This year’s JusticePalooza features the following great local musicians:
6:30: Salvador Duran
“Even though Duran has only called Tucson home for a decade, it almost seems as if this Mexican gypsy troubadour on a stomp box has been part of Tucson forever; he's a perfect fit with our desert mythology that embraces what is weird, sincere and/or triumphant.”-Tucson Weekly
7:15: Howe Gelb
“Howe Gelb has been called one of the most resilient and consistently inventive American artists of the last two decades. Over the course of the last 15 years, Howe has served as front man for Giant Sand, been a member of OP8, become a label owner and perhaps most importantly become a family man. All the while amazing, entertaining, confounding and influencing fans and critics alike.”-Thrill Jockey http://howegelb.com/
8:30: The Cordials
Since Zocalo Magazine first outed them as a band in July of 2011, the Cordials have been inching their way into downtown’s ear. A regular Tucson supergroup, the band is comprised of members of Silver Thread Trio, Seashell Radio, the Modeens, and Saint Maybe, and manages to combine elements of rock, pop, surf, and country into a seamless blend of harmony and chaos. http://thecordialsmusic.com/
No cover! As part of La Cocina’s "Tuesdays for Tucson," the nonprofit gets 10 percent of the night’s proceeds. Additional donations gratefully accepted.
AFSC is an international, nonprofit social justice organization grounded in the Quaker values of non-violence and equality. In Arizona, AFSC’s Criminal Justice Program works to reduce prison populations and improve conditions for the incarcerated. Like us on Facebook or check out our blog.
AFSC’s Program Director, Caroline Isaacs, is also a member of the Tucson alt-Americana band, Silver Thread Trio. She says, “music is powerful and revolutionary, but it can also be a salve for those of us who are weary from our battles.” She notes that JusticePalooza is one of her favorite program events because it is social and celebratory—a welcome respite from the sometimes challenging work of criminal justice reform in a politically conservative state.
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