Thursday, May 31, 2018

Rickie Lee Jones & Anders Osborne in Concert at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - Tickets Now On Sale Announcement

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Saturday, September 29, 2018 ~ 7pm Door, 8pm Show
at
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 
1050 A1A North 
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

$69.00 - Rows A through K
$59.00 - All Remaining Rows

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.

Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennessee Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

“This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,” says Rickie. “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast…. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.”

Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans' Gambit Weekly has honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.




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Blue Tavern - Downtown Tallahassee's Music Destination

A BIG Blue Tavern
THANKS
to all that attended the
inaugural Backyard Blues
that was a major success!
Now, back to regular programming!

Blue Tavern
1206 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
MAP 

INFO & OPERATING HOURS
On most weeknights there will be a $2 cover. 
No "cover at the door," just a small fee collected at the bar. 
Of course, tips are always appreciated. All events are non-smoking
 / all-ages. OPERATING HOURS: The bar is open from 4pm to midnight 
Monday-Thursday, and 4pm to 1am Friday & Saturday. One drink minimum 
purchase for evening events. Parking is free across the street or behind FedEx. 
A bike rack is next to the back door, well lit. We offer a wide variety of beers; 
the kitchen is open late featuring grilled sandwiches, New Orleans style 
red beans & rice, and Valence Street vegan stew. 

Q. What's better than a roomful of people?
A. Live music AND a roomful of people!

Booking Contact:
clhamby65@gmail.com

All shows are all-ages, non-smoking/vaping.
(There's a nice smoking lounge in the back 
yard: ashtrays, tables, the works!)

************* UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS *************

Every Monday - 8pm
LOST MONDAYS w/
Belmont & Jones and
guests of extraordinary talent...


June 14: Steve Sternberg
Boogie-woogie & Blues Piano

June 19: Brett Wellman & Chris Balding
Blues - The Real Ones

June 22: Ben Prestage
Peculiarly Unique Blues!

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Bridget Kelly Band Plays SW Florida this Weekend before Extended Midwest Tour

Bridget Kelly Band
Newly Released CD
BLUES WARRIOR*
Already on Blues Power
Top 30 Chart!


May 31: Englewoods on Dearborn, Englewood
June 1: Buckingham Blues Bar, Ft. Myers
June 2: Little Bar, Goodland

JUNE/JULY Blues Warrior Tour
Check Calendar for Complete Tour Schedule

July 15: EARL'S HIDEAWAY
Sept 1: Nickle Plate District Blues Festival, Fischers, Indiana!
Sept 23: Bridget BIRTHDAY BLUES at High Dive
Nov 30: Bradenton Blues Fest Appetizer
Dec 9: BIRTHDAY BLUES BASH, G'ville

Booking: 
www.road-dawg.com/bridget-kelly-band

Can't make show but want yourself 
some? Here's the list and down there
are the links!
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"Bone Rattler"
#1 Charting RMR  "Electric Blues"  Album
(July-Nov 2017) - 19 weeks at  #1!
and
"Back in the Blues"
and
"Outta the Blues" 
and 
"Forever in Blues"
available at 

BOOKING CONTACT

MORE INFO AT

CONNECT ON FACEBOOK


*NOTES ON BLUES WARRIOR
Hello everyone!
We will be putting out our new CD Blues warrior in the spring or early summer. I am hoping for June 1, 2018 or sooner with early distribution at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis on May 10th.

This CD is called Blues Warrior. Content was inspired by personal stories of adversity and my life experiences and include social topics such as homelessness, addiction, domestic violence and human trafficking that have affected me deeply.

Stolen is a song about human trafficking. While driving through the desert in a very remote area near New Mexico while touring I saw a rest stop women's bathroom door with a  lock on the outside and sitting in the parking lot was a white van. I wasn't alone and I noticed the lock but was scared. The experience rattled me and made me aware of human trafficking. I also started noticing posters in many of the bathrooms around the country trying to help. Watching videos and learning more about those who have been stolen we wrote Stolen. Listening to the play back I sobbed and my mom couldn't even listen to the whole thing. 

Snow Fall is a song about heroin addiction. Tim is a board member on NurseNBlues headed by Patti Parks and that has brought more insight into this horrible addiction. As we learn more and more about young adults and heroin addiction we are devastated by the numbers and the statistics of young people in our country dying from heroin overdose. It's an epidemic, so we wrote the song Snow Fall. 

The song about the homeless was inspired when I was walking home from the Daytona Blues Festival in the night after playing a wonderful event and I was walking across the bridge and I saw old homeless men and women rolled up in tarps sleeping against the bridge in the cold. They became invisible because they were tucked neatly against the wall and people driving by couldn't even see them. In the winter in Florida I also see a lot of homeless asking for money on street corners.

The song I domestic violence (I think it's called it’s called No Good Man but I will also get check that) is a song about a woman whose really beaten by her spouse and she decides to leave him.  For those paying attention, this social and community ill is too-wide spread not be recognized and called out and stopped when seen.

Cabrini Green is a song about the loss of community in Chicago when they tore Cabrini-Green down. I was living near there an often visited Chicago throughout College and watched us they demolished the buildings. What really wasn't talked about was how it destroyed the generations and community of that area mostly for greed. The song is blues rock song, 1 -4 -5 progression with heavy guitar.  

CHEMO was inspired by Candye Kane and her fight and loss of life from cancer. I watched her fight for her life in the most noble and strong way. My heart goes out to Laura who lost the love of her life. It is also dedicated to two people that I lost from cancer my Grandma Kelly and Joyce Hanken. Chemo is a terrible song it is dark and horrible with a loss of life at the end. True blues.

My Little Honey Bee is a Love Song that includes making honey in the bed, a funny happy little song that helps balance the whole CD with its dark topics.

We will be going out on tour for June and July supporting the CD and playing all over the country. Doug Tackett is AMAZING and booking the Bridget Kelly Band now. 

Much love to you all. Hope to see you out there.
BKB


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Birds have Flown North - Time to Get Out for Marty Stoke's Blues w/ the Locals

The band to look up, when
you need to cheer up!


Find Out What REAL Florida
Blues Music Is All About!
.
UPCOMING SHOWS

June 2018

1: BERT'S
Matlacha ~ 7:30-10:30pm

9: BARREL ROOM
Ft. Myers ~ 9pm-1am
.
15: GEORGE & WENDY'S 
Sanibel ~ 9pm-12am

29: SLATE'S
Cape Coral ~ 7-10pm

29: NEMO'S (Del Prado)
Cape Coral ~ 7-10pm



Jennifer Mazziotti  & Marty Stokes

Daryl Best

Jerry Subrosa - Drums
Their new CD, 
DOWN ON MY KNEES
 w/ more of Marty's great 
original tunes is 
NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL SHOWS!
Down on My Knees - 2018 Release
GET THEIR PREVIOUS RELEASE ONLINE at CDBABY!
Selected by Orange Blossom Blues Society
 for entry in International Blues Competition's
Best Self-Produced CD Category!
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BOOKING CONTACT
(239) 560-5958

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FLORIDA THEATRE IS RANKED #1 TOP TOUR STOP IN FLORIDA


*Florida Theatre is a client of Jazz & Blues Florida - We work with the BEST!*

FLORIDA THEATRE IS RANKED 
#1 TOP TOUR STOP IN FLORIDA

VENUESNOW RANKING COMPARES ALL 
VENUES STATEWIDE UP TO 2,000 SEATS


The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville has been recognized by VenuesNow magazine as the #1 “Top Stop” in Florida for 2018, for all venues with up to 2,000 seats.

The designation honours the Florida Theatre as one of the most important stops in the state for touring artists. The venue rankings were determined by attendance from June 1, 2017 through April 31, 2018.

VenuesNow is a leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues. The designation honored the Florida Theatre’s “Outstanding performance!”

The Florida Theatre’s attendance of 140,323 during this period bested the 1,871 seat Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers with attendance of 137,944; the 1,741 seat Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota with attendance of 133,201; the 1,168 seat Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale with attendance of 63,003; and the 800 seat Capitol Theatre in Clearwater with attendance of 46,486. The Florida Theatre seats a capacity of 1,944.

The Florida Theatre also presented the most shows during this period, with 134 taking the historic theatre’s stage, as compared to 109 at the Barbara Mann, 96 at the Van Wezel, 79 at Parker Playhouse and 90 at the Capitol Theatre.

Florida Theatre Vice President of Programming Kevin Stone said, “’The ‘Top Stop’ designation validates the work we’ve been doing to improve our offerings across all genres of music, dance and theatre. If you are a touring artist working in Florida, the Florida Theatre has become an important part of any serious tour itinerary.” Stone is responsible for booking the Theatre’s performances.

Numa Saisselin, President of the Florida Theatre said, “Jacksonville is becoming a serious entertainment center not just for North Florida and Southern Georgia, but for the entire State of Florida. We’re pleased to play an important part in that effort with our partners, and our brother and sister venues and arts organizations in Jacksonville.”

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official web site floridatheatre.com.

Florida Theatre : From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues the nonprofit Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. More than just an entertainment center, The Florida Theatre is also home to graduations, awards ceremonies, lectures, business meetings and charity events that support the community’s schools, churches, hospitals and civic groups. As an anchor to downtown development along the beautiful St. Johns River, The Florida Theatre draws 250,000 people to Jacksonville’s center each year. The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Florida Theatre holds special memories for four generations. From the Vaudeville acts and silent films of its earliest days to today’s blend of performances of all kinds, The Florida Theatre has served as Jacksonville’s premier entertainment center since 1927.

Paradise - More than Just a State of Mind

When you get to Paradise,
you'll know it!

21 Via de Luna
Pensacola Beach FL 32561
paradisebar-grill.com  (850)916-5087

UPCOMING SHOWS

JUNE
1: Tyler Mac
2: Paxton Norris Band
3, 5: Kim Carson & The Real Deal
8: Sauce Boss Bill Wharton
15: True Blue Band
16: Paxton Norris Band
17, 19: Mia Borders
20, 21: Prestage Brothers
23: John Hart Project
24, 26: Johnny Sansone
29, 30: Dash Rip Rock

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach invites you to “boat it, bike it or walk it” to the hottest spot on the island, where you can enjoy live entertainment every weekend and many week nights. Paradise Bar & Grill has earned their reputation as a locals bar with an international stage. Tucked away in a secluded corner, away from the main stream, Paradise Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to kick back and relax in one of the lounge chairs and let the beat of island music carry you away. Go ahead, dip your toes in the water while you enjoy your drink, Paradise Bar & Grill is mere steps from the waterline.


Paradise Inn, adjacent to Paradise Bar & Grill, is a vintage waterfront motel providing a unique and classic Old Florida experience on the Emerald Coast. INFO & Reservations.
                                                 
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