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Juni Fisher at AZ Folklore Preserve

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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Juni Fisher is an award-winning Western musician, most recently honored by the Western Music Association as Entertainer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year for 2011. In addition, her original song, “Yakima,” received the 2011 Song of the Year award from the WMA.  In 2012 True West Magazine named her Best Solo Performer, Editor’s Choice.

 Born in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Juni Fisher spent her early years training horses, as well as working on cow-calf operations.  She now tours the country full time, delighting audiences with her original songs, storytelling, and guitar playing. 

Many of Fisher’s songs are inspired by her love for horses.  Her newest CD, Listen, features songs about the unique relationship between horsemen and women and their horses.  Says Margo Metagrano of CowboyPoetry.com, “The main title of Juni Fisher’s latest recording, Listen, is deceptively spare. Even before you listen to the dazzling music, the engaging liner notes draw you into her world and the unique experience of the project; you’re listening before a note is played. You follow her journey and learn how she came to listen to her own heart in a greatly healing way. What results are songs—from blues to ballads that are deep, moving, exhilarating, and complex—with a singular passion: the horse.”

Make your reservations soon. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m.  For reservations, call 520-378-6165, or email reservations@arizonafolklore.com. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under.

To get there, go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left. 

Upcoming performers at the AFP include Tom Hiatt and the Sundown Riders on June 22 and 23 and Michael Grande on June 29 and 30.  Visit www.arizonafolklore.com, or call 520-378-6165.

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