June 6, 2019 Tracy & Jeannie Perez
While living in Tallahassee Tracy & Jeannie performed at numerous folk and Americana festivals and venues. Now they have returned to St. Johns County Jeannie’s prior home base. They play a mix of original music, show tunes, folk, and gospel on acoustic instruments; also some guitar and mandolin duets with Jeannie on vocals.
June 13 Jackson Creek – Joe and Katie Waller, Tim Martin
Duo of Joe Waller and Katie Waller give us mild bluegrass music, and many styles of fiddle tunes, with a little gospel, western music, and civil war period music. Katie was classically trained in the viola and violin but is now having wonderful time playing fiddle. She won 2nd place in the Old Time Fiddle Music Championship 1999 and 2nd in the state Twin Fiddle Contest at White Springs in 2001. Tim Martin joins Jackson Creek playing the SAW.
June 20 Shake Rag Coffee Talk Tenth Anniversary Celebration
will be held at the Melrose Senior Community Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Musicians are invited to bring an instrument, be a part of an “impromptu jam session.” Enjoy cake, punch, conversation, music with a gathering of lake area friends.
June 27 Michael O’Meara
Michael O’Meara was raised primarily in Brooklyn and the East Village of New York. At around thirteen he read “Bound for Glory” by Woody Guthrie and without knowing the first thing about guitars or music set his cap to playing the songs that inspired him. By the early Eighties Michael was crafting his own songs. He then left New York City after a stint as an iron worker on the Brooklyn Bridge, headed out West and ended up in Grand Junction, Colorado playing in numerous venues and opening for Dave Van Ronk, arriving in Gainesville, FL in 1993. Michael has opened or played with Keb Mo, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, John Lee Hooker, Robert Earl Keen Jr., Townes Van Zandt and the aforementioned Dave Van Ronk. He released a CD called “Chronology” in 2013 which feature songs he has written spanning 30 years.
*Thank you supporters of Shake Rag Coffee Talk, June rent is paid. We are now accepting donations for July rent.
Bike riders take note of this slow-paced silent ride to honor all those killed while riding bicycles.
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.