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

Sat Jan 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Zolopht - Psychedelic Reggae Rock from Denver
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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Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5: Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 07:00pm-10:00pm

 

KIAS features a selection of songs written by Mike "Doc Twang" Olson going back over 30 years, some of them not heard in years and given new life by the latest killer lineup of Key Ingredients of African Soul musicians AND we will enthusiastically welcome back our traveling Zimbo singer Praise Zenenga. In addition to our originals, many co-written by Doc and Praise, we will cover some of our favorite classics from Afro-pop legends like Thomas Mapfumo, Tshala Muana and Cardinal Jim "Rex" Lawson.

 The Key Ingredients of African Soul will again bring their Pan-African extravaganza to Monterey Court once again.  It is a family friendly event with a $5 entry fee. 


While geographically isolated in southern Arizona, the Key Ingredients of African Soul have been contributing to the world's Afro-pop music scene since 2008. Through the travels and outreach efforts of band co-founders, Praise Zenenga, a University of Arizona professor hailing from Zimbabwe, and Mike Olson aka Doc Twang, a veteran of decades of traditional and modern African music studies, Tucson, Arizona is becoming well known as a prime destination for African artists seeking collaborators or a backing band able to perform their culture's music. They have opened concerts for Malian performers, Tinariwen and Khaira Arby, shared the Ashkenaz stage in Berkeley with Baba Ken Okulolo and his AfroBeat ConneXXion and, in addition, their CD recordings feature an impressive list of collaborations with both well known and aspiring artists from Africa.

 

The Key Ingredients of African Soul are an organically grown ensemble that has managed to survive, evolve and thrive for over eight years, totally independent of any record company support, no small miracle in itself! These days, they perform at Monterey Court the last Saturday of every other month! Featuring the joyful, spirit infused mix of marimba, guitars, drums and voices, they will take your imagination on a tour of Africa's music styles, dances and languages, from Zimbabwe to the Congo to Nigeria and beyond!

 

While there are bands around the USA who specialize in different kinds of African music, there are few, if any, more versatile than the Key Ingredients of African Soul! Their highly charged fusion of Soukous, Highlife, Chemurenga, Township, Sungura, Reggae and more will make your day, maybe your whole week!

For all things concerning this band, biographical, music sales, video links and press archives, visit;

http://www.thekeyingredientsofafricansoul.com/

To simply listen to full length song tracks from our previous CDs, visit our discography section at;

https://www.reverbnation.com/mikedoctwangolson

To connect with us on FaceBook;

https://www.facebook.com/Doc-Twang-and-the-Key-Ingredients-of-African-Soul-214391315255399/

 

Performing originals and covers rooted in various styles of Afro-pop, African Folk, Reggae and Caribbean Soca, the Key Ingredients of African Soul delight our audiences with an enchanting mix of Marimba, Guitar, Drums and Voices. We currently feature vocalists/dancers from Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe and the USA, all of whom engage our audiences by providing many opportunities to participate through song or dance. Our positive vibrations are designed to please your ears, stimulate your mind, move your feet and warm your heart.
In early 2008, what began as a series of lunchtime jams resulted in the creation of The Key Ingredients of African Soul, a coalition of many talented musicians with singer/songwriter K-Bass (Bassirima Soro) as their primary front man. Playing music from Africa and beyond, with Doctor Twang as their primary music arranger, the Key Ingredients of African Soul are the latest and most impressive evolution of a musical vision which began over thirty years ago.
For many years, Michael J. Olson aka Doctor Twang has been dedicated to presenting music and dance as vehicles for communication and the sharing of cultures, ideas and ideologies between nations, communities and individuals. A multi-instrumentalist, Michael plays guitar, bass, djembe, congas and many other drums and percussion instruments including marimba, berimbao, and kalimba.  $5 at the gate.

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