Thursday, November 7, 2013

Middleground Acoustic Blues – Take the time to find your own with Mark & Barbara

Middleground ~
Plenty of opportunities
for you to get there.

ON HOLD/CLOSED, until further notice…
Drive Safely!!!  The building you wreck 
may cost a musician a gig!
5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
November 13, 2013, 6-9pm
North Central Florida Blues Society &
Mark Armbrecht Host Acoustic Blues Open Mic
Show up and PLAY!
First come, first play…
Check for updates on this new monthly event.

200 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 334-2787
November 16, 2013, 1-2pm, South Stage
Get your art on!

Downtown, Palatka, FL 32178  (386) 325-5454
November 16, 2013, 4-5pm
Palatka – Where the music never stops
and everyone has the blues…

714 St John's Ave, Palatka, FL  32177  (386)325-5454
November 16, 2013, 8pm
Barbara’s got ‘em.
Mark has got ‘em.
Billy and Gay got ‘em too!
Get Downtown and get some for you!

The duo MIDDLEGROUND consists of Barbara and Mark Armbrecht and is the product of over 35 years of collaboration between these two professional musicians. The music has evolved over the years to now include an eclectic mix of folk, pop, blues, ragtime and classic favorites, all of which have been flavored by Barbara's finger picking style, use of open tunings and occasional use of slide and supported by Mark's solid and expressive bass technique.

Prior to moving to Florida and forming MIDDLEGROUND, both Barbara and Mark worked in the studio recording industry, Barbara as a vocalist and Mark as a bassist, and for many years they could be heard on numerous national and local commercials. Mark was also the bassist with the staff band and Barbara appeared as a regular for Jamboree, USA, a weekly live radio broadcast of country music featuring the top country artists of the day and second only to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in status. They also appeared on Jamboree In The Hills, the largest country music festival in the country several times and played to an audience in excess of 100,000 people.

Today, they combine these years of experience to create a mix of music that appeals to listeners both young and not-so-young and their relaxed style creates an intimate feeling with their audience whether it is large or small.

In the short 15 months since it's beginning, MIDDLEGROUND has been widely accepted in North Central Florida, appearing at local eateries, festivals and private functions and can be heard regularly at such outstanding local restaurants as The Great Outdoors in High Springs. Also, you can look for them each month during downtown Gainesville's Artwalk where they are regulars. MIDDLEGROUND has also recently performed at the Doris Art Gallery for an opening and at the Thomas Center for an art opening. A performance for the Sunday Soiree is being planned at the Doris Art Gallery in 2013. Upcoming festival appearances for MIDDLEGROUND this year include the ART FESTIVAL at Thornebrook in September and the Downtown Festival and Art Show in Gainesville in October and the St. John’s River Festival of the Arts held in Palatka, FL.

Most recently, MIDDLEGROUND competed in the North Central Florida Blues Competition and was chosen to represent the North Central Florida area at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January, 2013 in the Duo category.

Information, videos, sound tracks,
event photos and more at:

Available for private parties, corporate
events, festivals and house concerts.
Contact us at:
Barbara – (352)672-8254 /
Mark – (352)672-8255 /

Yes indeed, we like us, and YOU CAN TOO!
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