Jonathan Frahm, TKMA PR Lead, 520-256-9162,

Eric Schaffer, 11/20 Fundraiser Lead, 520-444-4588,


Saturday, November 20 | Tucson Folk Festival Fundraiser w/ Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers (+ special guest, Heather Hardy), The Tirebiters, & John Coinman

Venue: Hotel Congress Plaza / 520-622-8848

Doors: 6 PM // Show: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Tickets: $10-15 Suggested Donations (DONATION AT DOOR ONLY)


Presented by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association

The Other Troublemakers: Live Performance from 2021 Tucson Folk Festival

John Coinman: “The Man Called Someone”

The Tirebiters: Official Facebook Page


The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association is pleased to present acclaimed artists, The Other Troublemakers (w/ Heather Hardy), the Tirebiters, and John Coinman on November 20, 2022 at the Hotel Congress Plaza in Tucson, Arizona. $10-15 suggestion donation at the door. Proceeds benefit the 2022 Tucson Folk Festival, one of the oldest free Americana and Folk music festivals in the country. 

"On November 20, support TKMA and the Tucson Folk Festival while catching some of your favorite bands on the Hotel Congress patio! Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers, The Tirebiters, and John Coinman headline a spectacular night of music under the stars. $10-15 donation requested. Doors at 6pm, Show 6:30-9:30pm."

Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers are fresh off their recent road trip that had them headlining at The Musical Instrument Museum & Performance Center in Phoenix before playing shows in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.    Eric is an award-winning songwriter, backed by Arizona Blues Hall of Fame drummer Bruce Halper, ex-Gila Bend front man Loren Dircks on lead guitar and “Tempe Sound” veteran Johnny Zapp on bass.   Their music navigates the fine lines in between folk-rock, country and Americana.   Their songs “Beer Tastes Better in Mexico” and “When The Mountain Turns Pink” have become local favorites. 

The Tirebiters are led by Ex-Poco guitarist/fiddler Lex Browning.   Lex has had a long musical career that includes work as a performer, staff songwriter, session musician and fiddle player for Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, and Trace Adkins.  He is joined by Tucson musical icons Steve Grams on bass and Gary Mackender on drums and accordion.    Their guitar-driven sound is tight and energy-filled.

John Coinman is just returning from his tour with Kevin Costner & Modern West.  One of Arizona’s favorite songwriter/performers, his recent video for his song Long Way from Home just won best music video at the Procida International Film Festival in Italy.   He has recorded six solo albums and had numerous songs in films and on television. John was the Music Supervisor for the film Dances With Wolves.  He has been touring and recording with Kevin Costner And Modern West since 2006 and has recorded 6 albums of original songs with the band including the companion CDs to the award-winning miniseries Hatfields And McCoys and the Paramount series Yellowstone.