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Cowboy Junkies
Riders in The Sky touch down at the Rialto Theater. (03/20/03)

Maui Wowie
Willie K gets back to his roots with Hawaiian music. (01/16/03)

Nickel's Worth
The kids are alright. (09/19/02)

Perfect Pair
Linda Ronstadt and Sam Bush perform together at two local concerts. (06/06/02)

Faithful Harmonies
Blind Boys of Alabama open new generations to gospel music. (04/25/02)

Melancholy Gone
Master guitarist Leo Kottke discusses his eccentric acoustic world. (03/21/02)

Never Obsolete
The Titan Valley Warheads finally launch their first CD. (01/31/02)

O Brother There Art Thou
Soundtrack success brings much deserved attention to Ralph Stanley's 55 years of music. (01/10/02)

Traditional Moves
Fiddler Frankie Gavin sings a new, old tune. (11/08/01)

Waiting in the Wings
Alice Peacock finally takes flight. (11/01/01)

Road Warrior Princess
Cheryl Wheeler keeps spinning. (10/25/01)

Calling All Angels
Jane Siberry gets ethereal. (10/25/01)

Cottage Industry
World-famous songwriter Dougie MacLean crafts his music close to home. (10/18/01)

Ibsen Revenant
Arizona Theatre Company conjures a fluid new translation of "Ghosts." (10/18/01)

Eliza's Awakening
Revealing the neurotic passions of a new-ager. (09/20/01)

Country's King
Kenny Rogers returns with a rose in his teeth. (09/20/01)

This Earthy Island Music
The African worldbeat folk of Tarika is Madagascar's best export. (09/13/01)

The Once and Future Queens
The Mahotella Queens are back on the road. (08/16/01)

Janis Ian at 17, Plus 33 1/3
The singer-songwriter is still spinning, but at her own speed. (06/14/01)

Laud Music on a Sultry Night
Barbarito Torres is bringing the Cuban rhythm to town. (06/14/01)

Groovin' With the Okies
The real dirt on Jimmy LaFave. (05/03/01)

The Last Outdoor Party of the Season
The Tucson Folk Festival is a highlight of the local music scene. (05/03/01)

As the Flecktone Turns
If you think Béla Fleck is hard to pin down, try keeping up with his sidemen. (04/05/01)

Working a Mando Mojo
New Grass doesn't beat around the Bush. (03/15/01)

The Sly Who Shagged Me
Adulterous spouses romp through '60s London in ATC's latest. (03/08/01)

Wild Blues Yonder
Eric Bibb gives voice to the American blues scene abroad. (01/18/01)

Bluegrass Group Dynamics
Laurie Lewis prefers not to fiddle around with the bluegrass genre. (01/11/01)

Calling The Newcomer
Carrie Newcomer activates the music scene. (11/30/00)

Sounds of Solas
Since its last visit to Tucson, Solas has added percussion and bass to its traditional sound. (11/02/00)

Bluegrass Blooms
The First Annual Tucson Bluegrass Festival (10/26/00)

Realizing Magic
Williams perseveres through chronic crises of faith. (10/12/00)

Feeling Regroovy
Patty Larkin returns to the Old Pueblo. (09/21/00)

The Once And Future King
David Canterman rises again as a CD recycler. (08/17/00)

Frau Doktor Folksinger
Psychologist-musician Lucy Kaplansky mastered the mantra "Folkie, heal thyself." (08/10/00)