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Baja AZ

Baja AZ

By Michael Butler
The best of arts and culture coming through Bisbee and Cochise County, as well as important issues and events of the area.
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Announcement
Just a quick announcement about some changes.
01:39
April 10, 2020
Flames of Durga
Bisbee Live is an interview show, shedding a light on what's happening in and around Bisbee, Arizona.
51:57
December 11, 2019
RERELEASE Jean Caffeine
Jean Caffeine is coming back to Bisbee December 15, at the Bisbee Grand, to promote her new EP "Love. What is it?". Her set will be from about 2-5 in the afternoon, so go grab some beers and pick up a copy of her new EP. Jean CaffeineWhere: Bisbee Grand, 61 Main St. BisbeeWhen: December 15, 2019 from 2-5pm
01:00:51
December 02, 2019
Ron Wolfwalker
Ron Wolfwalker is a writer relatively new to Bisbee. Before he lived in Arizona, he had himself all over the country, originally growing up on reservation land in southern Florida. Many of his fans know his sci fi series, 'Teep', as well as his more recent 'Death God' Series. He writes science fiction and urban fantasy with gay lead characters... he fits right in here in Bisbee! Ron Wolfwalker EbooksRon Wolfwalker Paperback
51:51
August 15, 2019
No More Deaths - Media Coordinator
I headed up to Tucson this week to sit down with the media coordinator for the organization No More Deaths. You can find more information at the links below. We talked about the history of the organization, humanitarian aid and border issues in general, and discussed in length the landmark Dr. Scott Warren court case. His second trial will be later this year, and the organization is trying to mobilize people from all over to come to Tucson ahead of the trial, for the months of September, October and November. Volunteers will receive shelter, food, and transportation around Tucson. More information can be found at the No More Deaths website below. Ellos necesitan personas que pueden hablar español para trabajar como voluntarios; hablantes nativos y personas bilingües. El sitio de No Más Muertes tiene un versión en español.No More DeathsThe Intercept@bisbee_live
41:16
August 02, 2019
Doug Hocking
Bisbee Live is back with an interview of local historian and writer Doug Hocking. You can find out more about Doug by visiting www.doughocking.com. His books include Tom Jeffords: Friend of Cochise; Massacre at Point of Rocks; Mystery of Chaco Canyon; Wildest West; Devil on the Loose and Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson and the Jicarilla Apache. His recent book, Black Legend: George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Apache Wars has been chosen as a finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award.
01:26:09
July 25, 2019
Dee and Jeff Foote / Uptown 3 Theatre
Jeff and Dee Foote, the owners of the Uptown 3 Theatre in Sierra Vista were kind enough to chat with me about their upcoming screening of Bisbee 17, the documentary about the Bisbee deportation of...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
58:33
May 28, 2019
Abdi Nor Iftin and Mama Malyun
I am finally releasing my interview with author Abdi Nor Iftin. If you've been following my podcast and blog posts, this man needs no introduction. We sat down at the Bisbeens and Rice space in...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
01:51:57
May 28, 2019
Music Showcase - May through July - 2018
Thanks everyone for supporting the show so far. I'm going to release the tracks I have recorded, back to back, from different artists who have come to sit down with me. I'll put the track order here, and will announce the artists and song titles at the beginning of the show. Also, thank you everyone who has contributed to the GoFundMe page, to cover the costs of Abdi's book tour here in Southern Arizona. I've almost reached my goal! I just need another little push from the community, and friends and family. I'll post a link to that GoFundMe page here on the blog.NOTE: The Leigh Lesho recordings were done at the KBRP studio in downtown Bisbee, Arizona.1. Leigh Lesho - Shadowside2. Leigh Lesho - The River3. Katie Haverly - The Ruins4. Katie Haverly - A Bigger Heart5. Dan Simonis - The Cowboy Song6. Dan Simonis - Defiance County7. Nathan Hinojosa - Alien Nate8. David Butler - Keep Your Dreams Alive9. Birds and Arrows - Edgewood10. Birds and Arrows - Adrift11. The Blues Wizard - San Diego River Delta Blues12. The Blues Wizard - Mesmerized Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
47:36
August 16, 2018
The Blues Wizard
Today's interview is with Keith Kifer, 'The Blues Wizard'. He came to Bisbee a few years ago and has been filling our little town with the sounds of his custom made 'found object' instruments ever...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
01:08:39
August 04, 2018
Abdi Nor Iftin - Call Me American - Chapter 4 - Passage
Here is another passage from Abdi Nor Iftin's book, Call Me American. I thought this section of chapter 4 was particularly interesting, as it is the start of his journey into a fascination with...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
09:50
August 04, 2018
Abdi Nor Iftin - Call Me American - Chapter 1 - Passage
I've been enjoying the monsoon rains here. My ocotillos are looking thick and beautiful. The creosote bushes are pungent and keep me up at night, simply because I don't want to stop smelling them!...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
08:01
July 21, 2018
Leigh Lesho
This month I sat down with Leigh Lesho, a recording artist based out of Tucson. We talked about the songwriting process, her work as a yoga coach and how that ties into her experiences with softball,...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
01:11:02
July 17, 2018
Jean Caffeine
We're heading a bit backwards this week, just to catch up on the interviews. This was my first recording for Bisbee Live.This week, I’m releasing the podcast version of my interview with Jean...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
58:35
July 17, 2018
Of Sea and Stone
Here is my interview with Luke and Morgan from Of Sea and Stone. Make sure to visit www.ofseaandstone.com. We spent a lovely day together, walking around Bisbee. Here's a video I captured of...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
46:21
July 17, 2018
Katie Haverly
Katie Haverly is a recording artist from Tucson. We talked about the Southwest, and what can come out of you, when you hole yourself up in a cabin in the woods long enough. We also talked about the...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
28:29
July 17, 2018
Dan Simonis
This week I have Dan Simonis, a Bisbee local. We talked about the Southwest, tall tales and lore of the desert, and Texas. We touch on his project, the West Texas Millionaires, and he shares some...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
01:25:07
July 17, 2018
David Butler - Kozmic Karma
Happy Father's Day! This is my first interview at the new Red Mountain Property Studio, at the base of the Mule Mountains here in lovely, Bisbee, Arizona. This week, I sat down with my father! David...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
57:21
July 17, 2018
Jelle van der Munnik
Here is my interview with a young cyclist named Jelle van der Munnik. He just recently graduated from college in his home country of The Netherlands, and decided to get on his bicycle and ride from...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
50:29
July 17, 2018
Nathan Hinojosa
Last month, I sat down with this young man here, and learned a lot about how much of his life is far outside of the mainstream way of thinking in this country. It was refreshing, as someone who grew...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
59:12
July 17, 2018
Birds and Arrows
Listen to us wax lyrical about Tom Petty, chat about stories behind songs and talk about Banjo, the pampered pooch with a bigger trailer than the other dogs. What on earth am I talking about? I don't...Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
01:21:59
July 17, 2018
Slow Motion Cowboys / Pine Hill Haints
Here is my interview with Pete Fields from the Slow Motion Cowboys and, then Jaime Barrier from The Pine Hill Haints comes in at one point to talk about Arkam Records, and Alabama, the Tennessee River, and the history of the blues. I'll include some links to music and Jaime's record label that he talks about. Who was W. C. Handy? Ever wanted to mosey down the Tennessee River? Learn more about Muscle Shoals and its role in shaping the blues? Also, learn about Pete's days in San Francisco, including stories about growing up with Jesse Thorn, the founder of Maximum Fun and the host of NPR's interview show, Bullseye. Bisbee Live is an interview show, showcasing artists from Bisbee, Arizona, as well as interviews with artists coming through the area.
01:02:46
July 17, 2018