Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Folk in the Springs" takes over downtown High Springs, Florida September 21, 2014


Music as crisp and clear as the water
from North Florida springs.
Come take a sip!


High Springs Music in the Park Series is going all out with “Folk in the Springs” on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12pm to 8pm when the concert venue is expanded to six sites throughout downtown High Springs. Sponsored by the City of High Springs and the High Springs Chamber of Commerce and produced by Michael Loveday. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

12pm: Elaine Mahon @ Secret Garden at Wisteria Cottage, 225 N. Main St.

1pm: Alan Height @ Old Schoolhouse Train Station, NW 3rd Ave next to Police

2pm: Sno Rogers @ James Paul Park, N. Main @ NW 3nd Ave.

3pm: Daryl Brewer @ High Springs Fire Dept., 205 NW 1st Ave.

4pm: Don Austin @ The Garden at High Springs Library, 135 NW 1st Ave.

5pm: H.R. Gertner @ The Great Outdoors Restaurant, 65 N. Main St.

6-8pm: Brian Smalley @ The Great Outdoors Restaurant, 65 N. Main St.

A different Folk artist will be performing, every hour at a different location through-out downtown High Springs. This is to highlight the artist and specific location within walking distance of Main St. and NW 1st Ave. 

Come visit places you may have never seen, such as the Secret Garden and the 
High Springs Museum. The Grand Finale Party at the Great Outdoors starts at 6pm.

PERFORMERS
Elaine Mahon
Gainesville, Florida native Elaine Mahon’s release of RISE, has been recognized by the acoustic music community as one of the top albums of 2013, receiving airplay from over sixty radio stations from around the world. An award-winning songwriter, Mahon forms an immediate and intimate emotional connection with her audience. With a sweet and resonant voice backed by deft guitar-work, Mahon delivers songs that are at once captivating and memorable. http://elainemahonmusic.com/

Alan Height
Alan's first instrument was a Hohner harmonica he received for his 7th birthday. At age 20, Alan began writing poetry. Something inside him had something to say, and he started saying it with music. Alan taught himself to play the guitar, and the poetry was destined to have music put to a rhythm. "I didn't want to sound like other musicians, so I stopped listening to the radio," Alan said. This is where Alan stands alone; just himself, his guitar and his harmonica. Now working on his forth CD, Alan has 3 other CD’s available, Home Town, Southman and Nature Sings. Alan is among the top folk artist in Ocala, FL
https://www.reverbnation.com/alanheighthometunes

Brian Smalley
His first guitar at age 9 became his best friend, and traveling opened up a whole world to explore and create in. Brian has a special knack for putting together a musical set. Combining tasty covers and crowd pleasing original pieces, he plays with mad skills and pure energy. The songs Brian has written borrow from folksy flatpick guitar and new-grass as well as a touch of new-age acoustic music. He sings with a soulful, earthy voice, and his live performances tend to be just that: Lively! For the past twenty years Brian has made music his sole occupation, and has six CDs under his belt: his latest "Key" is an acoustic novel set in the Florida Keys telling the fictional story of Painter Kellet & Compass Rose. This CD is similar but very different from his acoustic novel from 2013 "Chickens Pigs" which is an acoustic play based in Civil War era Florida and was recently named Best Florida Folk CD of 2013 by the Florida Times-Union. https://www.reverbnation.com/briansmalley

Daryl Brewer
Daryl has been writing his own style of homemade folks songs for years. He calls them “Gator Songs for ya”. Living in Union County, Fl. There is plenty natural creativity he draws his ideas and songs from. Songs like “Jim Beam me Up, Train to Nowhere, Cowboys Lament and Sleeping on the Couch” to name a few. Daryl has kicked off every Farm to Family Concert since inception in 2005. His heart felt lyrics and woven into memorable melodies and sung with his southern twang are a joy to the eyes and the ears.

Don Austin
Born in North Texas and there began to play guitar at age 11, trained to sing by Janie Shook at age 13 and won UIL solo competitions 2 years in a row. Don went on to performed in many plays, musicals and many music projects such as the Kadody Bros,, Shakedown Street, Hard Rider and Teller County, Colorado's favorite band, The Fabulous D.T.'s. Then Don moved to Florida in 2000 and co-founded the Velveeta Underground which gained much popularity and the Alley Cats who later became the popular wedding band the Mellow D's which is still a viable entity. Don is presently doing a single act with guitar, violin and 30 string celtic harp. Also working on first album called "Can't Get Enough". Popular songs include the album namesake as well as "The Sunshine of Your Smile" and winner of the 2012 Santa Fe River Singing and Songwriting Contest "Up and Down the Santa Fe With You".
https://www.reverbnation.com/donaustin

Sno Rogers
Sno Rogers has been around North Florida for 14 years and the configuration of the trio has changed over the years. Pete Price, Barbara Johnson, & Terry Miller are the current members performing as Sno Rogers. Sno Rogers is a fun high energy Americana Band! Each member plays in different bands at times but when the three of them come together magic happens. Playing everywhere in Florida from the High Springs own Pioneer Days, The Florida Folk Fest, Alachua Co Farmers Market (a good place to sing home grown tomatoes) Terry said. Now they are expanding their horizons.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sno-Rogers/402976489611

H.R. Gertner
One part Hell Raiser and one part Holy Roller, H.R. writes and performs the kind of songs that cut through you like a shot of grain alcohol on a wild winter’s night; burning up your throat as it goes down, but the feeling is so damn good that you just gotta have another shot. Throwing together a heaping of Earle, a handful of Waits, and a dash of Hank III, H.R. makes a kind of music that makes all them city boys wish they were born in the country, and makes all them country boys wish they were born in the city. Now on his sixth CD, a follow up to his “torn at the Seams” CD which put HR on the folk and Americana map as an upcoming artist from the Gainesville, FL area. HR performs over 100 shows a year in the southern states.http://hrgertner.bandcamp.com/




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Too Much Jazz is Never Enough - And Arts Garage is where it never stops...




Every weekend Arts Garage puts on Art at its’ best, bringing a diversity of artists that cannot be matched to the center of charming downtown Delray Beach. Grab your friends and come play with us!

LARRY CORYELL 
JAZZ

Fri, Sep 19 & Sat, Sep 20, 8:00PM  

Larry, a master jazz guitarist, still touring the world over, has remained in the pantheon of great jazz guitarists for more than 30 years. He has recorded over 100 albums, performed with Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, and graced the front page of Rolling Stone magazine and the inside pages of many others including Guitar Player. One night is not enough!



JOWEE OMICIL
Jazz | Fri, 9/26, 8pm

In 2010 “Jowee O”, of Haitian descent, and more than a mere player, performed at the White House for President Barack Obama’s inaugural observation of Haitian Flag Day. Don’t miss him!


CYRUS CHESTNUT
Jazz | Sat, 9/27, 8pm

Cyrus, piano chair in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, has earned a reputation for his skillful versatility, and ability to blend gospel sounds into his club performances.


Rockin' Jake
Blues | Fri, 10/3, 8pm

Hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country, Jake has conjured up a musical formula that is blowing crowds away from coast to coast.



LIGHTBULB FT. ROXANA AMED 
Jazz | Sat, 10/4, 8pm


AFINKA FUNK 
Jazz | Fri, 10/10, 8pm


DIANE MARINO QUARTET 
Jazz | Sat, 10/11, 8pm



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Blue Tuesday at Boston's on the Beach Fall Lineup Announced!

The news is out!
Blue Tuesday resumes at 
Boston's on the Beach
w/ show #291
October 7, 2014!


10/7  Don Cohen Birthday & Musicians Exchange Reunion Show

10/14 Jimmy Thackery  & The Drivers

10/21 Eric Culberson

10/28 Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band


11/11 Damon Fowler Group

11/18 Famous Frank's Birthday Bash

11/25 Lauren Mitchell Band

12/2 Terry Hanck Band

12/9 Samantha Fish

12/16 Victor Wainwright And The WildRoots

Boston’s on the Beach
40 South Ocean Blvd (A1A)
Delray Beach FL 33483
561-278-3364

9pm-midnight, Cover $5-$10

Always a great time.
Always great music.

Every Sun: Grateful Dead Night (7pm)
Every Mon: Reggae Night (10pm)
And other great music throughout the week.

Come early for a fantastic ocean-view
dining experience upstairs at 50 Ocean.
Luxurious setting and a spectacular view with
the finest food & service around.

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International Blues Challenge - Florida Competition News - IKO IKO to Represent South Florida Blues Society (Updated 9/15/14)



Announcements for Florida's 2014 Local IBC Challenges 

to determine competitors at the 2015 IBC In Memphis TN.


UPCOMING COMPETITION INFORMATION

Southwest Florida Blues Society
Competition set for Sunday, September 28, 2014 
to be held at: 
Ter-Tini's
7050 Crystal Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33907
(239)277-5475
Time: 1pm
$10 admission, $5 SWFBS members
There will be a "People's Choice" Award given by the Southwest Florida Blues Society.

Suncoast Blues Society
Competitions set for:
Sept 21: Solo/Duo Competition at:
Green Iguana
2016 Town Center Blvd
Riverview, Fl 33578 
(813) 643-7800
www.greeniguana.com
Time: TBD

Oct 12: Band Competition at:

Ace's Lounge
4343 Palma Sola Blvd. 
Bradenton FL 34210
AcesLiveMusic.com (941)795-3886
Time: TBD



COMPLETED COMPETITIONS AND RESULTS

South Florida Blues Society
"ON THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS" 
Competition was held Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Time: Doors 5pm, competition 6pm
Ticket: $5
Competitors
Bands:
Marty Stokes Band
IKO IKO (Winner Band Category)
Otis Cadillac & The Eldorados w/ The Seville Sisters

Orange Blossom Blues Society

Competition was held Sunday, August 10, 2014 at:
Blue 42
14195 W. Colonial Drive, 
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Time: 1-5pm
Competitors:
Andrew Williams Band
Andrew Sadlon - Guitar & Vocals, Michael Scitney - Drums, Rich Donofrio - Bass
Bing Futch (Winner Solo/Duo Category)
Don't Scare the Dog
Lonnie G. - Bass & Vocals, Luke Elliot - Guitars & Vocals, Frank Filipo - Drums & Vocals
Paul Stott Group (Winner People's Choice Award)
Paul Stott – Guitar & Vocals, Richard Plate - Harmonica, Gary Martin - Bass, Joseph Adcock - Drums
Pitbull of Blues (Winner Band Category)
Josh “The Pitbull of Blues” Rowand - Guitar & Vocals & Banjo & Harmonica, Deny Rowand - Bass Guitar & Vocals, Richie Corricelli - Drums & Back-Up Vocals

News blog entry (photo's, video's & commentary) posted at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2014/08/orange-blossom-blues-societys-central.html 



Blues Society of Northwest Florida
True Blue (Winner Solo/Duo Category)
Cat Roades & The Truth (Winner Band Category)

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast

Competition held Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014 at:
Pirate’s Cove Restaurant and Marina
Mark Telesca Band (Winner Band Category)
Solo/Duo - No Info Provided

North Central Florida Blues Society

Competition held Sunday, September 7, 2014 at:
Dirty Bar
2441 NW 43rd Street 
Gainesville, FL 32606
Time: 5pm
Competitors
Bands:
Bootleg Creek
The Bridget Kelly Band (Winner Band Category)
Bubba Can’t Dance
The Stumble
Undeserved
Solo/Duo:
Bridget Kelly & Tim Fik
Rick Randlett  (Winner Solo/Duo Category)


Friday, September 12, 2014

Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival - The New Best Thing on Florida's October Music Calendar

1st Annual Live Oak 
'Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival'
October 24-25, 2014


Live Oak’s historic downtown is the setting for the 2014 Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival!  This event -  which is FREE to the public - is expected to draw a large number of music lovers from north Florida, south Georgia, and beyond. The festival's location is conveniently within fifteen minutes of the world-famous Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground and camping will be available for attendees!

SEE | TASTE | HEAR  – This October, the 1st Annual
Live Oak Jazz, Arts, & Blues Festival
will celebrate jazz, fine arts, and blues!
 
Events will begin Friday, October 24th, with a "Paint-Out" during the day in historic downtown Live Oak. The Paint-Out will be followed by an Artist Wine & Cheese Reception and a "Wet Canvas Sale" at 6pm at the Live Oak Frame Shop & Gallery. Light Refreshments will be provided.


On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the music will begin! Great bands and high energy entertainers from multiple regions of Florida and south Georgia will gather to put on a stellar show for this inaugural festival!! Jazz and Blues music fans will be pleased to know the music line-up is stacked with one great band after another, including:

21 BLUE!
featuring Longineu Parsons & Ted Shumate
Little Jake & The Soul Searchers
Wailin’ Wolves Band
Beth McKee
Longineu Parsons Quintet ~ “A Tribute to Louie Armstrong”
Joe “Survival” Caruso Band
Chris Camp & Universal Praise
Gateway City Big Band

The Festival events will include daytime and evening concerts, free outdoor performances, street events, family events, food vendors, and gallery viewings.



The word on the street:

"From swinging jazz to boogieing blues, the Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival promises to be a day of great entertainment for everyone!"  - Charlie Boyer, Owner/Publisher, JazzBluesFlorida.com

“I’ve traveled all over the southeast listening to dozens of bands. Our festival headliners are the best of the best - the REAL DEAL!” - Keith Mixon, City Councilman - Live Oak, FL

“I’m so glad we are having another multi-faceted, family-oriented event in historic downtown Live Oak! I can't wait!" - Anda Chance – Live Oak, FL

Sign up for our email newsletter at: ( http://liveoakfestivals.com/jab-fest/ )
On Twitter @LOFestivals 
On Instagram: @jabfest (Festival attendees can "tag" by using this in their posts at the event.)
For additional program details, please see www.liveoakfestivals.com

For Spirit of the Suwannee Campground information, please call 1-800/224-5656

For press inquiries or to request images:
Steven Schneitman | steven@dogoodmedia.us

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2014 Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival Official Venue Partners:
Millenium Park
Live Oak Frame Shop

2014 Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Festival Sponsors, Corporate Sponsors, and additional Partners:
Do Good Media
City of Live Oak
Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency
Suwannee Tourist Development Council
Columbia Tourist Development Council
First Federal Bank of Florida
Poole Realty
Daniel Crapps
Dairy Queen of Live Oak
Suwannee Gas
Eutaw Engineer
Johnson & Johnson
Helvenston Insurance
Jazz & Blues Florida
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