Richard Gilewitz

For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between.In addition to his concert performances, his GillaCamp Guitar and Ukulele Workshops, Meet the Artist Seminars, Clinics, and Avenues for Success educational program for schools inspire players worldwide, providing opportunities for music lovers to work on their craft and young players to learn fingerstyle techniques and tips of the trade.

 

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please bring wine or food to share.

Acoustic Folk Trio “2PM”

2PM

A trio of talented musicians from the Florida Gulf Coast, 2PM is comprised of Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen. Their eclectic sets include original songs, obscure covers, and standards. All three musicians perform solo, but together these men deliver pristine vocal harmonies that delight listeners at acoustic venues and folk festivals around the state.

$10-$20 suggested donations. Please bring wine or food to share.

Kevin Spears, Kalimba Man

Kevin Spears

Hailed as one of the best players alive today, Kevin Spears’ breathtaking ability on an electric version of the traditional African instrument called kalimba is often compared to music legends such as Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Bobby McFerrin and Les Paul. Spears’ music is a refreshing mix of folk, world and soul that will move your feet and stir your soul. Kevin really connected with the audience when he came in 2014. Do not miss a very special guy, playing a very special concert.

Stretching sonic boundaries, master kalimbalist Kevin Spears is a one-man music ensemble who uses acoustic and other-worldly electric instruments to create a musical experience that excites the senses and stirs the soul.

“Kevin Spears puts on a performance full of groove, sound and intimacy that draws you into his unique yet universal world”. -Benoit Glazer musical director Cirque Du SOLEIL.

AfroPop WorldWide states: “Kevin Spears utilizes the traditional African instrument and tweaks it to create a soulful, funky sound that would make Stevie Wonder smile.”

$10-$20 donation suggested. Please bring food or wine to share.