Sunday, January 31, 2010

American Indian Music Festival @ Casa Grande National Monument

Yesterday I dropped in on the American Indian Music Festival put on by the National Park Service at Casa Grande National Monument this weekend. Lots of great music in a very laid back environment. They set up about 30 chairs up front for Elders, and then about 150 bales of straw for general seating -- worked out very well.

Travis Terry played a great NAF set...

As did Randy Granger on NAF, vocals, and Hang

and John Bear

River People Basket Dancers

Open-mic stage out in the visitor center parking lot

A good collection of vendors... About 10 different NAF (Native American Flute) style flute makers represented, as well as several artists selling very nice wood carvings, baskets, jewelry.

But too much to do this weekend, I couldn't spend more than a few hours taking in the concerts before I had to head back to Tucson. Great annual event (this was 2nd year), well worth attending if you are in the area.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Primordial Puddle Dreams

I've aways enjoyed passing by this mural in Tucson. With all the recent rain, I thought it was a good day to stop and reflect on it.

On a separate note, I've begun a new job in a new part of town which should lead to new photo ops as things settle down a bit. Stay tuned...