Starting in 1996, Tucson, Arizona’s music series “Rhythm and Roots Concert Series” began presenting American Roots, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Flamenco, Gypsy, Western, Celtic and World music.

In early 2012, we lost Jonathan Holden, our leader and founder. But in his spirit we carry on, supporting Americana and roots music he loved so much. We’ve changed a bit since we lost Jonathan, we provide support, staging, sound and publicity on 12-15 shows a year.  

We have provided support for many perfomers. We belive performers and patrons deserve a comfortable and intimate atmosphere that respects the performer, the music, and fellow music lovers. Some of our past recommendations below. 

Joe Ely

Nils Lofgren


The Wiyos

Pat Metheny

Charlie Hunter

Chris Smither

Butch Hancock

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines

Slaid Cleaves

Billie Jo Shaver

John Mclaughlin

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women

The Nighthawks

Strunz and Farah
Dave Van Ronk

Maria Muldar

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Ruthie Foster

Q Tango Orchestra

Diunna Greenleaf

Eric Bibb

Janiva Magness

John Coinman

Teddy Morgan

Bob Corritore & the Rhythm Room All Stars

John Gorka

John McCutcheon

The Bobs

Joe King Carrasco

Johnny Rawls

Jessica Fichot 
Janiva Magness

Fishtank Ensemble

David Wilcox

Cowboy Jack Clement

Sons of the Pioneers

Jessie Cook

Marley’s Ghost

The Texas Tornados with Flaco Jiminez & Augie Myers

Lucy Kaplansky

Mr. Boogie Woogie

Peter Rowan

Richie Havens

Carolyn Martin


Perfect Strangers

Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Todd Phillips

Ruby Jane

Sisters Morales

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum

The Savoy Cajun Band

Greg Brown

Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers

Ralph Stanley

Eliza Gilkyson

Mem Shannon

The Carnivaleros

The Coolers

Jo Wilkinson

The Mollys

Old Blind Dogs

Rosie Ledet

Luis Villegas

Tom Walbank

Arthur Migliazza

Sabra Faulk

Lisa Otey

Heather Hardy

MItzi Cowell

Les Yeux Noirs

Buckwheat Zydeco

Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart

Rosie Flores

Roy Bookbinder

Keola Beamer