Country Music

Valley Fever Country Night at Yucca Winds Down After 10 Years

DJ Dana Armstrong started her weekly country night, Valley Fever, a decade ago. Now, this weekend, it's coming to an end -- at least in its current form.

Running a weekly gig for 10 years is no small feat. Armstrong started the country with as a reaction to vapid pop-country, and used her time spinning records on Sunday nights at Yucca to create her own musical nirvana.

"I was attempting to turn Yucca Tap Room into Mr. Lucky's [the legendary Phoenix honky-tonk] from the '70s ... trying to recapture the feeling, I guess," Armstrong says with a laugh.

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David Accomazzo is a music wrangler, award-winning reporter, critic, and editor with more than a decade in the business.
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