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.
Carolyn & David Stanley,
David and Carolyn Stanley have been playing various genres of music solo and in several different groups since they were teenagers. As a duo in Fort Myers their performances feature David’s original music with David on vocals, finger style or rhythm guitar and harmonica. Carolyn adds vocal harmonies and accompaniment on guitar, banjo, or charango. David’s original songs vary from a tribute to the late Pete Seeger to an amusing love song called “If You Give Me the Finger”. He has recorded a CD and has had a couple of his songs recorded by other artists.
For over 20 years Mary Dahl performed throughout MD, PA and DC with a quartet known as “The Lite Side”, playing a five string banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, ukulele, and charango.
They performed six times at the White House for two different administrations and opened for a sold out performance concert by the Kingston Trio at the Carlisle Theatre in PA.
After moving to Ft Myers in 2007, she joined ACMA and found a welcoming venue for her original songs, all of which are upbeat and inspiring.
Pete & Silvia Popravak
Silvia and Pete have been playing music together for the past twelve years, originally as members of Skeeterland Band and Banyan Bluegrass, then gradually developing into a guitar and mandolin duo that incorporates a variety of musical genres, including folk, country, Cuban/Latin, and , yes, bluegrass. Always experimenting, adapting, and progressing from their roots in rock and traditional Cuban music, Silvia and Pete have created a style that is uniquely theirs, while remaining faithful to the many sources of their music.