Matt Rolland and Run Boy Run have written and performed their own style of acoustic bluegrass & folk music for well over 10 years. Matt is also the Director of Arts Integration at SAACA.org, working alongside Kate Marquez (Episode 20), finding and promoting talent for various SAACA cultural events.
Amberly Lago is the author of “True Grit and Grace: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph’. Her incredible story of resilience after a devastating motorcycle accident. Her career as a personal trainer and dancer was stopped short and even after 34 surgeries to save her leg, she found the strength to not surrender while living in constant pain.
Brad Richter is an influential classical guitarist, composer and educator. Brad is the creator of the non-profit “Lead Guitar” program that builds classical guitar programs in low income schools.
Kate Marquez has been the Executive Director for over 14 years of The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a Tucson, Arizona based nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. They promote a variety of cultural, culinary, arts and music events throughout the year encouraging artist and community collaborations.
Suzanne Garcia is better known as “Susie” to all her fans, friends, and family, and if you are not laughing, crying, smiling, or dancing when she is onstage, then she thinks that she hasn’t done her job. With a keen ear for music, she began playing violin as a child. With the encouragement of her parents (both avid Mariachi fans and music aficionados), Susie was introduced to a genre of music rooted in tradition and cultural pride.
Katie Ferrara is an indie-pop singer songwriter who began her career by singing as a “busker” on the street in Burbank, California. Her voice is charming yet sultry and has a vintage vibe to it. She has often been compared to artists such as Aimee Mann, Natalie Merchant and Norah Jones.