Saturday, August 12, 2017

GLORIA’S LATEST HOUSE CONCERT BLAST– PLUS -- A “HOUSE” THEATRICAL EVENT!

GLORIA’S LATEST HOUSE CONCERT BLAST– PLUS --  A “HOUSE” THEATRICAL EVENT!
 
1.   Frank Thomas concert.   (w/Lisa & Vgo) .. 
2.   Gary Reid’s  theatrical performance: A Life of Sorrow. The Life & Times of Carter Stanley. 
3.  Future Concerts.  (SoTpaHouseConcerts & Concerts in the UU Dome)   (note: grant peeples mullet fry/house concert has been added)
 
please email me (gshello@tampabay.rr.com)  your rsvp’s for the upcoming house concerts & i’ll reply w/the address & other pert info..
 
House Concerts Suggested Donation:  $15-$20  (100 % to the musicians)
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1.  Sun Aug 20, 4pm.   FRANK THOMAS with Versatile VGO  
 
 
 

ABOUT FRANK:  This video describes Frank’s bio in a nutshell.  It’s from Frank’s 2013 induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
 
The concert will feature Frank +Vgo.  Vgo will not only sit in with Frank on some songs, but he’ll also have a “special guest” set.   P.S. Frank’s wife Lisa (who is Frank’s #1 assistant & biscuit cooker) will be backing up Frank w/harmony vocals  (and I hope she’ll do the Biscuit song).
 
 
I suspect most of you reading this msg are already familiar with Frank & need no introduction.   But for those of you who maybe don’t know him,  I encourage you to google “Frank Thomas Fla Folk Music.”   You’ll be rewarded with lots of interesting links.  such as this:   https://myfloridahistory.org/frontiers/article/122
 
I LOVE Frank’s song about Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfSmlOMFcM  
 
A personal reflection:   Altho I’m a Fla native,  I never knew much about “Fla Folk Music”  until I moved to Tampa in late 1979 shortly after WMNF started broadcasting (Sept 14, 1979).   I immediately started listening..   Frank & his late wife Ann hosted a Fla Folk Show early on.  And that show, my friends,  was my introduction to the Fla Folk World.  I guess I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that WMNF, & that  show in particular, changed my life..   
 
Very cool honor from Walkin’ Lawton:  Frank rec’d a state resolution honoring him from our late great  Governor Lawton Chiles – plus Walkin’ Lawton presented  Frank with a pair of his “walkin’ boots.”  
 
A peek at add’l awards/honors (some of which included Ann):   Florida Folk Heritage Award;  Julian Prescott History Award, Florida Historical Society Golden Quill Award, the Stetson Kennedy Foundation Fellow Man & Mother Earth Award. (and as mentioned above- he is in the Fla Artists Hall of Fame)..  
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ABOUT VGO:    Michael Stock, DJ, WLRN-Miami, describes Vgo as a mlti-instrumentalist & Performing Anthropologist.    Oh my.  Vgo doesn’t do computers.   Doesn’t do email.   He asked me to mail him (as in snail mail) the particulars about this concert.   Old-time.  That’s Vgo.  It’s no surprise that he’s very well known in the Fla Old Time Music World.    Alas, the Fla Old Time Music Championships no longer happen.   But when they did, year after year Vgo would either win or place in most every category.  For instance, here are stats from the 2015 Championships:  Dobro/2nd; Autoharp/1st; Finger-pick guitar/3rd;  Appalachian Dulcimer/1st; Rhythm Instrument/ 4th (jug);  Mandolin/2nd.     He didn’t win or place in the banjo category in 2015 which I suspect, bcause of all his past 1st places, he wasn’t allowed to compete.
 
I don’t know what instruments he’ll have with him at the concert – but – I hope the banjo will be included.   
speaking of banjo:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omKrqvrruYc 
 
Vgo performing a Calipso song about death live on WLRN -Miami:  “When Basil Comes,”   http://youtube.com/watch?v=0BsnuB-WFSQ
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http://www.alifeofsorrow.com/    He played the music.  He wrote the songs. And he self destructed.
 
   note:   This play includes some music.  But it’s not a musical..
 
Gary Reid  is a walking history book when it comes to the Stanley Brothers.  
A few months ago Craig & I  went to the Orlando main library & saw Gary in a performance of his very compelling & interesting play.   
 
As of June of this year Gary reported that  in less than three years he had offered 61 performances in 11 states.  (and there have been add’l performances since June)  Obviously, the word is out that the play is outstanding.    He’s soon to be doing a Fla tour (mostly libraries)..   Methinks we’re privileged that we were able to “piggy-back”  a performance at the house in between his “regular” performances.   And we certainly hope to have lots of company for our “house”  performance.    (This will be our 2nd theatrical performance.  The previous one was well received)..
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3.  Future Concerts.  (SoTpaHouseConcerts & Concerts in the UU Dome)  
 
2017 at the house:  9/24 Grant Peeples Mullet Fry & Concert.   10/1 Alice Wallace (she yodels –yea! )  10/7 The Adventures of Annabelle Lynn (female band from the Panhandle.  they were a hit at this year’s Fla Folk Fest ); 11/5 Johnny Azari (he defies description –adult show/kinda bizarre bluesy folkey comedy)  
 
2017  At the UU Dome:    12/3: Verlon Thompson;   12/10:  Reggie Harris   (others at the dome are on the backburner – tba) . .
 
2018 at the house:  Jan 30 Max & Ruth Bloomquist (they’re appearing at The Kennedy Center soon )    Feb 22/Sultans of String (outta this world);  Feb ? Doug MacLeod, concert & acoustic blues guitar workshop.  Congrats to Doug. He won  “Acoustic Artist of the Year”  at the Blues Foundation’s 2017 Blues Music Awards in Memphis.
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  Is this a great lineup or what? 
 

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

2016 Concerts - Tampa

"Concerts in the UU Dome" series  take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa

 JANUARY 2016 CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME   http://uutampa.org/concerts/
(Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa,  11400 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa   33637 )
       
       Sun Jan 17th 3 pm– A double bill w/ Florida Teen Musicians David Julia AND Brother Brother (aka Bret & Bradley Anderson)     (this is a co-production between the UUCT & Friends of Florida Folk (FOFF)     www.foff.org    http://brotherbrothermusic.com/
       
       Tues Jan 19th 7:30 pm – A double bill w/The Kennedys AND Radoslav Lorkovic 

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 JANUARY 2016 SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERTS   (RSVPs are required --  space is limited .   Upon receipt of your RSVP,  I’ll respond with a confirmation & will give you the address & all the other pert details)   Contact me at  gshello @ tampabay.rr.com

  Two OUTSTANDING (world-class) musicians will be IN THE HOUSE in January.. 
        
Wed Jan 27th  7:30 pm  Verlon Thompson   http://www.verlonthompson.com/


Fri  Jan 29  7:30 pm Richard Smith     http://www.richardsmithmusic.com/home

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gloria's Music Blog #46 (updated  3/20/14)

I AM DIRECTLY INVOLVED W/THE BELOW CONCERTS/EVENTS - EITHER COORDINATING OR PRODUCING . THANKS A MILLION FOR HELPING KEEP THIS MUSIC ALIVE AND FLOURISHING. IF YOU'D LIKE TO RECEIVE EMAIL NOTICES OF "MY" CONCERTS, PLEASE SO ADVISE @ GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM.

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UU DOME:  CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF TAMPA, 11400 MORRIS BRIDGE RD, TAMPA, FL 33637,  INFO: 813-988-8188
(CLICK ON Get Involved - then on Concerts)  PLEASE NOTE. YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE by credit card  via THE CHURCH WEBSITE .  (cash/checks only at the door)
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STHC. SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERTS (WESTSHORE/GANDY AREA) . RSVP'S NECESSARY. TO RSVP, EMAIL ME AT GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM
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Azalea Park House Concerts/Orlando. I occasionally host a house concert at my mom’s home in Orlando. RSVP'S NECESSARY. TO RSVP, EMAIL ME AT GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM
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FOFF. FRIENDS OF FLORIDA FOLK. www.foff.org  (I'm on the board and; as suchhelp plan occasional events.) 
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Best Laid Plans. Always check and make sure a concert is happening before showing up. Also,  please remember. RSVPs are required for the house concerts
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$12 advance.   $15 door.     
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  SoTpaHouseConcert:   Mon Mar 31 – Carli & Juli Kennedy.    www.cjkennedy.com
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 SoTpaHouseConcert:   SOLD OUT.   Thur Apr 3.  Shaun Hopper (Shaun’s appearance is connected to the “Concerts in Your Home” Listening Room Festival)   
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  SoTpaHouseConcert:   Tues Apr 15.   8 Ball Aitken. www.8ballaitken.com./ 
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Gloria's Music Blog #45 (updated 11/18/13)

I AM DIRECTLY INVOLVED W/THE BELOW CONCERTS/EVENTS - EITHER COORDINATING OR PRODUCING . THANKS A MILLION FOR HELPING KEEP THIS MUSIC ALIVE AND FLOURISHING. IF YOU'D LIKE TO RECEIVE EMAIL NOTICES OF "MY" CONCERTS, PLEASE SO ADVISE @ GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM.

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UU DOME:  CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF TAMPA, 11400 MORRIS BRIDGE RD, TAMPA, FL 33637,  INFO: 813-988-8188
(CLICK ON Get Involved - then on Concerts)  PLEASE NOTE. YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE VIA THE CHURCH WEBSITE
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STHC. SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERTS (WESTSHORE/GANDY AREA) . RSVP'S NECESSARY. TO RSVP, EMAIL ME AT GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM

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Azalea Park House Concerts/Orlando. I occasionally host a house concert at my mom’s home in Orlando. RSVP'S NECESSARY. TO RSVP, EMAIL ME AT GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM
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FOFF. FRIENDS OF FLORIDA FOLK. www.foff.org  (I'm on the board and; as such
help plan occasional events.) 
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Best Laid Plans. Always check and make sure a concert is happening before showing up. Also,  please remember. RSVPs are required for the house concerts
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Sun Sep 8  2013 – Jonathan Byrd – South Tampa House Concert 

4:30 doors.   5:00 concert. 
"I thought I was listening to a young Doc Watson." Jay Moulin, Southeast Performer magazine
...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times.
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Jonathan Byrd “May the River Run Dry” video: http://youtu.be/IvbKeOYBLtY
Wed Sept 25 – Claude Bourbon – South Tampa House Concert  (you may not be familiar with him – trust me – he’s good –& he has a nice french accent ta-boot )
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 Sun Sept 29  2013  (UU Dome):    TENOR PAUL DIAZ COBO  (from Brandon)  + accompanist PARKER WILKSON (from Land O Lakes), a 15 year old piano prodigy . Parker will accompany Paul & will also perform four solo piano pieces.  PAUL & PARKER will be in Concert at the UU Dome.    They are both local musicians..    Paul made his Operatic debut at age 25 in 1989...  he has had leading roles in Pagliacci, La Forza del destino, Carmen, Tales of Hoffmann,La Boheme,  etc.    This will be Paul’s  3rd appearance at the UU Dome  & Parker’s first. 
A sample of Paul’s glorious singing:    http://www.youtube.com/user/PDCobo/videos         
Interesting story about Parker:    http://tbo.com/pasco-county/ivory-keys-to-success-583304
PROGRAM:
Vieni  Sul Mar (Come Towards the Sea)… Eduardo di Capua;  Silenzio Cantatore (Silent Singer)…G. Lama;  Piano Piece tba;  Munequita Linda (Beautiful Doll)….Maria Grever; Piano Piece tba;  Because…Guy d’ Hardelot;
Intermission;   Occhi Di Fata (Eyes of Fate)…L. Denza;  Niun Mi Tema (No One Fears Me)…Opera Otello, G. Verdi;  Piano Piece tba;  Te Quiero Morena (I Love You My Brunette)…Zarzuela El Trust de los Tenorios, J. Serrano;
Piano Piece tba;    Tu Ca Nun Chiagne (You Who Do Not Weep) ….E. De Curtis
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Thurs Oct 17 2013 – Jon Shain  - South Tampa House Concert   www.jonshain.com
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Sun Oct 20 2013 ERIC ANDERSEN..   4pm.  UU DOME.  $25 ticket   (thirsty boots) 
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 Tues Oct 29  2013– Andrew Calhoun -  South Tampa House Concert    http://www.waterbug.com/calhoun/index.html
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Sunday Nov 3 2013 -  JAMES KEELAGHAN w/Radoslav Lorkovich.
    UU Dome.    (fall back day – end daylight savings time – clock changing time  )  
Cold Missouri Waters :
(Hot off the presses – Radoslav Lorkovich (Rad) has been added as an opener for James Keelaghan at the UU Dome concert – on Nov 3rd.   How cool is that?   www.radoslavlorkovic.com
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Sun Nov 17 2013 – TIM and MYLES THOMPSON.   South Tampa House Concert.
  yep father and son are returning.  outstanding. amazing pickin’ and fiddlin’ and  harmonizing..    fun. quirky. 
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Sun Dec 8 2013  Friends of Florida Folk/UU Dome Holiday Concert.
at the UU Dome.   Featuring:    Bill Blymiller and Friends; Bing Futch, and  Southwind.        
http://www.uutampa.org/concerts 
  
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Tues Dec 10, 2013   -  PAUL GEREMIA (acoustic blues maestro)  South Tampa House Concert
" Paul is possibly the greatest living performer of the East Coast and Texas finger-picking and slide styles, six and twelve strings. Covers of Blind Willie McTell, Tampa Red, Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake (to name just a few) will raise the hair on your neck. John Hammond says he'd drive a thousand miles to see Paul play ..."          http://www.paulgeremia.org/index.html 
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 2014: peeking into next year:  TENTATIVES:   two back to back so tpa house concerts:   eric taylor/jan 21.   steve gillette and cindy mangsen/jan 22;   Veronika Jackson/Mar 5th;  The Kennedys/Mar 13th.  Shaun Hopper/Apr 3rd (as part of the Lisening Room Festival).    

STAY TUNED.    

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Gloria's Music Blog #44 (updated 6/06/13)


I AM DIRECTLY INVOLVED W/THE BELOW CONCERTS/EVENTS - EITHER COORDINATING OR PRODUCING . THANKS A MILLION FOR HELPING KEEP THIS MUSIC ALIVE AND FLOURISHING. IF YOU'D LIKE TO RECEIVE EMAIL NOTICES OF "MY" CONCERTS, PLEASE SO ADVISE @ GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM.

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I've also started a 2nd blog: www.glorialovesmusic.blogspot.com   
It contains a little bit of different info than this one - altho there's some overlap.
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Gloria on Facebook

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UU DOME:  CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF TAMPA, 11400 MORRIS BRIDGE RD, TAMPA, FL 33637,  INFO: 813-988-8188
(CLICK ON Get Connected - then on Concerts)  PLEASE NOTE. YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE VIA THE CHURCH WEBSITE
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STHC. SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERTS (WESTSHORE/GANDY AREA) . RSVP'S NECESSARY. TO RSVP, EMAIL ME AT GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM

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Azalea Park House Concerts/Orlando. I occasionally host a house concert at my mom’s home in Orlando. RSVP'S NECESSARY. TO RSVP, EMAIL ME AT GSHOLLOWAY AT EMAIL DOT COM

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FOFF. FRIENDS OF FLORIDA FOLK. www.foff.org  (I'm on the board and; as such
help plan occasional events.)  

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Best Laid Plans. Always check and make sure a concert is happening before showing up. Also,  please remember. RSVPs are required for the house concerts

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2013 Calendar  (latest update - june 6, 2013)


Wed Jan 30, 2013 - Small Potatoes/STHC 

Thur Feb 28, 2013 - Paul Sprawl/STHC
www.paulsprawl.com  
 This is a house concert - plus fundraiser for 6 year old Anna-Saphia Rogers

Thur Mar 7, 2013 -Pop Wagner  w/Fiddler Greg Holt opening   STHC  


www.popwagner.com      everybody loves singing cowboys - right?
an article about greg holt:
http://www.ticketsarasota.com/2012-02-15/section/the-local-original-the-fiddler-of-sarasota/


Thur Mar 14, 2013 -Bill Staines/STHC www.acousticmusic.com/staines/


Tues Mar 19, 2013 - Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin /STHC   

http://wilmaring.com/

Wed Mar 27, 2013 - Moonshine Holler/STHC www.reverbnation.com/moonshineholler

Sun Mar 31, 2013 - 2pm  Walter Strauss/UU DOME
                          out of this world music!
 www.walterstrauss.com
www.uutampa.org - click on get connected/concerts  


Thur Apr 4, 2013 -Sam Pacetti/STHC    http://www.sampacetti.com/
7pm doors.  7:30pm concert. 

Mon Apr 9 - Mean Mary/Azalea Park (Orlando) House Concert
7pm doors.  7:30pm concert.  (alas - this one was canceled) 
Wed Apr 24, 2013 - Charlie Morris/STHC     http://bluespages.com/charliemorris/
7pm doors.  7:30pm concert.   (tommy bell will accompany charlie) 

Thurs May 16, 2013   The Thompsons, Tim and Myles/STHC 
  father and son duo -  guitar/fiddle ..  good stuff.  AMAZING - CK 'EM OUT!!
7pm doors.  7:30pm concert. 
www.timthompsonguitar.com

UU DOME.   Sun May 19 -  12:45 pm.   An intro to  *Zora Neale Hurston featuring Phyllis McEwen.  This event is at the UU Dome (UU Church of Tampa).  Altho it isn't a concert,  there will be some songs included in the program.  Phyllis is an  actor-scholar, poet, and  educator who is well known throughout Florida for her wonderful theatrical portrayals of Zora.  It will  be presented in not only an informational/scholarly type context but will also include some of Phylls’ theatrical “in-character”  portrayals of Zora’s songs and stories.    The program, which will last approximately 45 minutes, will be followed by a talkback.  * Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was from Eatonville, Florida.  Zora was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of Black heritage are unparalleled.    

Canceled.  Wed June 5, 2013    JUDY TAMPA AND  BUNCO SQUAD /STHC 
   CANCELED.    To be rescheduled for a later date. 
www.tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck/content/artist-day-judy-tampa-and-bunko-squad/2051172     

Wed, July 17, 2013  JERRY SALLEY/ STHC  
7pm doors.   7:30pm concert.
 Is there any Down Home Country Music being written today?  As a matter of fact -YES!.   Jerry Salley is doing  that very thing!   NOT ONLY IS HE WRITING IT - HE'S SINGING IT!   
http://www.jerrysalley.com

Thurs, Aug 15, 2013   BRENDAN NOLAN /STHC
7pm doors.   7:30pm concert.
to know him is to love him. such a sweetheart.  p.s.  he's a heck of an Irish musician taboot!  
http://www.brendannolan.com/

Wed Aug 28, 2013  MICHAEL SMITH/ STHC
7pm doors.  7:30pm concert.
http://michaelpetersmith.com/
Per Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches:
If “The Dutchman” were the only song Michael Smith ever wrote, I’d put him on my list of great songwriters. But Michael has consistently written many great songs over the past 40 years or so and cemented his place on the list many times over.

Wed Sept 25, 2013 -  Claude Bourbon    STHC
ah. claude. fab guitar. vocals (with a French accent).. delightful.

Thur Oct 17, 2013 - JON SHAIN     STHC
outstanding veteran singer-songwriter/guitarist who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his musical style -- combining improvised Piedmont Blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime


Sun Oct 20, 2013
UU DOME.   Sun Oct 20, 2013  ERIC ANDERSEN at the UU DOME (UU Church of Tampa)
 concert is at 4 pm.   (note - 4pm) .   Yep - it's ERIC ANDERSEN (Thirsty Boots
http://www.ericandersen.com/

 Sun Nov 3, 2013 
UU DOME.   Sun Nov 3, 2013  -JAMES KEELAGHAN at the UU DOME (UU Church of Tampa)
daylight savings time ends today.  it's "fall back day"    concert is at 3pm  (note - 3pm) 
http://www.woodenshipproductions.com/index.php/james-keelaghan 

Add'l concerts TBA - Stay Tuned
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