First, thank you for all your past support and presentations.
I wanted to get in touch and let you all know I have a confirmed date
in January, 2014 in Boynton Springs and hopefully will be able to connect with
some others. If you or someone you know who would be interested in a house concert
or other venues who may be, please get in touch as soon as you can.
Also, if you can put it on your list serve of Florida presenters and venues,
it would be extremely appreciated.
I'll be at the 30A Festival up in the Panhandle / Seaside area, which concludes on
Sunday January 19, 2014.
I'm confirmed for
SAT. JAN. 25
BOYNTON BEACH (private concert)
Looking to fill dates from JAN. 21 - 24
as well as SUN. JAN. 26 and into the following week.
The presenters in Boynton Beach have assured me I can be playing anywhere
close to there as need be and still not conflict with my concert on Jan. 25.
If any of you need to hear from recent presenters/references,
here are a few:
Cheryl & Norm's "Laughing Parrot Tiki Hut"/Facebook
Sam Tritico, Merritt Island/ Cocoa Beach
Russ Morrison, Naples
Cheryl Marshman, West Palm Beach
Thank you all so much for your consideration. And I look forward to hearing
back from any of you at any time.
Jenna Lindbo Booking February House Concert Dates
Hello from Maine! A few years ago I played at the Craftsman House with Catie Curtis and fell in love with St. Pete! We had a marvelous time in St. Augustine, Tampa, and Key West as well. The artwork on my new album was actually inspired by a photograph I took of an upright piano sitting out on a street corner in Florida!
I'm excited to return to your pocket of the map, and while most venues and house concert series book far in advance, I'm hoping to fill in some dates between Feb. 4-13th. From Sarasota to Tallahassee, St. Pete to St. Augustine...and?!? I appreciate your interest and I am also booking 2015 if your calendar is full and it's not possible to host a show in February. Either way, it'd be wonderful to connect and hopefully even meet when I'm in the area. I'm also attending the Folk Alliance in Kansas City so if you're heading to the conference, definitely reach out!
In case you need a musical interlude this afternoon, this is a music video I just released ~ my first time playing banjo on a boat, hopefully not the last : ) I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you in February! Please be in touch and if you'd like to hear more music visit www.jennalindbo.com. Take care.
NEW ALBUM ~ JASMINE PARADE produced by Lorne Entress and featuring Catie Curtis, Edie Carey, Peter Mulvey, and Kai Welch
TRACY GRAMMER rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack while the duo was on tour in Massachusetts. He was 49; Grammer, 34.
Determined to honor the duo’s journey and bring Carter’s award-winning songs, and those of other favorite writers, to broader audiences, Grammer kept to the road and now tours internationally, releasing solo albums as well as recovered and reclaimed Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer material. Her latest release, LITTLE BLUE EGG, is a collection of archived recordings from the duo's home studios. LBE was the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012, and once again, the duo were the #1 most-played artists for the year.
Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved performers. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer has also become a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Carter's ethereal and reclusive accompanist. Stories about the duo’s first meeting, Carter’s quirks and fancies, or Grammer’s own misadventures and missteps are woven thoughtfully into the set list to create a uniquely personal evening that connects audiences to performer, to the Carter/Grammer legacy, and most importantly, to one another. As one fan put it, “With her, it’s never just about the music. It’s a soul journey.”
Grammer tours the United States and Canada regularly, and has traveled to Europe and Japan. She holds the record for the most consecutive appearances at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival ~ a lucky 13. She performs in a variety of configurations -- solo, duo, trio, and full band -- with Jim Henry (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Burns Sisters, Susan Werner), Rob Schnell (Glim Dropper, Christine Havrilla), Tom Hampton (Marshall Tucker Band, Poco), and David Chalfant (Nields) rounding out her ensembles.
In addition to touring, she is the director of the new Dave Carter Legacy Project and the publishing administrator for Carter's catalog of music. In 2014, Grammer will participate in REALWOMENREALSONGS, a creativity challenge on YouTube where 22 women will each post a new song weekly for an entire year. She is also the social media coordinator for the Bucks County Writers Workshop.
Grammer is currently based in Doylestown, Pa., where she lives with her beau, his three teenagers, a dog named Blitzen, two betta fish and her beloved Miss Kitty.
Tracy will be doing a house concert February 21 in Venice, Florida
( contact hswiseheart@ gmail.com for info) and would like to book gigs in Nearby areas
on February 22 (Sat) and February 23 (Sun). BTW Tracy was born in Homestead,
Florida and has many fans in Florida.
p.o. box 41, doylestown pa 18901
all-new website! / facebook
tracy grammer booking
p.o. box 41, doylestown pa 18901
tracy grammer press kit
facebook / twitter
Kath and Robbie have a repertoire of music that includes old favorites and a blend of original tunes that woo memories of the 60’s and 70’s. As one observer noted "This duo understands entertainment and how to embrace their audience".
Naming the Twins new release Drifters & Dreamers was recently chosen as CD of the week by one of America's longest running, most widely syndicated folk shows "The Midnight Special".
"Drifters and Dreamers" features all original folk songs with a Canadiana - Americana theme, taking the listener on a journey from the wild seas off the coast of Newfoundland to the dry parched deserts of the deep south.
Robbie and Kath have twice toured the eastern USA, and now a third tour is slated this winter from Mid January til mid February with much of the emphasis on Florida.
A review from an audience member:
Absolutely terrific!! Head and shoulders with the greats of the folk era, PP&M included! Fantastic guitar, melody, harmony, lyrics, beat, and wonderful voices all coming together to make REAL MUSIC! Rare and wonderful!!
Tom Ghent sums up his motivation for writing in those few words. And communicate he does.
American 'roots & branches' string-band Annalivia
American 'roots & branches' string-band Annalivia will be in Florida February 17-19.
"Superb Musical Performance" Formerly of The New Christy Minstrels,This Land Is Your Land An upbeat, energetic,
musical journey of Americas greatest songs of the 60’s including songs he performed as a lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, others, and uplifting Vision Folk originals, presented with amusing stories in an intimate, heart warming show. Seniors love this show! William
JimmyCrowleyhas been a central figure in the Irish folkscene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of uileann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar in their native accent.The second album, Camphouse Ballads hurtled the band into the vortex of the folk scene; they were now performing at folk festivals and making tv appearances in Ireland, Britain and America .Both albums were produced by Micheál Ó Dómhnaill of the Bothy Band. Like Chris Twomey of Stokers Lodge, Micheál was a seminal influence in Jimmy’s musical education. Every Jimmy Crowley album after the demise of Stokers Lodge in the middle eighties has been imbued with an excitment and autonomy; has challenged conventions and has been totally different from it’s predessesor. Somethings Never Change, an eclectic, electric experiment featuring some of the most creative musicians in Ireland: Declan Sinnott, Keith Mc Donald and Christy Moore of Moving Hearts was applauded and voted album of the year by rock critic, Bill Graham.Jimmy’s new band, The Electic Band released a reggae version of the Cork ballad, The Boys of Fairhill which went into the pop charts. In between recording and writing his own songs, Crowley found time to taste the rich Gaelic hinterland of his native provence of Munster learning his profession as a bard and falling in love with the Irish language.The songs he learned in the Irish speaking parts of Munster found a hearth in his first Irish language album, Jimí Mo Mhíle Stór, produced by Dónal Lunny for Gael Linn records. There followed a bitter-sweet amalgam of caustic urban ballads and sentimental parlour songs which Crowley had began to endorse. The album simply called,Jimmy Crowley for K-tel records was produced by Declan Sinnott.Crowley’s fascination with the theatre and in particular musical drama culminated in the ballad opera, Red Patriots.Set against the backdrop of Mao Tse Tung’s cultural and social policies,it’s the story of an apprentice musician who falls for a revolutionary girl.Actual events such as the mob-incited burning of the Marxist bookshop in Cork city in the early seventies induce fierce realism. The play was well received and ran successfully at the Triskil Arts Centre in Cork City. By now Jimmy Crowley had established himself not just as a traditon bearer, ethnographer and Gaelic language enthusiast but also as a stylish songwriter. His song about the sailing ship Asgard, My Love is a Tall Ship, was adopted as an athem for sailors everywhere and was used in the documentary film on the Tall Ships’ Race made by the National Television Station in Ireland. The eponomous album that followed presented all original songs couched in small string orchestra ,subtle rhythm section and songwriter Dave Murphy’s piano skills.Her Excelency, Mary Robinson was the subject of the quazi-bassanova style skit, Mrs President which finally proclaimed to those who pidgeon-holed Crowley as being the “voice of Cork” and nothing else,that there was much more to this man. Depressed at the demise of the Irish language and Celtic traditions and the endorsement by the Irish government of cultural globalisation, Crowley began work on his Celtic Utopian novel, Hy Brazil. Its the story of a new resurrgence and autonomy set slightly in the future; exorting Plato’s Rule of the Wise and it’s a poetical,didactic dismissal of everything the Celtic Tiger stands for. There followed his first live solo album, Uncorked and the establishment of his own record company, Freestate Records. The Coast of Malibar endorsed both his love for the sea and sailing and his affection for the double-string instruments like bouzouki, mando-cello, dordán, mandola and mandolin. Jimmy is joined here by an old friend, Tríona Ní Dhómhnaill of the Bothy Band .His new album, Irish Eyes, is a swing-jazz reverential treatment of old John Mc Cormack,Bing Crosby and Flanaghan Brothers Irish-American sentimental songs which Crowley feels are part ot the legitimate legacy of Irish song. Here he breathes fresh life into old chesnuts like Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes are Smiling and displays creditable crooning skills. Almost all of Crowley’s older vinyl albums have now been digitally remastered and Freestate present an excellent catalogue of his albums.Jimmy now lives in Dunedin,near Clearwater, Florida.
The Pleasant Family Old Time String Band consists of five members who play the "old time" music that formed the roots of today's bluegrass music. Although the members are not related, and not always pleasant, we are friends
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mountain Brew--Andy Burr on guitar, harmonica, and vocals; Sara Burr on mandolin (or as a trio with fiddle or a full band with bass and drums). Specializing in Americana music--folk, bluegrass, country, Cajun--but can also include mellow pop and rock standards, reggae, and Irish/Celtic. Many performances at Central Florida nightclubs and at events statewide-- including 3 years seasonally at Cypress Gardens
and 4 years of holiday shows at Silver Springs. Performed 3 shows daily at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach Jan. 23- Feb 1, 2009; recently played at Art Festivals or community events in Maitland, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Dade City, Winter Garden, Eustis, and Ocala. Please visit the website--www.MountainBrew.net --for past and present schedule and to hear music samples.
` The Village Folk Revival
Ron, Dick, & Rick
Folk, Bluegrass, Folk Rock, and Irish Music from it’s heyday to today. The Village Folk Revival covers the folk music scene from The Kingston Trio to John Denver, from Woody Guthrie to James Taylor. Irish, Scotch, and English music is also included from The Clancy Brothers, to Christy Moore, to The High Kings.
With a mix of vocal harmonies and a variety of instruments, The Village Folk Revival brings a unique style to the standards and contemporaries alike while throwing in a smattering of humor for good measure.
If you are in need of a group to play for your Resort, Club, Convention, Festival, Social Gathering, Party, or Whatever. The Village Folk Revival will meet your needs and exceed you expectations.
or visit our web page at: www.villagefolk.net
STEVE STERNBERG – BARRELHOUSE
“Talented, eclectic and absolutely fun. What an impressive performer!”
Sally Anderson, House Concert Presenter
Tallahasee, Florida pianist and composer Steve Sternberg will capture you with his energetic, playful and moving piano music. He plays the old obscure covers and his contemporary originals. You'll hear boogie-woogie from the 20'and 30's and ragtime, as well as original blues, pop and classical. In 2002 Sternberg won a Best New Florida Song award with his "Apalachicola Blues."
As a solo artist Steve Sternberg has been entertaining audiences from ages 3 to 103 throughout Florida since 1989. He is loved for his versatility and for his upbeat, informative rapport with his listeners. By popular demand Steve has been a regular performer at the Florida Folk Festival, the nation’s largest and oldest folk fest, for eight years. In the past few years Sternberg has performed in house concerts in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa, Winter Haven and Boca Raton.
Sternberg has released three CDs. His compositions “Apalachicola Blues” and “Forgotten Coast Blues” are part of the soundtrack for the documentary “Apalachicola, Our Town” which aired on WFSU-TV in 2004 in the Tallahassee area. ON WFSU’s local music series “Outloud,” the shows featuring Steve’s solo work and his duo with singer Mollie Lynne get regular airings as some of the most popular shows.
For the past thirty years, Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor and beauty in folk music.
Songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit - all of these are in Geoff Kaufman’s ditty bag. Ancient ballads, work songs and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles and insights into history. All of these are likely to be woven into one of Geoff’s concerts.
Above all, at the core of Geoff’s performance is his rich tenor voice, and an exuberant love of singing.