Stefan George

The Shady Creek Band

Out of The Blue

Bernice Lewis

Arm and Hammer

Sid Hausman

Elwood and Galiger

Southwest Center Stage


Southwest Center Stage

The first in a series of concerts showcasing Tucson artists, Southwest Center Stage was co-sponsored by KXCI Radio, recorded live August 1995, and edited into a one-hour radio program available on CD. Featured artists are Sam Taylor and his blues band, Bwiya-Toli (music from the Andes), Out of the Blue (bluegrass and swing), and Stefan George and Songtower (urban folk). A great sample of some o the best artists in Tucson Taste the Southwest!




Sam Taylor Blues Band

Singer, writer, guitarist, arranger, soul man, blues master and consummate front man, Sam has been making great blues for over 30 years. He has a spirit and commitment to the music that shines in every note.

Sam Taylor

Vocals, Guitar

Mike Nordberg


Ed DeLucia


Jerome Kinsey


Heather Hardy

Violin, Vocals



This Tucson-based group, in existence since 1979, plays a full range of Latin American instruments, with vocals mainly in Spanish. Bwiya-Toli has done extensive solidarity work here in Tucson, performing at folk festivals, as well as fund raisers and private celebrations.

Jacopo Ramirez
Quena, Zampona, Guitar, Charango
Rebeca Cartes
Charango, Guitar, Cuatro
Marco Hernandez
Quena, Zampona, Guitar, Charango
Kathleen O'Brien
Bombo, Zampona, Percussion
Ramon Bannister
Zampona, Percussion
Antonio Pazos
Guitar, Quena, Percussion


Out of the Blue

In February, 1995, Out of the Blue released their first CD. Granddaddy's Cabin features a mix of original and cover tunes, showcasing the quartet's unique and vibrant approach to Bluegrass music.

Emmy Creigh
Guitar, Vocals
Slim Rost
Bass, Vocals
Donny Russel
Mandolin, Vocals
Thomas Poley
Banjo, Guitar, Vocals


Stefan George and Songtower

An exceptional songwriter and guitarist, Stefan George has gained a loyal following through the region. He and Songtower have been named TAMMIE Award Honorees for Best Acoustic Folk Ensemble for 1994 and 1995. The group has two full-length CDs to their credit, including their latest Cactus & Concrete.

Stefan George
Vocals, Guitar
Jay Trapp
Will Clipman
Jan Daley
Harmony Vocals
Lavinia White
Harmony Vocals