Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

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 Psychedelic reggae Rock from Denver CO. Zolopht comes to the Monty Saturday, Jan. 20  @ 7 for a free show!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X11oghxRha0

Chicago Blues Allstar-Johnny Rawls with his band.  Sunday, January 21 6-9.  $10 at the gate. $2 discount for KXCI members.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVAj0yZgDg&list=PLyFZoQJbDA16xSBIchXkIrWcWVCrpGjNF

The Brothers Reed- Folk duo from Ashland OR. in concert, Wednesday, Jan. 24- 6:30-9:30  - A Free Show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oUUeLGh0aA&list=PLB_4y5UxtELg8UAmPWqTfCEyGxmwqKyy0 

Roots & Rockabilly from Phoenix with Freddy Parish Band- Friday, Jan. 26 6:30-10:00- A Free show!!

From Nashville, An eclectic folk duo-The Rough & Tumble make a stop here Tuesday, Jan. 30  6:30- 9:00 - FREE

Mean Mary - Nashville folk & bluegrass artist returns for a show in support of her latest release - Blazing Sunday, Feb. 4th @ 6pm.  She is a joy in concert. Tickets are $10 at the door. $ 7 in advance at the cafe, or by clicking here:
https://bpt.me/3243804   Reservations highly recommended.

 


This year celebrate with the love of your life Valentines Night, Wed. Feb. 14,  7-10 with the fun Salsa Dance band Combo Unico.  Dinner packages available with a special Latin menu for $80/ couple or pay $10 at the gate and order a la carte 

The Commander Returns!! with the Lost Western Airmen Feb. 17 @ 7  Opening the show will be the Kevin Pakulis Band.  Every show has been a sellout so get your tickets early at brownpapertickets.com or at the cafe.  $20 in advance, $25 if you dawdle. 

Jason & Michelle- touring artists from Ohio will play our happy hour 5-6:30 - Friday, Feb. 23rd

Swedish Songwriter/ Folk Singer Sofia Talvik returns to Monterey Court for a concert Wednesday, Feb. 28 @ 6:30.  

     LA LA LAND'S ORIGINAL SHARI PUORTO AND HER BAND RETURN FOR A HIGH ENERGY SHOW OF DANCE BLUES - FRIDAY, MAR. 9 @7-  $7 EA. AT THE DOOR.

 HEATHER HARDY & NYC. ARTIST CHRISTINE SANTELLI IN CONCERT SATURDAY, MARCH 10 @7 PM.  TICKETS ARE $10. BE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE EARLY AS THIS WILL SELLOUT!!

AMBER IKEMAN- EARTHY FOLK SONGSTRESS TOURING IN SUPPORT OF HER LATEST ALBUM- "RISE"  TUESDAY, MAR. 13  6:30- FREE   https://youtu.be/YBBBj8_35xo

HONKYTONK WONDERS GYPSY STEW RETURN FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AS ONLY THEY CAN DELIVER-ALWAYS A FUN SHOW- WEDNESDAY, MAR. 14 @ 6:30

Pop sensation Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart in concert!!  Thursday, April 5 @ 7.  Tickets are $10 at Brownpapertickets or in the cafe.  $12 at the door. "Danika and Jeb came through Red Clay Theatre a while back.  Y'all spread the word bout them, and catch 'em when you can.  They'll outgrow the little places soon." - Eddie Owen of Eddie Owens Presents

HOMENAJE (TRIBUTE) JAZZ-FOLK-FUSION FROM LOS ANGELES IN CONCERT SUNDAY APRIL 8, 6-9

 GRAMMY NOMINATED LEON LITTLEBIRD  & WILL CLIPMAN EXPLAIN THROUGH THEIR COLLABORATION THE MEANING OF LIFE. THURSDAY, APRIL 12. @7 PM.  TICKETS AT BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM SOON.

 Touring Multi-instrumentalist- Genre bending master Trevor Green in concert Wednesday, April 25 , 6:30-9:30. Come and be transported to a better place.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz7MbWZ7GSs

SUGAR & THE MINT- 2017 TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL WINNERS IN CONCERT FRIDAY, APRIL 27 @ 7.  $10 in advance,  $15 at the door.

 Chip Curry y el Conjunto (aka Summerdog Lite) in a concert to kick off the festivities of the Tucson Folk Festival Weekend.  Thursday, May 3  6:30-9:30.  And no, the Donald is just a figurehead (go figure) and will not be joining them.

Homegrown Bluegrass at it's finest in concert May 19-  7-10  $10 at the gate.

Events Calendar

Sun Jan 21 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jan 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
KXCI & Monterey Court Present - Johnny Rawls Band
Tue Jan 23 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy & Neil McCallion
Wed Jan 24 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Brothers Reed- extraordinary folk duo from Ashland OR.
Thu Jan 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Jan 26 @ 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Pat Roberts & the Heymakers with Freddy Parish & Nathan Fenoglio
Sat Jan 27 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5
Sun Jan 28 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jan 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Ronstadt "Brothers" - $5
Tue Jan 30 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Rough & Tumble
Wed Jan 31 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Don Armstrong & the WhiskeyPalians
Thu Feb 01 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Corey Spector- Piano-Vocals-Acoustic
Fri Feb 02 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Giant Blue-$5
Sat Feb 03 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
ROH-Rockin' Fossil Show-Classic & original dance rock- $5
Sun Feb 04 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Feb 04 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Mean Mary is Blazing -$7 in advance, $10 at the door
Tue Feb 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed Feb 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Feb 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Fri Feb 09 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri Feb 09 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Roadhouse- $5
Sat Feb 10 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Little House of Funk- $6 each or Two for $10
Sun Feb 11 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Feb 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wild Women -Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey
Tue Feb 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
French Quarter Fat Tuesday Celebration -$5
Wed Feb 14 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Valentines Day Sweetheart Dinner with Combo Unico Salsa Band
Thu Feb 15 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Fri Feb 16 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Muffulettas -Love Shack Dance Extravaganza-$5
Sat Feb 17 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Commander Cody Band- With Kevin Pakulis Band-$20
Sun Feb 18 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Feb 18 @ 2:00PM - 06:00PM
Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) Presents- A Fundraising show- Triple Play- Songs by artists who are known by three names
Tue Feb 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Feb 21 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Carnivaleros
Thu Feb 22 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Feb 23 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Jason & Michelle
Fri Feb 23 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Fri Feb 23 @ 8:30PM - 10:30PM
The Last Call Girls
Sat Feb 24 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5
Sun Feb 25 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Feb 25 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Ronstadt "Brothers" - $5
Tue Feb 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein's Spontaneous Sessions w/ Joyce Luna
Thu Mar 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Don Armstrong & the Whiskeypalians
Fri Mar 02 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker- 12 string guitar/vocals
Fri Mar 02 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
E2W - $5
Sun Mar 04 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Mar 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed Mar 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Mar 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Fri Mar 09 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Shari Puorto Blues Band - $7
Sun Mar 11 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Mar 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Amber Ikeman-Touring Spirited Folk Songstress
Thu Mar 15 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sun Mar 18 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Mar 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Sun Mar 25 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Mar 25 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Ronstadt "Brothers" - $5
Thu Mar 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Sat Mar 31 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5
Sun Apr 01 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Apr 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed Apr 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Apr 08 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Thu Apr 12 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Sun Apr 15 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Apr 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Thu Apr 19 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents

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Johnny Burgin Band- Chicago Blues meets West Coast Surf - $10/$14: Friday, October 13, 2017 | 07:00pm-10:00pm

Rockin Johnny Burgin is one of the hardest touring and well recognized traditional Chicago blues guitarists and singers today.  Since his start in the 90s on Chicago’s West Side with blues singer Taildragger, he has become a leading blues attraction throughout the United States and Europe.  He’s been featured in major media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, WGN’s After Hours with Rick KoganThe Illinois Times, and KPFA’sBlues by the Bay. Rockin Johnny is a Delmark recording artist with 6 cds to his credit, including his latest critically acclaimed release, “Greetings from Greaseland”, of which Chicago Blues Guide said, “plays out like a great set of live blues, as authentic as it will ever get”. He currently does 250 shows a year worldwide.  He is also in demand as a session player and has recorded with many blues greats including Billy Boy Arnold, Taildragger, Paul DeLay, Jimmy Burns, Andre Williams, Eddie Taylor Jr., Jimmy Lee Robinson and others.

Johnny Burgin grew up in Starkville MS and Greenville SC, and while he was still in high school, he got to see many touring blues bands such as Guitar Jr, Gatemouth Brown and Eddie Clearwater. His father was an actor and folk musician and taught him guitar.  He went to University of Chicago with the intention of becoming a writer, but a different path unfolded and he fell headfirst into the Chicago blues scene.  After learning from the masters by touring with such artists as Pinetop Perkins and Howlin’ Wolf drummer Sam Lay, he put his own band together.  Things started happening fast after The Rockin Johnny Band (with guest vocalist Jimmy Burns) took a Monday night residency at the Smoke Daddy in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Their original, energetic approach made them a strong local draw week after week and year after year. The atmosphere the band generated was so electric that the prestigious local label Delmark Records offered them a contract after hearing just one set.

Since those days, Johnny played the Chicago blues festival many times, toured Europe regularly, and has headlined festivals all over the US.  Over the years, he has developed from a blues guitar slinger and local blues hero into a fully fledged singer, harmonica player, a dynamic and engaging bandleader, and a mature, seasoned guitarist.  One look at Johnny’s tour schedule confirms his status as an in-demand blues performer.  Rockin Johnny also plays solo and duo shows, has a great West Coast Meets Chicago package with rising harmonica star Aki Kumar, and does guitar and blues workshops worldwide.  He puts on the kind of satisfying and exciting show that only years of touring can develop.  Elmore magazine remarked on Johnny’s “commanding vocals and stinging guitar”, but Elvin Bishop may have said it best: “his guitar style is raw and rude and real—on the vocal side, a nice original style–he’s damn good!”

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