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Sweet As Folk: Dulcet tones, acoustic alternatives & rock'n'roll brunches in Tucson's musical landscape

From rock'n'roll acoustic sets to Laurel Canyon acolytes to old-school folk rock, the best things in the Tucson music scene aren't always the loudest. Plus,a preview of some killer local shows and a bittersweet sign-off for much-loved Flycatcher, all in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup.... Read more»

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Multinational Celtic band RUNA makes Tucson debut

RUNA, one of the hottest young bands in Celtic music, will make its Tucson debut at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Friday. Their performances feature a kaleidoscope of instruments by the multi-talented musicians, as well as intricate Irish step-dancing.... Read more»

Jig it up: St. Patrick's Day playlist

Whether it's the lilting strains of a classic folk song or the pounding of three-chord punk rock — or the omnipresent U2 — the music of the small island of Ireland has influenced artists throughout the world. So raise a glass of Guinness, tap your toe or even get up and dance a bit as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with song.... Read more»1

Amy Mendoza: New lineup, new album

The consistent thread through Amy Mendoza's musical detours and travails is a sense of unfettered style and restless honesty, which was palpable as she told me about her latest project in a recent interview. Her proper debut record, "Suicide on the AM Dial," will be released Saturday at a show at The Flycatcher.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown: Folk fest, Cinco de Mayo and more

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out the The Tucson Folk Festival and enjoy some of the many family-friendly (and some not so family-friendly) events in downtown this weekend.... Read more»

Only label Hayes Carll wants is 'songwriter'

When Hayes Carll plays Club Congress next week, it will be a more formal affair than his last appearance, even by the t-shirt and jeans standard of both his brand of music and that historic music venue. Carll's website describes him as "wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic." He admits that his music is "outside the box for mainstream country."... Read more»

Lift a glass and sing along: St. Patrick's Day playlist

It's not St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte!... Read more»

Indigo Girls seek harmony with Tucson Symphony

The Indigo Girls have been singing together since high school. Along the way, they’ve sold more than 12 million records, including 14 studio albums, three live albums and three greatest hits compilations. The folk duo will join with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a performance Saturday.... Read more»

Rhythm and Roots Concert Series

Welcome to folk singer John Gorka’s quirky world

John Gorka woodshedded through college, emerging as a unique, highly skilled singer/songwriter whose lyrics held deep truths. His 11 studio albums supply him with plenty of material for concerts, including one in Tucson on Saturday. (with videos)... Read more»

Fox Theatre

Original Byrd McGuinn returns to folk roots

In the seminal '60s rock band the Byrds, McGuinn broadened the range of pop music, and later, country music as well. Now he’s also making sure our folk music heritage is preserved.... Read more»

Folk Festival offers a weekend of free music

This year’s Tucson Folk Festival headliner, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, is synonymous with “Party, Louisiana-style.” More than 130 local, regional and national acts will perform across five stages around Presidio Park downtown. In addition to performances, the festival has food, music and craft vendors, musical workshops and a songwriting contest. ... Read more»

Lift a glass and sing along: St. Patrick's Day playlist

It's not St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte!... Read more»

Jump around to Everlast for under a 10-spot

Rapper/folksinger Everlast will take the stage next month at the Rock, and tickets are only $9.21. (with videos)... Read more»

Club Congress

Kim Richey bringing Nashville/London sound to Tucson

“There’s nothing better than writing a song with somebody. They’ll make you go someplace or think something that you wouldn’t have on your own,” claims Kim Richey, an Americana musician who re-defines herself with each new album. ... Read more»

St. Patrick's Day playlist

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few of our favorite Irish songs. Slainte!... Read more»

Songwriters abound downtown Thursday

Thursday night brings two double bills to downtown. Los Angeles-based chanteuse Jessica Fichot will play with Gabriel Sullivan at Solar Culture, and Band of Annuals members support songwriter David Williams, who will be joined by Amy Rude at the Red Room.... Read more»

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