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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Music Feature

Re: “Honky Tonk Girl

She has always had that maturity and confidence when speaking, even in high school. This girl is the real deal! ❤️

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Posted by Samantha Youmans Burgin on 09/30/2016 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Honky Tonk Girl

Much love and support for you..I can't wait to see you in lights!!! Good job!!!

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Posted by Jaclyn Counts on 09/29/2016 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Harvest Rising

Great article and, by the way, your album is fantastic. Every song's a keeper. I urge everyone to get Billy's cd.

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Posted by Mike McClellan on 09/29/2016 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Honky Tonk Girl

Great job, Kaylor! Keep up the hard work! Dream~Believe~Achieve!

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Posted by Charlotte Higdon on 09/29/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Standing Tall: Jillian and The Giants

We are so ready for this new music to be released‼️ Congratulations to Jillian and the Giants‼️ See you on Friday night at the Flycatcher‼️
R & R

Posted by Mamamanjaro on 09/22/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

I had the pleasure of first meeting Michael, Ted and the other Santa Cruz band members when they were touring in Wales, UK, some years ago. After that I went to every performance they did when they returned to Wales. Such a talented, gracious and inspirational man. His boys are a great credit to him and their family. They always had time at the end of a gig to chat with audience members, with a genuine interest and enthusiasm. I gave Michael a book of Welsh tunes the last time I met up with them, as a link to Wales where they and their music was so loved. I hope that they enjoyed playing them. There will always be a welcome in Wales for the Ronstadt family if they are able to visit here again. Papa Mike's passing has saddened me and my musician friends more than I can express. That is a wonderful tribute to him which Dan has written. Sincere condolences to Deborah and all those who loved him. Papa Mike - you were so loved and will be sorely missed. Les H, North Wales

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Posted by Les H on 09/07/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

A wonderful and intimidate portrait of a great man and his legendary family!

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Posted by Kate Becker on 09/03/2016 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Humble, yet you could always see the passion for life, and concern for people, in his eyes. He not only spoke to you, he listened w/ compassion and concern, deep thought & kindness for all... To my dear cousins in AZ....Our Love and soul felt heartache is with you.... Michael was a special light in this changing world. A light that kept us all connected to learning and knowing the value of each of our own heritage. Those special souls that Lived before us, Shared, Gave, and Loved not only their families, but those around them.... You dear man, Michael J. Ronstadt, my cousin, a true legacy <3 <3

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Posted by Carol Sellstrom Alber on 09/02/2016 at 7:57 AM

Re: “HOCO Delights

Glad to see you are still covering local music and all the bands that will be at HOCO. Not!

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Posted by MCR on 09/01/2016 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Thank You to the Weekly and Dan Buckley for memorializing Mike Ronstadt. He was a Tucson treasure for many reasons. He was a true gentleman that always had time to listen to peoples stories. He cared deeply for everything around him. He had a way of stealing your heart with a song and then carrying the conversation into how to fix a river. I have known Michael since Junior High and kept our friendship all these years. I will miss him deeply.

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Posted by nutridawg on 08/23/2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

So true about Michael. Just being next to him I felt grounded. How lucky I feel to have know him even though our time was split from high school till now. He changed me in many ways. The music continues.

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Posted by Andrea on 08/21/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

He always stayed humble as we adored him, his beautiful voice and his tender heart.

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Posted by Nancy Swickard on 08/20/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a beautiful tribute to Michael, Daniel. Thank you for sharing your experience of him with the world.
Evan

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Posted by Evan Mendelson on 08/19/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Wonderful job, Dan.

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Posted by doug on 08/18/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Thank you for such a beautiful portrait of a beautiful man. I met Michael way back when we were both 14, his Sister Lindy was my next door neighbor in Topanga, she introduced us, and our friendship lasted a lifetime. Oh how beautiful Heavens music just became with the addition of Michaels chocolate voice and rich songs.
Adios my friend. May the Wind Lift You.

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Posted by Wendy Skolfield on 08/18/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a gracious man of music he was!

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Posted by Jo Wilkinson on 08/18/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

You've taken memorializing to a beautiful new level, Dan, in expressing the emotions of a community that has cherished Michael and so many Ronstadts over time. His family, my family, and so many others were long intertwined in the fabric of this town, and it hurts terribly when another thread snaps. The night last year that others and I thrilled at Michael's rich music in my back patio is a gift I'll always have.

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Posted by Dianne Bret Harte on 08/18/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a beautiful tribute to a man of such talent and who has passed his legacy to his amazing sons. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael and his family at common ground on the hill. What a privilege to have had that experience. He will be greatly missed but his rich legacy will live on in his family

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Posted by jeaneansongcomartin6@gmail.com on 08/18/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

He was a wonderful man with an incredible voice. He is and will be missed.

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Posted by UANAC on 08/18/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Almost Famous

Brian, what a great article, what a life lived.... Adam from Xotics fame. I'll never forget you visiting me in the hospital. I hope to hear the Gents again live some day.

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Posted by Adam on 08/05/2016 at 11:23 AM

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