Photos Courtesy of the Musical Instrument Museum

Enjoy the diverse performances at the Musical Instrument Museum this month.

Tim Snider and Wolfgang Timber
Nov. 11
Tim Snider has been touring the world nonstop for years as the renowned violinist for Nahko and Medicine for the People, performing to sold-out amphitheater crowds and at some of the world’s biggest festivals. Now he is working on a brand-new record and hitting the road with his new band, Wolfgang Timber. Snider plays and loops violin, guitar, percussion, and vocals into a world-folk hybrid aimed at the heart, the head, and the feet. His folk fusion and easygoing vibes will leave you dancing with a new sense of purpose.

Ron Artis II
Nov. 12
Ron Artis II has been Hawaii’s best-kept secret for years, and now the singer-songwriter is making big waves on the mainland and beyond. Raised in Oahu, Artis plays music from his heart and soul, crystallizing the full range of his influences—deep Delta blues, gospel, soul, and R&B—into a tight collection of timeless-sounding songs that are at once fresh and familiar.
The Steve Adelson Stick-Tet All Stars, Featuring Chieli Minucci, Rachel Z, and Frank Bellucci
Nov. 13
Steve Adelson, who relocated to the Phoenix area in 2019, is one of the world’s premier Chapman Stick players. He has performed in Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Italy, Canada, and Japan and has produced the Long Beach New York Jazz Fest for 16 years. Meanwhile, guitarist Chieli Minucci has recorded and performed with many of the world’s top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lou Reed, Lionel Richie, and Jennifer Lopez. Rachel Z is a keyboardist with a long history of award-winning jazz and rock performances, while drummer Frank Bellucci can play in any genre, including hard bop, funk, and big band.

Shemekia Copeland
Nov. 17
Award-winning blues, soul, and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time. She is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty, and humor of her revelatory music, and for delivering every song with unmatched passion.

Hermanos Gutiérrez
Nov. 19
Comprising brothers Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez, Hermanos Gutiérrez guides listeners on journeys through beautiful landscapes. The brothers draw influence from the Latin American sound of the 1950s for their twangy instrumental guitar music, which evokes wide-open spaces and sublime vistas.

Peter Asher and Jeremy Clyde
Nov. 26 & 27
Peter Asher and Jeremy Clyde join for an evening of music and memories featuring songs and stories from their ’60s heyday to Clyde’s success on stage, television, and film and Asher’s Grammy-winning career producing and managing James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and others. The live music and multimedia experience transports audiences back to the heart of the ’60s through the music of Peter and Gordon and Chad and Jeremy plus film footage and photos from Asher’s considerable personal archive, brought to life through gifted storytelling.

Irish Christmas in America
Nov. 28
The family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes played on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, harp, and bouzouki, as well as thrilling Irish dancing. Evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland, and the program brings traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the United States. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the 2022 holiday season.