Bassist Steve Grams and guitarist Danny Krieger

The Tucson music scene is alive and well with many talented musicians performing in many different styles, and the Arizona Senior Academy is privileged to draw on this amazing pool of talent to bring ever varied programs to our audiences.

If you’re a fan of the blues, you won’t want to miss two of Tucson’s finest blues artists when Grams & Krieger return to the Academy on Tuesday (Dec. 5) for a midday show beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Bassist Steve Grams and guitarist Danny Krieger, both members of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, have been making music together for some 20 years, but their combined professional musical experience spans over 100 years. As a duo they have produced five CDs of mostly original material, and have toured in Europe countless times, especially in the Netherlands.

Since their last Academy appearance in May, they spent time in Minnesota where they were featured in the St. Peter Blues Festival and played at the Grand Kabaret in New Ulm, the Wine Café in North Mankato, and Patrick’s in St. Peter.

Grams has been in Tucson since 1979, where he has built a reputation as one of the area’s most reliable acoustic and electric bassists, and has toured nationally and internationally. He has worked with, among others, Dave Gonzalez & the Stone River Boys, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Bo Diddley, and Holland’s Mr. Boogie Woogie.

Krieger is known as one of the Southwest’s most respected guitarists/slide guitarists. With national and international touring credits as well, he has worked with the likes of Johnny River, Big Joe Turner, Coco Montoya, Sam Taylor, Mr. Boogie Woogie, and John “Juke” Logan.

Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Grams & Krieger Return with More Blues: December 2017
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