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16
Dec

Songwriters at the Library, Glenn Sabatka, Pete Bensen, Doug Chaiet Featured

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a FREE Concert. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. South County Regional Library21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Glenn Sabatka has been playing guitar and harmonica since the 1960-s.  He has been the harmonica player for many bands and has been a side-man on several artists’ recordings. After working for Public Radio for thirty four years he retired from Florida Gulf Coast University’s public radio station   as Director.…

04
Jan

Songwriters at Sunset, Bob Williams, Mike McMillan, Ed Summer, Bill Steel Featured

January 4, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 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. 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…

06
Jan

The Reckless Saints in concert with David Hintz opening! Featured

January 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

The ACMA is proud to welcome back once again Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield, the Reckless Saints, to our stage. The ACMA "regulars" know the story of the Saints involvement in the beginning of the ACMA and their continued support of our organization. Newcomers just need to come and hear true Americana music from true orginals and we'll fill you in on the details. Now for the "official" bio: Former syndicated cartoonist Roy Schneider has found his true calling in…

13
Jan

Songwriters at the Library Bill Veach, Ross Jordan, Dan Philgreen Featured

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase Bill Veach has 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. Ross Jordan has been…

13
Jan

Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp with Chakulla & Me Opening. Featured

January 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Nikki Talley – Out from the Harbor: I know, there are seven million singer-songwriters out on the road these days, but this woman delivers the type of North Carolina country you wished your local radio station played.” -No Depression “Nikki Talley has traveled a lot of miles these past few years and called numerous places home, but we in Western NC still want to claim her as one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters. Always genuine and down to earth, she…

19
Jan

FRIDAY HomeGrown Kip Lawrence Opening Alan & Cindy Featured

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Matlacha Invasion is on Friday night Kip Lawrence is a songwriter living in Matlacha, and was a founding member of The Yard Dogs who put out 12 cd's of original music which came to be known as Florida Swamp Music. The Yard Dogs toured extensively and brought their music to people all over the world. He wrote many of the songs along with his partners Yard Dog Charlie and Brian "Swamp Box" Travis.  In his early years he worked…

27
Jan

Bill Mize in Concert. Opening Bill Burkert Featured

January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It's not often the ACMA showcases an instrumentalist, but when we do..watch out! We are proud to present Grammy award winner guitarist Bill Mize. Bill Mize is a son of Tennessee, and a fitting representative of his state’s rich musical heritage. His critically lauded fingerstyle compositions are fluid and intricate, and their delivery masterful. One suspects an influential teacher, and one would be right. “I received most of my musical education from a cheap Zenith radio,” says Mize, who as…

01
Feb

Songwriters at Sunset, 4:30pm Ray Cerbone, Kip Lawrence, & Houseboat Jim Featured

February 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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. 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…

03
Feb

Melissa Welke, Annie Wenz & Kim Mayfield Featured

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

If you know any of these women you know how special this show will be. If you don’t know them, you’re going to really enjoy getting to know them. A night of the shared songs and stories behind the songs. Don’t miss this one. Melissa Welke has been singing and writing songs for several years. Performing at such venues as Blissfest Music Festival, Mackinaw City Outdoor Amphitheater, Boyne City Strolling the Streets, Harbor Springs Street Musique, Charlevoix Area Library Folk…

10
Feb

Songwriters at the Library, Bob Williams, Andy Getch, Carlen Thissen Featured

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase Bob Williams’s original songs and the stories behind his songs always brings a smile as a teenager Bob began writing his own music. Pulling elements from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob created a sound all of his own. Bob's songs…

10
Feb

Lipbone Redding in concert. Opener Bruce & Cecile Gallant Featured

February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The ACMA is happy to welcome back the authentically entertaining master of the stage Lipbone Redding, No loopers, no special effects. All sounds are all Lipbone! Lipbone has taken his singular vocal instrumental style to a new level by playing guitar and producing all of the instrument sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the use of electronic effects nor a loop pedal. Really, you should check him out. In his early twenties, Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding migrated from North Carolina…

18
Feb

Muriel Anderson with Ray Cerbone opening.Tickets Donation $15/20. Sunday Night Featured

February 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SUNDAY Feb. 18th, the ACMA welcomes back Muriel Anderson in concert, complete with her stunninly beautiful AudioVisual show. One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She appears on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine, Spring 2017, and concurrently in main feature stories in Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won top honors in 11 national awards. She…

24
Feb

Doug MacLeod in concert. Bill Metts opens! Tickets / Donation $15/20.00 Featured

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Doug MacLeod is an acoustic roots master. He has been using guitars and voice to create his own unique musical vision for over fifty years. - Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd". - The Bluesmobile Radio Show The ACMA is proud to welcome Multple Blues Music Award Winner Doug MacLeod back to our stage. Doug may be billed a "bluesman", but he will tell you that he thinks of himself as Americana. The ACMA likes to say BluesAcana! MacLeod is known…

01
Mar

Songwriters at Sunset, 4:45 PM Annie Wenz, Robert Bidney, David Hintz Featured

March 1, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 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. 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…

03
Mar

Glenn Sabatka & Ken Crosby, & Tom Petty Tribute New date March 3rd Featured

March 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday night show…ACMA members Glenn & Ken will open the night with polar opposite original songs.  We will close out the night with an Open Mic / Tom Petty Tribute.  Open Mic sign up will be on member only Facebook page. Glenn Sabatka has been playing guitar and harmonica since the 1960-s.  He has been the harmonica player for many bands and has been a side-man on several artists’ recordings. After working for Public Radio for thirty four years he…

09
Mar

Woody Russell Trio! Ralph Leeseberg opens New Date FRIDAY March 9th Featured

March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Critically acclaimed, award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, has released a body of recorded work that spans from the folk-rock infused songwriter fare of his first album, …As Simple As That (1996) to the more recent and highly praised blues/soul release of Up Against It (2010) and the pop-jazz shades of Delicious Days (2013). A year in the making, his newest full length album, Russell's latest, Carry It Up, delivers more jazz shaded compositions that orbits around themes…

10
Mar

Songwriters at the Library, Mike McMillan, Millie Van Horn, Melissa Welke Featured

March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase Mike McMillan got his first guitar as a teenager and has been pursuing his musical dreams ever since (in between jobs, 4 kids and several dogs). After his first Doc Watson concert in the 1970's, he was inspired to…

17
Mar

Pat Donahue in Concert. Mike McMillan opens “St Pats Blues Show” Featured

March 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“I first heard him on the radio and got upset. Then I heard him in concert and got more upset. He thinks harmonically, improvises beautifully, and writes. If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you...” —Leo Kottke Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. A versatile guitarist’s guitarist, he plays it all with a flourish of artistry and melodic inspiration. Pat entertains fans with intricate fingerpicking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations…

24
Mar

Joe Jencks in concert with Robert Bidney opening. Featured

March 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“If one can master a craft after investing 10,000 hours, Joe Jencks’ hours are showing! I am literally stunned by this new album. Poets, Philosopher, Workers & Wanders tells our stories, his story, and the untold stories, as an American folk master can - with heart and unfettered perfection. Add this one to the folk canon! ” - MarySue Twohy – The Village, SIRIUS XM Radio Joe Jencks is an 18-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter,…

31
Mar

The Rough and Tumble! Terry Lynn Melody opens Featured

March 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

...used to say they were from Nashville, TN. That was before April 2015 when 5 year members Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road. With their sixteen foot camper and their 88 pound dog, Butter, they have been touring nationwide. Don't let their vagabond tendencies fool you-- this americana-folk duo are a compact team…

05
Apr

Songwriters at Sunset, 6:15 pm Chuck Williams, Carolyn & David Stanley, Joe Virga Featured

April 5, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 7:45 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. 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…

07
Apr

Helen Avakian in concert. Chuck Williams opens! Featured

April 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Like Joni Mitchell, Helen Avakian can turn lyrics inside out... Avakian writes music that remains gentle on the ears while pulling aggressively on the heart... Helen Avakian’s music touches a place within.” Poughkeepsie Journal “A charming and engaging real artist, Avakian makes some really meaty listening that is as far from disposable pop as you can get.” Midwest Record Helen Avakian performs an exciting array of original songs and acoustic guitar instrumentals. Her stage presence is alternately enchanting and down…

14
Apr

Songwriters at the Library ACMA Open Mic Featured

April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase

14
Apr

Roy Book Binder with Karen Cohen opening! Featured

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

Another living legend comes to the ACMA! Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry…

21
Apr

Jennngs and Keller in concert. Opening Mary Dahl & Carolyn Stanley Featured

April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 16, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

Jennings & Keller is an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into a unique eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse. Dana Keller, a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player, has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Johnny Rodriguez…

28
Apr

Songwriters Showcase Robert Bidney, David Hintz, & Hank Woji Featured

April 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Songwriters Showcase Robert Bidney, David Hintz, & Hank Woji This will be a night not to be missed. Three exceptional songwriters share the stage performing original songs and the stories behind the songs. Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility. He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his…

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