Join us for a performance by local folk treasure Don Armstrong, filmed in Centennial Hall, and full of hope and heritage in equal parts. Don plays a solo set of carefully curated songs from a master storyteller. His particular style of songwriting, refreshingly honest and poetic in its simplicity, will bouye the soul of any listener.
For the last 50 years Don Armstrong has performed in clubs, coffee houses, concert halls and festivals across the US, as well as on tv and radio. The Arizona Daily Star referred to him as a “consummate songwriter,” and his original songs, which have a Southwestern, traditional Americana flavor with a 1930’s flair, have been recorded by artists nationwide. Playing guitar and five string banjo, Don was part of the duo Don & Victoria Armstrong for 42 years before Victoria’s passing in 2014. Together, they recorded ten albums, each one receiving national acclaim. Don is celebrating the recent release of his first solo CD, “Mother Don’t Give Up On Me Now,” for the Ronstadt Record Company. He has shared the bill with Ian Tyson, John Hartford, Norman Blake, Michael Nesmith, Utah Phillips, Peter Rowan, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Laura Nyro, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and Kenny Rankin.
Arizona Arts Live is pleased to welcome Don Armstrong to the Centennial Hall stage for the first time. Join us on Thursday 3/18 at 6pm for the premiere of his live performance video with The Tucson Studio. We promise it will brighten your evening.WATCH ONLINE