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The Guide is a folk-jazz trio that will take the stage at the Hotel Congress Plaza during the Tucson Jazz Festival.

When the pandemic hit, countries entered periods of lockdown and people self-isolated. For Jake Leckie, Elizabeth Goodfellow and Nadav Peled, music was a lifeline. Read more»

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»

Janis Ian

The retirement of a folk singer may not be much cause for a hullabaloo. But Janis Ian has always been one of a kind. She’s been speaking truth to power since she was a teenager, across 23 albums. Now at 70, the Grammy-winner is throwing herself a long goodbye party. Read more»

It may not feel like St. Patrick's Day without a trip to the pub, so we invite you to join our virtual shindig. Just sit on your porch and enjoy a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte! Read more»

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»

Natalie Pohanic at Tap and Bottle

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»

RUNA, from Ireland, Canada and the U.S.

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»

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

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»

The David Bromberg Quintet will headline the Folk Festival on Saturday night.

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»

Hayes Carll

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»

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»

The Indigo Girls perform with the Seattle Symphony in September.

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»

John Gorka performs at Plaza Palomino on Saturday.

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»

Roger McGuinn

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»

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