Monday, November 16, 2009

Gloria's Music Blog #25

Gloria's Concert Calendar/Music Blog #25 (as of Nov 16, 2009 )

About Gloria. My contact info can be found at the top of the concert page at the UU Church of Tampa website. Go to & click on concerts.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa (UU Dome)
11400 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa, FL 33637
INFO: 813-988-8188

(Westshore/Gandy Area) RSVP's necessary. To RSVP, email me at gsholloway at email dot com or call me at 813-837-6572.


Info (click on concerts)

1. Thurs Nov 19,2009 - 8pm UU Dome
COST: $15 door. $12 advance
Tickets can be purchased in advance via credit card at the church website.

Roy Zimmerman is a liberal leaning hysterically funny folk-singer-songwriter who writes and performs satirical songs about topical issues such as war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust, fear, intelligent design and healthcare. His youtubes have garnered over 3 million views. Grant Peeples opens the show. Altho most of Grant's songs are environmentally or political charged, he also might throw a poignant love song into the mix - all the while singing in an articulate twang and growl .

2. Jan 29, 2010: 8pm. UU Dome
Cost: $12 advance. $15 at the door. (amazing guitar & cello )

Tickets can be purchased in advance via credit card at the church website.
Concert endorsed by the Tampa Bay Finger-Style Guitar Players Club.

3. February 28, Sunday, Tampa, UU Dome
STILL ON THE HILL (Tentative) Time TBA.

4. PLEASE STAY TUNED. Add'l Concerts in the UU Dome are in the works.


B. SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERTS (STHC) Westshore/Gandy Area. RSVP's necessary. To RSVP, email me at gsholloway at email dot com. or call me at 813-837-6572.
7:30 doors. 8:00 concert (unless otherwise noted). Cost: Suggested Donation of from $10 - $20 per person (*unless otherwise noted).

December 21, 2009 Monday
Austin TX Singer-Songwriter JAN SEIDES at a South Tampa House Concert.
Jan's songs combine down-home honesty with up-town sophistication, and have been described as Nanci Griffith meets Broadway. Jan holds a Music degree from University of Texas. I've seen her at the Woody Guthrie Festival & at Folk Alliance Conferences. I'm a fan. You will be too when you meet her. This will be her first performance in Tampa - Please help give her a nice Tampa welcome. P.S. Since its the holiday season, in addition to her own great songs, she's also promised to include a Hanukkah & Christmas song or two - to keep us in the holiday spirit.


January 21, 2010 Thursday
BOB PATTERSON at a South Tampa House Concert.
A favorite Florida singer-songwriter story teller. Very glad he's heading our way - We usually have to go to St Augustine to catch him.

January 28, 2010 Thursday
DAVID OLNEY & SERGIO WEBB at a South Tampa House Concert. * $20 per person suggested donation for this one. Yes! David & Sergio! They sold out the last time they were here. You might wanna NOT wait until the last minute to RSVP for this one.

February 2, 2010 Tuesday
ERIC TAYLOR at a South Tampa House Concert.
What would Feb be without Eric paying us a visit? Eric was one of the late Joe Prine's favorite artists. And Joe had very good taste when it came to the who's who of the music world.

February 25, 2010 Thursday. MICHAEL PICKETT at a South Tampa House Concert. Michael is a passionate performer from Canada who delivers original and traditional songs of the Delta but also includes contemporary roots based tunes (e.g., Ry Cooder, Tom Waits). Michael's instruments are 6-string and 12-string guitars plus a 1931 National Steel Duolian, and rack harmonica... And what a voice. Think John Hammond... with a twist. Michael's musical palette includes a couple of show-stoppers - one harmonica/a capella tune and a field holler that engages every audience to stomp their foot and clap in time. He's an artist who gives 100% to his audience. This is probably an over-used statement but it's true: Michael's "the real deal."

Add'l February 2010 Dates TBA. Tentatives: John Flynn, Tom Kimmel, Jeni & Billy, Acoustic Eidolon,

March 10, 2010 Wed: MARC BLACK

Add'l March dates tba: Tentative: Audrey Auld, Nora Jane Struthers

April date tba: RUTH WYAND
Ruth is a great blues & folk singer from Kill Devil Hills, N.C. & an outstanding, award winning guitarist (slide, fingerstyle & flatpicking ).

June 9, 2010. Sweet LAURIE MCCLAIN
Also a treat to experience a concert a la Sweet Laurie McClain.

July - Sept 2010 TBA

Oct 10, 2010 . CLAUDE BOURBON from France - now living in London

Oh my gosh! Claude is an AMAZING! jaw-dropping guitarist & also an entertaining singer-songwriter -- He may not have much name recognition around here - but trust me - he is not to be missed. To say he wowed us last time he stopped by for a STHC, is an understatement. Plus he, his wife & son are delightful people.


Co-Sponsored by "Concerts in the UU Dome"

WHAT IS FOFF FEST 2010? It's a Double Header Event.

(1) FOFF'S Annual Membership Meeting, including a Key Note Speaker.

(2) A Mini-Folk-Fest w/ three featured artists/groups & multiple add'l artists TBA who will be presenting 12-minute showcases.

NOTE: The meeting & mini-fest are not restricted to FOFF members. Both are open to the public.

WHEN: SAT JAN 23, 2010


WHO: MINI-FOLK FEST HEADLINERS: (1) AMY CAROL WEBB; (2) JUBAL'S KIN (to be confirmed); (3) A Tribute to Florida Fiddlers with ELAN CHALFORD & PETE GALLAGHER

WHO ELSE: Multiple 12-Minute Fast Pitch Showcasers. Showcase applications accepted now thru Dec 20.

WHERE: The UU Dome. Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. 11400 Morris Bridge Rd. Tampa, FL 33637

HOW MUCH: Membership Meeting Free. Mini-Folk Fest Free; however contributions are appreciated.

INFO: Church phone 813-988-8188. Gloria Holloway/event coordinator 813-837-6572

1. 12:30- 2:30 FOFF Membership Meeting + Keynote Speaker Amy Carol Webb
2. Mini-Folk Fest 3:00 - 7:30 (No charge; however, contributions are appreciated. )

Membership meeting & Keynote Speaker. The business part of the membership meeting will be from 12:30 - 2:00 and will consist of annual reports from FOFF Officers and Committee Chairs, feedback from FOFF members, and a report on the 2010 Florida Folk Festival. From 2:00 - 2:30 our Keynote Speaker AMY CAROL WEBB will talk to us about The Life & Times of a Florida Folksinger.

From 3:00 - 5:45: (1) AMY CAROL WEBB; (2) JUBAL'S KIN (3) A Tribute to Florida Fiddlers with ELAN CHALFORD & PETE GALLAGHER ( The Dynamic Amy! She could sing the phone book & get a standing ovation. ) (Young - Talented - Award Winning - Family Folk Band from Orlando - making a big splash around Florida & beyond. ) : Master Violinist and Florida State Fiddle Champion Elan Chalford and Guitarist Pete Gallagher will present a unique and lively musical journey through Florida fiddle history, with stories and songs in the style and repertoire of famed Florida fiddlers Vassar Clements, Chubby Wise, Arthur Smith, Chubby Anthony, Ervin T. Rouse and others.

From 5:45 - 7:30 12-Minute Fast-Pitch Showcases featuring multiple musicians.

TWELVE-MINUTE FAST PITCH SHOWCASES: Applications will be accepted from now until December 20. Selections will be announced by New Year's Day.

To apply for a showcase: No application fee is required. Simply email your application to Gloria Holloway gshello at . Provide a link to on-line audio or video samples. Include a short bio or provide a link to a bio. Please indicate the number of people performing and types of instruments. Provide a contact person, email address and phone number. You do not have to be a FOFF member to apply for a showcase; however, if selected, you (and accompanying musicians) will be strongly encouraged to join FOFF. You will also be strongly encouraged to support FOFF-Fest in its entirety (at least the mini-fest portion) and not to just show up for your twelve-minute showcase.

The idea behind the Fast-Pitch concept is to give as many musicians as possible a chance to perform in front of an audience and to also help ensure that there will be an audience. Please note. The showcase time is limited to 12 minutes. Basically, you will have time to introduce yourself and perform two (maybe three) songs. Per Jack Williams who witnessed similar (only shorter) fast-pitch showcases at the recent SE Region Folk Alliance Conference. "It's a bit like a test of the artists' skill at taking control of an onstage situation - which provides a great deal of insight into his or her ability to perform and hold an audience in spite of less-than-ideal circumstances. It was very interesting to watch and gratifying to see how many of the SERFA artists rose to the challenge and did a great job."