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EXO Roast and a tribute to the women of country

Valentine's Day was wonderful at EXO Roast! Amy Smith (nee Rude) and her husband Doug have done wonders with the performance space, taking their already country-urban-cool coffee shop and carving out a cozy niche with a lovely bar (specializing in…

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Sweethearts rodeo

sweet harmony

Getting ready for the Sweethearts of the Rodeo show at Exo Roast tonight for Valentine's Day. The main point is for local female artists in the country/folk spectrum to get together and play and do some little duets with…

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the sweetest thing

Happy Moonday! (not a typo - didja know that the word 'Monday' evolved originally from the Latin phrase "dies lunae" or "day of the Moon"?) We have an awesome little hip coffee joint downtown called Exo Roast run by Amy Rude…

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Stop making sense 30th feature

once in a lifetime

Here’s a little side note about a side project Jamie and I participated in this Fall. Downtown Tucson’s best dive bar, Che’s Lounge (that hissing you hear is from all the ex-pat Cubans in my family - it’s okay)…

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New music! New website! New, new, new!

As you know, I've been gestating some new music for a while (a good LONG while), pondering and tweaking and still waiting to pull the trigger. But the time is now! Maybe it’s the monsoon season, building up that sense…

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