Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer's Farewell...

Greetings Friends and Neighbors!

There is so very much going on this late summer and fall. Wow. We hope you can join us for a few of these musical gatherings.

Stay cool m'dears!


Saturday, August 31st

Songwriting workshop with Jack Williams

Photo by Frank Serio
Folks, here's an incredible opportunity to work with one of the best  songwriters around. Lon and I are hosting this dreamy event here at Gatorbone. 
Thanks to those of you who have already signed up. What a fun time we shall have!
Here's a note from Jack...

  I'm looking forward to being in Florida to finish work on a new CD at the home/studio of Lon & Lis Williamson. During my time there, on Saturday, August 31st, I'll hold a Songwriting Workshop at their home on Gatorbone Lake, in Keystone Heights, FL. If you'd be interested in attending, please let us know in advance so we can know what to expect about the group's size.

   We'll begin the workshop at 3pm and will plan on a 3-hour session, although, if interest and enthusiasm are high, we can go on until we just can't take it any more! We're charging $40 per person. Afterwards, we'll have sandwiches and other edibles and drinkables.

   The workshop format will be a discussion/critique of songs-in-progress. If you'd like to have one of your songs discussed, please bring a copy (or copies for everyone) of your lyrics. My hearing aids are a great help but they still don't allow me to hear many lyric details. PLEASE don't bring a song which you've finished and are happy with! Bring a work in progress, or a song which has presented problems for you.We'll cover every aspect of songwriting - initial ideas, lyric- and melody-writing, form, accompaniment, commercial-vs-non-commercial writing, and possibly performance (if there are time and interest)

Please make your reservations at or 
call 352-473-9505 or 904-796-2211.

Thank you friends!

photo by Paul Williamson


Friday, September 6th

L & L

return to The Mockingbird Cafe

Photo by Mick Marino

with incredibly special guests, 

Bill McGuire, Dick Kraft and Frank Graham!!
Music starts at 7:00 pm.

Please call 850-222-4956 for your reservation!


Saturday, September 7th

Double Header!!

L & L 

Frank Lindamood

in a special house concert!

Here are the details from Donna Decker...

Who: Frank Lindamood and Lis and Lon Williamson!
What:  Afternoon House Concert and Potluck
When: Saturday, September 7, 2013. Music starts at 3:00 pm.
Where: Donna Decker’s House—1474 Alligator Drive, Alligator Point, FL
(On the bay side, halfway between the old campground and the marina; look for the turquoise mailbox.)
Why: To hear great music at the beach by these wonderful singer-songwriters.
***Pay a $10 donation. 100% of donations go to the musicians.
***Reserve a spot by emailing:
 Please make your reservation as soon as possible. Space is limited. 

Alligator Point, south of Tallahassee...



Hey folks... here are some upcoming events that we thought you might like to have on your calendar coming up this fall.....details forthcoming...

Thursday, September 12th

Jim Quine and Lis Williamson 
make their duo reunion debut at Casa Maya and every Thursday thereafter!
Music starts at 7:00 pm.
22 Hypolita St.
St. Augustine
(904) 217-3039 for your reservation


Friday, September 13th

The Driftwoods!

return to Creekside Dinery

Music starts at 6:00 pm.


Saturday, September 14th

L & L

return to the Riverside Arts Market!


A word about our Opera House Concerts....

Lon and I love the Monticello Opera House. We strive to present shows there as often as we can because we believe there is no better venue around for a musical presentation. A goodly portion of every ticket sold goes directly to the preservation and restoration of this fine theatre, one of Florida's treasures. Please support these artists and this grand old venue at the same time and plan to join us for these upcoming shows!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

xo xo

Saturday, October 12th

Triple Header!!!

Gatorbone Records presents in concert...

Bob Patterson

The New 76ers

The Wild Shiners


The Monticello Opera House!!

Lon and I would like to invite you to a special triple header concert three of our faves. 
Times TBA
$15.00 for the show
Dinner reservations please call 850-997-4242 for details.


Sunday, November 17th

Peter Rowan 
His All-Star Bluegrass Band!!

in a special fundraiser concert to benefit

The Monticello Opera House!!

Can you believe it? It's like a dream, but it's real. 
Joseph Saccocci and I are working with Fran Litton of the Opera House to present this special fundraising concert to benefit the restoration of the Opera House.

Details forthcoming...

Please save the date for this momentous musical event.


Saturday, November 23rd

Gatorbone Records presents in concert...


Carrie Cooley

Teresa Jimenez

Three of the most talented ladies around. Each is a powerful singer and songwriter and once again, some of our all-time faves. Please save this date for this very special concert.


The Monticello Opera House
Monticello, Fla.

Details forthcoming...

Thanks to Fran Litton and her staff 
for all they do to promote the arts!


Thank you fine friends!!!

xo xo