St. Philip’s Friends of Music’s summer concert series concludes at 2 p.m. Sunday with something completely different.
The Titan Valley Warheads will return to the church to perform a mixture of bluegrass, Western, Western swing and a cappella music.
Titan Valley is a five-piece acoustic band formed in 1981 that is renowned throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Known for its tight harmonies and instrumental skills, it has been voted Best Bluegrass Band by the Tucson Area Music Awards, won the prestigious “Best Band” title at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and performed at festivals, concerts and special events.
The band currently consists of Gary Kuitert (mandolin), Earl Edmonson (guitar), Ed Davenport (bass), Andy McCune (banjo) and Tom Rhodes (fiddle).
The band had yearslong runs at the Bar M Cattle Company, then Al Smith’s Pub, then Li’l Abner’s Steakhouse. It now plays on Wednesday nights at the Boondocks Lounge on North First Avenue.
Admission to Sunday’s show is a $15 suggested donation to St. Philip’s Friends of Music.
St. Philip’s is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar-covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.