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"CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME"  PRESENTS:

APALACHICOLA DOIN' TIME
A mini-Florida Folk Festival


FEATURING:     Dale Crider; Mike Jurgensen; Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen; Leigh & Ken Skeens; Mark Smith; Jeanie Fitchen; Jenny James & Ron Gilbert.

WHEN:  Sun  Jan 18, 2009

EVENT TIME:    3 pm   (also a pre-event acoustic song circle on the
grounds - see below)

COST:   $15 adults.  $7 teens.  12 & under no charge.

INFO:  813-988-8188   or www.uutampa.org   click on concerts

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa (UU Dome)
11400 Morris Bridge Rd   Tampa, FL  33637

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On Sunday Jan 18,  from 3pm to approx 7pm,  there will be a  mini-Florida Folk Music Festival/event  entitled  "APALACHICOLA DOIN' TIME"  taking
place inside the UU Dome.  (There will also be a pre-event acoustic song
circle outside on the grounds from 1:00 - 2:45; participants and listeners
welcome. )   Friends of Florida Folk, Inc,  and the UU Church of Tampa are
teaming up to present this event, the theme of which was inspired by the
Edward R. Morrow award winning Radio Documentary of the same name.  The documentary, which was produced by the University of Florida and WUFT FM, Gainesville,  is about the Tri-State Water Wars (Fla, Ga, Ala) and
Florida's precarious water situation .   During the event, there will be
mostly music but also  brief commentary by environmentalist Dale Crider and
by Bill Beckett and Donna Green-Townsend of WUFT.   The featured musicians in our lineup provided songs for the documentary.  They will perform not only those songs, but also additional ones of their choice.     Dale
Crider, Mike Jurgensen, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Leigh & Ken Skeens, Mark Smith, and Jeanie Fitchen.    There will also be a beautiful nature
artwork display by Roxanne Tobiason of Brandon.  Related websites:
www.foff.org  www.anhingaroost.net  www.mikejurgensen.com
www.compassrosemusic.com  www.kenskeens.com http://marksmithsongs.com
www.jfitchen.com  www.artgally.com/roxan

 

Dennis Devine is awarded the Joe and Rose Herrmann Community Service Award in San Antonio - Donates $100 to Friends of Florida Folk

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The  Joe and Rose Herrmann Community Service Award was presented to Dennis Devine, local musician, teacher, and community activist. at the annual RAGE (Rattlesnake and Gopher Enthusiasts)  Appreciation Dinner. The community service award is given to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication and service to the San Antonio Community. Dennis has organized the entertainment program for the Rattlesnake Festival for over 25 years. He has helped organize several festivals in Pasco County, including the Heart of Florida, Pioneer Days, Florida Old Time Music Championship and other events.

This award is presented to a  person who has provided years of dedicated community service in the San Antonio and Dade City area community. Dennis chose Friends of Florida Folk as the recipient of the $100 to be donated to the non-profit of his choice.

 

 

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Sweetwater Sunday Music Series Resumes November 2, 2008 featuring Scotty Lee and Grant Peeples

 

Sunday afternoons through the end of May, Sweetwater Organic Community Farm presents featured performers at 1 pm and 2 pm and hosts an open mic from noon to 1 pm, and 3 to 4 pm.  Sunday Market open to the public from noon to 4 pm.

 

The farm is located at 6942 West Comanche Ave. Tampa, Florida 33634. Driving directions available on farm website:
www.sweetwater-organic.org

 

            November 2 2008
         1 pm Scotty Lee; 2 pm Grant Peeples

 

"Scotty Lee Rexroat is Classic contemporary folk, rock, blues, and country, all from the heart with a Florida Sunshine appeal. Influenced by the many great 19th & 20th century American song- writers and composers in all genres. He Plays; lapsteel, dobro, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, and bangs a few chords on the keyboard if needed. Along with his own songs on his Florida themed CD titled Channel Markers, he has a knack for taking other artists songs and branding them with his own unique style. "Briny Blues","Cracker Country","Saltwater Sonatas" Call it what you will, but this is Classy Florida Folk at it's finest with a true born and raised here F-L-A attitude...." The Outhouse Sentinel Spirit of "76" edition

 

Grant Peeples . . . paints evocative pictures of the New American landscape. Writers like this are hard to come by.”  Gurf Morlix

“Grant is a master songwriter, who uses words like a Kerouac style-novelist, growling in a steady stream of consciousness, painting dark pictures of an America whose best days appear to be behind her.”  Ron Johnson, The Florida Times Union

 

November 9, 2008  1 pm TRIAD -- Doug Purcell,  
  Carl Wade & Barbara Shaffer

                                  2pm Charley Groth

Triad is a newly formed group of some of our favorite singers.  Doug Purcell sings lead vocals; Carl Wade & Barbara Shaffer of “Something Special” provide rich harmonies and fancy pickin’.

 

Charley Groth is an internationally known touring musician, magnetic entertainer and stage personality who knows how to entertain a wide variety of audiences in a wide variey of performance situations. His music, always presented with intelligence and relaxed good humor, is a potent eclectic brew. Swing, early and classic era jazz, roots country, blues, folk, impressionistic instrumentals, Scottish and Irish tunes, piano and guitar and mandolin ragtime---and his own original songs and instrumentals---are all part of his shows. He's done shows and found appreciative audiences worldwide in such places as New Zealand; Czech Republic; England; and many festivals and towns in the United States, coast to coast and border to border. Charley was inducted last year into the traditional county music hall of fame.

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 SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTIST: Charlie Fichtl
This week's show dedicated to the remembrance of September 11, 2001
Ms.Goody

Al Scortino
 
BluesGotUs
 
Butch Thomas
Battlefield Band
 
Steve Vaclavik
Brigid's Cross
 
Gary Doles
 
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Charley Groth
Michael Southern
 
Paul Duffy
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Come to Gulfporch on Saturday evening Sept. 20th.
Hear a variety of new & wonderful musicians from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
3043 Beach Blvd. So. Gulfport Fla.
 
This all happens during the 3rd Sat. City of Gulfport Artwalk.
Loads of chairs to sit & enjoy the show.
Scheduled music from Steve Dockendorf, Bob Anthony,
Rebecca Zapen, AvenSound Band & Ms.Goody.
See ya there!
For any further questions: GoodysMusic@yahoo.com
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The Cold Harbor Band house concert
 
SHELLEY'S TREASURE ISLAND HOUSE CONCERT FEATURES THE
"COLD HARBOR BAND" ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 2008
beginning with a 6:00 Potluck (feel free to bring something to share).  
 
Please contact me at 727-367-3592 to reserve a seat by Wed. Sept. 17th. 
($12.00 suggested donation for the artists.)
Join James Hawkins, Leigh & Steve Humes and Pasco Paul
for an intimate evening of music & fun.
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Barra MacNeils in concert
with opening artist Brendan Nolan 
September 27th at   7:30 pm
Pinellas Park Performing Arts Centre-
4951 78th Ave. N.   Pinellas Park, Florida
As a group, the six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of
the greatest live acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines,
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted
in Celtic music, culture and history.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at Sound Exchange in Pinellas Park,
Banana's in St. Petersburg and online or by phone 877-548-3237 through
Ticket Fusion (fee added) or call 727-571-4183.
 Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door the night of the show.
Brought to you by SaraJean & Dale Mackenzie-Gross and Caberfeidh Productions.
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Sunshine State Acoustic Music Camp
 
Don't forget to put November 14, 15 and 16, on your schedules
for the 2008, Sunshine State Acoustic Music Camp in St. Petersburg.
Go to http://camp.cgmusicman.com for information and to register.
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Open Mic Night at the Jolli Mons Grill
 
Folk night starting on Wednesday October 15th.
 941 Huntley Ave, Dunedin, FL   (727) 735-0498
Scotty Lee is out there with the music in North Pineless county.
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& purchasing their CD's-DVD's & videos.
As always, Thanks for listening to the show.
                                  Atchya'Later, Ms.Goody 
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        Listen to the Music...It's Everywhere!!!
 
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 All Rights Reserved 2008
Supporting Independent Artists & Their Original Music! 

 

 

 

The Herald Tribune published article on FOFF's Godmother" , Jean Hewitt.

Courtesy of Herald Tribune

STAFF PHOTO / THOMAS BENDER
Read complete article about Jean in Herald Tribune

The next Old Time Folk Jam at Jean Hewitt’s home, 1625 Vereda Verde,
Sarasota, is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

 

 

Meet “Banjo Lulu” on the TBO blog. Great article and a video on Lulu. Some of of folks know here are Lori. Read full article at TBOBlogs.

Banjo Lu has played many area festivals in Pasco County including the Pasco County Fair and the San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival.

 


 

 

Benefit for Jules Dobrowolski and A day of music is scheduled with Twenty independent musicians performing  a mix of original tunes, oldies, blues and rock 'n' roll in 20-minute sets from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Ringside Cafe.

When: Aug 24

Where: Ringside Cafe, 2742 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.

Why: Benefit for local musician Jules, who is battling cancer.

Entertainers: Barry Moses, Leigh and Steve Humes, Kathy Stafford, Goody, Jak Kelly, Stephanie Carpenter, Mike Worrall, James Hawkins and the Cold Harbor Band, Sheila Kirsten Hughes Band, Mason/Alvarez, Ronny Elliott, Roger Sullins, Tom Scudiero, Donny Simonds, Steve Vaclavik, Tommy McCoy, Jeff Blake, Doc Lovett and the Blues Punks, Barkin' Barney, Key of Life.

Read more in St Petes Article...............

 

 
Upcoming concerts: ( www.floridafolkmusic.org) - Ormond Beach, FL

2008 - all below are in Ormond Beach unless noted otherwise

May - Sept, 2008 - - No concerts but may be some "jams" and other "all of a sudden happenings

October, 2008 - - No concerts - travelling

November, 2008 - - First Saturday @ Barberville

December 28th (Sunday), 2008 - - Jack Williams annual Holiday Concert - Potluck at 5pm, Concert at 7pm - Jack Williams annual holiday concert - $15




2009 - all below are in Ormond Beach unless noted otherwise

January 24 (Saturday), 2009 - -
David Mallett - - Ormond Beach, Fl   7:00 p.m.

Feb 21st. (Saturday), 2009 - - Roy Book Binder - - Ormond Beach, Fl   7:00 p.m

March, 2009 - - No concerts this month - travelling

April - - >>> Not scheduling any concerts at this time until travel plans solidified



Upcoming Festivals & Special Events:

2008

August 2 (Saturday), 2008 - Barberville, at Pioneer Settlement - the FIRST monthly open jam with plenty of jam areas, workshops, maybe a dance and great beginnings for what will become a monthly event planned for the first Saturday of each month - only $6 per person for the whole day for ages13 and up ($4 for ages 5-12, under 5 free) - light food (hot dogs, burgers, etc.) and beverages available.
Barberville - HWY 40 ~ Just West of HWY 17 - Lawn Chairs, Blankets, and Seat Cushions are all welcome
No Coolers, Outside Food, or Alcoholic Beverages - Sorry, but NO  PETS  ALLOWED  ON  SETTLEMENT GROUNDS
More info tba. - www.pioneersettlement.org
Workshops scheduled so far:
1) Beginning Guitar - "I can teach you to play a tune in 1 hour or less on guitar" - Jenn Weidley
2) Beginning Recorder - Jenn Weidley
3) Fiddle - Katie Waller
4) Beginning Scottish Style Bodhran - Chuck Spano
5) Introduction to simple percussion accompaniment in a jam setting - Chuck Spano
6) Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced Clawhammer-Old Time banjo with Ron Whisler and Pete Easton - if
    there's sufficient interest we'll offer all 3 different workshops so let us know!!!


October 11-12th (Sat-Sunday), 2008 - - 11th Annual lake County Folk Festival
This is one NOT to miss - always a great time, stroll along the downtown area (no charge) and visit the various music venues scattered throughout the downtown and park area.

October 24-26, 2008 - O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat - Midlothian, TEXAS - a three-day music camp called the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat where traditional Irish music on fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, Uilleann pipes, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, accordion, concertina, bodhran and piano will be taught. They also have classes in singing in both Irish Gaelic and English and a large number of music enrichment classes.  Seven internationally-respected Irish players will join the teaching staff this year as guest instructors including Matt Cranitch and James Kelly on fiddle, Mick Moloney on tenor banjo, Mickey Dunne on Uilleann pipes, June McCormack on flute, Pat Egan on guitar and Danny O'Flaherty on singing ballads.  For more information, please visit our website at www.oflahertyretreat.org .  The event is organized by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society, a non-profit group whose mission is to assist and encourage people in their learning and playing of traditional Irish music through educational programs and performance events.

November 14-15th (Fri-Saturday), 2008 - - Autoharp and Dulcimer Retreat - Stephen Foster Cultural Center, White Springs, Florida

December 5-7 (Friday-Sunday), 2008 - - Suwannee Old Time Music Weekend
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL

Confirmed instructors are the Haywire Gang, Mac Benford, John Hoffmann, and Paula Bradley.
Also, Chuck Levy .... more details as they become available.
Info/reg form:  www.floridafolkmusic.org/ suwanee-1208.htm


2009

March 13/14 (Fri-Sat), 2009 - - Florida Old Time Music Championship - at the Sertoma Yount Rach, Dade City
www.fotmc.org


Recurring - Ongoing Events/Venues which have music on a regular basis:

Daytona Beach - The Hot Spot Coffee Shoppe - 1216 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-236-0518 - this is north of Beville Road on the west side of US-1 - Gus and Marcia are the best of hosts - they have an open mic mid-day on Tuesdays, instructional/workshops on Wednesday evening (7pm, Slo Jam right now), Open Mics on Thurs and Friday evenings (7pm), and various events on Saturdays - check out the site for the events calendar - www.hotspotcoffeeshoppe.com


Eustis - Women's Club -
June 21, 2008…Doug Spears   (donation $7.00)
July 19, 2008…Jonathan Hodge   (donation $7.00)
Aug 16, 2008…2PM Band - Mike Jurgensen  (donation $7.00)
Sept. 20, 2008…Richard Gilewitz   (donation $8.50)
Oct. 18, 2008…New River Blue Grass Band   (donation $8.00)
Nov. 15, 2008…Rod MacDonald   (donation $7.00)

Lake Eustis Folk
Stage Concert & Jam Session
Woman's Club of Eustis
227 N. Center St.
Eustis, FL 32727
-  For  Info: Joe or Mary 352-253-6448 or Marvyn Rivett marvynrivett@mac.com

Covered Dish Dinner 7 pm - Concert 8 - 9 pm  Jam Circle 9 to 10:30 pm

PLEASE BRING: Your favorite covered dish and non-alcoholic beverage,  your instrument and/or voice, or just come to listen and enjoy!
Donations vary: $7.00 - $10.00 per person

DIRECTIONS:
Downtown Eustis via SR 19. Head east on Clifford St; club is on the corner of Center and Clifford. Park behind club house. Overflow parking behind Loving Care Nursing Home across the street,  or Eustis Library,  on the intersection of Center and McDonald.


Longwood - Circle Jam - 3rd Fridays
Jam: LONGWOOD LIVE- Folk Jam  (Round Robin Format)
 Who: All muscians interested in acoustic music
                                      AND
      anyone that would like to listen and enjoy the variety of the evening.
 What: Free evening of live music
 When: 3rd Friday of the month
 Where:Longwood Community Center in lovely historic downtown Longwood.
 
For directions:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f= q&hl=en&geocode=&q=200+West+ Warren+Avenue,+Longwood,+ Florida+32750&sll=59.712097,- 95.625&sspn=29.697813,118. 828125&ie=UTF8&ll=28.704855,- 81.348481&spn=0.012384,0. 029011&z=15&iwloc=addr <>
 
If you have any questions, feel free to call 321-303-6464 or email music@jubals-kin.com


Chuck Spano
Florida Folk Music.org
www.floridafolkmusic.org
Email:  yoda2@bellsouth.net
(386)-672-4574 or cell at 386-852-5436


Need quality percussion instruments ? Call or email us!!! All profit goes to underwrite additional concerts, workshops, and guest artists - help keep the music alive!


Upcoming concerts:( www.floridafolkmusic.org) - Ormond Beach, FL



2008 - all below are in Ormond Beach unless noted otherwise

May - Sept, 2008 - - No concerts but may be some "jams" and other "all of a sudden happenings

October, 2008 - - No concerts - travelling

November, 2008 - -  No concerts - travelling

December 28th (Sunday), 2008 - - Jack Williams Annual Holiday Concert - Potluck at 5pm, Concert at 7pm




2009 - all below are in Ormond Beach unless noted otherwise

January 24 (Saturday), 2009 - -
David Mallett - - Ormond Beach, Fl   7:00 p.m.

Feb 21st. (Saturday), 2009 - - Roy Book Binder - - Ormond Beach, Fl   7:00 p.m.

March, 2009 - - No concerts this month - travelling

April - - >>> Not scheduling any concerts at this time until travel plans solidified



Upcoming Festivals & Special Events:

2008

August 2 (Saturday), 2008 - Barberville, at Pioneer Settlement - the FIRST monthly open jam with plenty of jam areas, workshops, maybe a dance and great beginnings for what will become a monthly event planned for the first Saturday of each month - only $6 per person for the whole day for ages13 and up ($4 for ages 5-12, under 5 free) - light food (hot dogs, burgers, etc.) and beverages available.
Barberville - HWY 40 ~ Just West of HWY 17 - Lawn Chairs, Blankets, and Seat Cushions are all welcome
No Coolers, Outside Food, or Alcoholic Beverages - Sorry, but NO  PETS  ALLOWED  ON  SETTLEMENT GROUNDS
More info tba. - www.pioneersettlement.org
Workshops scheduled so far:
1) Beginning Guitar - "I can teach you to play a tune in 1 hour or less on guitar" - Jenn Weidley
2) Beginning Recorder - Jenn Weidley
3) Fiddle - Katie Waller
4) Beginning Scottish Style Bodhran - Chuck Spano
5) Introduction to simple percussion accompaniment in a jam setting - Chuck Spano
6) Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced Clawhammer-Old Time banjo with Ron Whisler and Pete Easton - if
    there's sufficient interest we'll offer all 3 different workshops so let us know!!!


October 11-12th (Sat-Sunday), 2008 - - 11th Annual lake County Folk Festival
This is one NOT to miss - always a great time, stroll along the downtown area (no charge) and visit the various music venues scattered throughout the downtown and park area.

October 24-26, 2008 - O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat - Midlothian, TEXAS - a three-day music camp called the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat where traditional Irish music on fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, Uilleann pipes, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, accordion, concertina, bodhran and piano will be taught. They also have classes in singing in both Irish Gaelic and English and a large number of music enrichment classes.  Seven internationally-respected Irish players will join the teaching staff this year as guest instructors including Matt Cranitch and James Kelly on fiddle, Mick Moloney on tenor banjo, Mickey Dunne on Uilleann pipes, June McCormack on flute, Pat Egan on guitar and Danny O'Flaherty on singing ballads.  For more information, please visit our website at www.oflahertyretreat.org .  The event is organized by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society, a non-profit group whose mission is to assist and encourage people in their learning and playing of traditional Irish music through educational programs and performance events.

November 14-15th (Fri-Saturday), 2008 - - Autoharp and Dulcimer Retreat - Stephen Foster Cultural Center, White Springs, Florida

December 5-7 (Friday-Sunday), 2008 - - Suwannee Old Time Music Weekend
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL

Confirmed instructors are the Haywire Gang, Mac Benford, John Hoffmann, and Paula Bradley.
Also, Chuck Levy .... more details as they become available.
Info/reg form:  www.floridafolkmusic.org/ suwanee-1208.htm


2009

March 13/14 (Fri-Sat), 2009 - - Florida Old Time Music Championship - at the Sertoma Yount Rach, Dade City
www.fotmc.org


Recurring - Ongoing Events/Venues which have music on a regular basis:

Daytona Beach - The Hot Spot Coffee Shoppe - 1216 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-236-0518 - this is north of Beville Road on the west side of US-1 - Gus and Marcia are the best of hosts - they have an open mic mid-day on Tuesdays, instructional/workshops on Wednesday evening (7pm, Slo Jam right now), Open Mics on Thurs and Friday evenings (7pm), and various events on Saturdays - check out the site for the events calendar - www.hotspotcoffeeshoppe.com


Eustis - Women's Club -
Aug 16, 2008…2PM Band - Mike Jurgensen  (donation $7.00)
Sept. 20, 2008…Richard Gilewitz   (donation $8.50)
Oct. 18, 2008…New River Blue Grass Band   (donation $8.00)
Nov. 15, 2008…Rod MacDonald   (donation $7.00)

Lake Eustis Folk
Stage Concert & Jam Session
Woman's Club of Eustis
227 N. Center St.
Eustis, FL 32727
-  For  Info: Joe or Mary 352-253-6448 or Marvyn Rivett marvynrivett@mac.com

Covered Dish Dinner 7 pm - Concert 8 - 9 pm  Jam Circle 9 to 10:30 pm

PLEASE BRING: Your favorite covered dish and non-alcoholic beverage,  your instrument and/or voice, or just come to listen and enjoy!
Donations vary: $7.00 - $10.00 per person

DIRECTIONS:
Downtown Eustis via SR 19. Head east on Clifford St; club is on the corner of Center and Clifford. Park behind club house. Overflow parking behind Loving Care Nursing Home across the street,  or Eustis Library,  on the intersection of Center and McDonald.


Longwood - Circle Jam - 3rd Fridays
Jam: LONGWOOD LIVE- Folk Jam  (Round Robin Format)
 Who: All muscians interested in acoustic music
                                      AND
      anyone that would like to listen and enjoy the variety of the evening.
 What: Free evening of live music
 When: 3rd Friday of the month
 Where:Longwood Community Center in lovely historic downtown Longwood.
 
For directions:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f= q&hl=en&geocode=&q=200+West+ Warren+Avenue,+Longwood,+ Florida+32750&sll=59.712097,- 95.625&sspn=29.697813,118. 828125&ie=UTF8&ll=28.704855,- 81.348481&spn=0.012384,0. 029011&z=15&iwloc=addr<>
 
If you have any questions, feel free to call 321-303-6464 or email music@jubals-kin.com


Chuck Spano
Florida Folk Music.org
www.floridafolkmusic.org
Email:  yoda2@bellsouth.net
(386)-672-4574 or cell at 386-852-5436


Need quality percussion instruments ? (Mountain Rhythem, MidEast, LP, Meinl, Hugh Tracey Kalimbas, etc. -  Call or email us!!!  A portion of profits goes to underwrite additional concerts, workshops, and guest artists - help keep the music alive!

 

Doug and Ellie are well known folk artists in the Tampa Bay area. The have hosted the popular house concert series, along with doing music projects with Luvsounders

There house concert series has been discontinued, but they are still active and now back in the area after a trek on the road. After seven wonderful years of presenting house concerts here at Under the Oaks, we are shutting down the series in January 2006.

Doug plays guitar, bass guitar, banjo & mandolin. He has been a studio musician for the Hit Factory in New York City, owned the largest sound system in the New England area, and has performed

>with over 40 bands in the northeast. He is a popular instructor at the annual Sunshine Acoustic Music Camp in St. Petersburg. Doug builds, repairs, restores & custom tailors all fretted-string instruments and owns a recording studio in Lutz, Florida. He sings and plays lead guitar and banjo.

Doug was featured in article in St Pete Times with his latest project, Oculus Media. Ths new project is a grass roots and backyard  music and publishing company run in and around Kimbo Savino's mobile home.

Read about it in the St Pete Times Article...............


Dale Crider demonstrated the making of grass juice from  the wild St. Augustine Grass from my trails 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hLxPp7R4gJo

for hunting, gathering, making and toasting the Wild Grass JUICE
"for a solar future" that Summer and Dale recently posted on "youtube"
and the ecodeaf blog. Take a look!

 

 


 

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Bo Diddley, bluesman and a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health at 79.

Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla. He had suffered a heart attack in back in August  while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation.

The legendary singer and performer, known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat, was an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and received a lifetime achievement award in 1999 at the Grammy Awards. In recent years he also played for the elder President Bush and President Clinton.

Bo Diddley was on Ed Sullivan show and played blues instead of Old Man River. He was a unique individual and influenced my generation of folk blues players. Bo Diddly used to say "If you ain't got no money, ain't nobody calls you honey."

The name Bo Diddley came from other youngsters when he was growing up in Chicago.

"I don't know where the kids got it, but the kids in grammar school gave me that name," he said, adding that he liked it so it became his stage name. Other times, he gave somewhat differing stories on where he got the name. Some experts believe a possible source for the name is a one-string instrument used in traditional blues music called a diddley bow.

His first single, "Bo Diddley," introduced record buyers in 1955 to his signature rhythm: bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp, often summarized as "shave and a haircut, two bits." The B side, "I'm a Man," with its slightly humorous take on macho pride, also became a rock standard and  he influenced all the British Rockers, including the Rolling Stones. In fact, Bo Diddly and other bluesmen were more popular in England than in the United States.

The company that issued his early songs was Chess-Checkers records, the storied Chicago-based labels that also recorded Chuck Berry and other stars. I was lucky to be able to go up to Chicago when I was 16 years old to  visit the old Chess Records shop near Old Town Chicago.  I went up to Chicago with a Blues Music collector Mike Berring and spend all my summer savings on old LPs of Bo Diddley, Howling Wolf, Mississipi John Hurt, and other bluesmen's recordings. The folk folk scene is full of musicians that have had the influence of Bo Diddley and other bluesmen influence their music styles.

- dd-


Tampa Blue

Bo Diddley may not have been the most stellar of instrumentalists but his
strength was in his innovation.  He was there during the period that blues
was birthing rock and roll.  Much of his music could be called either.  So he
rightly enjoys an honored spot in the history of both genres.  By extension,
that makes him a significant person in American music history.
- Tampa Blue

 
Stan Geberer

"His signature driving rhythm threads its way wonderfully through all the rock
& roll music I listen to. It is infectious, fun to play and makes you get up
and dance. There is not a Florida Folk Festival where his rhythm is not
played and now, for many reasons, it will continue to be so. If Bo Diddley isn't
seen, he'll still be heard."

- Stan Geberer 
(Floridaharp and bluesman)

 

 

 

"Although Bo Diddley was never much of an influence on my guitar style, I greatly admired his innovativeness, especially the almost reggae like rhythm he developed and used in so many of his songs. Another creative signature he had was the rectangular shaped electric guitar which was fashioned after the homemade cigar box guitars that so many of the first generation bluesmen learned to play on. He kept a permanent remembrance of where his roots came from by using the perfect stage name. May he rest in peace. "
 

Bill Perra

 


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May 26 - 28, 2017

 

Just a gentle nudge to remind FOFF members that Woodview’s doors open this Frida, May 9th at 6:30pm.  This month we play host to the amazing Delta blues of WILLIE GREEN.  Green  hails from the Ocala and plays regularly at The Yearling Restaurant.

 

 


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 Opening the evening for Green will be Deland’s “Blues Got Us”.  They are Bill and Eli Perras.  Hailed by Sing Out! Magazine who write -- “Each song thoughtfully brings the human condition to light and most offer a silver lining, the possibility of change if we get off our butts and reach out to each other.”   Bill’s immaculate guitar playing combines studied technique blended seamlessly with genuine blues sensibilities.  Eli is a consummate singer who employs signing for the deaf with each song.     This is an evening you won’t want to miss. 

 

Coming attractions –

A special “Concert on the Point” is scheduled for Friday, May 16th from 6 until 10pm on the point at the Port Hotel and Marina grounds .   The music will be supplied by Florida folk artists – some of whom you have heard at Woodview.  Tickets at $10 per person go to benefit the Three Sisters Fund.  Light refreshments will be available to purchase.  See LINDA MYERS at Woodview this Friday to purchase your tickets early.  Bring lawn chairs for this event.  For more information call Dee at 220-6058.  

 

For the outdoor challenged or indoor oriented, also on May 16th NCUU’s Friday Flicks will feature the film “Little Buddha”.   Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda star in this award winning film from Bertolucci.  The film starts at 7pm with a cartoon short. A $3 donation is requested.

 

On May 23,24,& 25 the Florida Folk Festival takes over the town of White Springs.  Musicians, craftspeople (to be PC), food and outrageous all-night jamming are on tap.  Headliners include Nashville recording stars, Amy Carol Webb, Mindy Simmons, Gatorbone, and a host of angels/demons with instruments.  If you have not attended a FFF, give it a day.  See you there!

 

Woodview’s season will come to a close on June 6th when HANNAH’S WHIRL will be our featured guests.  Paul and Tami took part in an open mic at Woodview a while back and were such knockouts that we wanted everyone to hear them.  

 

Finally, a homework assignment.   Over the summer a group of us will gather to select the featured artists for next season at Woodview.  If you have a favorite group that have performed before or have heard elsewhere or just a type of performance to include in the mix, let us know and we will add their name(s).  Woodview is about sharing the music and without your ears and your voice we can only guess.   Just email your suggestions to us here at Woodview@tampabay.rr.com   Thanks for your support and help.