Join us for our annual Sundays in the Garden Spring Concert Series featuring the music of Nancy Elliott with Bob Bachen. The concert is free with admission and free for members as one of the many amazing membership benefits.
Be sure to visit the cash bar for beer and wine, prickly pear lemonade, and our famous prickly pear margaritas. Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is brought you in part by the Tucson Guitar Society. Please note performers are subject to change.
Hard to believe I have been playing music and performing for 50 years. I started playing organ with my Mom. When I got my first guitar I was off and running, playing campfires and pig roasts, weddings and backyard parties. My older friends would get me into bars so I could sit in with the bands. I played the folk houses in Dayton, Resorts and lodges in Geneva, and from here to there in California and Texas. Arizona is where I fell in with the Western crowd, playing the same music I had been writing and singing for years. I now have my own little genre called South~Western Americana; songs, stories and poetry infused with rich imagery from the desert South West.
Although Bob is new to the Western performance arena, his adult life has been a Western adventure, living the majority of it in rural NE New Mexico. A big part of that time was living on a working cattle ranch and a good part of the rest was traveling the backroads shoeing horses for the public. In 1983, he started and ran the iconic mail order catalog company, Wagon Mound Ranch Supply. This farrier supply/western lifestyle operation lasted 30 years. He then signed up with Mustad, the world’s largest horseshoe conglomerate. Bob traveled the Rocky Mountain west as a traveling horseshoe salesman for 10 ½ years until his retirement in May. Since then he has enjoyed the opportunity to sing and perform with Nancy. He enjoys all, well most all, musical genres but leans towards old country with the likes of Lefty, Merle, George & Willie. However, his strongest influence has been Jimmie Rodgers.