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ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed.
Robert Bidney, Annie Wenz, Bill Veach

The Lee County Library has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer free Acoustic concerts of all original music. Concerts will take place in the Amphitheater, which is located on South Cornog Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket, shows will be moved indoors depending on weather.

The ACMA is a Fort Myers based not for profit that promotes local artists who perform their own original songs. Come hear great original music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of professional quality acoustic Americana music. Americana music a coming together of blues, roots, folk and country.
Robert Bidney, Annie Wenz, Bill Veach

Robert Bidney is a singer / songwriter whose messages are as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility.
His songs have been covered by an eclectic group of recording artists around the world, plus his work has been on several national radio and TV commercials.

Bidney’s second album “Rush of Hope”, released in May 2019, addresses universal themes through a lens of optimism. With its message of love instead of hate, the music resonates in today’s social climate.

“Rush of Hope”, in its first few months after release, has received positive album reviews, airplay in the U.S., Scotland, Amsterdam and London.

A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.

He is an active member of the Americana Community Music Association and lives in Southwest Florida.

Annie Wenz has shared her songs & stomped her dusty musical ankle shakers through 25 countries around the world… from some of the most known festivals in the US, to rallys, street corners, schools & arts centers, refugee camps in Pakistan, spas in Malaysia, ESPN videos, Independent Film & theater scores, & blaring speakers at Major League Ballparks, Sirius XM & radio stations internationally.

She has collaborated musically with Dr. Jerri Nielsen of the “Icebound” book, Author Robert Macomber , baseball legend Bill Spaceman Lee, & Roy “Futureman” Wooten of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones!

Annie is known for her Kerouac-ish magnifying glass-ified lyrical portrait story songs & her unique way of blending roots, multi-cultural influences & funky rhythms…

She has 8 recordings on her own indie label “Island Gypsy” including her all instrumental CD “Rain on Bare Skin” used by yoga & wellness practitioners around the world, & her buzzed about, played on SiriusXM radio CD, “Ride The Sky” penned at stoplights while twirling about dusty back Americana roads on her Harley.

She lives in her natty boots. “it’s a muddy road out there, but somebody’s gotta ride thru it!”

Bill Veach was a drummer in a rock band in college, but guitars are easier to move and make for better neighbors so he spent $100 of his precious college beer money on a flame red acoustic guitar. Moving was a part of his life for years, with a love of travel that is expressed in many of his songs. His songs are often autobiographical, about his experiences, travel, love, loss and some characters he has met on his journey. Bill is a Western boy, raised in Colorado and lived in Utah and Wyoming before becoming a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. He became active writing songs as part of the Cheyenne Guitar Society in Wyoming and finds inspiration in the camaraderie of the ACMA Singer Songwriter Circle on Sundays. Bill has never met a genre he didn’t like. Bill released his first CD in 2019. He performs solo and with the The Pearl Street Band.

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Address: 1651 Lee St
Fort Myers , FL 33901 United States

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