Our favorite annual Tucson Folk Festival!
Performing old and new originals together with Petie and Michael Ronstadt Sr. as well as Mike Hieber on bass, Aaron Emery on drums and Alex Flores on Saxophone in a 30min set
The long awaited double CD Release for Pirate Radio, paired with Ronstadt Generations new album
A fund raiser for KBRB presents...Ronstadt Generations and the Kate Becker Band for an evening of music, fun and festivity as both groups come together to celebrate their respective album releases. Each band uplifts and transports audiences on acoustical journeys that transcend multiple blended genres including folk, jazz and funk with Latin and Caribbean flair.
Kate Becker was born in San Francisco to a Swiss mother and New Yorker father and raised in both Bern and New York City. After studying Jazz vocals in NYC and performing at various East Village haunts, she relocated to Tucson, AZ in 2002 – drawn to the vibe of this tranquil desert town with a thriving independent music scene.
Becker conceived her latest record on a trip to the Florida Keys after being interviewed by a third generation radioman for an independent station called Pirate Radio. Utterly intrigued by this theme, she wrote a concept album about the historic usage of old ships for broadcasting, the future of independent radio and the endless challenges and rewards of speaking your truth and facing off with your darkest shadows.
While the album has a Caribbean-Latin feel, Kate’s sultry and soulful voice is deeply rooted in Jazz and Blues. With co-producer Petie Ronstadt (Ronstadt Generations) at the helm and some of Tucson's hottest Jazz, Latin and Mariachi musicians aboard, Kate will release Pirate Radio on May 20, 2016 in Tucson, AZ.
She’ll also join up with Ronstadt Generations for a few selected showcases – from Bisbee, AZ to NYC as well as European dates in Fall 2016.