April 4, 2019 Jimmy “Redbone” Childs Redbone has been a local blues musician in Gainesville since the early 70s and played professionally with Little Mike and The Tornadoes for five years. He has associated and played with notable national blues acts as Kim Wilson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Willy Smith, drummer from the Muddy Waters Band and piano players Barrelhouse Chuck and Sunnyland Slim.
April 11 The Ashley Gang
The Ashley Gang has been performing together for more than a decade; in the hectic music world that’s no small feat. The gang members are scattered across Florida from Deland to Sebastian. Known for their soaring harmonies, thought provoking lyrics, and witty repartee on stage, the band consists of Al Scortino, Paul Garfinkel, Kay Garfinkel, Bob Bronar, and Chris Campbell. Al and Paul, both award winning song writers, keep the band stocked in fresh material, Kay sings harmony, plays flute and djembe, Bob plays lead guitar and mandolin, and Chris holds down the bottom end on bass. They have individually and as a band recorded six CD’s. The band plays in varying configurations depending on the availability of the band members, adding an element of mystery to every show!
April 18 Ron Renninger Singer/songwriter/guitarist who has toured extensively through Europe, Japan and the United States and has 7 CD’s of original music released (the latest one, “The Man Who Became a Song is on the national Roots Music Contemporary Folk Music chart). He has played and shared the stage with a wide array of folks including Chuck Berry, Richie Havens, Lucinda Williams, David Bromberg and Santana. Ron’s songs and instrumental pieces explore an extremely wide range of styles and genres including Americana, Folk, Blues, Pop and Jazz.
April 25 One-Eyed Cat is a musical duo consisting of Nora Gauck Vocals and Percussion; Gil Gauck Vocals and Guitar. They have been singing and performing together since they formed the original One-Eyed Cat in Miami, FL in 1985. Gil has an extensive resume in music on multiple instruments that spans 4 decades including a stint backing Blues Giant John Lee Hooker in the early ‘70s. Before they met, Nora spent years honing her powerful vocal style performing in the Jersey Shore Casinos and other venues across the Northeastern United States. Together their sound is a unique combination of their shared vocalizations, Gil’s arrangements and guitar work creating their “Catified” very original sound.
Catch a show and witness their little musical revolution first hand with a 90+ song list that defies categorization. This show is also a CD Release Party for the folks in Melrose, showcasing their new CD “Resiliency” which will be available for purchase.
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