Friday Jan. 13th
Grandpas Cough Medicine
Saturday Jan. 14th
Belle & the Band
Micah & the Barstool Sailors
ABOUT THE BAND
Kathryn Belle Long and Mickey Abraham have emerged as two of Florida’s most accomplished acoustic performers. As members of Suncoast Emmy award-winning Belle and The Band, Long and Abraham have played their original music at many of the premier Americana/folk festivals in the Southeast and toured the East Coast as far north as Canada.
As 2018’s Will McLean Best Florida Song winner, Long is currently at the top of her game as a songwriter. Abraham’s unique approaches to arranging and teaching music have been featured in Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
Together, Long and Abraham combine experience, creativity, and class into emotionally-driven cohesive artistic statements. The award-winning duo is currently recording a full length concept album entitled “Voices: A Folk Opera.” The project combines elements of Broadway with folk music and includes original characters, locations, storyline, and reoccurring musical themes. Long and Abraham’s talents compliment each other and their work is nothing short of folk music art.
Drink & Navigate Island Life! For “Good times are right around every corner” when you’re jamming with the Barstool Sailors Band. These FL Keys musicians with influences in Reggae, Funk, Punk, and Classic Rock love to interact with crowd and get the party started. From covers to originals that will be your next favorite song, they bring musical talent and fun to the stage. The band includes singer/songwriter Micah Gardner with guitar/vocals, the funky bass master, Cliff Stutts on bass, and the kicking dynamic drums of Andre Serafini
Sunday Jan. 15th
The Knotty G's
The Grass is Dead
Gill & Chuck Knott are the core of the funky and fun-loving group The Knotty G's, who sometimes call on a wide range of other musical companions to form everything from a duo to a full band. Established in Asheville, NC, The Knotty G's travel the country sharing their soul-soaked Americana music and sensibilities, serving up a hearty original recipe of pan-seared-boot-stomping-upbeat tunes, slow-cooked-captivating ballads, and even a few beaten-battered-deep-fried covers. Nothing short of a stir fry of fun, these characters can certainly satisfy even the biggest of musical appetites.
The Grass Is Dead allows me to play both traditional and Dead-like vibes on their show. It’s great energy and intent and we know a million tunes between us. They really play bluegrass, yet they also are Deadheads. Their music is not just rock spiced up with bluegrass instruments. They have well-thought-out arrangements that draw on bluegrass but are accepted by even the most hardcore Dead fan. I never feel like I’m playing in a Grateful Dead cover band when I’m with them. Because of their intention and the way they put the songs together, it’s a real tribute to both bluegrass music and the Grateful Dead at the same time.