This Saturday, Chuck "Wagon" Maultsby presents Coyote Supper Club featuring Kevin Pakulis and Amy Langley at Music on the Mountain, a summer concert series on Mount Lemmon.
The free concert runs from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Pakulis is a Tucson folk rock icon with impressive guitar skills and a knack for writing songs you can't get out of your head. He has fronted one of Tucson's top bands, The Kevin Pakulis Band, for several years and has drawn large crowds to Music on the Mountain.
The Kevin Pakulis Band produced four CDs of music that can best be described as "Americana" - that no-man's-land where the lines between rock, blues and country disappear. Pakulis' compositions range from edgy, rocking blues anthems to quiet, acoustic pieces, with many of his songs conjuring images of the desert Southwest.
Langley's background includes classical, jazz, rock and blues, with a particular connection to the songs and stories of the West. She came to Tucson in 1976 to study music at the University of Arizona, with an emphasis on voice and piano. She started singing around town with Joey McCall, and they headed to Los Angeles to make a record - poor timing for a country rock duo, as the punk scene was exploding in L.A. at the time. Langley stayed in L.A., where she sang and played keyboards in two alternative rock bands for about 10 years.
After marrying and moving to Germany and then to a small town in Montana, Langley returned to Tucson in 2001 and started working as a cook for local caterers, which she still does.
Pakulis and Langley met three years ago when Pakulis was a regular entertainer at the Price Canyon Guest Ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains and she worked as the ranch chef.
Langley moved back to Tucson, and she and Pakulis began getting together to write songs, share musical ideas and build a repertoire.
The Coyote Supper Club is rounded out by Kevin Heideman on bass, Johnny Benoit on drums and vocals and Louie Levinson on pedal steel.
This show is likely to draw a crowd, so arrive early to get a parking place.
Music on the Mountain is presented by Maultsby and sponsored by Mesquite Homes and the Sawmill Run Restaurant.
If you go
• What: Music on the Mountain featuring Coyote Supper Club.
• When: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday.
• Where: Under the big tent at 12901 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway in Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon.
• Admission: Free; bring a lawn chair.
• Food: No outside food or beverages are allowed, but they are available for purchase to help pay the musicians and other costs of producing Music on the Mountain.
• Info: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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