Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

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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.  https://www.commandercody.com/the-website   To purchase tickets click here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3069788

 


Jason & Michelle- touring artists from Ohio will play our happy hour 5-6:30 - Friday, Feb. 23rd 
 https://youtu.be/hfF9um39VrE

Swedish Songwriter/ Folk Singer Sofia Talvik returns to Monterey Court in concert Wednesday, Feb. 28 @ 6:30. Opening for Sofia will be Big Grin with T.Greg Squires & Liz Cerepayna
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCIJvUg05DE


Nicholas Horner & Lucas Chohany- Baltimore Touring Artists in concert Thursday, Mar. 1  6:30 with Don Armstrong

General Tchefary- Reggae Band from  Ivory Coast- in concert Saturday, Mar. 3  7-10.  $5

     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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WjriuEyg28

 HEATHER HARDY  plus her band & 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!!
 https://youtu.be/96DQVlATzKg 
 https://www.christinesantelli.com/
 heatherlilmamahardy.com

AMBER IKEMAN- EARTHY FOLK SONGSTRESS TOURING IN SUPPORT OF HER LATEST ALBUM- "RISE"  TUESDAY, MAR. 13  6:30- FREE   https://youtu.be/YBBBj8_35xo 
AMBER WILL BE JOINED BY INDIE/AMERICANA ARTIST CHRISTIAN CUFF

HONKYTONK WONDERS GYPSY STEW RETURN FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AS ONLY THEY CAN DELIVER-ALWAYS A FUN SHOW- WEDNESDAY, MAR. 14 @ 6:30  https://www.facebook.com/GypsystewDC/videos/1286740124679666/

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.  Buy tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3321188 "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 
https://youtu.be/C5EXm9_IMOY

BRITISH BLUESMEN ASH GRAY & TOM TOWNSEND RETURN FOR A CONCERT SATURDAY APRIL 7. THEY'LL BE SPLITTING THE NIGHT WITH ANOTHER BAND SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED.  https://youtu.be/w34ILDe-wA4

HOMENAJE (TRIBUTE) JAZZ-FOLK-FUSION FROM LOS ANGELES IN CONCERT SUNDAY APRIL 8, 6-9
 https://youtu.be/FULEuAdzwmY

 Baltimore Blues-slide guitarist Billy Kemp in concert Wednesday, April 11  6-9- a no cover show.

GRAMMY NOMINATED LEON LITTLEBIRD  & WILL CLIPMAN EXPLORE THROUGH THEIR COLLABORATION THE MEANING OF LIFE. THURSDAY, APRIL 12. @7 PM.  TICKETS HERE:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3321567


 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.  https://youtu.be/GNm7pXqNueA 
https://www.sugarandthemint.com/

 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.  

Homegrown Bluegrass at it's finest in concert May 19-  7-10  $10 at the gate. 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkB_wYrfoI

AUSTIN'S EXPLOSIVE ROCKERS SAM PACE & THE GILDED GRIT. MULTI-YEAR TOP 10 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS PICKS FOR BEST ARTIST/SONG/PERFORMANCE ETC IN CONCERT FRIDAY, JUNE 8,  7-10.   $10 EACH OR TWO FOR $15 AT THE GATE. https://youtu.be/YdpDkGkS4FU

Events Calendar

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
Petie Ronstadt & Friends- $5
Tue Feb 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein's Spontaneous Sessions w/ Joyce Luna
Thu Mar 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick & Luke- Baltimore touring duo w/ Don Armstrong
Fri Mar 02 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker- 12 string guitar/vocals
Fri Mar 02 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
E2W - $5
Sat Mar 03 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
General Tchefary-Reggae from Ivory Coast- $5
Sun Mar 04 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Mar 04 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Frank'nSteel
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
Sat Mar 10 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Heather Hardy Band with Special Guest Christine Santelli- $10
Sun Mar 11 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Mar 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wally Lawder & Acoustic Sky
Tue Mar 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Amber Ikeman-Touring Spirited Folk Songstress w/ Christian Cuff in Concert
Wed Mar 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Gypsy Stew
Thu Mar 15 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sat Mar 17 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
St. Paddy's Day - Nancy McCallion with Heather Hardy plus the Wee Band -$10
Sun Mar 18 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Mar 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Mar 21 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Mar 22 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Don Armstrong & Earl Edmonson in a tribute to Travis Edmonson
Fri Mar 23 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Off the Ground-$5
Sat Mar 24 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sun Mar 25 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Mar 25 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Petie Ronstadt & Friends- $5
Thu Mar 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Mar 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Heartbeat - $5
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
Wed Apr 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Billy Kemp
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
Wed Apr 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Apr 19 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sun Apr 22 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Apr 22 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Petie Ronstadt & Friends- $5
Sat Apr 28 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5
Sun Apr 29 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue May 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed May 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun May 06 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Thu May 10 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Sun May 13 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue May 15 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed May 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu May 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sun May 20 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends Sunday Brunch Performances

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Off the Ground-$5: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 07:00pm-10:00pm

Off the Ground

is Tucson's newest, great band, formed by experienced, talented musician singer/songwriters, most of whom are well known to local music lovers. They play an eclectic mix of up-beat, fun dance music with a basis in rock, soul and funk with an emphasis on catchy, groovy original tunes. This band will definitely catch on and become a staple in the Tucson music scene. Excellent musicianship, jaw-dropping vocals and harmonies and high energy, as well as great songs will be the hallmark of this band!   

Larry Gould

Born in Los Angeles, California, Larry Gould has been active in the music industry playing bass guitar, lead vocals and as a songwriter. His performances include headlining venues from The Hollywood Bowl to Tokyo, Japan.

 

At 18, he was signed by Capital Records and CAA (Creative Artist Agency) and toured the U.S. as the founding member of the original “Knack.”

Additional recording sessions were completed at Warner Brothers, RCA, Columbia and National General.

Larry has shared the stage with Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, BBKing, The Doors, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Rivers and

Pink Floyd.

Larry has performed with Mike McDonald, The Standells, 1910 Fruit Gum Company and with Glen Campbell in Strange Homecoming (movie 1974).

Since 2006, he has lived in Tucson and continues to write, record and perform his original songs. Currently, he is in a project with Off the Ground, Tucson's all star band, playing energetic, inspiring covers as well as his fantastic originals.

Jaye Parks

Jaye spent 11 years in the greater Portland/Salem, OR metro area with several bands, all centered around she and Dennis Zelmer. The duo, bluegrass trio, Dizzy Pajamas, Paper Moon (a swing band) and lastly, The J-Walkers. Focusing on “Favorite Songs of the Century” they designed each show to fit the audience. Hundreds of shows in dozens of venues, Jaye honed her craft and has a signature style and voice. They recorded a CD of originals and then a double CD before she left for Tucson.

Since moving to Tucson, she has been searching for just the right musicians to form a band with and has finally found it with Off the Ground.

Franz Thuringer

Franz grew up listening to Motown, Blues and Rock and Roll in the 60's and 70's

He started Playing professionally at age 17

Musical influences: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Smith and Jan Hammer

He played in various bands in 70's and 80's in AZ and Las Vegas, NV.

Likes keyboard greats in Blues, Jazz and Rock. He worked with Phoenix Gospel Group - Freedom Singers in the late 1990's

Currently, he also plays in the band “Armed at Night”, a Classic Rock band.

LES Merrihew

Les is a seasoned drummer, having played for many years and with many bands. He has opened for Lee Michaels, Jim Croce, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Earl Skruggs Revue, Delaney Bramlett, Ian Mathews, Cold Blood, Roy Buchannon, Buckwheat Zydeco and many others. He has also been a backup drummer with The Coasters, The Drifters, Albert Collins, Jimmy McCracklin, Charlie Musselwhite, Pinetop Perkins and Little Milton.

He has recently relocated to Tucson from Seattle and has become one of Tucson's most in-demand drummers.

Gene Holmes

Deeply rooted in the blues, Gene started his professional career opening for The Allman Joys, later to become the Allman Brothers Band. He made his first record in Muscle Shoals, AL and then moved to Los Angeles. He did studio work for legendary producer Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, Mike Post and others. He toured extensively with Little Richard for many years, during which he shared the stage with greats such as Albert Collins, Chuck Berry, Bo Didley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and many others.

After leaving Little Richards' band, Gene went on to co-found the all-original band "Waves." They signed with Polydor Records and with April-Blackwood (CBS) Music as a song writer. He co-wrote the song "Take Me There," which entered the Billboard Top 100 chart in the late 1970's.

Credits include:

Hot Nuts/Little Richard

Nine Songs/ Sam "The Sham" Samudio

New England Days/Clifford T. Ward (Great Britain)

Waves/Waves

Savoy/Savoy (Great Britain)

The film "Give Peace a Chance" with John and Yoko Lennon, Eric Clapton, performing with Little Richard, filmed in Canada.

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