On almost every last Sunday of the month throughout the year, you will find P.D. Ronstadt & the Company bringing their southwestern blend of blues, folk, and rock to Tucson’s Monterey Court. Predating the Company was Ronstadt Generations, a band fronted by Company man Petie alongside brother Michael G. Ronstadt and father, Michael J. “Papa Mike” Ronstadt. The three of them have been For Folk’s Sake favorites for a number of years now, so it is more than a pleasure to publish the latest in photographer Amber Lee Irwin’s gallery series. In it, she has captured the August 26 celebration of Papa Mike’s 65th birthday, where a who’s-who of Tucson musicians came together to remember a dear friend and invaluable, irreplaceable member of our community.
The night included appearances from the following, but are not limited to: P.D. Ronstadt & the Company (Petie Ronstadt, Bobby Ronstadt, Alex Flores, Brian Matyjasik, Sam Eagon), Don Armstrong, Heather Hardy, Alvin Blaine, Sabra Faulk, Ted Ramirez, Charlie Hall, Slim Rost, and Jim Brady.
Click on the first photo below to begin a slideshow!
Photos: Amber Lee Irwin