Legendary Blues Artist and close friend to Eclipse, Willie Green, has been hospitalized. Rick Ambrose has written this note to all of his fans.
"To All Willie’s great fans, thanks for the cards of encouragement. And thanks to those who have made the time to visit Willie. His prognosis is "guarded" and doctors are still doing tests. His spirits are good! He just wants to get out of there and to play his music again real soon! He received a special note from John Hammond and his wife yesterday! Thanks so much to John and all of you! Rick Ambrose"
Please send cards and letters to:
c/o Munroe Regional Medical Center
1500 S.W. 1st Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34471
NOTE: All concert show dates on his Website are subject to change.*
*Willie’s "Blues Project Band" will continue many shows with Fats Lewis & Doug Carn.
Dine on the Wild Side to Benefit Wildlife on May 14th, 2011
This is a great deal and something the entire family will enjoy
Ever dined next to a hungry gator or a nesting heron? This May, you can, while supporting a very worthwhile organization.
HAWKE, The Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education, a 501 (3) not-for-profit charity that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles announces their annual "Dine on the Wild Side" fund-raising dinner will be held atThe St. Augustine Alligator Farm on Saturday evening, May 14th, 2011. The Alligator Farm and Zoological Park sponsors this popular event every year for HAWKE.
Live music will be provided by Anastasia Spiecker (pictured below performing at the Annual Holiday party by Eclipse) a St. Augustine native who has been performing around Northeast Florida since 1998.
Anastasia has shared the stage with many popular bands including John Mayer, Styx, Huey Lewis and the News, Foreigner and David Crosby and her music has been featured in two independent films. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Religion at Flagler College and surviving a bout with cancer, Anastasia is now working toward her Master’s in the exciting field of Music Therapy at Florida State University.
Discount advance tickets are on sale for only $35 for ages 12 & up, and $25 for kids 5 to 11 (admission for children 4 and under is free if they share an adult’s meal).
The easiest way you can obtain tickets by sending a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to
HAWKE, PO BOX 188, Elkton FL 32033
(be sure to indicate either "veggie" or "BBQ"). or
You can also purchase advance tickets at the Alligator Farm,Music Matters (Riverside Plaza), Birds Unlimited (Julington Creek Publix Plaza) and the St. Johns Vet Pet Store (on US1, north of Target).
You can also purchase advance tickets until May 12th online via HAWKE’s website for $40.00 (includes $5 service charge). If you want to order tickets after May 10th, please email Melanie or call 904-692-1777 before placing your order, to verify availability.
Save the date…
“The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival!”
April 29-May 1, 2011
Downtown St. Augustine FL.
For more information visit:gamblerogersfest.org!
Eclipse was lucky enough to be a sponsor for this first annual event. We also ran sound and lights. We had a full day of local bands and musicians, as well as food and merchandise vendors. Check out some photos below, most of which were taken by Master Photographer and Lighting Designer Extraordinaire Fritz Amrhein
Jim with his grandson Taylor
The Eclipse crew setting up the stage with gear and lights
“Waiting on Bryan”
“Grandpa’s Cough Medicine”
“Feral Swine Experiment”
“The Wobbly Toms”
“Amy Hendrickson and the Prime Directive”
“One Hit Wonder”
Recently at Eclipse Studios…….
(below) Em Denopol
(below) Stevie “Fingers” Saracen
(below) Melody Stewart (Jim’s daughter and master chef at Cap’s Restaurant) was the studio working on a new CD of original songs
(below) Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards meeting with Dan Bagan about making a video from recent performances from their upcoming album
(below) William Powell
(below) Mike and Dottie Kirby working on a new record and showing off their extraordinary instruments
(below) Dave Besley, Inga Erickson and Eddie Pickett
(below) Serena Arbuthnot working on a new song by Jack Sharpless, soon to be released
“The Knights to Remember”
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