Library H.O.W. To Festival Friday, June 7th @ 2 p.m.

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BBQ for Mariah

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Are you storm ready?

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Melrose Multi-Market Sale – June 8th, 2019

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Ride of Silence, Clermont, FL

Bike riders take note of this slow-paced silent ride to honor all those killed while riding bicycles.

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Living History Workshop at the library!

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May Coffeetalk

May 2, 2019  Joe Mark and Charlie Robertson 

Joe Mark has performed for over 40 years at many clubs and music festivals throughout Florida. Starting out as a classical musician he now brings guitar and fiddle to stage to share traditional and old-time tunes, along with his own reflective original songs to paint scenes we are all in. 


“If you’ve never experienced Charlie Robertson’s music, you owe it to yourself. He’s like Van Zandt, Prine and Dylan with a drawl.  Charlie’s subtle poetry and eccentric perspectives will leave you sharing his deep affection for the parade of southern characters who populate his songs.” David Beede

From Gamble Rogers…: “Charlie Robertson is God’s personal songwriter.”

May 9   Sweet William (Billy Ennis)

“Sweet William” Billy Ennis is a singer/song writer who hails from Palatka Florida with deep roots in the Lakes area. His personally original songs written over the span of fifty years covers multi genres and subjects including love, war and tragedy. His newest, “Santa Fe” is a powerful reflection of his concern and empathy. His selection of cover favorites includes Folk, Country, Rock and Blues and it is easy to sing along!

May 16 Tom Edwards 

Tom honed his singing and guitar playing on 60’s folk music, rhythm & blues and rock and roll.  He plays multiple instruments with his band, Gnarly Fingers but, writing and performing “story songs”, as he calls them, is his true passion.  His original catalog now numbers more than eighty songs, many of which reminisce about growing up in his home state of Florida.  His songs run the gamut from whimsical to historical ballads and he continues to be influenced by his rural upbringing mixed with his time spent in Appalachia.  Recently, he has been working with the great Larry Mangum, backing him up on bass or mandolin and vocals and has appeared at the Will McLean and Barberville Festivals, as well as The Mudville Music Room in Jacksonville.

May 23  Eli Tragash  

Eli was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. He began playing violin when he was four; playing guitar and singing at age 15. He plays a variety of fiddle music ranging from the American South, New England, Canada and the British Isles. Eli plays guitar with a thumb-picking style and sings a variety of traditional blues and country, as well renditions of modern songs from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and others. 

May 30        Emmett Carlisle

Emmett will soon be releasing his 6th CD of original Americana and Florida folk songs. Some of the CDs available are Young Man’s Dreams, Walkin’ The Line, Florida Spirit and Gamble’s Choice.  He plays at most of the big Festivals including the Florida Folk, Will Mclean, and Gamble Rogers and many others.  Musicians are always welcome to sit in or play a song or two with Emmett. 

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May Coffeetalk

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One Eyed Cat – Resiliency

This soon-to-be-available album is largely blues with original tunes and covers by One Eyed Cat: a local husband and wife duo consisting of Gil Gauck on guitar and Nora Gauck on vocals. They are supported brilliantly on this CD by some other outstanding local musicians like Donald Blitch (harmonica), Paco (lead and lap steel guitars), and Edward Berkhoff (bass).

With this CD, you not only get to hear their unique take on some old familiar blues tunes, but you also get to hear a few of the best of Gil’s original songs on seven of the fourteen tracks.

Gil’s flawless guitarwork and songwriting skills reveal decades of honing. When drums are involved, Gil is there tapping the skins. His experience on stages with other bands and musicians, including a tour with John Lee Hooker and a period of owning his own record label company, has given a professional bent to his music that is appreciated by the discerning listener and blues devotees.

Nora’s clarity and strength provide a wonderful complement to Gil’s throaty blues moans. Her soaring vocals are captured perfectly here and shine through the speakers like radiant sunshine on cuts like Summertime, I Put a Spell On You, I Think It’s Gonna Rain, and Angel From Montgomery. Gil put together a lovely video of I Think It’s Gonna Rain that you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx7kYZuJWBw

See them live at venues around Gainesville and Melrose. Catch their schedule online at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OneEyedCat2/events/

And pick up your copies of the CD at CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/oneeyedcat2

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Shevon Cooper-McNeal returns to the Melrose Library with cakes to sample on Saturday May, 11th at 11 am!

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