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Dan Croll – KXCI Presents!

Dan Croll – KXCI Presents!

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DAN CROLL with PANAMA WEDDING Doors at 7pm, Panama Wedding at 8pm, Dan Croll at 9pm Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He’s the electro boy with links to the folkie scene (Communion Records included one of his tracks on their recent New Faces compilation), a... Read more »

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Tucson Folk Festival May 3&4

Tucson Folk Festival May 3&4

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - May 4 @ 9:00 pm
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The 29th annual TKMA Tucson Folk Festival is May 3rd and 4th, 2014, in downtown Tucson’s El Presidio Park and surrounding areas. The festival’s Plaza Stage will be aired on a roughly 2-hour tape delay by KXCI. This free festival runs from noon to 10pm Saturday and 11am to 9pm Sunday. The Festival features five stages:... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of The Blues Review on KXCI, joins up with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch for Hacienda Del Blues, an evening of live Blues music on the patio. This week’s show features Johnny Strasser & Fiends. Johnny is a harmonica player, guitarist & vocalist. His music comes from the classic Blues of the... Read more »

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Tycho with Gardens & Villa – KXCI Presents!

Tycho with Gardens & Villa – KXCI Presents!

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake – his second LP for Ghostly International – the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band. Reaching an entire new realm of sonic possibilities this time out, Awake is situated in the present,... Read more »

Old 97′s with Nikki Lane – KXCI Presents!

Old 97′s with Nikki Lane – KXCI Presents!

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tune in for live performances From the Old 97′s Rhett Miller and Nikki Lane in Studio 2A on Tuesday May 6th on The Home Stretch. Old 97′s – Although they became one of the most enduring bands in the alternative country-rock catalog, Old 97′s drew inspiration from a broad range of genres, including the twangy... Read more »

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Loudon Wainwright III – KXCI Presents!

Loudon Wainwright III – KXCI Presents!

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by 22 album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and two previous Grammy nominations for “I’m Alright”, 1985 and “More Love Songs”, 1986. His most recent recording, “Older Than My Old Man... Read more »

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11th Annual Pie Party

11th Annual Pie Party

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This year’s Pie Party is the 11th annual and will be organized by the Food Conspiracy Co-op. Join us on Saturday, May 10, from 3-6 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin. Drop off pies from 1-2 p.m. Anyone can submit a pie, and Pie Party attendees will vote to decide who gets the event proceeds. Eligible... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues: Michael P’s Blues Star Revue featuring Katherine Byrnes

Hacienda Del Blues: Michael P’s Blues Star Revue featuring Katherine Byrnes

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of The Blues Review on KXCI, joins up with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch to present the Hacienda Del Blues series. This Mother’s Day special event features Michael P’s Blues Star Revue featuring Katherine Byrnes. Michael P.’s Blue Star Revue, is a group put together to showcase the different paths that blues music... Read more »

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Tucson Songwriter Showcase

Tucson Songwriter Showcase

May 14
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6:30pm Joyce Luna, Kathy Kolmer, Anne English    7:30pm Nancy McCallion, Dan Hostetler, Ron Pandy   8:30pm  Michael Markowitz, Whyte Panther, Kyle Bronsdon  C’mon down for an exciting evening at beautiful Monterey Court as these 9 songwriters share their homespun tunes. Enjoy hearing their unusual take on love, war, trains, clowns and the kitchen sink. Dine at the... Read more »

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Keb Mo – KXCI Presents!

Keb Mo – KXCI Presents!

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Keb’ Mo’ is a three–time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album, and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series “Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues.” Selling over two million records, Keb’ has performed at the White House, shared the stage with Blues and Rock legends, played at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, and... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues: Bad News Blues Band

Hacienda Del Blues: Bad News Blues Band

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of The Blues Review on KXCI, joins up with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch to present the Hacienda Del Blues series every Sunday. This week one of Southern Arizona’s most popular bands takes the stage. Bad News Blues Band has been playing Blues here & around the world for 20 years. From... Read more »

All We are Saying: Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon – KXCI Presents!

All We are Saying: Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon – KXCI Presents!

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All We are Saying: Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon with Greg Leisz, Jenny Scheinman, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen “It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he’s found what connects them: improvisation... Read more »

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Stephen “Ragga” Marley – KXCI Presents!

Stephen “Ragga” Marley – KXCI Presents!

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stephen “Ragga” Marley with Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall Few people were surprised when Stephen Marley’s long awaited debut solo album “Mind Control” (Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic) premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart in March 2007; after all, the singing, songwriting and production excellence Stephen had brought to other Marley family projects... Read more »

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Greg Brown – KXCI Presents!

Greg Brown – KXCI Presents!

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Greg Brown’s mother played electric guitar, his grandfather played banjo, and his father was a Holy Roller preacher in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. Brown’s first professional singing job came at age 18 in New York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes... Read more »

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Roy Book Binder

Roy Book Binder

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Live Friday afternoon (5/23) in Studio 2A around 5pm on The Home Stretch with guest interviewer Marty Kool of The Blues Review. Roy is a singer-songwriter-storytelling bluesman who has been living the life of a rambling bluesman for going on 45 years now.  Starting out as a student and chauffeur of the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of The Blues Review on KXCI, joins up with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch to present the Hacienda Del Blues series. This Sunday presents George Howard & The Roadhouse Hounds. George has performed with nationally known Blues artists like Syl Johnson, Kenny Neal & John Lee Hooker. He & his band have... Read more »

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Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle – KXCI Presents!

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle – KXCI Presents!

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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“Shawn Colvin is one of America’s warmest and wisest songwriters.” Sunday Times “Steve Earle is rightly regarded as one of America’s greatest songwriters.” Q Magazine Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have announced a special run of tour dates together this May. “Songs and Stories, Together Onstage” features the two esteemed artists... Read more »

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Howe Gelb with Gabriel Sullivan

Howe Gelb with Gabriel Sullivan

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Whether as Giant Sand, Howe Gelb or any number of group rubrics (The Band of… Blacky Ranchette, Arizona Amp & Alternator, ‘Sno Angel, OP8) the shape-shifting, ever-evolving musician has issued a long run of indefinable and influential recordings ranging from punk and roots-rock to jazz, gospel and even traditional Spanish music. Aside from his own... Read more »

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