- Sep 03 - 04 2022
- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September at the Arizona Folklore Preserve
Live Music in Ramsey Canyon!
Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4,
P.D. Ronstadt & The Company
Peter Dalton Ronstadt is a writer and interpreter of song, a recording engineer and producer, a poet and
lyricist, and an all-around post-modern American songster from the great American southwest.
Along with his band, The Company, Peter paints a musical picture of the American Southwest by
presenting music from the region, music from Mexico, collected favorites, songs of his father, and new
songs that draw inspiration from all the elements of his upbringing. With a lush tapestry of instruments
along with unique arrangements, enjoy a moment in time while P.D. Ronstadt & The Co. take you on a
Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11,
Local musician and fan favorite Michael Grande is a phenomenal guitarist, known for his five-finger
picking technique, guitar flourishes, a soft gentle voice which can become deep and rough, depending
on the song, and great rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes Western ballads, Flamenco,
instrumentals, folk, pop, and devotional songs.
Many of the songs Grande plays are his own compositions. In 2010, his song “Horses for Heroes” was
featured at the International Horse Show held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., before a crowd
of over twenty thousand people. As part of the Walter Reed Army Hospital’s Therapeutic Riding
Program, wounded warriors performed on well-trained horses from The Caisson Platoon, Arlington
National Cemetery. The soldiers, the horses, and Grande all received a standing ovation from the
Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18,
Miss Devon and The Outlaw
Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Miss Devon is a top entertainer in Western music. She’s noted for her
vintage sock-rhythm guitar style and warm ‘swingtime cowgirl’ vocals. Her lively persona intrigues and
engages both kids and adults in her audience.
When Jessie Robertson, aka “Outlaw Jessie Del” joins Miss Devon on stage, things get more fun than
puttin’ socks on a rooster. According to witnesses, he’s the rowdier half of the duo, and he got his name
’cause, as Miss Devon says, “It’s plumb illegal what he does with ‘Milk Cow Blues!’” Like all outlaws,
Jessie has been known to disappear into at least a dozen alias personalities, so watch him close! With
fine tenor-to-baritone vocals added to some swingy saxophone rides, a little sleight of hand, and a LOT
of charm, this rascal just might make a clean getaway with yer funny bone.?
Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25,
Dan McCorison cut his teeth in the thriving folk music scene of his hometown, Denver, Colorado. During
his high school years his family moved first to Detroit and then on to North Carolina which allowed him
to experience firsthand some of the great roots of American music. Shortly after college Dan returned to
his native Colorado where he and a couple of new friends formed his first band, Dusty Drapes and the
Dusters. Known for sure fire country music and Western swing, The Dusters were soon touring,
headlining packed shows and opening for the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Flatt and Scruggs
and Linda Ronstadt.
Along the way, Dan was discovered by Chris Hillman of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. Shortly
after leaving the Dusters, Chris arranged for Dan to be signed to MCA Records and produced the
resulting album featuring Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Dan’s trail finally led him to Nashville where he
lived for twenty years writing and recording with some of the finest writers and musicians in country
music. He has played all around the USA as well as in Japan, Australia, and Europe. He is a proud
member of the International Western Music Association and the Pro Cowboy Country Artists