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Sunday Brunch Music with guest Denise Lane!

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Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ

Outdoor show with social distancing (wear a mask) and brunch! Wally's special guest will be Denise Lane, and the two of them will alternate half hour sets. Wally will perform solo, mostly playing his own originals including one debut of a brand new song! And as he has been doing for a while, playing guitar, baritone ukulele, or tenor ukulele. Denise's music embodies aspects of folk, blues, old country, and rock. For several years she was the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and principal songwriter for The Spurloafers. More recent endeavors include the formation of the trio The Jane Heirs with fellow singer/songwriters Kristie Cunningham and Kathy Kolmer. Reservations strongly recommended: (520) 207-2429 or online at:

Sunday Brunch Music with Wally Lawder and Steff Kayser

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Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ

I am honored to have Steff Kayser as my special guest at my monthly (and live on-stage, not virtual!) brunch music show. This is a great way to get out, enjoy live music and support a local business. Monterey Court is excellent with their Covid-19 precautions, and the show is OUTDOORS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS! Steff and I will trade off sets (2 sets each). Steff arrived in Tucson from Seattle a couple of years ago (well that's how it seems, not really sure!) and is a great addition to our music scene. We co-billed a show for the first time a couple of months ago and it was a ton of fun. Sorry I am not planning on streaming this one but we'd love to see you in person if you can make it! Reservations recommended: Call 520-207-2429 or go online to:

Wally Lawder & the Stragglers SIXTH ANNUAL Hoiday Show!

Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ

The show goes on, with social distancing! Celebrate the season and let your spirits be lifted in an outdoor, heated patio setting! This will be the sixth year in a row that we are performing this show at Monterey Court, with a mix of holiday and seasonal songs both traditional and quirky, even some originals! The band includes Wally Lawder, Jim Dumbauld, Suzy Ronstadt, Kathy Harris and Mike Markowitz, with special guests Don Armstrong and Liz Cerepanya. Steff Kayser will open the show. Since seating is limited, reservations are HIGHLY recommended! Call 520-207-2429 or reserve online at

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I just migrated this website over to another host so it will be a little messy for while, but for now I hope this gives you a bit of a picture of my music.

Here's a music video,  filmed in Hawaii, featuring one of the songs on my most recent CD. This one is called "The Tide".



I feel quite blessed to sit beside the beautiful wellspring of Music, to write songs and to have the privilege of performing them (live or recorded) with and for others. I hope you enjoy visiting my website!






• Winner: 2010 ACLU SW New Mexico Songwriting Contest     • Finalist: 2009 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest     • Winner: 2008 Gila River Festival Songwriting Competition