Wee Pub South highlights indie music, trucks, and 5th anniversary

Wee Pub South guests
Guests at Wee Pub South’s 5th Anniversary.

Wee Pub South celebrated the pub’s 5th anniversary in St. Mary’s (GA) on Saturday, highlighting indie music, trucks, and a parking lot party that felt like a block party. Fun was the only agenda in sight, with bands filling the night with music as guests played corn hole right below the stage. Besides that, those interesting trucks were on display, hoods up, for enthusiasts to admire engines and the ‘which-its’ that run them. Continue reading “Wee Pub South highlights indie music, trucks, and 5th anniversary”

Bella Donna Project brings ‘goddess of rock’ tribute to Jax

Bella Donna Project
The Bella Donna Project comes to Jax for a Stevie Nicks tribute on Sept. 1.

Stevie Nicks needs no introduction; her music is part of the American cultural experience. Jacksonville will be re-introduced to Nicks’ music live when the Bella Donna Project takes the stage at 1904 Music Hall on September 1.  Continue reading “Bella Donna Project brings ‘goddess of rock’ tribute to Jax”

Second Sundays got a rain reprieve in Springfield

crowd Second Sundays in Springfield
People began to take a listening spot as Second Sundays in Springfield got underway.

On Sunday, Rebecca was scheduled to open for Cain’t Never Could as part of festivities for Second Sundays in Springfield. We planned to go, but by late morning, our Mandarin community south of Jax was getting heavy showers and a light show. For a couple hours, it looked like the event at Klutho Park located north of Jacksonville wouldn’t be possible.

By 2 p.m., a reprieve was in progress courtesy of Mother Nature, and the event was a go-ahead. There was a bonus, too.  Continue reading “Second Sundays got a rain reprieve in Springfield”

Why does summer seem to go more quickly after July 4?

moon and fireworks
The moon made a nice focal point above the fireworks in my neighborhood.

From the time I was a kid, July 4 was a special holiday. I loved the fireworks, neighborhood cookouts, and family time. I still do. But July 4 represents something else to me.  Continue reading “Why does summer seem to go more quickly after July 4?”

Traveling artist? Don’t forget you can ditch the interstate

slowdown I 95
Slowdown on I95 North (Photo Day on the Day)

Are you a traveling artist? If so, you’ve probably been where I was last week.  Continue reading “Traveling artist? Don’t forget you can ditch the interstate”

Sturgill Simpson helped produce indie musician Childers’ new album ‘Purgatory’

Childers' album Purgatory
Tyler Childers’ album ‘Purgatory’ is due out in August.

Sturgill Simpson, the indie musician who took his brand to the level just about any musician would love to enjoy, helped produce a new album for indie musician Tyler Childers.

The album ‘Purgatory’ comprising 10 of Childers’ songs will be out in August, and the backstory is interesting.  Continue reading “Sturgill Simpson helped produce indie musician Childers’ new album ‘Purgatory’”

Indie artists might find gold in August solar eclipse

eclipse photo NASA
“This 1991 photograph captures the brief moment of totality when the Sun’s faint corona is most easily observed. It is made up of several photographs from cameras with different settings that were later combined into one image. Credit: Steve Albers, Dennis di Cicco, ad Gary Emerson.”

[caption, photo from NASA]

In August the sun and moon will be stars of the day when the first total solar eclipse visible to the US  in 38 years occurs.

The total eclipse will be viewed by Americans from Oregon to South Carolina. Those of us in states like Florida will see a partial eclipse.

Is there gold in that eclipse for indie artists?  Continue reading “Indie artists might find gold in August solar eclipse”

Nashville’s Post headlines Blue Jay with Kyle Jennings

Kevin Post Kyle Jennings
Kevin Post and Kyle Jennings are featured in the next Blue Jay concert in Jacksonville.

Blue Jay Listening Room will present Nashville guitarist Kevin Post and country artist Kyle Jennings in concert on Saturday, June 17, at Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Taproom in Jacksonville (FL). Continue reading “Nashville’s Post headlines Blue Jay with Kyle Jennings”

Jax Art exhibit explores myth, the elements, and legend

Leilani Leo
Jacksonville artist Leilani Leo

Jacksonville artist Leilani Leo will exhibit works in a special presentation at the Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum on Friday, July 14, from 5-8 p.m. Leo’s exhibit is titled All the Way Up: An Oil Portrait Series of Gods, Goddesses, the Elements, and Other Mythological Beings.

Leo explained she hopes to beckon “the viewer to peer deeper with renewed perspective musing…on the subject of heavenly legends.”

This won’t be one of those dry as a bone affairs.  Continue reading “Jax Art exhibit explores myth, the elements, and legend”

CMT Awards: Trucks shines amid gala short on ‘country’

Tedeschi Trucks
Tedeschi Trucks Band from Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DerekTrucks/)

When it comes to country music, CMT was a trailblazer because it was the first channel airing country music videos as primary content. CMT has moved past that model, and nowhere was that in evidence more than last night at the channel’s annual awards show.  Continue reading “CMT Awards: Trucks shines amid gala short on ‘country’”