Tuesday, December 26, 2006

BLOG # 6
Info about Gloria & "GLORIA'S MUSIC" see

UU Dome/Tampa. Sat Jan 20, 2007. 2 p.m. A FREE FOLK MUSIC MINI-FEST. Concerts in the UU Dome & Friends of Florida Folk are teaming up for this event. Friends of Florida Folk, Inc., a non-profit organization is celebrating its 25th year in '07. No charge but donations appreciated. Featured will be Art Crummer & Friends (acoustic blues); Dale Webber &Linda Fackeldey (old-time); Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen (folk); RayBelanger & Lloyd Goldstein (classical folk). Carroll Smith & Cindy Roy (folk). Also Mike Jurgensen, JackWilliams, Robin Leach and others will close out the mini-fest with a music tribute in memory of Steve Blackwell, a beloved Florida musician who died in '06. After the mini-fest portion of the day, there will be a circle acoustic jam. Listeners and participants welcome. ( FYI Prior to the mini-fest, beginning at 10 a.m., FOFF is having its annual membership business meeting and special guest speakers, including Elaine McGrath, who coordinates the Florida Folk Festival, and national touring artists Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen. At 1 p.m. there will be lunchtime pizza and birthday cake. Then at 2, the mini-fest portion of the day commences.All events are open to the public. ) Info: http://www.foff.org/ or Gloria.
10 - 1: FOFF Membership Meeting.
1-2: Pizza & Birthday Cake.
2-5:30: Mini-Fest w/multiple performers plus Tribute to Steve Blackwell.
5:30 - 7:30: Circle Acoustic Jam

UU DOME. Tues Jan 23, 2007. 7:30 p.m. $12. ERIC TAYLOR W/LORNA BRACEWELL OPENING. "To say that Eric Tayloris one of the finest writers of our time would be an understatement. He is the William Faulkner of songwriting." per Nanci Griffith. Our BillBlymiller is a huge fan. Me too. Plus I have a special place in my heart for him because when he was on Austin City Limits, he remarked how much he enjoYed performing at the Tampa UU Church concert series. That was a few years ago. Eric says it's still true. And we still like having him. Please be here to welcome him back. www.bluerubymusic.com
Lorna Bracewell opens the show. Per St. Pete Times: .... "smart, funny and quite possibly, the heir apparent to the Ani DiFranco throne." www.lornabracewell.com

UU DOME. Thurs Feb 8, 2007. 7:30 p.m. $15. JACK WILLIAMS with D.W. Gill Opening. Jack, a wonderful singer-songwriter/performer, not to mention Outstanding Guitarist, recently wowed the audience as the opener for a WMNF concert. Jack's music is an eclectic mix of folk and blues, with a dash of soul, jazz & rock 'n roll thrown in for good measure. D.W. Gill, who usually is found fronting electric bands, will expose his acoustic side and present a solo/acoustic/folk-blues opening set. D.W. sez he may even set aside his harmonica for a song or two & take a turn at the Dome's Grand Piano. http://www.jackwilliamsmusic.com/ www.myspace.com/dwgillandbluephantoms

UU DOME. Wed Feb 14, 2007. 7:30 p.m. $15. MURIEL ANDERSON With Sal DiTroia & Terry Premru opening. "Acoustic guitarist Muriel Anderson... has justifiably gained a reputation as one of the world's best, and most versatile, guitar instrumentalists." ...Chicago Tribune www.murielanderson.com Sal & Terry are members of the Tampa Bay Fingerstyle Guitar Guild. They are great players in their own right. The Guild is sponsoring their appearance. Treat your Valentine AND/OR YOURSELF to a Guitar Extravaganza.

UU DOME. Sun. Feb 18, 2007. LAUREN PELON PRESENTS "WOMEN IN MUSIC. SOMEONE WILL REMEMBER US." 4pm. $10. This program celebrates music from around the world written by or for women. Crossing the boundaries of time, distance and cultures, Loren sings songs and plays a *variety of ancient and modern instruments, some of which were traditionally played by women, others forbidden to women. (*approximately 25 instruments)
Per Jill Timmons, Director, Lively Arts Series, Oregon: " From Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion to the steppes of Russia and the hills of Kazakhstan, Lauren Pelon has entertained audiences with her story of music and instruments throughout history. Her virtuosity on so many instruments and her rich voice remind us of the power of music to transcend time and culture. " http://www.home.earthlink.net/~laurenpelon/

Wed. Feb 28, 2007. House Concert SOUTH TAMPA. Maggi, Pierce & E.J.
Contact Gloria for info.

UU Dome. Sun. Mar 4, 2007. 3 pm. $15. PAUL GEREMIA with Tampa Toby Opening (Toby Bonar). From Prairie Home Companion, to the UU Dome, we're proud to welcome acclaimed acoustic bluesman and Red House Records Recording Artist PAUL GEREMIA. Yep. Garrison is a fan. Bluesman Roy Book Binder is also a fan; as are many other blues performers. Don't miss out on an opportunity to catch Paul live at the Dome. You're sure to become a fan too. http://www.paulgeremia.org/ www.myspace.com/tobybonar

check www.uutampa.org for details