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ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza

January 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza
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.
Bill Metts started playing guitar during the country blues revival of the late 60s and fell in love with the music of Taj Mahall, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and others of that ilk. In 2011 he had the honor of being asked to perform at the annual Mississippi John Hurt Blues Festival in Avalon Mississippi. Upon moving to SW Florida in 2004 Bill found a welcoming music community and was encouraged by friends to try his hand at song writing. He’s been writing ever since. Bill hosted the Americana Community Music Association’s weekly singer/songwriter circle for four years and co-founded, with Nita Flores, a wonderful not for profit organization called Hope by Song Inc. which is where his love for music and writing found a true home.
Houseboat Jim, played neighborhood bars and restaurants starting in 1957 and ’58 and then started playing in the Village
He moved to Texas in ’65. Then on to Las Vegas.where he
Met some good pickers there and played for about seven years. Jim retired and moved to Florida and started
playing and hosting open mics about eight years ago. He cut a CD two years ago and is always playing around town
With No plans of stopping.
Bruce Gallant has been writing songs for over 30 years. His songs reflect the different times in his life, And he considers them his journal. Bruce played in several original music bands And performed at many events. Bruce, along with his wife Cecile have 2 CD’s “Her and ME” and “Living in Paradise”. Currently Bruce dedicates himself to Hope By Song And has written over 50 songs for HBS
Date: January 11, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Address: 1651 Lee St
Fort Myers , FL 33901 United States

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