Dan Levenson and The Cat Mountain Rounders

Dan Levenson is a 2017 and 2021 recipient of the competitive Southwest Folklife Alliance’s Master Apprentice Artist Award for his lifetime achievements in the tradition of Appalachian Old Time fiddle and banjo music. He has won contests including first place at the 2005 Ohio Clawhammer Banjo Championship and Grand Champion at the 2010 Ajo, AZ … Read more

Larry Armstrong with Copper Moon

Larry Armstrong is the son of Dean Armstrong, who started the Arizona Dance Hands, a Western Swing band popular during the post-World War II area in Tucson. The band was the house band for the Open Door Night Club on Benson Highway in 1948, and when Tucson’s first TV station, KOLD, launched in 1953, Dean … Read more

Ted Warmbrand

Ted Warmbrand has been called a Tucson Treasure and is the recipient of a 2019 Southwest Folklife Alliance Master-Apprentice Artist Award. Born into a song filled Bronx NY Jewish home in the 1940s he began gravitating from Gilbert and Sullivan to Folk Music. As many were, he was inspired by the modeling of Pete Seeger and … Read more

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