UPCOMING MUSIC/DANCE EVENTS
Beth McKee and her Funky Time Band
High Energy Fun for Mardi Gras!
Friday, February 24, 8pm
$12 adv $15 door
Food provided by: Carr's Corner Cafe
Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute Show
Sunday, February 26, 7pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door
Food Truck: DaVinci's Coffee & Gelato
Find yourself transported back in time with the Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute Show at Fogartyville! Through the power of stories and song, Tom and Sandy capture the magic of two musicians who sold more than six million records in 1951, including sixteen Top 10 hits. Featuring songs including "I Really Don't Want to Know," "There's No Place Like Home," "How High the Moon," and "Vaya con Dios," the Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute Show will inspire and delight fans of all ages.
West African Dance Class
Thursday, March 2, 6pm
Single Class - $10
Come experience the joy of West African dance! This energizing and inviting class will focus on traditional and contemporary dances from and inspired by different cultures in West Africa. We will dance to both live percussion and recorded music as we learn the fundamentals of West African dance technique, the cultural significance of particular dances, and have fun moving together. Dr. Queen Meccasia Zabriskie is originally from the Bronx, NY, and she has been studying West African dance since she was a little girl. She has studied with African American and West African dance teachers in the U.S. including, but not limited to, Wilhelmena Taylor, Moustapha Bangora, Ava Vinesett, Idy Ciss, and Tosha Alston. She has also traveled to Guinea and Senegal to study dance, and she studied contemporary dance in intensives and institutes offered by Ronald K. Brown and Urban Bush Women. Dr. Zabriskie is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at New College of Florida.
Classes run every Thursday, Feb 16th - March 23rd, 6-7:30pm
FREE Welcome Class: April 13th, 6:00-7:30
Classes run every Thursday, April 13th - May 25th
One Session Price: $55
Two Session Price: $100
Single Class "Drop-in": $10
LINK FOR RVSP FOR THE SESSIONS:
The Outside Track
Friday, March 3, 8pm
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 day of show
A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards.
Vibes and Voices
Saturday, March 11, 8pm
Tickets: $15 adv/$18 door
Internationally-acclaimed composer Karl Berger and award-winning vocalist/poet Ingrid Sertso make their first appearance at WSLR Community Radio. Through poetry, song, and improvisation, these pioneers in the genre of “world jazz" and the founders of Creative Music Studio (http://creativemusicstudio.org/) will mesmerize and astound you with their creative prowess and skill. Join us at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center for a night of experimental jazz and exploration of language.
Tickets Available Here: Link
Double Trouble: Anne Feeney & Eric Schwartz
Friday, March 17, 8pm
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 day of show
Dubbed the "minister of culture" to the movements for economic and social justice and human rights, Anne is "the best labor singer in North America" according to Utah Phillips. In 2005, Anne received the Joe Hill Award from the Labor Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Past recipients include Cesar Chavez, Pete Seeger, Faith Petric and Hazel Dickens. Her critcally acclaimed recordings are widely available. Her anthem "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" is being performed by activists everywhere, including Peter, Paul and Mary.
Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer, satirist multi-instrumentalist and entertainer Eric Schwartz (aka Eric “Red” Schwartz) has been playing music and comedy venues nationally for fifteen years. He's brainy, ballsy, and funny as hell. Schwartz is possibly the only artist in the history of the world to get raves from Gloria Steinem and Hustler Magazine, Eric’s songs go from the political to the profane, sometimes both (see the International Songwriting Competition’s best comedy song of the year, “Clinton Got a Blowjob”.)
Friday, March 24, 8pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door
Food Truck: Full Belly Stuffed Burgers
Originally formed in 1994, The Strangeways deliver a groove-laden mix of ska, reggae, dancehall and rocksteady the way it's meant to be served: with a full brass section, courtesy of trumpeter Will Haynes, trombonist Bruce Glasberg and saxophonist Patrick Lynch. Bassist and lead songwriter Jason Nwagbaraocha is also backed up by guitarist Tony Shepperd, drummer Dan “Duckie” Garrido and keyboardists Clyde “Supa C” Pinder, with nearly every member contributing to the vocal duties in some way. The Strangeways are always willing and able to get their hometown dance floors jumpin'.
Frank and Vinny
Satuday, March 25, 8pm
Frank Vignola shatters the barriers between popular music and traditional jazz to create a powerful new acoustic string experience. When joined by Vinny Raniolo, the result is a combination of excellence and entertainment .
Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List". Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”. A typical performance will take the audience on a tour of musical history. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven will be freely mixed with Ellington and Waller, blended with Gershwin and Carmichael, peppered with Bob Marley, Sting and Lennon/ McCartney, and spiced with Rodrigo and Lecuona.
Diego Figuieredo w/ O Som Do Jazz
Saturday, April 1
by jazz guitar master George Benson, “One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen
in my whole life,” the Brazilian guitar wizard Diego Figueiredo is a force to
be recognized. Acclaimed by the critics
as the newest discovery in the guitar world, Figueiredo has made a massive
impression in the contemporary jazz world. He received awards twice at the
Montreux Jazz Festival, performing amazing concerts uniting technique and
emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.
Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians performing Brazilian jazz, Bossa Nova, samba, samba, Balanço and MPB. O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian music. Heralded as the best Brazilian band in Florida, the music of O Som Do Jazz has been featured in HBO's series "Looking", Fox "Grandfathered" and in Chinese and Turkish bossa nova compilations.
Thursday, April 6, 7pm
Tickets: $18 adv/$20 day of show
Known in and outside the Boston folk-music community for her accessible, socially conscious songwriting and gorgeous voice, Catie Curtis brings her typical mix of insightful wit and pitch-perfect vocals to Fogartyville.
Grant Gordy Quartet
Saturday, April 8, 8pm
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 day of show
For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years, he's also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Aoife O'Donovan and Darol Anger. Grant has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival; Jazz at Lincoln Center to Bonnaroo.
His music has been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and he's received attention from international music periodicals such as Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Japanese bluegrass publication Moonshiner, Just Jazz Guitar and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
Sideline Bluegrass Band
Saturday, April 22, 8pm
Sideline plays songs you love. Some are bluegrass classics, some are destined to be classics, and all of them are performed in a way that makes audiences understand why these pickers and singers are A-tier bluegrass players, loved and adored by fans the world over. Band includes Steve Dilling, Jason Moore, Daniel Aldridge, Skip Cherryholmes, and Troy Boone.
Prince Tribute w/ the NeXXLevel Band
Sunday, April 23, 7pm
Prince was a man bursting with music — a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on guitars, keyboards and drums and a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop, even as his music defied genres. In this tribute concert, the NexxLevel Band and special guests will pay tribute to the man and his music.