Shake Rag Coffee Talk,
Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Inside Melrose Senior Community Center
307 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666
August 3, 2017 Joseph Mark
Joseph 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.
August 10 Don Austin
Don is a multi-talented song-writer/singer/music master of the violin, guitar, mandolin and harp; he is a member of the band, The Alley Cats. An extensive repertoire includes tunes anyone will recognize performed by a very talented and experienced musician.
August 16 Bill Fote Trio
“Bill Fote and the Guys with Big Instruments” play jazz. Bill sings and plays trumpet and flugelhorn, Jake Newcomb plays double bass and Howard Wapner sings and plays piano. Together they play a vast array of tunes ranging from bossa nova to bebop and everything in between. You will not hear any Kenny G. or any Beyonce but you still won’t be disappointed.
August 24 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.
August 31 Joe and Katie Waller
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.