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Peter Ronstadt, Kidd Squidd & extra being inducted into Tucson Musicians Museum

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Six native musicians can be inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum through the seventeenth Annual Celebration of Music and Tradition subsequent Sunday.

Peter D. Ronstadt comes from a musical legacy. He’s the son of Michael J. Ronstadt and nephew of Linda Ronstadt. By
his profession, he has performed a number of devices such because the violin, the
tuba, the banjo, the bass, and the guitar. He at present performs in his duo Liz
& Pete, the Ronstadt Brothers, and The Co.

“It was a shock, however an honor,” Ronstadt mentioned. “It’s going to be nice to be up there with a bunch of Ronstadts which have held up the household legacy.”

Ronstadt informed the Sentinel his greatest musical reminiscence is tied to his father and his household.

“With the ability to spend most on a regular basis of the ultimate years of my father Michael J’s life with him in each a private {and professional} context whereas we performed in Ronstadt Generations together with my brother, Michael G.,” Ronstadt mentioned.

Celebrated Tucson DJ Dave “Kidd
Squidd” Squires can also be within the listing. He would DJ at occasions like weddings
or at golf equipment whereas educating transcendental meditation in New Mexico. He
finally made his solution to Tucson and for many years had a radio present on KXCI.

“I am completely stunned,” Squires mentioned. “Clearly, I am very flattered. I used to be on the air for 38 years and we have been all volunteers at KXCI and we did it as a result of we cherished music.”

Squires mentioned he made his cash by spinning data at events and weddings. He mentioned he did not need to be a musician as a result of he “was lazy” however he nonetheless cherished music.

“My present was mainly a celebration of the historical past of America and music all the best way from the ’20s to fashionable instances,” Squire mentioned. “Of all these 38 years that I used to be on the air each Saturday from two till 5, I by no means as soon as went ‘Oh, God, I gotta do my present at this time.’ By no means. I could not wait to get within the air and do my factor. It was a lot enjoyable being a DJ. It was such a complete blast.”

One of many musicians who
can be inducted is Matt Pimple, a drummer who has performed with bands such
because the 4 Pigs, Flying Donkey Punch, Grudge Holder, Single Finger Principle
and Dredging the Lake amongst others. John Hawk, guitarist and harmonica
participant, will even be inducted to the museum. His earlier acts included
the Roy Clayborne Present and his personal band which he shaped with musicians
Mike Montiel, Jean Nordin and John Chastain earlier than going solo.

Anthony “Nick” Augustine – who performed with bands resembling Jackie Blue
& the Cosmic Contact Revue and Eddie Papa Gabriel and The Crescent
Metropolis Connection – and Steve Shell – who’s in his band Shell Shock –
will even be inducted.

George Howard, director of the
Musicians Museum, informed the Sentinel the late Damon Mariscal can be
added to the lineup in memoriam. Hawk, Augustine, Shell, Pimple and
Ronstadt can be performing on the occasion.

The Tucson Musicians Museum’s charity occasion is
a possibility to get the funds for the good thing about not solely the museum,
however its mentorship program as nicely.

The museum’s program was
created to assist practice younger musicians within the space and supply
devices for individuals who can’t afford them.

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