Last Updated on Sunday, 23 December 2012 03:12
Lil Rev to Tour Florida in January of 2013!
Lil Rev is an award-winning, multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter and Storyteller based out of Milwaukee, WI. He tours the Gulf region and Southwest every winter. His highly entertaining one man shows are perfect for theaters, arts centers, house concerts, folk societies and even churches and temples. Performing on Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica and Ukulele, Lil Rev is often called: The Jewish Pete Seeger!
His repertoire includes American Folk, Old Time, Blues, Early Jazz, Roots Rock, Bluegrass, Early Country, Yiddish, Celtic and Original material.
He is well known for the way he seamlessly weaves a tapestry of songs, stories, poetry and folklore into one patchwork quilt of an evening’s entertainment.
Lil Rev is also a highly sought after ukulele and harmonica instructor and is considered to be one of today’s top players. He is also author of 7 Ukulele instruction books thru Hal Leonard including: The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book Series, 101 Licks and Fiddle Tunes for Ukulele.
He regularly visits music stores and ukulele clubs to teach and perform.
Lil Rev is the 1996 National Blues Harmonica Champion at Avoca
Voted Best Folksinger in WI-2004
Inducted into the Traditional Old Time County Music Hall of Fame-2003
To learn more visit:
His open dates include: January 2nd, 7th, 9th and 12th 2013
He can be reached at email@example.com or 414-305-2328
Swedish folk artist Sofia Talvik touring in FL in February
Sofia Talvik is a well established artist in Sweden and has played at several festivals in the US including The Lollapalooza and SXSW. She's currently on an extensive tour in the US, playing her unique blend of folk-pop (someone said Neo-Folk). This American genre filtered through her Swedish heritage, becomes something totally unique, a blend that has attracted attention from American reviewers, blogs and music lovers. During the tour so far she's already played over 35 states, 220+ gigs, her third official year at SXSW as well as official showcases at The Folk Alliance International Conference and a Daytrotter.com session. She has been noted for her impeccable live performances and stage presence, and the tour has been covered by radio, newspapers and TV.
I have hosted thousands of shows and performers. I must admit the show that Sofia performed at the club last month was one of the most memorable and enjoyable shows we have ever done. Her melodious voice, angelic tone and elegant but relaxed phrasing combined with great guitar playing and amazing songwriting made her show a top hit with our fans and staff.
- Randy Singer, Van Dyke Music director
Sofia is available for booking in Florida in February. We usually ask for a $200 guarantee to cover the tour costs.
Please take a listen to Sofia Talvik's music and read more about the tour here: http://book.sofiatalvik.com
contact: Jonas Westin firstname.lastname@example.org 407-455-2753
voice mail 707-524-7898
Touring Florida March 2013!
"William Florian was a perfect combination of musician and storyteller, blending wonderful music with humor and memoir. Our sold-out audience loved every minute of it, from the opening bars to the encore, and is begging for a return visit."
Lauren Wolk, Cultural Art Center Of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
"Dear William, THANKS goes to YOU for presenting such an excellent and well-received show to the delight of our audience! and for being gracious about the un-expected sound problems. Looking forward to another engagement at OCA when you return, Best wishes to you."
Andrea, Occidental Cultural Arts Center, Occidental, CA
"Hi William, Your excellent voice, your professionalism and your ease with the audience was what won the day for you here. Thank you again for a very special event. We hope you will be back next year."
Janet, The McAuley Retirement Community, West Hartford, CT
"Superb Musical Performance"
Those Were The Days TM
The Spirit & Songs Of The 60's
Former lead singer of the famous 60's group...
The New Christy Minstrels
songs - stories - humor
An upbeat musical journey of Americas greatest folk and pop of the 60’s, including hit songs he performed with
The New Christy Minstrels.
Plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas and others. Presented with uplifting originals and amusing stories in a wonderful intimate show.
Special tribute to John Denver!
"William is an exceptional performer. He is not only a gifted and very professional musician, but a delightful comedian, as well. His stage presence and personality are stellar - he reaches out and grabs the audience from the very get go and keeps them involved and entertained right through his final number. His repertoire is broad and covers the era of 60's folk music well. But, perhaps most delightful of all, the spirit of that time appears to have stayed with William. He seems to truly believe in the goodness of people, the brotherhood of mankind, and our place as stewards of the earth. I give him my highest recommendation. Thanks William!"
Steve Seither, Community Concert, Placerville, CA
Sept 2010 "Dear William, I can't remember when we have had so much fun with a speaker or entertainer at Newcomers. WOW! The room was vibratingand all the standing ovations!!!!! Thanks again for the marvelous day!!!!!!!!"
Julie, Newcomers Club, Grass Valley, CA
The Rowan Cunningham Band, featuring the Rowan Brothers – Chris and Lorin – and three time Florida fiddle champion Sue Cunningham is creating quite a stir in the Folk, Americana and Bluegrass music scenes. The acoustic trio, working with guitars, mandolin and fiddle, is a musical tour de force with outstanding three-part harmony on original tunes that appeal to a broad audience.
The Rowan Cunningham Band is looking to fill a few dates on a January tour of Florida. The dates are Jan. 14-19 and the contact is Frank Serio at email@example.com.
The band will also be touring in Florida in april 2013.
Here is a direct youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYKSbALPgMI
For more info and youtube clips please go to http://www.rowancunninghamband.com/
Hickory Fest - 12th Annual Music in the Canyon
August 16-18, 2013
TOURING FLORIDA IN SEPTEMBER OF 2013
NOMINATED FOR TWO 2012 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS. BEST ACOUSTIC ARTIST BEST ACOUSTIC ALBUM -Brand New Eyes
"Superb Musical Performance" Formerly of The New Christy Minstrels,This Land Is Your Land An upbeat, energetic,
musical journey of Americas greatest songs of the 60’s including songs he performed as a lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, others, and uplifting Vision Folk originals, presented with amusing stories in an intimate, heart warming show. Seniors love this show! William
Florian www.florianmusic.com firstname.lastname@example.orgSolo or with band
JimmyCrowley has been a central figure in the Irish folkscene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of uileann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar in their native accent.The second album, Camphouse Ballads hurtled the band into the vortex of the folk scene; they were now performing at folk festivals and making tv appearances in Ireland, Britain and America .Both albums were produced by Micheál Ó Dómhnaill of the Bothy Band. Like Chris Twomey of Stokers Lodge, Micheál was a seminal influence in Jimmy’s musical education. Every Jimmy Crowley album after the demise of Stokers Lodge in the middle eighties has been imbued with an excitment and autonomy; has challenged conventions and has been totally different from it’s predessesor. Somethings Never Change, an eclectic, electric experiment featuring some of the most creative musicians in Ireland: Declan Sinnott, Keith Mc Donald and Christy Moore of Moving Hearts was applauded and voted album of the year by rock critic, Bill Graham.Jimmy’s new band, The Electic Band released a reggae version of the Cork ballad, The Boys of Fairhill which went into the pop charts. In between recording and writing his own songs, Crowley found time to taste the rich Gaelic hinterland of his native provence of Munster learning his profession as a bard and falling in love with the Irish language.The songs he learned in the Irish speaking parts of Munster found a hearth in his first Irish language album, Jimí Mo Mhíle Stór, produced by Dónal Lunny for Gael Linn records. There followed a bitter-sweet amalgam of caustic urban ballads and sentimental parlour songs which Crowley had began to endorse. The album simply called,Jimmy Crowley for K-tel records was produced by Declan Sinnott.Crowley’s fascination with the theatre and in particular musical drama culminated in the ballad opera, Red Patriots.Set against the backdrop of Mao Tse Tung’s cultural and social policies,it’s the story of an apprentice musician who falls for a revolutionary girl.Actual events such as the mob-incited burning of the Marxist bookshop in Cork city in the early seventies induce fierce realism. The play was well received and ran successfully at the Triskil Arts Centre in Cork City. By now Jimmy Crowley had established himself not just as a traditon bearer, ethnographer and Gaelic language enthusiast but also as a stylish songwriter. His song about the sailing ship Asgard, My Love is a Tall Ship, was adopted as an athem for sailors everywhere and was used in the documentary film on the Tall Ships’ Race made by the National Television Station in Ireland. The eponomous album that followed presented all original songs couched in small string orchestra ,subtle rhythm section and songwriter Dave Murphy’s piano skills.Her Excelency, Mary Robinson was the subject of the quazi-bassanova style skit, Mrs President which finally proclaimed to those who pidgeon-holed Crowley as being the “voice of Cork” and nothing else,that there was much more to this man. Depressed at the demise of the Irish language and Celtic traditions and the endorsement by the Irish government of cultural globalisation, Crowley began work on his Celtic Utopian novel, Hy Brazil. Its the story of a new resurrgence and autonomy set slightly in the future; exorting Plato’s Rule of the Wise and it’s a poetical,didactic dismissal of everything the Celtic Tiger stands for. There followed his first live solo album, Uncorked and the establishment of his own record company, Freestate Records. The Coast of Malibar endorsed both his love for the sea and sailing and his affection for the double-string instruments like bouzouki, mando-cello, dordán, mandola and mandolin. Jimmy is joined here by an old friend, Tríona Ní Dhómhnaill of the Bothy Band .His new album, Irish Eyes, is a swing-jazz reverential treatment of old John Mc Cormack,Bing Crosby and Flanaghan Brothers Irish-American sentimental songs which Crowley feels are part ot the legitimate legacy of Irish song. Here he breathes fresh life into old chesnuts like Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes are Smiling and displays creditable crooning skills. Almost all of Crowley’s older vinyl albums have now been digitally remastered and Freestate present an excellent catalogue of his albums.Jimmy now lives in Dunedin,near Clearwater, Florida.
The Pleasant Family Old Time String Band consists of five members who play the "old time" music
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mountain Brew--Andy Burr on guitar, harmonica, and vocals; Sara Burr on mandolin (or as a trio with fiddle or a full band with bass and drums). Specializing in Americana music--folk, bluegrass, country, Cajun--but can also include mellow pop and rock standards, reggae, and Irish/Celtic. Many performances at Central Florida nightclubs and at events statewide-- including 3 years seasonally at Cypress Gardens
and 4 years of holiday shows at Silver Springs. Performed 3 shows daily at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach Jan. 23- Feb 1, 2009; recently played at Art Festivals or community events in Maitland, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Dade City, Winter Garden, Eustis, and Ocala. Please visit the website--www.MountainBrew.net --for past and present schedule and to hear music samples.
` The Village Folk Revival
Ron, Dick, & Rick
Folk, Bluegrass, Folk Rock, and Irish Music from it’s heyday to today. The Village Folk Revival covers the folk music scene from The Kingston Trio to John Denver, from Woody Guthrie to James Taylor. Irish, Scotch, and English music is also included from The Clancy Brothers, to Christy Moore, to The High Kings.
With a mix of vocal harmonies and a variety of instruments, The Village Folk Revival brings a unique style to the standards and contemporaries alike while throwing in a smattering of humor for good measure.
If you are in need of a group to play for your Resort, Club, Convention, Festival, Social Gathering, Party, or Whatever. The Village Folk Revival will meet your needs and exceed you expectations.
For booking information contact Ron Hite at 352-259-4479 (H), 352-454-6223 (C), email@example.com,
or visit our web page at: www.villagefolk.net
STEVE STERNBERG – BARRELHOUSE
“Talented, eclectic and absolutely fun. What an impressive performer!”
Sally Anderson, House Concert Presenter
Tallahasee, Florida pianist and composer Steve Sternberg will capture you with his energetic, playful and moving piano music. He plays the old obscure covers and his contemporary originals. You'll hear boogie-woogie from the 20'and 30's and ragtime, as well as original blues, pop and classical. In 2002 Sternberg won a Best New Florida Song award with his "Apalachicola Blues."
As a solo artist Steve Sternberg has been entertaining audiences from ages 3 to 103 throughout Florida since 1989. He is loved for his versatility and for his upbeat, informative rapport with his listeners. By popular demand Steve has been a regular performer at the Florida Folk Festival, the nation’s largest and oldest folk fest, for eight years. In the past few years Sternberg has performed in house concerts in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa, Winter Haven and Boca Raton.
Sternberg has released three CDs. His compositions “Apalachicola Blues” and “Forgotten Coast Blues” are part of the soundtrack for the documentary “Apalachicola, Our Town” which aired on WFSU-TV in 2004 in the Tallahassee area. ON WFSU’s local music series “Outloud,” the shows featuring Steve’s solo work and his duo with singer Mollie Lynne get regular airings as some of the most popular shows.
Please check out www.stevesternberg.com to view his active playing schedule, photos, to hear music samples and more. Steve is open for bookings across Florida on Fridays through Sundays. At the venue he prefers a good baby grand or upright, but can bring his keyboard if necessary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-893-4219 or 850-320-0010(cell).
Richard Brobst is a singer/songwriter whose latest cd--MIGHT BE TODAY--has just been released by KMA Records in Nashville. Richards lyrics are a combination of Americana, folk and country. Keith Bradford, from The Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network, called them "Americountry." One of Richard's songs, "Sometimes the Moon," recently ranked in the Soundclick top 100. To sample Richard's cd, you can go to Soundclicks.com/Richard Brobst. Richard is available for house parties and special events. Ph. (941) 475-4300 or email email@example.com
For the past thirty years, Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor and beauty in folk music.
Songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit - all of these are in Geoff Kaufman’s ditty bag. Ancient ballads, work songs and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles and insights into history. All of these are likely to be woven into one of Geoff’s concerts.
Above all, at the core of Geoff’s performance is his rich tenor voice, and an exuberant love of singing.
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