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The Fitzgeralds
The Fitzgeralds
www.thefitzgeralds.net

The Fitzgeralds
Award-Winning Fiddling Step Dancers
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Siblings -Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots.  3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing.  It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.


 


The Fitzgerald siblings were raised in a musical household, and toured internationally with their family band “Everything Fitz”.  Growing up in the Ottawa Valley, they were immersed in the rich tradition of Canadian Old Time fiddling and step dancing that evolved with the arrival of Irish, Scottish and French immigrants.  Over time, they have developed their art form to include various styles of fiddle music including Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, French-Canadian, and pop.  They have also explored other forms of dance including tap and Irish.  The Fitzgeralds continue to push boundaries by fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance to create their own unique sound and style.  Their creativity and passion for experimentation has led them to compose original tunes and arrangements, some of which were released on their latest album.  The result is a groovy and catchy new sound and look that appeals to all ages.


 


Despite their young age, these musicians have some notable musical experiences under their belts.  Highlights include group/solo performances with: Nathan Carter, Leahy, Natalie McMaster, Cherish The Ladies, Tommy Hunter, Bowfire, Sharon Shannon, Liz Carroll, We Banjo 3, World-Fest, Silver Dollar City, and Branson MO.  As members of The Stepcrew, they have had the opportunity to perform with with Carlos Nunez, Solas, and Eileen Ivers.  They were guest performers on the prestigious Nathan Carter TV Christmas Special 2017, broadcast by BBC and RTE television.  Recently a video of their high-energy dance performance has went viral via Ireland's Independent.ie, with over 3 million views.  Their show is a hit at festivals including Milwaukee Irish Fest (US), Dayton Irish Fest (US), Cleveland Irish Fest (US), Iowa Irish Fest (US), Shrewsbury Folk Fest (UK), Maropisa Folk Fest (CA), Stan Rogers Folk Fest (CA), among others.


 


"The Fitzgeralds are standout musicians in our Canadian music industry.  The caliber of musicianship is very high.  I think together they are a beautiful blend of gorgeous fiddle music, and top rate, absolutely exhilarating dance routines." ~ Natalie MacMaster, Cape Breton Fiddling Sensation

Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $23.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Odyssey Storytelling Series:
odysseystorytelling.com

Odyssey Storytelling Series: "JOURNEYS"
Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc.
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

 


This month's theme is "JOURNEYS"


A long strange trip, venturing out and coming back again, leaping into the void, vacations, adventures and just plain life. Come celebrate Odyssey’s 15 year anniversary!


Storytellers include:
A daughter of New England, Anne Baldwin grew up in a family of Irish storytellers.  Pre-television days, the family gathered for evening story telling, reciting poetry, and reading children’s books. Anne never chose to wash the supper dishes to avoid this entertainment. She loved the stories and poetry, and still does. She shared that love with her children and grandchildren, and with the children she served as a librarian in elementary schools up and down the east coast. In 2017 she left her cozy house in the beautiful Maine woods for the warmth of Tucson and the company of her daughter’s family. She is writing a book of her own, Mully, the Dog, and the Treasure. Set in Ireland at the time of the Viking invasions, the heroine, Mully, inherits the role of keeper of the tribe’s legends, and must save herself and the tribe’s treasure from the ruthless invaders. It’s an exciting tale and shows a truth Anne firmly believes: stories that are passed on with love are powerful, even holy, not to be treated lightly. She and her agent are negotiating with a publisher. Stay tuned.  


An on-again, off-again adventurer, Susan Woodward lived in Seattle until age 13 and spent seven summers on her great-aunt’s ranch just north of Jackson Hole, WY. She has been married and divorced twice, raised two wonderful sons; designed & taught needlepoint for many years; worked 23 years as a realtor, then retired to become a full-time RVer. Presently settled in Tucson, writing, and painting, but the gypsy in her soul is whispering in her ear again. She is currently writing a book based on the events that triggered her RV adventures. The working title is When Things Change: Your GPS for Getting Unstuck & Reinventing Your Life. The anticipated publication date is fall 2019.


Bryan Lee
Merrie Wolfie
Jim Lipson
Robert Bell


Curated by Adam Hostetter and Penelope Starr


 


Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc.


$10.00 ($7.00 Students with ID)


Since 2004, Odyssey Storytelling has been bringing live storytelling to Tucson audiences


Every month six people are invited to tell ten-minute personal stories on a theme to a live audience.  The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 





 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

The Willie Green Project
The Willie Green Project
wgpnola.com

The Willie Green Project
Friday, Mar 08, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Made up of some of the city's most promising young talent, The Willie Green Project represents the next generation of great jazz musicians emerging from the birthplace of the genre. 


The band features Willie Green on drums, Taylor Mroski on bass, Andrew McGowan on piano and Trevarri Huff-Boone on saxophone.


Bandleader Willie Green is a spiritual musician and composer based in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Originally hailing from LaPlace, Willie developed an interest in drums early in his childhood by playing gospel music in his dad’s church.  It was there that his spiritual sensibility was born, and he has continued to infuse that spirituality into his performances and compositions ever since.


In 2011, Willie moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University.  During his college years, he was able to study with some of New Orleans’ premiere drummers, including jazz legend Herlin Riley.  In his junior year at Loyola, Willie became the drummer for Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra.


Since he graduated university in 2015, Willie has had the opportunity to play with New Orleans’ most promising up-and-comers and local legends alike, including Ellis Marsalis, Roderick Paulin, Gregory Agid, Betty Shirley, Michael Watson, Roger Lewis, and more.  He has played major festivals both at home and across the world, including Manchester Jazz Festival in UK, Mid Atlantic Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, and New Orleans’ world-renowned Jazz Fest.  The Willie Green Project is on tour with their debut album, Love Will Find A Way.  Willie hopes to continue spreading a message of peace through his music.

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00
Sam Weber
Sam Weber
www.samweber.me

Sam Weber
4-piece band from Canada
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Sam Weber is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the vein of Jackson Browne, The Band, The Wood Brothers and Gillian Welch.  He has been touring independently and internationally with his band since 2013.  Years spent refining songs at home in North Saanich, BC and working in studios in Los Angeles have honed Weber’s craft to a fine point.  His live show pairs heartfelt songwriting with world-class musicianship and 3-part harmony.  He has released two LPs to date - Shadows in the Road (2014) and Valentina Nevada (2016) - and a new EP this past summer titled New Agile Freedom, with which he and his band on tour now.  Through the characters and anecdotes in his songs, Weber sings about the truths of love, life and family.


Sam was born into a musical family. He started piano lessons when he was 6 years old but made a swift transition to the electric guitar the first time he heard the Aerosmith song “Dream On”.  In the summer of 2011, Sam attended a summer program at the Berklee College of Music on scholarship.  He was one of ten other young songwriters chosen to perform in front of his class at the Berklee Performance Center.  During that time he shared private songwriting classes with pop-star Maggie Rogers; the two have remained friends ever since.


By the end of his senior year in high school Sam was working in studios recording other bands and completing his first LP, Shadows in the Road.  The album was picked up by Canadian label Cordova Bay Records who signed him to a modest two-album deal.  His music caught the ear of music journalist Anil Prasad, who interviewed Sam for a three page feature in Guitar Player Magazine.  Sam remains one of the youngest people ever to be featured by the publication.


Weber and his band played 50+ shows over the summer and fall of 2018, included a KEXP affiliated concert series in Seattle, WA, shows in Norway and Sweden, and numerous concerts and festivals across North America.

Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
The Gold Souls
The Gold Souls
www.thegoldsouls.com

The Gold Souls
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

The Gold Souls from California bring the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to Tucson.  


 


Drawing from a variety of influences and experiences, The Gold Souls deliver captivating lyrics and fresh arrangements over a vintage sound.  Led by the dynamic Juniper Waller, the group is made up of young talent hailing from the Bay and Sacramento areas.  With Matt Hevesh on guitar, Alex Severson on the keys, Billy D. Thompson on drums, and Jace Dorn on bass, each member has a hand in writing and song composition, making the music a truly collaborative effort. 


 


The Gold Souls burst on the Sacramento music scene in early 2017, and are swiftly becoming one of the most promising new talents in the area.  They released a self- titled five song EP in May of 2017 and went on tour down the California coast soon after.  Their next single, “Nobody,” was released in late 2017 and was featured on Apple Music Blues’ Hot Tracks list.  They released their full length album “Good To Feel” on June 22, 2018.


 


Their next single, “True Blue” was produced and engineered by multi-Grammy winner Timothy Bloom and is released February 12, 2019.  Get your dancing shoes on for The Gold Souls Spring Tour!

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00