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Dave Riley, Bob Corritore & the Juke Joint Blues Band- Saturday, May 6 @7  $10 in advance at BrownPaperTickets

 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2934055 or at the cafe.  $15 -day of show


Michael Batdorff- Singer/songwriter from Jackson Hole Wy.-Thursday May 11 @7 pm. - A prolific songwriter in the Guy Clark tradition


 The Hottman Sisters- June 1 @7 pm.-Yet another outrageously good band from Nebraska.  Tight Indie Harmonies- all original music-No cover.


ROY BOOKBINDER- TRAVELIN' BLUES-       ONE OF A KIND TIN PAN ALLEY BLUESMAN WITH A ZILLION STORIES TO TELL.        A THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING EVENING.  SUNDAY, JUNE 4 - 7-9.  TICKETS ARE $13 IN ADVANCE,  $15 AT THE DOOR

 

Events Calendar

Sat Apr 29 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
LoBros- $7
Sun Apr 30 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Apr 30 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon May 01
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed May 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu May 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Sabra Faulk & Heather Hardy - CD Release- $10
Fri May 05 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Oscar Fuentes
Fri May 05 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Johnnie & the Rumblers- Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser for Cochise County Canine Rescue
Sat May 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Bob Corritore & Dave Riley Juke Joint Blues Band $10/15- and Premiere Packages available.
Sun May 07 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun May 07 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
ZT Boutique - SpringFashion Show
Sun May 07 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
King Stones w/ Mustang Corners
Mon May 08
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 09 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein & Kathleen Williamson with special guest ArleneWow
Wed May 10 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Thu May 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Michael Batdorf & Don Armstrong
Fri May 12 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri May 12 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Heartbeat - $5
Sat May 13 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Baba Marimba - World Beat - $5 - 5 Year Birthday Cook-out Celebration for the cafe
Sun May 14 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun May 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wally Lawder & Acoustic Sky
Mon May 15
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Thu May 18 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Craig Plotner
Fri May 19 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Jits
Sat May 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Little House of Funk- $5
Sun May 21 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 22
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 23 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy & Neil McCallion
Thu May 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri May 26 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Kiko & the Stone Avenue Band - $5
Sat May 27 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul $5
Sun May 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun May 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon May 29
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Hottman Sisters
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Hottman Sisters
Sun Jun 04 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 05
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jun 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Jun 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Jun 11 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jun 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wally Lawder & Acoustic Sky
Mon Jun 12
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed Jun 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Sun Jun 18 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 19
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jun 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Sun Jun 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jun 25 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon Jun 26
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu Jun 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Jun 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Amber Norgaard Band-$5
Sun Jul 02 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 03
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Jul 05 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Jul 09 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 10
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed Jul 12 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Sun Jul 16 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 17
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Sun Jul 23 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 24
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu Jul 27 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads

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Michael Batdorf & Don Armstrong: Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 06:30pm-09:00pm

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelbatdorf

Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, back home Batdorf has already released half a dozen or so solo albums as well as three as frontman for bar band One Ton Pig (the musicians from which also contribute here), but his name is yet to register on a national level let alone over on these shores. On the evidence of this, his latest, I’d say that’s long overdue.

He cites Guy Clark as one of his primary influences, and you can certainly hear that in the songs and voice, opening number Pushing In The Dirt taking you back to Clark’s first two albums with their dust road troubadour air. The same’s true of Matthew Brady Song, a first person narrative in the voice of the famed American Civil War photographer and the hard times into which he fell, and several others while the fiddle laced Murder In The Hole and, banjo notwithstanding, How Can You Sleep This Way evoke the fiery side of Dylan.

With people and places at the heart of his lyrics, he’s a highly accomplished storyteller and songsmith, whether addressing soulless contemporary Nashville in Music City ("I’ll be damned if I’ll be another name on the wall") with its Harlan Howard namecheck, the story of a backwoods girl who dies from eating hallucinogenic ‘shrooms in search of d0ivine wisdom to help her struggling family in the allegorical Destroying Angel (which, like the Appalachian blues Everything Came Down, features sterling mandolin solo by Tim Farris) or finding salvation through love in the Dylanish slow swaying Righteous Set Of Times. Even what at first seems a simple love song, Right There For Your Man comes with a bitter twist about those that need to be needed and those who don’t deserve to receive.

The nature of the media and the music business today being what it is, there’s many a reason why an act may never achieve more than a regional profile, and most are reasonably happy with being a big fish in a small pool, but with an artist of this calibre it’s almost a duty to spread the word from ocean to ocean. Bring on the climate change.

www.michaelgbatdorf.com

Mike Davies, February 2014 NetRhythms  www.netrhythms.co.uk

Joining Michael on this evening will be Tucson's own big fish- Don Armstrong.

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