Jonathan Dickenson State Park Hobe Sound FL (Park Fees Apply)
Join in the Celebration of the 2nd Annual Earth Music Festival and the Memory of Boomslang Swampsinger
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10:07 Ally Smith
10:42 George Lower
George is an award winning singer/songwriter with more than twenty years experience performing in a variety of venues. He is a third generation Floridian who grew up in Alachua, Florida; and, he studied guitar as a child under the tutelage of deceased Gainesville jazz guitar legend, Charles Bush, Jr. George’s songwriting includes both sacred and secular songs. It was in 2011 when he began to focus on writing modern folk songs that reflected his love and passion for Florida. George began touring nationally in 2013 and has currently performed in 45 states and Canada. In November 2015, George released a full-length studio album “Sunshine State of Mind” recorded at the prestigious Watershed Studios in Nashville, TN. The first track, “Florida,” from this album placed in the Top Ten New Florida Songs at the Will McClean Folk Festival in March of 2017 To obtain free music by George please visit www.georgelowermusic.com
11:17 Mel and Vinnie
A duo for over 25 years with a bluesy, folky, rhythmic sound, Vincent Cerniglia plays old school blues guitar and Maryellen Healy sings from the heart. They infuse a blend of musical traditions into a performance that draws attention to the environment, political state, and the human condition. Both have been long time participants with Pete and Toshi Seeger in projects along the Hudson River in NYS.
Recently relocated to South Florida this folk duo is a great addition to the Florida Folk Scene
12:02 Peter Road Swamp Blues Band
The Peters Road Swamp-Blues Band that specializes in “acoustic roadhouse country music about bars in the Everglades.”
The band originally formed by Boomslang Swampsinger and Warren Vanderplate and Mark Harris has now transitioned into remembering Boomslangs eclectic songs. All members of Boomslangs Band at one time Jake Vanderplate (mandolin), , Mark Harris (bass, guitar, flute, vocals), Dawn DeWitt (bass, guitar, vocals), Stan Geberer (harmonica), James Barton on keyboard. Barbara Meade as artist.
12:47 Roadside Revue
The Roadside Revue is a band of award winning songwriters, musicians and friends who have been playing together for well over 20 years. Ron Litschauer - Guitar, mandolin Bari Litschauer - Banjo, mandolin, Dawn DeWitt - Upright bass, guitar Stan Geberer - Harmonica, guitar. From Miami to White Springs, they annually play almost every major Folk festival in Florida, as well as numerous concerts and venues across the state. They hold many awards, including the coveted and prestigious “Ken Buchanan Most Peculiar Campsite” award for 18 straight years. Their music was recently heard across the United States when one of their early low budget CDs somehow got stuck in someone’s CD player while on the way to Seattle from Florida.Serious to silly, historic to hysterical, their music is presented with influences of Florida folk music, bluegrass, blues, rock, country, and gospel. Having lost their innocence and shyness at an early age, the members of The ROADSIDE REVUE are not afraid to have a good time on stage. If you haven't laughed, cried, or been thoroughly entertained by the end of one of their sets, maybe you haven't listened. FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:Florida Folk Festival, Will McLean Festival, South Florida Folk Festival, Gamble Rogers Festival and Lake County Folk Festival. Website
1:32 Tom Shed
Tom Shed, songwriter and performer brings “history, humor and the human condition” to audiences around the world in an exciting and entertaining concert. With songs on the 2014 and 2016 Grammy Ballot, Tom Shed has established himself as a respected songwriter and performer. Performing on guitar and banjo throughout the U.S., UK, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia for many years, Tom shares his unique perspective of life, love and the world around us.
history – Tom sings about real events
• The great hurricane of 1928
• The great fire of Jacksonville
• A politicians demise in pre civil rights America in 1953
• Lost in a swamp and the unforgiving nature of the Wild
humor – Tom brings to his concert songs about: alien abduction; experiencing unique southern hospitality; Motorhome mayhem on Florida’s highways; and learning to appreciate your Grandmother.
human condition – Tom helps us look at life: a celebration of Single Mothers; the many faces of fear; dreaming of lost opportunities; love at first sight; a questionnaire for marriage?; and PTSD.
2:17 Mindy Simmons
Mindy Simmons has been on the folk music scene in Florida for over 25 years. She brings a fun-filled performance with humor and wit as well as thought provoking messages for all. Mark Goldberg on bass. Together they are fun, feisty and fabulous!
3:03 Grant Livingston
Grant Livingston has been a favorite at acoustic music venues throughout Florida since the mid-eighties.
An offbeat sense of humor comes through the stories told in Livingston's songs. You'll meet Einstein and Gypsy Rose on a road trip, a guy who is way serious about eating pie, a French-speaking cat in a graveyard, armadillos, barnacles, an unleashed dog and more.
Many of Grant's songs reflect his love for his South Florida home. History, environment, social commentary, bringing Florida's past to light and making light of its present, Grant has earned the title of Miami's Historian-in-Song.