The eclectic Trails & Rails Trio

The eclectic Trails & Rails Trio will be at the Arizona Folklore Preserve this weekend.

HEREFORD — It has been a year and the Trails & Rails Trio is on their way back to the Arizona Folklore Preserve — one of the best music houses in the entire Southwest.  We have the good fortune to have been invited to bring our eclectic collection of songs to southern Arizona, and this time we’re bringing even more variety than ever!

Oh, yes, there will be a cowboy and a train song or two. A group named “Trails & Rails” has to be doing those. But there will also be award-winning banjo and impossibly good stand-up bass extravaganzas. In that regard, Walt and Mike just have to be heard/seen to be believed.  And, while keeping our earlier roots, we’ve moved up, historically, into songs of the 50s and 60s — even the 70s!

All three T&R members sing lead and solo. Then there are the two- and three-part harmonies. Many of you know that our newest T&R member, bass-player Mike, writes clever originals. He’ll be bringing two brand new songs to the Dec. 9-10 shows.

As for the rest of the repertoire — you’ll be surprised at how many of the songs you can sing along with.

Join us if you can — it will be a wonderful afternoon at the Folklore Preserve!

Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m.  Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under. For reservations, call 520-378-6165, or email reservations@arizonafolklore.com.

To get there:  Go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left.  

Coming soon: Upcoming performers at the AFP include Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, Dolan Ellis, on December 16 and 17 and Way Out West on December 23 and 24.  For more information, including performance schedules and additional information on featured artists, visit the AFP website, www.arizonafolklore.com, or call 520-378-6165.

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