Friday, April 27, 2012

Don’t Miss The 2012 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival…

It’s the 17th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
May 4 & 5, 2012!
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Romanza Week Is Coming!
Romanza’s “Monumental 1812 Constitucion Parade & Celebration”
Sunday May 20th 4pm at the Fountain of Youth! ($8)
Romanza’s “Latin Beauty and Music”
Saturday May 19th 4pm at the Fountain of Youth ($Free)
Featuring the Beauty Queens of Latin America!
Chrisally Espinal Miss Mundo Latina 2011 Imani Velez Miss Mundo Latina Teen 2011Elysees Ortiz Miss Photogenic Mundo Latina 2011 official
And some wonderful bands at
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(below) Cisco and Captain William Mayhem, the Pirate Magician of St. Augustine.
We were shooting video of magic tricks that will be featured monthly in an online Pirate Magazine.
The video was shot at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum.
We then went and shot video at the HMS Bounty.  We will feature some of this footage in our next newsletter, if you don’t receive our newsletter, sign up HERE
William Mayhem at Eclipse
Bob and Kathy of the Dune Hoppers working on their CD which will be released next week.
Take a look at the close up of Bob’s Mandolin it is Williamson #2, the second beautiful Mandolin made by master luthier Lon Williamson
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   Todd and Molly Jones with Colton McKenna.  Colton came in to add harmonies and percussion to their project.
Aslyn Baringer of Aslyn and the Naysayers and Todd and Colton.  Aslyn just finished the Romanza Comcast commercial for us
Long time friend Hank Whetstone dropped by to scheme a bit.  Hank has made feature films but may be best known here in St. Augustine for the delicious chocolate.
Rob Peck and Myles Savage of the Platters planning some joint concert ventures with Eclipse.
This image is Stan Taylor of Coastal Media and Ralph Pitre of NASDAQ OMX, who along with Jim of Eclipse produced the Haskel Corporations worldwide feed of their annual board of directors meeting.  Stan was in charge of the production and Ralph flew in from San Francisco to provide the streaming web feeds to the international remote locations.
John Dickie’s CD is nearing completion and he brought in part-time band member, Miguel, while his full time bass player added some upright parts below.
Willie Green was in town for the Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville last weekend and that gave Jim the opportunity to invite him over for a cook out and pickin’ in the backyard, it was a magical evening.  Be sure to get a copy of Willie’s latest release “Cross Creek Blues” with JJ Grey recorded at Eclipse HERE
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Denny Laine Performing for Art Breakers May 19th at the Fountain of Youth
Denny Laine of the Moody Blues and co-founder of Wings will perform on Saturday May 19th, 2012 along with “The Cryers” and
local favorites The Falling Bones, the band Jim plays in, as part of our 2012 Music and Art Festival at The Fountain of Youth.
1st Annual Music & Art Festival May 18-19!
Artbreakers with the help of St Vincent’s Medical Center is proud to present our first annual Music and Art Festival May 18 and 19 on the grounds of the Fountain of Youth. “Proceeds from the event are used by Artbreakers to assist local cancer patients who may be uninsured or under served”, said Artbreakers co-founder Pier Fitts.
The event, a part of the 2012 Romanza Week opens on Friday night with Artbreakers 3rd annual Evening of Vaudeville followed by a dance featuring a variety of ballroom and swing music .On Saturday afternoon local artists and sculptors will present “Art in the Park” an art show that will include interactive demonstrations. There will be live music throughout the day and there will be Health and Awareness Fair the will provide information and some health screening. The event will close with a British Invasion theme concert featuring three great acts. Local favorites “The Falling Bones” will open the show with a Rolling Stones tribute and a few other British Invasion hits. The Bones will be followed by “The Cryers”, a Philadelphia based band best known for it’s Beatles covers. The concert will conclude with the co-founder of Wings and former Moody Blues member Denny Laine. “From 1965 through 1976 Denny Laine played around the world as part of two of the era’s biggest British bands” said Artbreakers President Gaye Jones. “Denny along with Paul and Linda McCartney formed Wings and Denny will play a number of hits from his days with Sir Paul as well as Moody Blues Classics”
Tickets go on sale March 1st and will be available online.
Tickets for Friday nights Vaudeville Show and Dance are $10. Concert tickets for Saturday are $20 or you may buy a weekend pass for a discounted price of $25. Admission to Saturday’s Art and Health Fair is FREE for St Johns County residents.
Rick Levy Adds Guitar to Tommy Roe Tour
Epiphone artist Rick Levy (Jim’s Falling Bones bandmate) is preparing for spring and summer dates with the legendary Tommy Roe. Rick, pictured here with his Epiphone Sheraton, will serve as guitarist and band leader on the tour and will be playing Epiphone instruments exclusively.
AN EVENING WITH TOMMY ROE is a new show featuring hits like “Sheila”, “Everybody”, “Hooray For Hazel”, “Sweet Pea”, “Jam Up and Jelly Tight” and “Dizzy”, plus less familiar tunes and new material as well. The show features full band, unplugged and solo segments and is sure to satisfy long-time Tommy Roe fans.
Tour Dates:
April 7-8 – Riverside Casino – Riverside, IA
April 14 – Seneca Niagara Casino – Niagara Falls
May 8-10 Miss. River cruise
May 25 – Century Casino – Edmonton, AB, Canada
June 16 – Fountain of Life Fair – Gray, TN
June 17 Ponte Vedra, Fl.
June 18 – The Villages – FL
August 31 – DiamondJo Casino – Dubuque, IA
September 1 – Winnavegas Casino – Sloan, IA
September 2 – Hall of Fame Induction – Arnolds Park, IA

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