Friday, September 15, 2006

BLOG # 5


UU Dome: Tues. Sept 26. CURTIS & LORETTA w/JENNY JAMES & RON GILBERT opening. www. 7:30. $10 at the door. (2 husband & wife duos for the price of one. can't beatthem apples) Also - Fri Sept 22, Curtis & Loretta will be on WMNF Radio Live Music Show (9:05-10 a.m.)

UU Dome: Sun. Oct 8. MINDY SIMMONS & ELLEN BUKSTEL. 3:00. $10 at the door. (Fla songbirds doing their duo thang -- humor -- a good time)

UU Dome: Fri. Oct 13. TRACY GRAMMER (and sideman Jim Henry). Concert 8:00. Doors 7:15. Advance paid reservations $12. Tickets at the Door $15.

UU Dome: Sun. Oct 29. ROD MACDONALD. Concert 3:00. $10 at the door. Yea!Everybody loves Rod.

UU Dome: Sun. Nov 26. TOM PALEY. Concert 3:00. $12 at the door. Check outTom's website & also google him & read all about him. You'll find some very intesting tidbits (gave guitar lessons to Jerry Garcia; played in a duo w/Woody Guthrie, etc) Also, after the concert is over & Tom has time to switch gears, he'll be conducting an old-time banjo workshop. Cost for workshop is $20. (One other thing -- altho it's not yet confirmed, Cyrus Carawan, a young former Fla State Fiddle Champion, may make a special rare appearance & open the concert.) Stay tuned.

UU Dome: Sun. Dec 3. BRYAN BOWERS & SUSAN BOYER HALEY. Concert 3:00. $12 at the door. (scroll down & you can see aphoto of Susan & read about her)

UU Dome: Sun. Dec 10. SOUTHWIND -- 9TH Annual Holiday Concert at the Dome. The delightful & entertaining 9 year old Rock N Roll Sonny opens the show (Sonny Ebsary). Southwind will bring us holiday & nonholiday folk music, hearwarming and funny songs, wonderful harmonies, mult-instruments, humor, and also some sing-a-l0ngs. Southwind plus Sonny too equals a might good time.
Additional Concerts/Events that I'm helping organize

Tampa: Tues Sept 26 -- Friends of Florida Folk is sponsoring a "Folk in the Schools" program featuring Curtis & Loretta. It will be at Lanier Elementary School in South Tampa. It's not open to the public. But I wanted to tout it. It's a neat thing to expose the kids to some good ole folk music. And Curtis & Loretta with their great talent, old-timey looks & multi-instruments (most of which the kids have probablynever seen or heard) will be good ambassadors of Folk. Thanks to FOFF for sponsoring it!

Odessa: Sat Oct 7: GUITARIST MURIEL ANDERSON IN ODESSA. (yes-Odessa). 3pm,$10 at the door (except there is no door). The Spirit of Life UnitarianUniversalists are interested in jumping on the concert bandwagon (joiningtheir sister UUs in Clearwater and at the UU Dome in Tampa which alreadyhave concert series). They are testing the concert waters by presentingthe amazing, jaw-dropping guitarist --Muriel Anderson. "This woman, who I first thought was a little girl, walked to the front of the room, pickedup a large guitar and sat down in a chair & commenced to play the most amazing guitar-music I've ever heard. I couldn't believe my eyes or ears."Words uttered by an audience member after experiencing Muriel's concert inTampa (at the UU Dome) a couple of years ago. ***** The Odessa Spirit ofLife UUs have purchased beautiful property you reach via a dirt road fromTarpon Springs Road. It's easy to find. There's a pavilion on theproperty. That's where the concert will take place. address- directions *** Also Fri Oct 6 -Muriel will be on WMNF live music show (9:05 - 10 a.m.)

Brandon: Mon Oct 16: D.W. GILL. Time for some blues at the Brandon Library. TheSuncoast Blues Society (of which I'm a volunteer) is sponsoring D.W. Gill &Matt Swenson in a FREE "Blues in the Library" edutainment program. JimGraves of the Brandon Library wins first prize for taking advantage of the SBS Blues in the Library Program (BITL). We kicked off BITL here inAugust '03 and are now venturing back for the 4th time. It will be amixture of music & also some talk about the blues. 619 Vonderburg Dr,Brandon - Starts at 7. Will end about 8:30. Library closes at 9.