Friday, August 03, 2018

Gloria's Concert Calendar as of August 3, 2018


UPCOMING CONCERTS IN THE UU DOME:  BRENDAN NOLAN 8/5 @ 3pm - see below..  10/7 @3pm WALTER PARKS presents his riveting program "Swamp by Chandelier - Spirituals Reimagined"  (a concert + historical experience); 11/4 @3pm LUCKY MUD (fine folk singers &delightful harmony yodeling)          

        UPCOMING CONCERTS @ SoTpaHouseConcerts:    Thur August 9/Sam Pacetti;  Thur Sept 20/Charlie Morris w/T.C. Carr (; .Wed Oct 3 Jim "Kimo" West (slack key guitar concert .. p.s. he's also Weird Al Yankovic's guitarist); ;  Wed or Thur Oct 17 or 18/ funny girl Carla Ulbrich ( ;  Thurs Nov 29/Rev Billy C. Wirtz;  Thurs Dec 13/Ronny Elliott in his annual Christmas Concert Extravaganza  ..   


 BRENDAN NOLAN THIS SUNDAY AUG 5TH @3pm @ the UU Dome  $10 advance; $15 door;  you can buy advance tickets onlline at    

Altho Brendan performs quite regularly in Irish pubs in the area - and, for sure, he's a great entertainer & always a crowd-pleaser at the pubs, he doesn't very often do "listening" concerts. At the Dome he'll be in  "concert" mode and treating us to ballads & originals plus, of course, a few favorite pub sing-a-longs.        Brendan Nolan is a true Dubliner. He grew up in Ireland at a time when there was a resurgence of interest in Irish music and when the singer-songwriter boom had taken off in North America. Both of these genres would ultimately influence his own music . 

  “Nolan has used his broad knowledge of traditional Irish songs, as well as other kinds of music, to develop into a very fine songwriter whose work is steeped in the traditions that he’s mastered.” — Mike Regenstreif, Sing Out! Magazine



SOUTH TAMPA HOUSE CONCERT featuring SAM PACETTI..   (Westshore/Gandy Area)  THUR AUG 9.   Concert at 7:30.  Doors a half hour earlier.    PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE,  SEND ME YOUR RSVPS  to ..   


 Tradition and innovation neatly balance in Sam Pacetti's music. Sam  is considered a  fingerstyle guitar wizard and  a deft singer/songwriter who encompasses  haunting depth and wry humor into the space of one song.  In other words, he seamlessly melds head-spinning guitar pyrotechnics and raw emotion into one breathtaking package!   

Sam grew up in north Florida. At age 13, he found the music of both Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. Fate intervened shortly thereafter in the person of the late Gamble Rogers, the legendary picker and raconteur from St Augustine.  Gamble took young Sam under his wings.   Gamble taught Sam  the importance of “the folk process;”  ie,  the importance of passing  music and oral tradition from teacher to student.   Sam considers Gamble to be his most influential mentor.  

"If Kottke, Fahey, and Procter are household names where you live, consider getting familiar with Sam Pacetti's work.  This guitarist is an enormous talent. Pacetti is a simply astonishing guitarist" --- Eric Fidler  (of The Associated Press)   (This video is courtesy of Ted Wray. He recorded it at a previous So Tpa House Concert – thanks Ted!) 

y'all come!    You know you don't wanna miss Sammy.     And Craig & I really really appreciate having company at our house concerts.