Houseboat Jim, started picking and singing back in the late 50’s in Greenwich Village. Got married, worked, and got back to music about fifteen years ago in Las Vegas. He is a local favorite performing around the Ft. Myers area for the last six years. Jim who does live on a houseboat just released a new CD.
Songwriters at Sunset 3:30 pm
December 13 @ 3:30 pm
FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer free Acoustic concerts of all original music. The concerts will take place in the large gazebo located right on the beach. Seating is available for the first 80 people. Additional seating is also available on the sand. The Folks group will offer a Beach BBQ fundraiser at the show. www.friendsofloverskey.org
The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that promotes local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Come hear great original music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate “Bluebird Café” style. The show will finish with a fabulous Lovers Key Sunset. www.americanacma.org
Park entry fees are $8.00 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle
Bill Steel retired from the automotive industry in 2008 and has been wintering in Fort Myers ever since. He is passionate about sailing and music and has found a perfect place to enjoy both of these interests.
It was his introduction to the ACMA that encouraged him to perform in front of an audience and eventually write his own songs. Bill draws from his travels through Central America, as well as every day life experiences as the source for his songwriting and tries to bring out the humor from them.
Keith Parker, Started playing guitar at age 13. He enjoys many different genres which has also influenced his original compositions. Keith has been both a band leader and a sideman and enjoys backing others on guitar and vocals when the opportunity presents itself. Keith also has a passion for writing, co-writing, arranging, recording and performing original music.