Tuesday, December 06, 2005


HOWDY. WELCOME TO MY BLOG.The Blog's purpose is help spread the word about the TAFEE Concert series, the Concerts in the UU Dome series, & add'l concerts which I help organize and/or wish to help publicize. Concerts are catch as catch can. No set schedule.

TAFEE = Tampa Acoustic, Folk, Etc., Enthusiasts. It's not an organization per se; just a name I came up w/to identify the concerts. TAFEE Concerts are held at Skipper's Smokehouse on occasional Tuesday nights (TAFEE Tuesday).

"Concerts in the UU Dome" are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. For directions, etc. check out the church website at http://www.uutampa.org/ . There's also a concert schedule at the web site.

I'm chair of the Concert Committee at the Tampa UU, am on the board of Friends of Florida Folk http://www.foff.org/, am a fan of acoustic blues and contribute the "Acoustic Connection" column to the Twelve Bar Rag, a bi-monthly publication of the Suncoast Blues Society http://www.suncoastblues.org/ .
Please support folk & blues by joining both the SBS & FOFF. Also, be sure and check out the extensive state-wide calendar of folk-related events at FOFF's website. **************************************************************************

12/11/05 UU DOME: SOUTHWIND w/Kathleen Brindley. $10. 3pm. We're happy to welcome this fabulous folk group back for its 8th annual concert. SOUTHWIND is a popular Florida Folk acoustic group that combines the talentand artistry of four area musicians who hail from Hillsborough, Pinellas,and Pasco Counties: Mary Ann Dinella, Sandra Jemison, Sharon Nauman, andDennis Devine. Southwind's sound is an eclectic blend of close harmoniesand unique arrangements featuring the use of multiple instruments. They do a mix of traditional, contemporary and original songs. For the Holiday concert, they will also do a mix of both holiday & non-holiday tunes. Ofcourse, there will be some sing-a-long songs. It wouldn't be a Southwind holiday concert without the audience being required to join in on "The 12 Days of Christmas." http://www.internetfla.com/southwind/about.html

Opening the show will be UU Church of Tampa Talented Teen Flautist-Singer KATHLEEN BRINDLEY.

12/16/05 UU DOME. 8pm. $12. MPE BAND w/W.F. Sonny Ebsary, III. in a holiday concert. Maggi, Pierce & E.J. continue to create a Big Buzz. Audiences go bonkers over their down-home farm city junk music; ie, a creative blend of roots music and rock n roll. And since the holidays are just around the corner, they promise to include some special MPE style holiday music when they hit The Dome. Influenced by a wide range of musicians such as Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash, they also carry on the tradition of great rock harmonies inherited from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross and The Who. http://www.mpeband.com/

Opening the show will be: UU Church of Tampa future Rock N Roll Star, 8-year old W.F. "SONNY" Ebsary, III. Rock N Roll Sonny enjoys writing and singing his own songs. His favorite bands include Pink Floyd, Metallica and Green Day. In addition to enjoying music, Sonny also enjoys creating his own comic books, riding his bike and playing with friends.

UU Dome - Thurs/Dec 29/ 7:30 pm./ $10 VONN NEW - EXPERIMENTS IN TRUTH CONCERT/PERFORMANCE http://tinyurl.com/exe6j Vonn New is a captivating local musician and performance artist. Her solo music is a unique blend of meditation, found sounds, the avant-garde, and on-the-spot creativity. Grounded in the practice of Deep Listening, Vonn uses electronics, flutes, percussion, and narrative to create an expansive sonic journey. At her Dome appearance, she will be presenting her "Experiments in Truth" project -- a deeply introspective attempt to express abstractions of Spiritual Truth. This is a farewell concert as Vonn is moving to the Big Apple to work with the renowned Pauline Oliveros who since the 1960s has influenced American Music through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual. Y'all come - one & all. Let's all give the very creative and captivating VONN NEW a great sendoff to her new “dream job.”