Vance Gilbert in Concert | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre

This event occured on Oct 29, 2023 and is no longer on sale.

4:00 pm

Vance Gilbert in Concert

Featuring the Ronstadt Brothers

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) is pleased to present Vance Gilbert in concert with opening act the Ronstadt Brothers 


Vance Gilbert is a remarkably versatile performer and songwriter. Thirty years into his career, his influence can be felt all over the contemporary folk and Americana realm as he has helped pave the way for many artists who have followed.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he started his career as an R&B and jazz singer but in college discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of the acoustic singer-songwriter world. In 1992, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City tour where he took much of America by storm and by surprise. “With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god,” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Gilbert has recorded 14 albums, and has opened for artists as varied as Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, The Milk Carton Kids, and Southside Johnny and in the mid 2000’s opened 150+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Vance’s new album, “The Mother Of Trouble”, features Grammy winner Lori McKenna on background vocals, Juno award recipient and Bonnie Raitt Grammy hit song co-writer Joey Landreth on guitars, and Americana-Roots master mandolinist Joe K. Walsh.

Gilbert has also performed at some of the world’s most prestigious gatherings and halls, including the Newport, Winnipeg, Rocky Mountain, Calgary, Ottawa, and Falcon Ridge Folk festivals, the Kate Wolf Music Festival, and Australia’s Woodford Folk and Mullum Music Festivals, Mountain Stage, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Nashville’s Lyman Auditorium, The Barns at Wolftrap.


Ronstadt Brothers continue a musical tradition passed from generation to generation in the Ronstadt family. Michael Gilbert and Peter Dalton, Ronstadt Brothers, represent five generations of the family’s musical traditions in North America. Along with multi-faceted drummer Aaron Emery, they present a new and fresh take on the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their family’s heritage while offering innovative original material to millennials discovering the treasure of roots music. An aural illustration of inception to creation, this musical journey will take you from the past to the present steeped in the Americana vein.  Carrying forward a sound closely tied in its infancy to their aunt Linda and their father Michael, join the Ronstadt Brothers on their journey through the Post-Modern American West.

About Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona

With the goal of increasing the well-being of individuals, families, and our community, JFCS provides services and support to vulnerable people from all backgrounds across southern Arizona. Proceeds from this very special concert help fund critical community services for people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds, including counseling and support groups for all ages, care management and resources for older adults, emergency financial assistance for families, domestic violence support and prevention, and refugee resettlement services.