Originally Published: June 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Musicians of note got together a couple of years ago in Tucson and combined their talents so that audiences could listen to them collectively in their ensemble, "I Hear Voices!"
They will come to Prescott for a Folk Sessions series performance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Highland Center for Natural History. The "voices" are Bobby Kimmel, Kathy Harris, Bobby Ronstadt and Suzy Ronstadt.
Kimmel began his professional career in music when he and friend Linda Ronstadt formed the group, "The Stone Poneys," which won acclaim with its break-out hit, "Different Drum," in 1967.
When Stone Poneys disbanded in the late 1960s. Kimmel started a concert series in space in McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif., where Jackson Brown opened the first show.
Kimmel left the McCabe Guitar Shop seven years later, but it remains "one of the best acoustic clubs in the country," he said.
Harris' first adult career was as a social worker and then as an attorney handling civil rights cases for people with disabilities in Detroit. When she and her late husband, Roger, moved to Tucson in 2006, they became involved in that city's music scene.
Bobby Ronstadt is a member of the renowned Ronstadt family, with that musical blood running in his veins. Suzy Ronstadt has been singing and dancing since early childhood.
"I Hear Voices" is a vocal group, with Kimmel on guitar.
"It's the best music of my career," Kimmel said, and a review commented, "I Hear Voices!" is the music Kimmel should be remembered for.
Three-Legged Dog is also on the playbill for Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets are available at the Highlands Center gift store, 1375 S. Walker Road, or online at www.folksessions.ccom.