Boy Records.

In 2013 Peter was inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum.

Click here for a link to Peter's music page to listen to samples of his Cliffs of Vermilion cd.
Click here for a YouTube video of Peter along with Chris Brashear and Todd Phillips
Click here for a YouTube video of Peter and friends playing So Long Arizona at Studio 55 Marin.
Click here to go to the artists website

Earl Edmonson

    Earl Edmonson has been playing music since his early teenage years when he took up harmonica and guitar. Originally influenced and inspired by the diverse music scene of the 1960’s, Earl plays folk, blues, bluegrass, country and Americana music that features heartfelt and soaring vocal interpretations, harmonica, and fingerpicked, flatpicked, and slide guitar, with influences such as Doc Watson, Robert Johnson, Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder, Tim O’Brien, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, and Roy Bookbinder, among others. In addition to being an experienced solo performer, Earl has blended his talents with those of others in a variety of duos, trios, and bands. These include the trio Woodrose, an Arizona favorite during the 80’s, the Meighan-Edmonson-McLaughlin Band (Best Band at the 1991 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the same year that Earl won first place for Fingerpicked Guitar at Telluride), and for the last twenty-five years, the Titan Valley Warheads, winners of numerous awards including Best Band at Telluride (1988) and multiple Tammie awards for Best Bluegrass Band. As a member of these last two groups Earl has opened shows for groups such as Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ralph Stanley, Laurie Lewis and Grant Street, and the Subdudes. He has also backed up Tom Paxton on two Arizona tours on vocals, guitar, harmonica and mandolin. He has played numerous venues throughout Arizona and New Mexico, and performed solo at the 2002 Tucson Blues Festival to an enthusiastic audience. In addition to live performances Earl has recorded with a number of Tucson’s most notable artists, including Travis Edmonson, Stefan George, Lisa Otey, Gerry Glombecki, Way Out West, and The Titan Valley Warheads, as well as producing his own solo project, “Nightsounds”.
 





Saturday & Sunday
June 09
 & 
June 10
2:00 PM
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 16
 & 
June 17
2:00 PM
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
June 23
 & 
June 24
2:00 PM
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 30
 & 
July 01
2:00 PM
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.