A community minded independent record label that supports emerging folk and roots musicians in the Southern Arizona region
Sheddin' Every Skin CD Release Party
featuring special guests:
Angela Taylor, Kate Becker, Louis Levinson & Deanna Cross
March 30, 2013 8pm
All Ages $5 Suggested Donation
415 N. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Founder of Old Bisbee Records and co-founder of Tucson's Best Bluegrass 2007-2012 TAMMIE Winners The Dusty Buskers, Georgia born Stuart Oliver is a multi-instrumentalist and professional songwriter whose accolades include Connor Christian & The Southern Gothic (Billboard Magazines “Best Bets” of 2012).
Other guests include Deanna Cross (The Unday) on Viola, Mark Holdaway on Kalimba, Louis Levinson on Pedal Steel, fellow Dusty Busker Rudy Cortese on Banjo, and current members Jim Glinski and Peter Schnittman on drums and bass on “Old News”, written with fellow Georgian Connor Christian.
....UFolk and Cosmic Americana....Stuart Oliver and the Desert Angels play 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tucson, December 8th 8:30pm..
Spirits Child Birthday Celebration
featuring Stuart Oliver and the Desert Angels, Kate Becker
November 3rd, 2012 4-8pm
Spirits Child Metaphysical Center
3870 West River Road #120 Tucson, AZ 85741
Local destination for the “light-seeking community” Spirits Child and owner Aitrayia celebrate their 10th Anniversary on November 3rd with food, readings, and live cosmic americana music by Stuart Oliver & The Desert Angels with special guest Kate Becker.
Spirits Child is an oasis of the metaphysical in northwest Tucson. A lavish and extensive new-age gift and book shop, much of the staff are there to provide metaphysical services that meet the needs of the light-seeking community. They host weekly classes on meditation and yoga and special events include classes and workshops on Channeling, Angelic Energy Healing, and Reiki among many others. Readings will be offered by donation throughout the day.
Local folk musician and producer Stuart Oliver, founder of Old Bisbee Records, fronts his new cosmic americana band, The Desert Angels, with special guest Kate Becker.
A co-conspirator to the Dusty Buskers, who recently won the TAMMIE Award for Best Bluegrass for the 5th year in a row, Oliver is also a professional songwriter whose accolades include Atlanta based Connor Christian and the Southern Gothic (Billboard's “Best Bets of 2012”). His self-titled debut “...rises above the pop flotsam of his peers”(Flagpole Magazine, Athens Ga) and was recorded at Nickel & Dime studios, Atlanta, early home to the Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins.
Oliver has toured Hawaii and New Zealand and played to packed houses in New York's Greenwich Village and Zurich, Switzerland. He resides in Tucson, Arizona trying to tastefully combine the genres of new-age and country. His latest effort is a Folk-Rock Opera written with Kate Becker about Bisbee, Arizona entitled Road Forks: Love vs. Fear.
The Good Medincine Show & Folk Revival rolls into the new Royale Theatre in Old Bisbee, details TBA...
"From Baghdad To Bisbee"
Old Bisbee Records, 2011
In August 2008, songwriter and Soldier James Corbin made the journey
from Tacoma, Washington to meet with friend and producer Stuart Oliver
in the idiosyncratic western town of Bisbee, Arizona. Arriving with
only a guitar and a collection of songs written during two of his
three tours of Iraq, Corbin had few expectations other than reuniting
with an old friend and making some music together again. What began
with the desire to record the songs for family and posterity became
the foundation of a powerful record that offered a rare poetic glimpse
into the experience of one of the one percent that sacrifice so much
to protect their fellow citizens.
“From Baghdad To Bisbee” runs the emotional gamet, with fourteen
southern spun songs “...written out of love, loss, anger, guilt, and
out of a need to just laugh.” “Hey America” is a no-nonsense plea to
American citizens, posing questions of commitment, accountability and
remembrance. “Kenny” is an emotionally evocative memorial to an 18
year old soldier who lost his life in combat. “The Fightin' 9th”
details the history of 9th Infantry Regiment, a unit Corbin went to
war with twice . “Better By Far,” “These Arms,” and “Flesh, Blood, and
Bone” are songs of longing that speak about home and love in a way
that long range truckers, prisoners, and deployed Soldiers assuredly
understand. In the vein of folk greats like Todd Snider and John
Prine, Corbin brilliantly weaves satirical and humorous songs such as
“Z-71”, a tune about a redneck love triangle between a man, his wife,
and his beloved pickup truck and follows that up with a back and forth
argument song that hilariously details the true distinctions between a
man and wife in “You Sure Don't Want Me.”
Corbin, who has released one solo album prior to this called
“Dichotomy” in 2002 and released “The Awakening of Everyman Jones”
with Southeast jam band Dirt Poor Authority in 1999. Corbin wrote all
of the songs on “From Baghdad to Bisbee” except “Tradewinds Of
Deceit”, which was penned by his brother Matt Corbin.
Multi-instrumentalist Oliver, producer of Tucson, AZ acts Silver
Thread Trio, Dusty Buskers and founder of Old Bisbee Records, performs
the supporting instruments and mixed the record. Contributing
musicians on “The Fightin' 9th” are Ryan Janac, drums, and Barbara
James Corbin's Bio:
James Corbin hails from Asheville, NC and is former frontman of
Southeast favorite Dirt Poor Authority. DPA released two albums under
the Hero Recording Company label before the band split in 1999.
However, he continued to write and recorded a solo album "Dichotomy"
in 2002. He took some time off to finish college and shortly after
graduation, James joined the Army and is currently on active duty and
has three Iraq tours under his belt. The last one was the impetus
behind his latest record, "From Baghdad to Bisbee" which feels like a
diary about separation, war, loneliness, and stings with the political
satire of great folk giants of old.
Wild Gila Hoedown & Open Bluegrass Jam
Silver City String Beans
Saturday, November 19th 7pm
Casa Blanca Bar
5830 Highway 152 , Hanover, NM 88041
Join us at the Casa Blanca Bar in the Mimbres Valley for an evening of pickin' and grinnin', featuring those lovable local muppets Silver City String Beans (7:30pm) and Tucson's “Best Bluegrass Band”(TAMMIE Awards) three years running, Dusty Buskers (9pm). An open bluegrass picking circle will be held before, after, and between bands, so tote the acoustic instrument of your choice.
An $8 suggested donation is requested. Beverages will be provided by the establishment. Doors open at 7pm, and the event is 21+.
Transportation to and from Silver City provided by Corre Cantinas for $3 each way. Times will be subject to scheduling, so call ahead. 575.388.1813
Saturday, Sept.17th at the Warren Baseball Field, Bisbee, Arizona
Dylan Charles & The Border Crossers kick things off at 1pm
Thank you Silver City for all the Good Medicine!!!!The Bisbee Band at the Good Medicine Show, Pinos Altos, NM 4/9/2011
Photo by Mead Z. Mier
Buskin' contains an array of classic material by The Carter Family, Doc Watson, The Dead Milkmen and more. The first single, “Mabel,” (written by Oliver) is a tender tale of finding love in the Tucson summer. Made famous by Al Perry, "We Got Cactus" takes a poke at the Old Pueblo. Album guests, label partners and part-time buskers include Four Corners States Banjo Championship 4-time winner Rudy Cortese (Cadillac Mountain) and mandolinist Dylan Charles (solo artist, co-founder of Old Bisbee Records).
March 11, 2011
Free Download Release of Dylan Charles new Bisbee Song "(let's make a lake out of )The Lavender Pit! Click on the crazy picture below to get the song...
Kate Becker & The Zodiacs (11:30 pm)
Dylan Charles & The Border Crossers (“Lavender Pit” Song Release) (10pm)
Silver Thread Trio (9pm)
Hosted By The Dusty Buskers (8pm)
Featuring Surprise Guests
Friday, March 11th , 2011 8pm
The Sky Bar
536 N. 4th Avenue
21+ No Cover
Friday, March 11th, Sky Bar hosts a showcase for Old Bisbee Records. Created by local musician and booking agent Stuart Oliver (Family Of Light, Dusty Buskers, The Hut, 2006-2008), and collaborator Dylan Charles, the label was founded in 2008 to produce fledgling Southern Arizona musicians and introduce them to greater audiences. The event will showcase 4 of the label's brightest stars.
Headliners Kate Becker & The Zodiacs (11:30pm) evoke 70's soul and funk with their good news of a Soft Revolution (released in 2010). Becker's performance is energetic and uplifting, inviting us all to empower our lives through music and spirit.
Bisbee's Dylan Charles (10pm) has been kicking up dust in the Tucson scene since his 2009 release “Time For Breakfast”, produced by Wavelab Studio's Craig Schumacher. Joined by the Border Crossers, Stuart Oliver (bass and vocals) Danielle Panther (vocals), Sam Panther (drums), the night will mark the release of their song “Lavender Pit”, a sardonic proposal to “make a lake” out of the 300 acre, 900 ft deep open-pit mine in Bisbee. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender_Pit
The song will be available for FREE download beginning the night of the show at www.oldbisbeerecords.com and www.dylancharles.com as a sneak preview to the full-length album coming this fall. The album will feature cameo performances by Cochise County favorites Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, as well as a 14-person All-Star choir on the uplifting anthem “Give Thanks”.
Tucson's beloved sirens, the Silver Thread Trio (9pm) and the excitable Dusty Buskers (Hosts) will also be there to shine, restoring old folk songs to their former glory. Arrive early for surprise guests busking through the club!
2/1/2011 Taking it to the streets!
Catch the "Good Medicine Show",with Dylan Charles, Stuart Oliver, and Nowhere Man & A Whiskey Girl, plus Green Machine's Danielle and Sam Panther (collectively known as the Border Crossers). An Arizona tour will begin in April 2011, also check www.dylancharles.com for updated tour information...hope to see you soon!
Below: The "Big Band" performing at the Cochise Community College Pit Fire, 2010
Best wishes for a happy and harmonious 2011! May God bless and keep us all(;
Mp3 Downloads just became available here at our new online store...
Merry Christmas and a Harmonious New Year
Much love to everyone for the heart-warming Solstice Celebration in Bisbee December 18th!!!
(see some pictures from the night)
Soft Revolution Review in Tucson's Zocalo
Kate Becker CD Release, 5/21 @
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Ave. A, NYC
These Celtic-American Hellraisers will be joined by Rudy "Big Cup" Cortese (feverish banjo) and Cousin Dylan Charles (mando-chunk)
The L.A. Times review Las Goats, Dylan Charles, Dusty Buskers and more...
(link to article below)
By Charlie Vascellaro Reporting from Bisbee, Ariz.
February 14, 2010