Hendrix performs tucson show

We should count ourselves lucky that singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix is a regular visitor to Tucson.

Hendrix spoke to the Austin American-Statesman in February about her epilepsy, which she has had since 2003, and how it has limited her touring.

The story spoke about how high altitudes bother her, which keeps her from flying, and how she doesn’t drive on highways because she is a seizure risk.

Tucson is one of only a handful of dates she has scheduled outside of her native Texas.

She’ll be joined by Grammy Award-winning producer Lloyd Maines this Saturday at the Boondocks Lounge, 3306 N. First Ave.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance through rhythmandroots.org,$20 at the door.

Also playing…

— Sharon Jones at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., tonight.

— Tesoro celebrates its CD release part at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Friday.

Just announced:
Alan Jackson at AVA

After a five-years-plus absence from Tucson, country music’s towering baritone Alan Jackson returns to Casino del Sol’s AVA for a concert May 15.

Tickets — $40 to $150 — go on sale Saturday at tickets.solcasinos.com

Jackson performs in the laid-back style of George Strait.

Tickets also are on sale for the April 25 Tejano Shootout featuring Michael Salgado; funny man Gabriel Iglesias’s April 26 concert; and the June 29 Gran Festival de Folklor y Mariachi.

Expect Casino del Sol’s AVA to announce more concerts early next month to fill out its summer concert series. The series usually starts after Easter and continues through October or early November

Gerald M. Gay and Cathalena E. Burch