John and Tom Powers were convicted of murdering three Graham County sheriff's deputies in 1918 near Klondyke, Ariz., who were trying to arrest…
Leslie Keith was born in Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia in the first decade of the 20th Century, became fascinated to old-time fiddli…
Willie Walker, banjo player, from Texas to Tucson via Chicago.
Folklorist Jim Griffith discusses traditions and lore surrounding this Mexican holiday.
Folklorist Jim Griffith dives deeper in part two about this Mexican holiday.
When I started looking for traditional musicians in Southern Arizona, it didn’t enter my mind that one of the first such people I would meet w…
San Xavier Mission is an absolutely unique piece of Spanish Colonial architecture. Not just a building, it is remarkably well-preserved late 1…
Tucson Meet Yourself is happening, and here are some of the things to look for on Saturday and Sunday. You can also head Downtown today.
Well, folks, it’s Tucson Meet Yourself time again. This year’s festival takes place on October 9-11, in downtown El Presidio Park and Jacome Plaza.
I'm continuing my sporadic series of introductions to regional folk musicians and others. All have performed at Tucson Meet Yourself; all have…
Talk of immigration and deportation is once more in the air.
Jim Griffith is taking a break. This is a replay of an old favorite.
Jokes are a part of any culture’s folklore and can serve as a kind of salve or ointment that we can slather over the raw places in our consciousness.
In this favorite Big Jim tale, a stolen payroll leads to buried treasure.
Jim Griffith tells of the dirtier side of the cattle business.
Jim Griffith sings a classic western song written by Gail Gardner.
These are the lyrics to the song Jim Griffith is singing in his latest video.
Big Jim brings you tall tales to help beat back the summer.
This blog essay is the start of something new — a series of sketches of individual tradition bearers who, while they lived, added greatly to t…
Jim Griffith brings us a tale of morality and misunderstanding along the border.
Jim Griffith recounts a tale of mischief and misunderstanding along the border.
Jim Griffith discusses the tools and techniques used to harvest Organ Pipe Cactus.
Jim Griffith shows us how and when to harvest saguaro fruit.
Bernard L. “Bunny” Fontana has come out with a new book on the history of our mission.
When dealing with another culture, you don’t always know what is really going on.