Friday, February 20, 2015

Big Spring Doin's!!

Hello all! 

Hope you're staying warm and bundled this grey February day.
Lots going on in our little part of the world this week and beyond....


Tuesday, March 10th

Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin
@The Mudville Grille

A divine duo of songwriting, singing and instrumentalism. 
You don't want to miss it my friends. Trust me. 

Here they are at the Grand Old Opry

Hope to see you there!

Mudville Grille Complex
3105 Beach Blvd & 3104 Atlantic Blvd. 
(where Atlantic & Beach Blvds. merge) in Jacksonville, Florida
Reservations (904)352-7008 
or email


Wednesday, March 11th

Jim Quine and Lis Williamson

return to The Corner Bar for their "almost every Wednesday" gig. 

Music starts at 6:30 pm.

(Next to Gypsy Cab on the island!)


Thursday, March 12th

Billy Shaddox and Wild Shiners

in concert at....

Jack Rabbits
1528 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, Fla.

8:00 pm.

Billy Shaddox is blessed with the ability to blend the western dualities of coastal dreamer and high mountain drifter into his deep, easy flowing songs. This is modern American folk music with pop sensibilities. 
Rooted in stories of love and fortune lost, perspective and enlightenment gained, Shaddox captures the mystique of the West with indelible lyrical imagery and sharply original musicality: the displaced modern man weary of coping with vanishing ideals, the present-minded realist, the uncontrollable jealousy of the downtrodden miner, and the bright-eyed morning traveler setting out to make his mark on the world. 
The characters who inhabit Shaddox’ tales have a depth of personality and situational believability that leaves the listener feeling affected by their being long after their songs have woven their course. 
“Golden Fate”, Shaddox’ newest record, builds on a strong decade of songwriting and musical performance that has now seen two solo records that easily fit into the Americana genre, along with four releases by his powerful, unheralded San Diego-based country-rock band Billy Midnight. 
During his years as the front man and songwriter for Billy Midnight, Shaddox shared the stage with acts such as the Mother Hips, Dave Alvin, Los Lobos, Texas Tornados, Luke Bryan, and Roger Cline to name a few. He has been the recipient of the San Diego Music award for Best Americana multiple times, and his music has been featured in films by Dana Brown and Kenton Hoppas.

Please make plans to check out this special musical combo. Billy Shaddox brings a taste of California to the First Coast and those Wild Shiners, well we just luv em!!

HERE is a link for tickets and hope to see you there!!


Thursday, March 12th

The Jewel Box Concert Series presents...

The Lonesome River Band


The Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Ave.
Gainesville, Fla. 

Doors open 6:30
Show starts at 7:30
$20.00 at the door. Cash and checks only please.

For over 30 years, The Lonesome River Band has continued to set the standard for bluegrass excellence. Don't miss this chance to see them in the oh-so-beautiful Thomas Center! Please remember that you can BYOB and also your own glasses. Delicious food fare from India will be available for purchase as well. YUM!


Celebrating the Father of Florida Folk...

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 13, 14 and 15

Big doin's in the Florida folk world!!
Florida's sweetest festival celebrating the life, times and genius of Will McLean, The Father of Florida Folk. Come and see why! All you need to know is HERE.  Lon and I are honored to return this year on Saturday where we will be performing a couple of sets with Christian Ward, one of our favorite fiddlers. Hope you can make it!!


Civic Media Center Spring Benefit Concert

Saturday Afternoon March 14th 2015

3:00 - 8:00 pm.

Akira Wood sound stage in the Baird Center
South Main St at Depot Avenue
Downtown Gainesville

Food Trucks, too!

$10-30 sliding scale requested

for more details, questions, and further developments

The Lineup!

3:00 pm- Renee is A Zombie/Flossie & the Fox
3:30 pm-Thin Skins
4:00 pm-Company Many
5:00 pm-Wild Shiners
6:00 pm-Wax Wings
7:00 pm-The Shambles


Sunday, March 15th

The Driftwoods are back.

photo by Liana Valla

This day we will have a special guest, Christian Ward, on the fiddle. Please plan to join us if you can. We would love to see you there. Music starts at 5:30 pm. 

Saturday and Sunday

March 21 & 22, 2015

photo by Mick Marino

Hey! Lon and I are making our debut at this fine festival that we have always wanted to play. Hope you can be there too! Please check out all the details HERE.


Coming Up Soon!



Saturday, March 28th

The Gatorbone Trio

returns to the Sandhill Stage!!

We love playing this beautiful venue located in the rolling countryside near Gainesville. Please make plans to join us for a rare appearance of The Gatorbone Trio. 

Details are HERE.


Friday, April 3rd

The Jewel Box Concert Series presents...

Caravan of Thieves


The Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Ave.
Gainesville, Fla. 

Doors open 6:30
Show starts at 7:30
$15.00 at the door. Cash and checks only please.

High energy show with gypsy style songwriting. These folks sure know how to entertain!One of the most festive groups anywhere. The picture says it all. Come and enjoy!


It's back y'all!


Can't wait! 

Gatorbone Band on Friday so far, other times TBA


Friday, Saturday and Sunday

May 1, 2 and 3, 2015

The 20th Annual Gamble Rogers Festival!


May 22 - 24, 2015

The Mother of All Florida Festivals


That's all for now folks! Please visit 

to find out more.