Kiko Jacome & the Stone Avenue Band
September 30 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMFree
For longtime Tucsonans, the Jacome name may well bring up memories of one of Tucson’s oldest and most established families. Think about the old Jacome Department Store or downtown’s Jacome Plaza, the site of Pima County’s Main Public Library. And while Kiko Jacome is extremely proud of that side of his family tree, he is also a Ronstadt, nephew to the late Michael J. and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Linda, and is one of many Ronstadt cousins firmly embedded in what some family members like to refer to as the “family business.”
While he may not benefit from the name recognition so many of his cousins enjoy, Kiko is indeed making a name for himself in his own right. A consummate triple threat, his ever evolving skills as a singer, guitarist and songwriter are all on prominent display on his latest CD release, Almost Gone.
Recorded by Duncan Stitt, who also contributes keyboards to the recording and on-stage, Jacome, along with cousin Bill Ronstadt on bass, John Piccioli on guitar and Paul Goff on drums, has crafted an album of exquisite tunes delving into almost every heartfelt emotion imaginable. Longing, desire, betrayal, joy, disgust, and in some cases, a profound sense of loss—it’s all there, his emotions laid bare for all to see and experience through song.
In the months since Almost Gone’s release last fall, Jacome has reconfigured the band and its approach to these and other new tunes just enough to allow his live presentation to be a bit more groove oriented and with a bit more of an edge as he’s finding people like dancing to many of these songs. At the same time, Jacome’s way with a big ballad also provides some of the band’s finest and most powerful moments on stage.
An evening with Kiko and the Stone Ave. Band will not only show off a tremendous depth and range of material but will also leave audiences with the sense that each and every song is its own little gemstone with something special and significant to offer. Sometimes he refers to his music as an amalgam of rock, blues and desert soul. Whatever you want to call it, it’s just good, really good.
Band includes Kiko Jacome, guitar and vocals; Paul Goff on drums; John Piccioli, guitar; Duncan Stitt, keys; Bill Ronstadt, bass; and Jim Lipsom, percussion.
FALL CONCERT SERIES, HOTEL CONGRESS PATIO, SEPT 30, SATURDAY NIGHT @ 7PM,* no cover, drink/dinner specials start at 5.