Ward Davis brought foot stomping tunes and music tales to Jacksonville

Ward Davis and his band, with Clint Park on bass and doing harmonies, in Jacksonville.
Ward Davis and his band, with Clint Park on bass and doing harmonies, rocked 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on Saturday. (Photo: Indie Art South)

I pretty much freaked the family out when I bought tickets to see Ward Davis at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville. For one thing, my husband didn’t know Davis’ music. For another, it takes a lot to get me out on a Saturday when I’m not traveling with Rebecca and crew. So we headed to downtown Jax on Saturday night and once we got there, we had a problem. Continue reading “Ward Davis brought foot stomping tunes and music tales to Jacksonville”

Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta

Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)
Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)

This is the first in what will be an ongoing weekly feature at Indie Art South, Yippee-Fri-Yay. Each Friday I’ll post a wrap on news of the week and things to do on the weekend. I tried this before and focused only on North Florida. Going forward, I’ve widened the scope to happenings and news around the South. First up is Lil Duval (Roland Powell) who is putting Jacksonville on the comedy map. Continue reading “Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta”

Ward Davis will rock Jax with outlaw music at 1904 Music Hall

Image from warddavismusic.com
Image credit warddavismusic.com

By Jenn Day Thompson

“Are you going to see Ward Davis?”

People ask me all the time if I’ve heard of particular singers and songwriters. Continue reading “Ward Davis will rock Jax with outlaw music at 1904 Music Hall”

Back from ‘Legends’ in Branson, unsung hero Billy Buchanan heats up Florida

image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page
Image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page @billybmusic.

Before you read another word, I’ll admit I love Billy Buchanan’s voice and style, and I think the music he performs is probably the greatest this country produced in my lifetime. So if you expect me to be objective, ditch that expectation. Buchanan is currently based in Jacksonville, Florida, and besides being an awesome musician, he’s an unsung hero with a story media appeared to overlook. Continue reading “Back from ‘Legends’ in Branson, unsung hero Billy Buchanan heats up Florida”

Jax music community rallies to help photographer who gave much, asked for little

Photo of banner for Celebration of Mike's life. Banner created by Melissa Smith.
Photo of banner for Celebration of Mike’s life. Banner created by Melissa Smith.

Friends and supporters of photographer Mike Hamilton will converge at 1904 Music Hall on Sunday, October 6, to celebrate his life.

Jacksonville’s music community is rallying to help the family of Mike Hamilton, the photographer who gave so much and asked so little in return. Spearheaded by Crystallea Monroe, Mike’s partner and friend, a celebration of his life will take place at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on Sunday, October 6. A time for the event will soon be announced once all the plans are fully in place, so keep the date open. Continue reading “Jax music community rallies to help photographer who gave much, asked for little”