Hello Dear Friends,
Happy Fall! We're finally getting some cooler weather here in Florida (52 degrees this morning). Time to break out the sweaters and scarves!
I've spent the past couple of months settling into a groove with The Krickets. Along the way, I picked up a new instrument (the ukelele bass) which is really fun to play! I've had a great time learning The Krickets cool originals, working on cover tunes, and developing new arrangements. My bandmates, Lauren and Emily, are tremendously talented singer-songwriters and performers. It's a joy making music with them. I'm excited for you to hear our sound!
There's so much music on the horizon! Most of my upcoming shows are with The Krickets but I'll be doing a very special solo show Friday, December 6th. A Christmas Loft Concert will be hosted by Janet Moses in her artist loft just above Blue Goose Studio in downtown Lake City. I'll be performing some of my original music along with a few of my Christmas favorites. The New 76er's from Tallahassee will be there too! So come join us for some hometown holiday fun!
Also check out these upcoming shows (click on the venue for details/tickets):
Friday, November 8 The Krickets @ Heartwood Sound Stage Gainesville, FL
Saturday, November 9 The Krickets @ Lunazoot House Concert Tampa, FL
Sunday, November 10 The Krickets @ Bowery Station Apalachicola, FL
Thursday, November 14-19 The Krickets @ 35th Annual Florida & Alabama's
Frank Brown Songwriter Festival Gulf Coast
Friday, December 6 Christmas Loft Concert (solo) Lake City, FL
at Blue Goose Studio w/ The New 76ers
Friday, December 14 Christmas with The Krickets Monticello, FL
& The Currys
Saturday, December 15 The Krickets @ Manci's Antique Club Daphne, AL
I hope to see you soon. Until then, wishing you much joy and peace!
I am happy to announce that I'm joining musical forces with my friends, The Krickets! The Krickets are an award-winning female Americana band who tour throughout the Southeast. Lauren, Emily, and I have known each other for about three years and have played many of the same festivals. I've long-admired The Krickets for their sound and gifted songwriting. I am honored to be joining the group! We have performances scheduled at venues in Florida and Alabama this Fall with more to come! You can keep up with us via www.thekrickets.com, Facebook or Instagram.
While I will be focusing on learning new material for the next few months, I will continue to write and perform my original songs in venues around North Central Florida.
As always, thank you for supporting my music. I look forward to sharing more musical adventures with you soon!
It's springtime in Florida and that means it's music festival season!
I'm excited to be a performing at Gamble Rodgers Music Festival May 3rd -5th. This beautiful festival is held each year in the Colonial Quarter in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida. I'll be playing Saturday afternoon, May 4th at 4:10 pm. Come join in the fun! Get your tickets here.
Memorial Day weekend I'll be heading back to Florida Folk Festival for three fun-filled days of music, workshops, dancing, and crafts on the banks of the Suwannee River. The festival takes place in White Springs, Florida Friday, May 24-Sunday May 26. Performance schedules haven't been released yet but I'll be sure to post them when they become available. Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
After a long, restful summer, I'm happy to announce that Fall is full of music!
Friday night, I'll be joining my buddy, Ron Atkatsh, from 8-11 pm at Marion Street Bistro and Brew House in downtown Lake City. Marion Street is one of my favorite local restaurants and I'm happy to be playing there again. Ron and I will be performing tunes from "Twists & Tangles" plus some really great cover tunes.
Monday, September 17th, I'll be heading over to St. Augustine for a songwriter's round at The Corner Bar hosted by David Besley and Bob Patterson. I LOVE writer's rounds and I'm so excited to be a part of this one! Music starts at 7 pm.
I'll be opening for Passerine Saturday, September 22nd at The Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge in Gainesville. If you haven't seen Passerine, you really must (in the meantime, take a listen here). Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Freddie at (352) 317-7307. $20 suggested donation to benefit Alachua Conservation Trust and Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery.
October 6th and 7th I'll be returning to The Lake County Folk Festival. The festival takes place in Historic Downtown Eustis. It's a family-oriented musical event and the longest running FREE folk festival in the state of Florida. So many of my folk friends will be there. It's sure to be a fun weekend!
I hope you can make it to one of the upcoming shows! Thank you for listening to and supporting my music. It is such an encouragement to me!
I'm super-excited to announce that I'll be performing my very first house concert April 21st in Tallahassee. The concert will be hosted by George Gray. George is a wonderful singer-songwriter I met at last year's Will McLean Festival. You can check out his music here. I'll be performing along with the amazingly talented Kelly Goddard of The New 76er's. Here's the info if you'd like to reserve a seat:
Spring is almost here! There is so much to love - the weather is beautiful, the mosquitoes aren’t terrible yet, and it’s festival season! Festivals are a wonderful way to relax, enjoy some great music, and catch performances by talented new artists and those you know and love. I hope you can join me at some of these events this spring!
Will McLean Music Festival Sertoma Youth Ranch Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11
Gamble Rogers Music Festival Colonial Quarter Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6
St Augustine, FL
Florida Folk Festival Stephen Foster Folk Cultural Center State Park Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27
White Springs, FL
HEARTWOOD SOUNDSTAGE, GAINESVILLE, FL - JULY 1ST
I'll have the pleasure of opening for The New 76ers at Heartwood Soundstage on Saturday, July 1st. The New 76ers are fabulously talented songwriters and performers and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. This is their first time performing in Gainesville and I'm honored to open the show for them. Doors open at 7 pm. Music starts at 8 pm. For tickets and more information click here.
BLUE GOOSE STUDIO LAKE CITY, FL - JULY 14TH
Happy Spring, everyone! Festival season is in full swing! I'm looking forward to playing these venues/festivals in the weeks to come. Click on the locations for more information.
Sunday, April 9th 4pm CST Roberts Hall Lynn Haven, FL
Sunday, May 7th 1:40pm Gamble Rogers Music Festival St. Augustine, FL
Friday - Sunday, May 26 - 28th Florida Folk Festival White Springs, FL
It's been six months since the release of "Twists and Tangles." A huge "THANK YOU" for all of your support! It is so encouraging to me!
I'm excited to announce that many radio stations around the country and in Europe have added songs from "Twists and Tangles" to their rotations. Most of these stations allow you to tune in online so give them a listen and drop them a note to let them know I sent you!
WMVY - TISBURY, MA
CUIT - TORONTO, CANADA
CROSSROADS RADIO - BERGEN, NETHERLANDS
ISA RADIO - LHUIS, FRANCE
KAFM - GRAND JUNCTION, CO
KAOS - OLYMPIA, WA
KDNK - CARBONDALE, CO
KKFI - KANSAS CITY, MO
KMUD - REDWAY, CA
KPFT - HOUSTON, TX
KXUA - FAYETTEVILLE, AK
RADIO PARKSTAD - PARKSTAD, HOLLAND
WAER - SYRACUSE, NY
WAGS - BISHOPVILLE, SC
WBZC - PEMBERTON, NJ
WEFT - CHAMPAIGN, IL
WEHC - EMORY, VA
WHFR - DEARBORN, MI
WKKL - BARNSTABLE, MA
WMKY - MOREHEAD, KY
WRRW - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
WWUH - WEST HARTFORD, CT
This Sunday I’ll be playing a showcase as part of the wonderful High Springs Music in the Park Series. The event will be held at the High Springs New Century Women’s Club from 2 - 4 pm. I’ll be joined by Barbara Paul, a fabulously talented blues performer and Ellen Bukstel, an amazing Americana/folk singer-songwriter. I am quite humbled to share the stage with these ladies. They are both extraordinary talents. Best of all, the event free. Tips will benefit Relay for Life. The High Springs New Century Women’s Club is hosting a “Soup, Sandwiches and Sweets” luncheon prior to the show (11:30 am -1:30 pm) as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Admission is $8.
Friday, February 3rd I'll be playing a Songwriters' Round at The Emerald Thread in Lake City with two of my favorite people - Elaine Mahon and Larry Mangum. This one will be lots of fun! Doors open for coffee and desserts at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8 pm.
I will be returning to the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, FL this year - May 26-28. Woohoo! I'll post more details about this one as they become available.
I'm looking forward to adding more shows in the weeks to come so check back for updates.
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