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LOCAL PERFORMERS

Name

Website/Email

Telephone

Description

The Anderson Brothers

Old Myakka

 

www.reverbnation.com/theandersonbrothers

theandersonbrothers@myakka.com

The Anderson Brothers (Bradley and Brett) play guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin with an energetic and progressive style all their own. They sing and harmonize their own eclectic fusion that's been called "Folk, Americana, and Newgrass with Gospel roots" that is at once “old as the hills” and yet new, fresh and alive.

Brunette, Bruce & the Boomers

Venice

 

www.bruceandtheboomers.com

bruceb@onsync.com

941-223-6373

Bruce and his talented friends play the songs you love! From The Night they drove old Dixie down to San Francisco Bay Blues, you’ll have fun singing along. Their great harmonies add to the wonderful music you won’t want to miss! Bruce is also available as a duo.

Buckley, Bud

Venice

www.BudBuckley.com

www.sonicbids.com/BudBuckley

Bud.Buckley@gmail.com

941-284-7779

Bud is a singer/songwriter who performs in Sarasota County and New York. His new CD is on the British website chart, . He teaches guitar to beginners and intermediates of all ages.

Carol Wade & Something Special

 

http://www.carlwade.com

SumSpec4@aol.com

Carl Wade and Barbara Shaffer are "Something Special!" An acoustic duo that expands to a full band—moving effortlessly from lyrical love ballads, to blazing bluegrass, to light, laugh-provoking songs. They tug at the heartstrings, strike a nerve, and tickle the funny bone.

Carter, CC

cccartermusic.com

cccartermusic@hotmail.com

Original folk/country/rock with alot of emphisis on social protest.

Cowles, Dave

Sarasota

 

dmcowles@comcast.net

941-929-1847

941-400-4988

Dave plays self-accompanied (guitar) music of the folk, blues, and old-timey Appalachian styles, along with an eclectic mix of acoustic stuff. Also a duo with Marty Girsch, or a bluegrass ensemble.

The Dunn Deal

Nokomis

www.reverbnation.com/thedunndeal

carolyn.dunn@usa.net

941-483-9158

Jim and Carolyn Dunn perform folk, pop, rock & country music. There is a trivia set for parties.

Fuller, Al

alfuller1@verizon.net

941-918-8230 With all the warmth of a tropical summer night, Al brings his special style of music to every performance. His renditions of musical favorites range from island songs to folk and the blues. He plays solo, as a duo or with his band, The Al Fuller Band.

Gromko, James

Osprey

ospreyart@verizon.net

941-966-4727

Singer/guitarist Jim Gromko performs traditional and contemporary folk songs. His musical influences include Pete Seeger and the New York City folk scene of the 1960’s.

Hawkins, James

Venice

www.JRHawkins.com

www.reverbnation.com/jrhawkins

folkie3@comcast.net

941-496-8395

James is a singer/song writer, who has had 8 songs recorded by 7 Florida Folk Artists. He has had one song on both Friends of Florida Folk's compilation CDs. James is also a radio DJ with WSLR LPFM 96.5. He has a weekly radio show called the "Saturday Morning Folk Show", 9am - 11am. James performs solo or with his band Turn Back Time.

Hot Pockets

Sarasota

www.mindysimmons.com

thechirp@verizon.net

941-371-1433

Hot Pockets is a Sarasota trio specializing in three-part harmonies frosted with some sassy comedy! Join Mindy Simmons, Lisa Bohn & Annie Murphy for a merry musical experience!

Katz, Ishmael

Sarasota

www.ishmaelkatz.com

ishguitar@yahoo.com

941-366-1423

941-539-0001

Ishmael plays guitar/mandolin/ukelele and sings in folk/blues/ragtime/rock/country/old standards style. Concerts/parties/special events.

Killian, Robert

Venice

rjkillian@yahoo.com

941-587-9313

Killian's song, There'll Come A Day is featured on Seeger's latest CD, Tomorrow's Children with Killian singing lead and Seeger singing a verse he wrote especially for the song. The cd is available at www.appleseedmusic.com.

Kozloff, Eileen

Lake Ranch

ekozloff2@gmail.com

www.eileenkozloff.net

941-388-8299

Eileen Kozloff is an award winning musician having won competitions for her songwriting, singing and instrumental work. Originally based in Central Pennsylvania,she is now a Florida Homesteader!

Silver, Elaine

Sarasota

 

www.elainesilver.com

Elaine@elainesilver.com or ESilver888@aol.com

941-954-4312

Elaine is a touring and recording artist, songwriter and award-winning Folk Performer. Available for house concerts, workshops (The Passion Test - Certified Facilitator), school assemblies, kids' birthday parties as Faerie Elaine and your special event.

Simmons, Mindy

Sarasota

www.mindysimmons.com

thechirp@verizon.net

941-371-1433

Mindy Simmons is known as the "Sarasota Songbird". Whether singing familiar standards or original music, Mindy designs every program to charm the audience and she does it with excellence!!

Sullivan, Dwight

Venice

contact@dwightsullivan.com

www.dwightsullivan.com

941-496-8315

Dwight's first love has always been singing. He'd love to work with you picking some special music that he can perform for your occasion.

Symonds, Brian

Nokomis

http://mysite.verizon.net/res7usx8/

briansymo@msn.com

941-485-0560

Brian plays old time country, folk & Irish music. He is the Florida Old Time Autoharp Champion 2000 & 2008. His CD, Songs of Florida and Home, is for sale on his website. Beginner autoharp lessons also available.

Turn Back Time

Venice

Carolyn.Dunn@usa.net

941-483-9158

Turn Back Time members are James Hawkins, Carolyn Dunn & Jim Dunn. We promote history through folk music, and are booking schools and heritage events. We perform Florida and American History sets, with multi-media, sing-a-longs, and dancing.

Vinhage, Bill

Bradenton

www.manasotamusic.com

bill@manasotamusic.com

941.704.9874

Solo acoustic guitar and vocals featuring original music as well as a wide mix of your favorites from the 1950's through today! Bill's influences range from Folk to Country to Pop to Rock to Jazz Standards.

Yo Mamas

Nokomis/Inverness

booking@yomamasmusic.com

941.483.9158

A Dynamic Duo!!.....The chemistry is contagious... Get ready for a roller coaster ride through a maze of life's adventures with Carolyn Dunn, "Bass Playin' Grandma" who will have you rollin with laughter!... and Carly Bak, "Moonshine Mama" Who's gutsy, soulful vocals will keep you beggin for more!