Monday, December 1, 2014

A Festive Season Indeed...

A very merry and festive season to you all. 
Here's what's coming up on The Big Wheel round here.




The Madrigalz Season is here!!

Angela Christensen, Judy Bernhard and Lis Williamson carol traditional a cappella Christmas tunes for your listening pleasure. Here is our St. Augustine calendar.

12.13.14 - St. Francis Inn Bed & Breakfast tour 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
279 St George St., Tickets available at
12.14.14 - Saltwater Cowboys, Dondanville Rd.  6:00 - 9:00 pm.
12.18.14 - Saltwater Cowboys, Dondanville Rd.  6:00 - 9:00 pm.
12.19.14 - Saltwater Cowboys, Dondanville Rd.  6:00 - 9:00 pm.


Saturday, December 20th

Lon, Lis & Rick~!!

return to 

The Reef!!

6:30 - 10:00 pm. 

Sunday, December 21st

Creekside Dinery

Music starts at 5:30 pm.

The First and Third Sunday of every month



Hello Florida Friends!

We are headed your way! Jack Williams is bringing his original songs, stories, and amazing guitar work for a series of concerts all over Florida in December and January. We'd love to have you join us for at least one of them!

If you can't come, please tell your friends about the concerts. And thanks for making a reservation - it helps the hosts plan the evening.

As always, call or email to verify the details as change is always lurking, and please contact us if you are not able to reach the venue.

Here are the details:
Friday, Dec. 12     7:30 pm     Winter Haven FL
Reservations required. Light snacks will be served.
Doors open at 6:45 pm

Saturday, Dec. 13    7:30 pm       Ft. Lauderdale FL
UU of Ft. Lauderdale, 3970 NW 21st Ave.
Co-bill with ROD McDONALD!

Thursday, Dec. 18    7:30 pm     Ft. Myers FL
(239) 691-4069 for address and directions with receipt of RSVP
Munchies to share are welcome.
Doors open at 7 pm.

Saturday, Dec. 20    7:30 pm      Jacksonville FL
3104 Atlantic Blvd. and 3105 Beach Blvd. (where Atlantic and Beach Blvds. merge)

Sunday, Dec. 21     Time TBA       Sarasota FL
(941) 377-9256 (Jean) or (803) 479-1322 (Judy)
BYOB and finger food/munchies to share.
Reservations requested – please RSVP!

Friday, Jan. 9    7:30 pm                Tallahassee FL
Reservations suggested.
Optional: BYOB, and bring a snack to share.
Doors open at 7:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 10     8:00 pm      St. Petersburg FL
THE HIDEAWAY CAFÉ, 1756 Central Ave.
With the Charlie Morris Band!

Sunday, Jan. 11     7:00 pm     Gainesville FL
Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave.

Tuesday, Jan. 13      Time TBA       Ponte Vedra FL

Save the date!


 Saturday, February 14th 
Jewel Box Concerts presents...


The Thomas Center
Gainesville, Fla.


Thank you friends. We appreciate you so much.

Lis and Lon

xo xo




Thanks, as always, 
for supporting the arts in general 
and live music in particular.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Happy All Hallow's Eve to You All!

Greetings folks... wishing you a sweet weekend ahead. 
Here's some of what's coming up around here.... 


Wednesday, October 29th

Jim Quine and Lis Williamson 

at The Corner Bar

playing tunes of trials and trepidations, love and lament.

6:30 - 9:30

Happy Halloween Y'all!!


Sunday, November 2nd

Creekside Dinery

Music starts at 5:30 pm.

The First and Third Sunday of every month

One of the finest touring bands 
in the country right now. Don't miss it!

November 6 - 9th

One of the finest festivals in Florida. for all you need to know....


Check it out y'all.


Down the road a piece.....

The Gatorbone Band
returns to
The Monticello Opera House!

December 6th




Thanks, as always, 
for supporting the arts in general 
and live music in particular.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Farewell

Greetings good people. Hope all is lovely in your world as we prepare to say farewell to the summer.

Here's some musical updates from hither and yon...


Check this out folks!

Local Honey Kickstarter Project!!

Local Honey is a collaborative album and documentary profiling the city of St. Augustine's unique, historic and explosive music scene,
Our vision is to create a unique collaborative album featuring 15 local St. Augustine musicians, recorded during a week in October at Rodman plantation house in Palatka. Our dream is to film the process and create a live snapshot of the blue collar player. We intend to unfold the history of music in St. Augustine, past, present and future. We want to release the CD and documentary in a double disc appropriately titled 'Local Honey'.


Wednesday, August 27th

Charlie Robertson and Charley Simmons

at The Corner Bar
(next to Gypsy Cab)

Oh my! What a great evening this shall be of songwriting, singing and pickin'.  Don't miss this special pairing of talented fellows.

6:30 - 9:30 pm.


The Almost Every Wednesday gig

September 3rd, 10th and 24th

Jim Quine and Lis Williamson

return to
The Corner Bar
with songs of murder and mayhem, love and trains. 
Woohoo! Please join us. Music starts at 6:30 pm.


Friday, September 5th

Hearken Night!

The Tucker-Williamson Trio

with an opening set by 
Michael Claytor

The High Springs Playhouse  

130 NE 1st Ave.
High Springs, Fla. 
Tickets are $10 in advance 
and are available at the 
High Springs Emporium 
 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs 
$15 at the door.
Doors open at 7:30 and show starts at 8:00.


Saturday, September 6th

Lon, Lis & Rick


The Reef
North Vilano Beach, Fla.

Please join us if you can and enjoy some old and new favorites along with the fingerstyle wizardry of Rick Kuncicky!

Music starts at 6:30 pm.


The First and Third Sunday of Every Month

The Driftwoods

return to Creekside Dinery!

We're so pleased to be back at Creekside, "the home of the Driftwoods".

Music starts at 5:30 pm.
160 Nix Boatyard Road
St. Augustine, Fla.
(904) 829-6113


Saturday, September 27th

The Gatorbone Band
in concert...

The Royal St Augustine Golf and Country Club
301 Royal Saint Augustine Parkway 32084
Admission $10 cash only at the door
concert time 7pm to 9:30

Doors open at 5pm for dining
Those staying after dinner can keep their seats
but the $10 ticket fee is separate from dinner
Reservations preferred for dining  (904) 824-0700


Saturday, October 4th

The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Concert Series!

featuring Florida favorites....

The New 76ers!

with an opening set by 

James Quine and Lis Williamson

Lohman Auditorium
Whitney Lab, Marineland
9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

Tickets available Sept. 1st at and at Music Matters, Simple Gestures and The Bead Chick

$15.00 advance, $20.00 at the door


Thanks, as always, for supporting the arts in general and live music in particular!


Lis and Lon

xo xo 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Golden Summer

Greetings Music Lovers! 

Hope you are having a golden summer y'all. 
Here's what's comin' up from our part of ze world. 


Saturday, July 26th

Wild Shiners!

They're coming to Melrose folks.... here's the lowdown.

The Artisan's Way

Hey there people. Summer has been kicked off for a few weeks now. We're kicking off some late summer gigs at Artisans Way in Melrose on July 26 @8pm. Certainly new tunes, tunes in development, and some of the older ones that we still love to play will be on the menu too. Door is a suggested donation of $5.00- 1/2 of which goes to the Gallery. Pumped, no doubt.


Saturday, July 26th

6:00 - 10:00 pm.

The last Saturday of every month. 


Art, music, magic and more, food and drink, general merry-making in the historic district!

33 St. George St.
St. Augustine


Saturday, July 26th

Emmylou Harris 

Lee Hunter & Walter Parks opening act!!

Longtime friends, Walter Parks and Lee Hunter, will be collaborating for the first time in a set to open the show for Emmylou Harris on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Time-Union Center. Walter Parks, formerly a Jacksonville resident who now lives in New York, is best known for his work with the swamp blues band, Swamp Cabbage, for his years of accompanying Richie Havens, and for his ground-breaking duo, The Nudes. Lee, a Jacksonville resident, has had a long touring career as one-half of the duo, Tammerlin. Walter and Lee have been friends for decades and have always been supportive of each other’s careers. For this show, they’ll be combining their talents and presenting a mixture of both Lee’s and Walter’s songs along with a couple of traditional tunes.
Thirteen-time Grammy award-winning artist, Emmylou Harris has had a remarkable career spanning five decades and over 30 albums. Harris, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is one of the most captivating female artists in country music history.
Tickets to this performance are $70, $55 and $40 and are available at and at 800-745-3000. You may also purchase tickets at the Tom Bush Family Box Office at Veterans Memorial Arena.
- See more at: 


Saturday, July 26th

Live streaming concert from Mighty Fine Guitars ala Stevie Coyle!

Walter Strauss

Hello Walter Strauss music fans! It's so delightful to know that you can stream live the concert Walter will be performing from Stevie Coyle's dream guitar store, Mighty Fine Guitars. Here's a note from Stevie...

It's Wally!
You folks that haven't heard him, well, you've never heard anything like him. A truly unique and world-class voice in acoustic guitar. But don't believe just little ol' me ...
“Walter Strauss brings a whole new sonic dimension to the fingerstyle guitar scene with his signature West African influenced technique, heavily syncopated rhythms, and richly textured lines. Lyrical, totally grooving, and always from the heart, Walter is a true original and one of the most distinctive players today!” Alex de Grassi, Grammy nominated American guitarist.
– “A fine player with a voice of his own in the world ... beautiful, fluid and sophisticated.” Martin Simpson, British guitar luminary.



Sunday, July 27th

The Gatorbone Trio

Lon and Lis Williamson
Gabe Valla

Yep, we're doing a house concert and pretty darn excited about it! In Dunnellon Fla. Please write to for your reservation and directions
if you would like to attend.

Suggested donation $15.00
Doors open at 6:00
Concert starts at 6:30
Potluck dinner!


Wednesday, July 30th

Jim Johnston and Friends!!

Photo by John Alison

Please join Jim Johnston, guitarist extraordinaire, as he hosts and performs a special evening of music at The Corner Bar, starting at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for the full lineup!!


Sunday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 17th

The Driftwoods 

Performing at Creekside Dinery the first and third Sunday of every month.

Music starts at 5:30
160 Nix Boatyard Rd.
St. Augustine, Fla.
(904) 829-6113


Wednesday, August 6th

Jim Quine and Lis Williamson

"Almost every Wednesday"


The Corner Bar

6:30 - 9:30 pm.


Saturday, August 9th

Lon and Lis and Rick

Lon and I always look forward to playing with our pal, 
Rick Kuncicky, fingerstyle guitar wizard and all round great guy. 

Performing at The Reef on Vilano Beach
Music starts at 6:30 pm. 


Sunday, August 10th

Jim Quine and Lis Williamson

make their debut at Stogie's!

8:30 pm - 12:30 am.


Friday, September 5th

The Tuck Tucker Trio!

Hey. We are tickled to be performing with our pal, Tuck Tucker, dobro king. 

Harken Night!

Held in beautiful downtown High Springs.

Please save the date and I'll send the details soon. 


Heartfelt thanks for supporting the arts in general and live music in particular.

xo xo

Lis and Lon