Friday, March 31, 2006


BLOG # 4 (2006)

In addition to the below Concerts in the UU Dome, I'm also organizing a TAFEE/Tampa Acoustic Folk Etc Enthusiasts Concert on May 2nd at Skipper's Smokehouse featuring CARRIE HAMBY & DAVID LEPORATI DUO. This Tallahassee twosome list their influences as the Carter Family, the Stanley Brothers, and the late great mandolin player Buzz Busby. David is also being influenced by California Honky Tonker Johnny Dilks. David plays mandolin and mandola. Carrie plays guitar and accordion. Carrie & David are adept at their instruments and their armonies are reminiscent of great old-timey duet singers such as Tracy Schwarz & Ginny Hawker.

(UU Church of Tampa)
Celebrating our 10th year of concerts!

Concerts are frequently added. Please stay tuned.


Mon/April 17th/7:30pm/$10: KRAIG KENNING & TOBY BONAR - DOUBLE BILL.
Kraig Kenning: Armed with his dobro and passionate lyrics, reminds us how potent music can be. From Blues Festivals to Folk Stages, a Kraig Kenning show is a guaranteed hit.
"To hold an audience spellbound, that's what I live for." Although this is a mighty ambitious goal, after being treated to one of Kraig's amazing performances, audience members agree that he does just that. ....... TOBY BONAR: Per 12/29/05 St Pete Times article : "Despite a startingly brief apprenticeship, Bonar exhibits a remarkable musical gift. During a {recent Skipper's concert } he performed a bracing set of Mississippi Delta blues... By the time he finished a scorching rendition of 'If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day' on a 1931 National Duolian Resonator guitar, a few stunned members of the audience were left asking each other, 'Who the heck is this guy?' " Read the full article at

ALSO - PLEASE NOTE: Kraig & Toby will be live on WMNF radio from 9:05 - 10:00 a.m. Friday April 14th.

Sun/April 23rd/3pm/$10: BOB PATTERSON. Bob is a singer-songwriter-storyteller-12 string guitar picker who has appeared at the Florida Folk Festival for over three decades. Integrating original music with story-telling he takes his audiences on a trip through the real Florida. A trip filled with folklore and humor. Back to the land, to the plants and the animals. To Florida's precious water, and to its original people. "I want my audiences to think about saving Florida forever and to make the connection between art and nature. If they do that, I've made my case." Influenced by the late Gamble Rogers, Bob not only carries on the folk tradition with his own performances at folk festivals and various folk venues around the state, he also helps plan the wonderful Gamble Rogers Folk Festival which takes place annually in St Augustine. Bob Patterson is a Florida Treasure!

Sat/Apr 29th / 8pm. $15: DON WHITE w/ELLEN BUKSTEL Opening. HUMOR - MUSIC. A must for present or past parents of teenagers (or anyone who has ever been a teenager!). Don's annual concert at the Dome. He always puts on a great show. Lots of standing O's & smiling faces ( and a few tears too). Having Ellen, with her beautiful voice and nice songs, kick things off is an extra treat.

Thurs/ May 11th/ 7:30 pm. $12: KEVIN SO. From New York City - To Hong Kong -To the UU Dome. We're thrilled that the OH SO DYNAMIC! Kevin has included us in his schedule. His last Dome concert created A REALLY BIG BUZZ. Vocals. Songwriting. Piano. Guitar. Personality. Surprises. (Acoustic Pop-Jazz-Blues-Folk, etc)
From teens to seniors - Everybody loves Kevin.


Mon/May 29th/ 7:30 pm. $12: FIONN TULACH. (Formerly known as Fiona Davidson). A wonderful singer, harpist and bard from Scotland. . She was at the Dome in 2001. We're happy to welcome her back for a night of gorgeous music and captivating storytelling.

Tues/May 30th/7-10 pm. $20:
Attend both the concert & workshop & you can do so for $27.
The Celtic Spiritual tradition has been the focus of Fionn's life; and she loves sharing it.
In conjunction with her concert the previous night, Fionn Tulac will lead an Introduction to the Celtic Spiritual Tradition at the UU Dome. She will introduce the participants to the Celtic method of walking a path that is powerful, wise and lyrically beautiful. . Read all about Fionn & the workshop at these websites:

Tues/May 23rd/ 7:30 pm. $12. MICHAEL JOHNSON. What a treat to welcome Michael back to the Dome. He's an outstanding, classically trained guitarist. Award winning singer- songwriter ("Bluer than Blue" is one of his best known songs). Has toured with the likes of John Denver, Chad Mitchell, Allison Krause. Many TV appearances, including Jay Leno and Austin City Limits. A great musician. A great entertainer. Watch out for the one-liners.

LOOKING AHEAD: AMY CAROL WEBB/Sun July 9, afternoon concert plus Amy will probably contribute special music during the morning church service. CURTIS & LORETTA/Tues Sept 26, UU Dome concert on Tues nite, plus this talented, down-home, wonderful duo will also be on WMNF 88.5 live music show w/Bill Dudley on Fri Sept 22.