Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Middleground Music - Nothing Middling About It (Them)!


View as web page.
Middleground - Acoustic Blues from Florida
Barbara Armbrecht - guitar & vocals
Mark Armbrecht - bass guitar/percussion/vocals
Cafe C
Sunday Brunch & Music, Every Sunday: 11a - 3pm
(Except 11/16!)
424 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Gainesville, FL 32601
celebrations-cafec.com (352)377-7433

Cymplify Coffee Company
Every 2nd Wednesday Eve - 6-9pm
NCFBS / Mark Armbrecht Host Acoustic Blues Open Mike
5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605

Jake's Bistro
Thursday, Nov 6 & 20, 7-10pm
14960 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32601
jakesbistro.biz (888) 250-5253
Downtown Gainesville
33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
November 8, 2014 - 1pm
South Stage - Behind the Hipp


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, and at Cafe C in Gainesville every Sunday for the Brunch. 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.

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.



Music Samples (click to open in your player)

Photos & Videos from performance at  The Black Dog Bar and Tables

Available for private parties, corporate
events, festivals and house concerts.
Barbara – (352)672-8254 / BarbArmbrecht@msn.com
Mark – (352)672-8255 / TallWoodForge@msn.com
Friends of Middleground
Downtown Blues Bar & Grille
Gone... But, not forgotten!
714 St John's Ave, Palatka FL 32177
downtownbluesbarandgrille.com (386)325-5454

ArtWalk Gainesville
The Doris
716 North Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
thedoris.org (352)505-5062

Bo Diddley Community Plaza
111 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Downtown Gainesville Farmers Market

5408 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605

High Dive
210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
highdivegainesville.com  (352) 872-5949

The Black Dog Bar and Tables
360 Dock Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
 (706) 248-2110

Downtown Festival & Art Show
200 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
gvlculturalaffairs.org (352) 334-2787

St. Johns River Blues Festival
Downtown, Palatka, FL 32178
stjohnsriverbluesfestival.com  (386)325-5454

Great Outdoors Restaurant
65 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643
greatoutdoorsdining.com  (386)454-1288

Sandy Hall Gallery and Cafe'
121 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32347  (850) 672-2007

Union Street Starbucks
Gainesville Downtown ARTWALK

201 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Blues in the Schools
Hosted by North Central Blues Society
Two nights of amazing music, food trucks, and fun!
The second annual Cymplifest is something you won't want to miss!
A free shuttle will run to and from the parking lot behind Burger King on Newberry Road
(1/2 mile away) every 10 minutes.

Warehouse Restaurant 
502 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
warehousedinning.com (352) 240-6432

Jake's Bistro
14960 Main St
Alachua, FL 32615
jakesbistro.biz (888)250-5253

No comments :

Post a Comment