Monday, February 15, 2010

Gloria's Music Blog #27 (Feb 15,2010)

Gloria's Concert Calendar/Music Blog #27 (as of Feb 15, 2010)

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.

I am directly involved with the below concerts/events - either coordinating or producing . Thanks a million for your past & future support for helping keep this music alive and flourishing. If you'd like to receive email notices of "my" concerts, please so advise.

A. CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa (UU Dome)
11400 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa, FL 33637
INFO: 813-988-8188 (click on concerts)

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

A. CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa (UUCT)
11400 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa, FL 33637 INFO: 813-988-8188 (click on concerts) You can pay in advance via the church website.

Sun.Mar 21, 3 pm. AUDREY AULD & STEVIE COYLE DOUBLE BILL. Cost $10 Advance. $15 Door.
ABOUT AUDREY AULD: She's an award-winning singer-songwriter from Tazmania who is now a U.S. resident. She currently lives in Nashville with her husband, chickens and asundry pets, having previously lived in California where one of her regular gigs was at San Quentin performing for inmates and teaching song-writing. Audrey is known for her music talent and for her great sense of humor. In her performances she not only includes her original contemporary songs but she also includes traditional Folks songs and stories from her native Australia.
ABOUT STEVIE COYLE: Stevie is a singer-songwriter and a very funny guy. As in ha ha funny and slap-stick funny. He is also an amazing guitarist! Altho for many years he has been a professional musician, including having been the front man for the popular band The Waybacks, he also has a degree in theology, he once worked for the circus where his best friend was an elephant, and he's been an actor in TV soap operas such as The Young & The Restless. In other words Stevie is an entertainer.
ABOUT THIS DOUBLE BILL: Please google Audrey & Stevie and read all about them and listen to their music and watch their youtubes. And then - buy your ticket for the show and be prepared for a very good time.

Audrey Auld Links:
Stevie Coyle Links:

Looking Way Ahead: Sunday Dec 5, 2010. Time/Details TBA. DIANA JONES .
NY Times Article about Diana & how she found her lost family & how it related to her "mystical attraction to rural Southern music."

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

B. SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERTS (STHC) Westshore/Gandy Area. Invitation/RSVP's necessary. To request an invitation and/or to RSVP, email me at gsholloway at email dot com. or call me at 813-837-6572. Concert Time: 7:30 doors. 8:00 concert (Unless Otherwise Noted)
Cost: Suggested Donation of from $10 - $20 per person (Unless Otherwise Noted).

February 24, Wednesday, ACOUSTIC AIDOLON with THOMAS LOEFKE at a South Tampa House Concert. Acoustic Eidolon is Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello (plus they both sing). Joe and Hannah have captivated audiences throughout the world with their signature "new acoustic" sound and their blending of Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences. Thomas Loefke, a Celtic harpist from Berlin, is currently touring with them, which means that their current repertoire is a bit more Celtic focused than their norm. This promises to be WORLD CLASS concert. $15-$20 suggested donation.

February 25, Thursday, PAUL GEREMIA & MICHAEL PICKETT CO-BILL at a South Tampa House Concert. The real acoustic blues deal. Times Two. An unprecedented opportunity to see these two icons appear together (for the first time ever). To get to witness such an event in the intimate confines of a house concert - well - you don't wanna miss this blues boat.
7:30 doors. 8:00 concert. $15-$20 suggested donation.

Note - this one is in the afternoon. February 28, Sunday, 2:30 doors. 3 :00 concert.
STILL ON THE HILL at a South Tampa House Concert. The Ozarkian duo of KellyMulhollan and Donna Stjerna is always well received. . With Donna's fancy fiddlin' & Kelly's fancy mandolin & guitar pickin' PLUS their fine vocal harmonies and upbeat original songs, they..... "have grafted the wild climbing vines of bluegrass, folk, jazz,classical, jug band and blues onto the hardies of Ozark Mountain rootstock..." Per Julie Koechler, "Bluegrass Now."
$15-$20suggested donation.

March 10, Wednesday, MARC BLACK at a South Tampa House Concert. Marc is an award winning Singer-Songwriter. To wit: 2009 Kerrville New FolkFinalist. 2009 New Jersey Folk Festival songwriter winner. 2008 ABC Radio Syndicated Effigy Awards for Folk Artist of The Year andFolk Song of The Year. 2008 Austin Songwriters finalist. Marc describes his music as alternative, experimental, folk, andfolk-rock. Although Marc might be a newcomer to some of us, methinks he is well worth checking out.
$10 - $20 suggested donation.7:30 doors. 8:00 concert.

March 11, Thursday, NORA JANE STRUTHERS at a South Tampa House Concert. Accompanying her will be Christian Sedelmyer on fiddle, mando and vocal harmonies. Singer-Songwriter-Accomplished Guitarist Nora Jane Struthers delivers a powerful live show complete with flat-footing, yodeling and original songs so clearly rooted in old time and bluegrass that audience members walk away with the feeling that they've seen something old and new, and utterly unique. Nora Jane is classic Americana. Last year she was a top ten finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour competition. Also last year at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV, she won the Best New Song competition . What's more, she (with her band) won 1st place in the Neo-Traditional Band Competition. Originally from New Jersey but now based in Nashville, she grew up playing and singing bluegrass music with her dad. Per her mom: Nora Jane could yodel before she could talk. $10 - $20 suggested donation.

CANCELLED - March 18, Thursday, Aoife Clancy at a South Tampa "Post St Patty's Day" House Concert. CANCELLED. SORRY.

CANCELLED. March 23, Tuesday. THE LAWS at a South Tampa House Concert. Per the buzz: "They put on a fantastic! show. Audiences love them." CANCELLED. SORRY.

CANCELLED. Mar 24, Wednesday. CHUCK BRODSKY at a South Tampa House Concert.
"One of the finest singer-songwriters in America. There are a lot of good ones, but when it comes to the really great ones it boils down to a select few -- he's one of them" ---Larry Groce - Mountain Stage (National Public Radio) CANCELLED. SORRY.

April 1, Thursday. RONNY ELLIOTT at a South Tampa House Concert. The fact that Ronny's concert is on April Fool's Day Night is strictly coincidental.

April 28, Wednesday, DANNY SCHMIDT at a South Tampa House Concert. Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt draws comparisons to Leonard Cohen,Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter. Upon winning the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award in 2007, Sing Out Magazine declared Danny as "the best new songwriter we've heard in 15 years." Although his musical influences draw from deeply-rooted Appalachian mountaingospel to haunted English balladry, from syncopated Piedmont country blues to vagabond 60's protest folk-stumpery, it all boils down to just great songwriting in a singular style all his own. During Danny's last visit to the Tampa Bay area, he created quite a buzz. We anticipate the same thing happening this go-round.

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

May 15, Sunday. Note - this one is in the afternoon. KEVIN SO at a South Tampa House Concert. 4 pm. Doors 3:30 pm. The dynamic Kevin is always a crowd pleaser.

June 9, Wednesday, Sweet LAURIE MCCLAIN at a South Tampa House Concert. Always a treat to experience a concert a la Sweet Laurie

July - Sept 2010 TBA

Oct 19, Tuesday, 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.