Local Musicians

WANEE FEST – 10 years of music & fun

Something special is in store for us this April 10-12th out at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The 10th anniversary of the Wanee Festival will take place. And since it has been reported that The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after 2014, it may just be the last time anyone gets to see them Jam out live at the SOSMP ever again. For the last nine Years, The Allman Brothers Band has hosted “The Wanee Festival” at SOSMP. The first year, 2005, there were a total of 11 bands. It grew as large …

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Steve Hackett

For more than three decades, world-renowned guitarist/composer  has been known for his innovative tone and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and composer. He helped define ’ sound as lead guitarist in the classic line-up and went on to have a highly successful career as a solo artist, and also as part of the ’80s supergroup, GTR, with Yes/Asia guitarist, Steve Howe. Following the success of his previous Genesis Revisited, earlier this year Hackett released his latest album, Genesis Revisited II, via InsideOut Music. The new album features some of the best-loved songs from Hackett’s Genesis years with the band from …

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The Wandering Minstrel: Katherine Archer at 33rd annual St. Augustine Lions Club Seafood Festival

“This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land, From California, To the New York Island…” The late  spoke to the hearts of America, young and old.  once performed with the great, senior folksinger at an environmental rally in New York and will be bringing her own brand of sassy, jazzy, bluesy love songs for planet Earth right into the crowds of festival-goers at this year’s . “I’ve performed on stage at the Seafood Festival for the past few years but decided to take a cue from the medieval fairs’ wandering troubadours and take my music directly to the …

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Lady Daisey

Some are born with it, and some are born in it. I suspect  falls into both categories. There’s that effortless flow that makes her music feel like such a natural extension. It may have started as a child touring the country with her parent’s band, but it has blossomed as she has made her own way around the world, incorporated new influences and found a new collaborator. Her collaborator and producer, , is also her husband. “” is her new album, and she’s planning a special release party performance in Jacksonville on Saturday, February 8th, at . I spoke with …

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It was just over four years ago that 29-year-old aspiring musician Nicholas Williams moved from Chicago to the Jacksonville area to take a job as a summer lacrosse coach. Luckily for the River City, Williams’ temporary move became a permanent one. After spending some time waiting tables, Williams kick-started his music career on our shores and in a relatively short time has become one of North Florida’s most promising acts. Under the pseudonym Whetherman, Williams has released five albums–his most recent, Streams and Pastures (released this past Spring), is a perfectly concocted slice of sunny disposition Americana. Whetherman was a …

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BayStreet’s 16th Annual Pier Dance

BayStreet, Jacksonville Band, Annual Pier Dance

What began as a simple tribute to a sliver of Beaches history has evolved into a holiday tradition all its own. For 16 years, the members of the BayStreet band have come together to host the annual Pier Dance to benefit families in the Beaches communities. The 16th annual Pier Dance, sponsored by Rock Solid Business Law, PLLC, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at the historic Casa Marina Hotel. Admission is the donation of at least one new, unwrapped toy and a minimum of one non-perishable food item to benefit the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry. The …

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