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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Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5: Saturday, April 28, 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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