Tres Rios Music Festival
Avondale, AZ (tresriosnaturefestival.com)
2nd of March 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
14th of June 2019
Bluegrass music and its branches hold a special appeal for those who have grown up playing, jamming, and performing in the Southwest. Under the management and vision of Francisco Briseno, Cisco & The Racecars has taken its place as one of the premier bluegrass bands in the State of Arizona. The band finished first place in the Picking in the Pines Band Contest for 2014 and with that win had conquered all four bluegrass band contests in Arizona. Francisco, an Arizona State Banjo Champion, has gathered his band members over many years and together they've formed a highly unique and authentic sound. Although their roots are bluegrass, and they remain true to that tradition, they also play popular, country, and old-time music. The band plays festivals, special events, parties, weddings, and members also arranged and played 35 performances for the world premier theater production of "Burning in the Night".
They love what they're doing and they are committed to making their listeners happy with their music. They are best friends as a band and enjoy a rich social life together. They reach out as mentors to the young members of the Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band and serve on the "Leader Team" for Jam Pak's Non-profit 501c3 organization.
Francisco Briseno on banjo, Mark Hickler on guitar, Giselle Lee on fiddle, Chester Carmer on mandolin, Katie Buetow Carmer on cello, and Joelle Tambe-Ebot on bass, with their super vocals and harmonies, are beautiful to hear and watch.
Cisco and The Racecars
8th of March 2019