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 inside at the South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928, Saturday 2:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm
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.
Pete & Silva Popravak, Pete Bensen , Dan Philgreen
Silvia and Pete is an acoustic musical duo that combines guitar, mandolin, Ukelele and harmonica to encompass a variety of musical genres including folk, country, Cuban/Latin, bluegrass and original songs. Always experimenting, adapting, and progressing from their roots in rock and traditional music, Silvia and Pete have created a style that is uniquely theirs, while remaining faithful to the many sources of their music.
Pete Bensen, Americana music and playing guitar has been his love, muse, and best friend since childhood., Peter has performed for over 15,000 listeners of his regular StreetJelly.com/Pete Bensen. online e-concerts. This is Pete’s second year as ACMA host for these shows.
After failed attempts at violin and piano, Dan Philgreen picked up the guitar in the 7th grade. Like many of his age he was very influenced by the many singer-songwriters that were at the height of their popularity during the 70’s when he was in high school, as well as the folk-rock bands of that era, such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash. He has played in church for much of his life but has also always had a love for folk music which never had much of an outlet before his moving to Fort Myers. The founding of the Americana Community Music Association opened a door of opportunity to develop and share his music in a community of folks who are also passionate about this genre. Though he dabbled in song-writing earlier in his life and had a few songs to his credit, the inspiration of the ACMA’s songwriter’s circle spurred him to write many more songs over the past few years. His playing has also developed to a higher point in the last decade and he says that, with age, his voice is finally starting to cooperate as well. Dan’s songs are based on his observations of life and the beauty he sees in the world. They deal with the challenges of life honestly, but always attempt to leave the listener with hope.