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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 15
 & 
January 16
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Don Armstrong and Friends

Don Armstrong and Friends

Don Armstrong has been hailed as a “Tucson legend” and “folk treasure,” and has performed in clubs, coffee houses, concert halls and festivals across the US, as well as on tv and radio. His voice, according to one critic, “has an inherent sweetness (along with) an ability to sing seamless lines, the sign of a master singer,” while another simply said “he has the voice of a twenty-five year old.” The Arizona Daily Star referred to him as a “consummate songwriter,” and his original songs, which have a Southwestern, traditional Americana flavor with a 1930’s flair, have been recorded by artists nationwide and sung and enjoyed worldwide. Playing guitar and five string banjo, Don was part of the duo Don & Victoria Armstrong for 42 years before Victoria’s passing in 2014. Together, they recorded ten albums, each one receiving national acclaim. The Ronstadt Record Company recently released Don's first CD, "Mother Don't Give Up On Me Now."

Joining Don this weekend are his friends Emmy Creigh and Slim Rost from Way Out West.




Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
January 22
 & 
January 23
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
January 29
 & 
January 30
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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Friday
February 04
10:00 AM

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)
Mary Beth Brooke Hank Cramer Miss Devon and the Outlaw
Lori Beth Brooke  
10:00 - 11:00
Hank Cramer
11:15 - 12:15
Devon & the Outlaw
12:45 - 1:45
Arvel Bird
2:00 - 3:00





Saturday
February 05
 

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 06
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Almeda Bradshaw

Almeda Bradshaw

Almeda grew up listening to her dad’s lp collection of big bands, the Boston Pops and classical orchestra music until an eye-popping epiphany happened while watching the Beatles’ American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Though classically trained through college on piano and cello, her musical alter-ego was fed through the guitar which she taught herself to play at age thirteen. It was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s "Circle" album that turned her on to the flat picking style of Mother Maybelle Carter. Though covers of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell,  Fleetwood Mac and others from the 60s and 70s took over her teenage years, Almeda later returned to the heart of her musical soul in Western Americana/Roots Music, an eclectic mix of cowboy, bluegrass, old-time, folk and spirituals. There she remains.

Click here for a video of Almeda performing 'A Cowboy Memory'
Click here for a video of Almeda performing clips from several songs.

Click here to go to the artists website

Saturday & Sunday
February 12
 & 
February 13
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
February 19
 & 
February 20
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Ruderalis Rhythm and Revue

Ruderalis Rhythm and Revue

Ruderalis Rhythm & Revue delivers a health and happiness show. Upbeat songs with a diversity that will keep your interest to see what will happen next.

Rudy Cortese, Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist to include Banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle. Rudy Cortese is a five time Four Corner States Banjo champion, and also an Arizona state banjo champion. His music spans a variety of original compositions, bluegrass, rhythm & roots, folk/country, and some classical pieces. Rudy has played at the AZ Folklore Preserve with a couple different groups, ‘Cadillac Mountain,’ and ‘Scattered Grass.’

Elizabeth Kronlage on Harmony vocals, tenor guitar, and cello. Elizabeth and Rudy were the Specialty Duet Vocal champions at the Wickenburg Arizona Bluegrass Festival in 2019.

Click here to go to their YouTube page where you can see several videos.


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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

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
March 05
 & 
March 06
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

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.


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Saturday & Sunday
March 12
 & 
March 13
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
March 19
 & 
March 20
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Jean Prescott

Jean Prescott

A multiple award-winning singer/songwriter, Jean 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.  Her critically acclaimed and heartfelt cowgirl persona along with a dozen CDs to her credit sum up the music of Jean Prescott!
 
Jean and her husband Gary, received the 2018 IWMA Album of the Year Award for their latest CD, “Satisfied Hearts”  And, Jean and co-writer Darrell Arnold received Traditional Cowboy Song of the Year accolades for their song “The Pitchfork Grays”.  Between the two of them, they garnered 9 top five nominations for 2018 IWMA Awards!  You can find them listed on the “Awards” page.
 
Jean also received the 2018 Western Writers of America Spur Award for she and Darrell Arnold’s song “The Pitchfork Grays” and Jean received runner-up accolades for “The Ridge”.

 

Click here to go to Jean's website to see videos of her performing.


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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Michael Grande

Michael Grande

                                    
   Michael Grande is a phenomenal guitarist, known for his five-finger picking technique, guitar flourishes, a soft gentle voice which can become deep and rough, depending on the song, and  great rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes: Western ballads, Flamenco, instrumentals, folk, pop, and devotional songs. Much of what he plays are his own compositions.
                                                                                                              
   Michael Grande grew up in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1969, at the Woodstock Festival, Michael and a few other musicians were sitting in the shade of a large tree, playing their guitars and singing. When Michael began to play, Richie Havens heard him, and stopped to talk with him. That chance meeting led to Grande signing with Havens' management company, then touring the world with Havens for the next 3-1/2 years. On Michael's CD, Hey Friend, Richie Havens wrote, "Michael is one of the finest and most inspiring artists I have shared the stage with." In addition to Richie Havens, Grande has opened for, and shared the stage with other well-known artists including: Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jose Feliciano, Van Morrison, Argent, and many others.  

    Michael Grande has performed at major venues all over the world. In the United States, these include: Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Troubadours, the Twilight Series at Tanglewood, MA, The Forum Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA, The John Coltrane Jazz Festival, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, LA, CA, Country Thunder, Apache Junction, AZ.  In 2010, Grande's song, Horses For Heroes was featured at the International Horse Show, held at the Verizon Center (Now the Capital One Arena.) in Washington, D.C., before a crowd of over twenty thousand people, as superbly well-trained horses, with disabled soldiers mounted on them, circled the arena. The performance received a standing ovation from the spectators.        

   If you happen to be searching for gentle, soft, easy-listening songs, be there when Grande performs a song called Joy. Beautiful and elegant, it's one of his most requested songs. From Beacon records comes the most perfect description of Michael Grande: "He combines the intensity of Richie Havens with the rich mellow voice of Harry Chapin; Throw in a touch of Flamenco guitar, and that describes this modern day troubadour." But whatever he plays and sings, his concerts are a masterful mixture of music, and his stories about growing up in Brooklyn, New York can make you cry, then laugh so hard your stomach hurts! Don't miss this one!




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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

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
April 09
 & 
April 10
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 16
 & 
April 17
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

To Be Announced

To Be Announced






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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Dan McCorison

Dan McCorison

Dan McCorison, cut his teeth in the thriving folk music scene of his home town, Denver Colorado. During his high school years his family moved first to Detroit and then on to North Carolina which allowed him to experience first hand, some of the great roots of American music. Shortly after college Dan returned to his native Colorado where he and a couple of new friends formed his first band, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters. Known for sure fire country music and Western swing, The Dusters were soon touring, headlining packed shows and opening for the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Flatt and Scruggs and Linda Ronstadt. Along the way, Dan was discovered by Chris Hillman of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. Shortly after leaving the Dusters, Chris arranged for Dan to be signed to MCA Records and produced the resulting album featuring Emmylou Harris' Hot Band. Dan's trail finally led him to Nashville where he lived for twenty years writing and recording with some of the finest writers and musicians in country music. He has played all around the USA as well as in Japan, Australia and Europe. Dan is currently living with his wife, June and their trusty dog, Daisy in Arizona. He is a proud member of the International Western Music Association and the Pro Cowboy Country Artists Association.

Click here for a YouTube video of Dan singing "Colorado Horses"
Click here Dan and Maria MacArthur performing "My Piney Wood Hill"

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Saturday & Sunday
April 30
 & 
May 01
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Doug Figgs

and

Floyd Beard

Doug Figgs

Doug Figgs is a horseshoer, a day working cowboy, and a Western music singer/songwriter. In more than twenty five years of shoeing horses he has earned the title of “Certified Journeyman Farrier”, the highest level attainable through the American Farrier’s Association. In the last few years he has turned his attention to his love of music with the emphasis on Western themes. His 4th album, “A Cowboy Like Me” received the Rural Roots Commission’s 2016 “Traditional Western” CD of the year award. As a member of the Western Music Association he was named 2018 Male Performer of the year, 2015 WMA songwriter of the year, and his song “Socios” was named 2015 WMA song of the year. He received the Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Award” for 2015 Western Male Performer of the Year. His song “Socios” also won the Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Award” 2014 best Western song, and a co-write with Todd Carter “Charlie and Evangeline” won the Western Writers of America 2015 “Spur Award” for best Western song, both songs from his “Partners” CD.  A third song (also from the “Partners” CD), “Running With the Wind” won the New Mexico Music Awards 2015 best Western song. He has toured the Southwest extensively and continues to turn out his own variety of Western music, from hard driving songs with a tinge of southern rock, to beautiful ballads and everything in between.
 




Floyd Beard

Floyd Beard and his wife Valerie run a cow calf operation on the High Plains of Colorado near Punkin Center.  Floyd began writing presenting poetry in the late 1970’s.  Jotting down his experiences and observations while in the saddle, he “smithed” these thoughts into his stories and songs. Floyd was named the 2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion in the humorous and serious categories, as well as the 2015 "Cowboy Poetry Idol" at the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Music Festival and the 2016 WMA Male Poet of the Year.  He also won the Colorado State Fair Cowboy Poetry Shoot-Out in 2006.  He has presented as far away as Stony Plains, Alberta, Canada, and is the past President of the WMA Colorado Chapter.  Floyd’s stories are inter-woven with his western code of high ethics, integrity and sprinkled richly with humor. His philosophy is simple: “Life is a journey not a destination, and is best viewed from atop a good horse.”





Saturday & Sunday
May 07
 & 
May 08
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
May 14
 & 
May 15
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

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
May 21
 & 
May 22
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

P.D. Ronstadt & The Co.

P.D. Ronstadt & The 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
May 28
 & 
May 29
2:00 PM

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Simple Gifts - The Sawyer Family

Simple Gifts - The Sawyer Family


Four Sawyers, fabulous fiddles, tight harmony, great guitar, sizzling mandolin, and hot trumpet all combine to give life to this exciting group - Simple Gifts - The Sawyer Family Band. Fresh, new talent is intertwined with music that has crossed generations.  

Lead by David Sawyer with a finger picking guitar style that has been noted by guitar greats.  He has toured Japan and Europe playing bass and guitar and provides the solid foundation for his family.  You might also know him as Guy With the Guitar combining his unique artwork and acoustic guitar playing.  

Leah, current National Twin Fiddle Champion and 2017 Texas State Fiddle Champion in the freshman division, adds her fiddle playing and vocals to the group.  

Young David is the reigning Crescendo Award Winner (Rising Star) with the International Western Music Association.  His addition of mandolin and trumpet inspire this band to swing.  

Kathy’s experience with the international, musical group Up With People in combination with her years of public speaking provides the heartbeat of the band connecting the audience to these gifted musicians.  

The special chemistry this family brings to the stage will draw you into their Western Swing, Cowboy Tunes, Gospel Songs and original music.  Simple Gifts will provide a thrilling show while encouraging you to think about the special gift you might have to share.
 




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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Jon Chandler

Jon Chandler

Jon Chandler is a three-time winner of the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Linwood, his moody examination of Doc Holliday’s life won the Spur for Best Song in 2009, while his tribute to Wyoming’s Hole in the Wall country, Morning Star Moon, received the award in 2012.  His novel The Spanish Peaks received the WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Spur Award) for Best First Novel, and he was named True West Magazine’s Best Western Musician. Wyoming Wind, A Novel of Tom Horn, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.  A seventh-generation Coloradan, Jon’s music and stories reflect his heritage, and his eight CDs, two novels, two non-fiction works and myriad short stories and nonfiction articles are collected by western lifestyle aficionados worldwide.  He hosts the iconic monthly concert series America’s Soul Live at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor in Arvada, Colorado.  Homage, his new recording of cover songs that have influenced his writing and singing, will be released in Summer 2019.




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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

IWMA Youth Chapter Showcase

IWMA Youth Chapter Showcase

For the past two years, the Arizona Folklore Preserve has collected donations to support the International Western Music Association (IWMA) Youth Chapter. During that period we have given the group over $7,000 as well as a number of donated musical instruments. This year we hope to raise our total donations to over $12,000.

The IWMA Youth Chapter provides a valuable service to the Western music community by helping aspiring young Western music performers learn all the things they will need to know to become successful performers. The chapter assists these budding young performers by providing them with opportunities to get voice lessons, instrument lessons, song-writing lessons, and other instruction to provide them with the tools they need to pursue an entertainment career. It even supplies instruments to deserving young people who cannot afford to buy them.

Members of the IWMA Youth Chapter will be our performers this weekend. If you like Western music and want to keep the genre alive please support our donation drive.



 




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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

Pete Ronstadt & Liz Cerepanya

Pete Ronstadt & Liz Cerepanya

About Liz & Pete
She's Liz, he's Pete, they are Liz & Pete. Liz Cerepanya and Peter Dalton Ronstadt join musical forces to explore material old and new. Liz's heartfelt voice with Pete's haunting harmonies and rich guitar arrangements captivate the mind and tug at the heart.

The History
After a few passing introductions in their shared music scene, Liz Cerepanya joined Peter Dalton Ronstadt on stage at Monterey Court in Tucson in the fall of 2019. They had had a brief opportunity to work up a couple of songs, including Rodney Crowell's Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight, and an instant musical match was realized. The  decision to make a record together was easy and quickly Liz & Pete began exploring material including the timeless songs of Alan Garr, songs of their favorite songwriters and singers, new and old compositions by Pete as well as classic songs from his father Michael Joseph Ronstadt's repertoire. Liz & Pete's natural element is just the two of them on stage accompanied by an acoustic guitar and the Pennsylvania Stompbox. But often you can find them also accompanied by Ronstadt Record's own The Co.




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

The performer(s) for this weekends shows:

To Be Announced

To Be Announced






Saturday & Sunday
July 02
 & 
July 03
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 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.  Her critically acclaimed and heartfelt cowgirl persona along with a dozen CDs to her credit sum up the music of Jean Prescott!
 
Jean and her husband Gary, received the 2018 IWMA Album of the Year Award for their latest CD, “Satisfied Hearts”  And, Jean and co-writer Darrell Arnold received Traditional Cowboy Song of the Year accolades for their song “The Pitchfork Grays”.  Between the two of them, they garnered 9 top five nominations for 2018 IWMA Awards!  You can find them listed on the “Awards” page.
 
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.