"Bachmann uses his geetar to blend meaty chunks of blues, country, honky tonk, and other rootsy sounds to create an enticing sonic concoction of Americana... " ~ Phoenix New Times
Arizona singer-songwriter Jim Bachmann believes his career began when his Air Force enlisted father met his mother at a backwoods honky tonk in the wilds of upstate New York, where his grandfather played four hour gigs, four nights a week with his family band. The die was cast in familial bonds, handed down guitars, and country music.
Recently relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bachmann has been entertaining the Phoenix scene over the past decade, sharing the stage with heroes and friends such as Billy Joe Shaver, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Dallas Moore, Shinyribs, Reckless Kelly, The SteelDrivers, Ramsay Midwood, Mike and the Moonpies, Jeremy Pinnell, Paul Cauthen and more.
Raised in the saguaro and creosote dotted Sonoran Desert lends a unique definition to Bachmann's sound. Described as "Stonerbilly" in the Arizona press, Bachmann's music is an amalgam of American roots music that deftly blends traditional country, honky tonk and blues with echoes of the regional Mexican-influenced sounds wafting up from the nearby border. Bachmann has crafted a new milieu while staying true to country music traditions. His mellow, easy voice imparts wise lyrics that hint of a life of honest living, blending autobiographical nuance and a wistful, sly sense of humor.
Banditos Cantina, Paseo de las Olas 6B/9B, Centro, 83550 Puerto Peñasco
CHOLLA BAY, SONORA - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are finding it difficult to contain their excitement for their annual Circus Mexicus music festival (and party) taking place June 8-11, 2023 in Puerto Penasco. Discounted advance purchase tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 14 at Noon at www.circusmexicus.net. Band line ups have also been announced on the website with daily performance schedules to follow shortly.
Sitting on his patio in Cholla Bay, Roger Clyne reminices, "I still can't believe we're doing this 23 years later. The crazy thing is it keeps getting better and more fun. We can't say enough about the people who have supported us and the festival over the years and we can't wait to introduce peacemaking to the next generation this June in Mexico."
Clyne added, "We also want to say thanks to the citizens and city of Puerto Penasco for their fine hospitality over the years."
Joining RCPM for the first time will be Red Dirt music icons Reckless Kelly from Austin, TX. Back for their second visit to Penasco will be the high flying country punk rockers The Vandoliers from Dallas. Dever's Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds bring their soulful rock n roll on Thursday and Friday nights. All of these bands will play at least two sets throughout the weekend.
Dalton Domino, Parker Ryan, Dead Hot Workshop, Jim Dalton, Jim Bachmann, Amber Watson, The Jons, Shane Britt, Johnny Zapp and The Cole Trains will fill music venues throughout town as well as Banditos.
Rounding out the event will be JD Graham, the long anticipated reunion of Azz Izz Band, Drew Cooper, Agua de Coco, Purple Onions, Camping with Beavers, Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good, The Summer, Zara, Ricardo Rivera, Shawn Johnson, Natalie Merrill and The Lewinkskis.
New this year will be an exclusive VIP Only ticket holder Hangover Bash taking place Sunday morning with RCPM performing. Also new is an optional e-donation for fans when they buy tickets online. All donations go directly to support charities in Penasco. Discounted tickets for Students (16-24 years old) and Mexican Nationals are available as well. People 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.
Discounted advance purchase tickets will be on sale through June 7, 2023. Tickets will also be available at the door, but RCPM encourages all fans to grab theirs in advance and save money. Condos are still available at Las Palomas by going to www.laspalomasresort.net as well as other options throughout Penasco.