If you couldn't read the sarcasm and understand the bigger picture of that Sammy Hagar article than that's actually the problem.
Joyce is an absolutely delightful, creative and insightful songwriter. I catch her every chance I get. You should too as you won't be disappointed. Wonderful talent among the many musicians we have in Tucson.
A beautiful voice and a beautiful soul! The medical ailments would be enough to keep any one down. But not Joyce! She continues on. And her music has grown so much over the years. Good for her!!
I went to high school with Joyce. And we shared a love of music, of course. Once I heard her sing, that sound never left my heart! So imbued with genuine interest in the world and others.
Great singer with an amazing voice and terrific songwriter. Very inspiring story.
I love Joyce's performances! Thanks for sharing her inspiring story.
Wonderful article. Wonderful voice and songs. Great person.
great article, Joyce !
I never said Sammy was my hero, that honor goes to Mr. Alice Cooper. I just said he was deserving of respect. Until your post, I've never heard anything negative about him. Your story reeks of BS, but if it isn't, maybe you got too drunk, did something stupid during a blackout phase and got what you deserved. I can't say anything for sure though because I wasn't there. My bet is that you weren't either.
You may think Sammy Hagar is a cool guy but he's not. He beat me up for no reason when we were drunk. His friends just laughed. I was in the hospital for two weeks and lost my job. You are wrong about your hero.
I can't really respect your opinion at all. You posted an open letter to Sammy Hagar as an album review a few years ago and it really sucked. It was full of obvious disrespect and jealousy. It was extremely impolite. I couldn't believe that you had so much misguided anger aimed towards someone who had made it from a life of poverty, something you probably know nothing about, and succeeded, another thing that you definitely know nothing about. Sammy has talent, he has proved it as being a classic hard rock pioneer in Montrose and he has done great things beyond that. Go back to the music review underground, you might find respect there. But you sure will not find it here, unless being a burnt out local musician and hack journalist suits you.
These kids are great!
I remember sitting front row, star struck, as Peter Rolland played in the fiddle trio of the great show Diamond Studs at Old Tucson.
He's the father of Matt and Grace and Bekah's father in law?
Proves correct once again the old saying...
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
I loved this article! I felt my eyes tearing up...... jack is awesome and it hurts to know how he tortures himself over past events. Robby is amazing and all the current members of this group are freaking fantastic!!!
Dan McNay is the best bass player I have ever heard and their drummer is spot on!!!!
I was in a band called Heavy Axe. Palo Verde 77, 78 ---We started the desert scene in Tucson. Our first desert party was at the old prison camp on Mt Lemmon for The Huns. Thousands of people showed up. We played mostly rock but got dubbed new wave because we played ACDC before they were on the radio. Our first gig at The Night Train was called New Wave comes to Tucson with The Suspects, Heavy Ave, and Rampage. My cousins lived on a ranch at what is now Valencia and Kolb when that whole area was only desert. My oldest cousin grabbed a tractor one day and drove down the dirt road that went to Houghton. When he was about a mile short of Houghton he made a road into the desert south off Old Vail Road. He cleared out a huge area and called it "The Buzz" Heavy Axe played a couple of parties there and thousands of Tucson High Schoolers would show up. One of my friends from Palo Verde Paul Wilkens (bass player for Roc Lochner) started hanging out with Robby as he was getting ready to make his debut. Paul had a party at the buzz and held a lead guitar contest. Robby took the stage and played the lead in heartbreaker by Led Zep. He got everyones attention. Heavy Axe was history after that performance. Roc Lochner made a huge splash and Heavy Axe faded into oblivion. Robby and I have been friends for decades. He played in a band called Born and Bred with Milton Cox (Heavy Axe) The songs on the album they recorded are among my favorite songs that Robby ever played on. Meet you on the other side and Body for Business are epic.
East-siders of Tucson have always been the coolest. Everyone was/is a rocker. We're happy to see Robbie living the life of "Local Boy Does Good" Proud to call him ours.
I go way back with Robby and graduated with him at Sahuaro, he was awesome then as he is now. Everyone of us knew how great he was back then and always enjoyed watching him jam and hanging out with him. The desert parties at 17 poles and at rockafellas was the best. Great job Robby, Tucson is proud of you and so am I
For years after the Rhode Island fire that killed 100 people, Jack Russell was, by all accounts (even his own), trying to kill himself with drink. That's what "suicidal nostalgia act" means
To the writer of this article: What exactly is a "Suicidal Nostalgia Act?"....What does it even mean? I find it a bit offensive mysel.
I never cared for Great White or that "Big Hair" band sound. But I like the story. I grew up at the same time at Santa Rita...And, I participated in those huge desert gathering's. Reminds me of the old days in Tucson.
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