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Songwriters at the Plaza, Sorry Canceled

November 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Barbara Chamberlain , J.Robert, & Mike McMillan
The Lee County Library has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer FREE concerts of all original music by local Artists. Concerts will take place in the Amphitheater, which is located on South Cornog Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket, shows will be moved to the meeting rooms located next to the amphitheater if needed depending on weather.
The ACMA is a Fort Myers based not for profit promoting local artists who perform original songs. What to expect, you will hear singer-songwriters sharing a lifetime of experiences in song and the inspiration behind the songs. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of professional quality acoustic Americana music. Americana music is a coming together of blues, roots, folk , bluegrass, and country. Lots of room to spread out so bring a friend.

Detroit-born Barbara Chamberlain has called Southwest Florida her home for more than half her life. Strongly influenced by both her parents’ different tastes in music, her originals tend to jump between Jazz-infused Americana to Folkish flat-picking Rockabilly and Acoustic Rock. Her passion for playing the guitar and singing harmony at every chance she gets led her to becoming one of the founding board members of the Americana Community Music Association. You might find Barbara performing several decades of multi-genre music alone or with friends, while she works towards producing an album. When not making music with her friends from Naples to Pine Island, she will be saving the bees, kayaking or fishing.

J.Robert is a BMI writer with many film score credits on National TV such as “Big Bang Theory,” “Madame Secretary,” the Travel Channel and the Hallmark Channel.
J.Robert’s music is featured in several Florida feature films produced by
Elam and Nic Stotzfus, including the PBS award winning documentary “The Great Florida Cattle Drive,” the recent PBS film “Southwest Florida’s Mangrove Coast,” “Peter Gerbert – Florida Nature Artist” and upcoming story of story of “The Spirits Still Move Them – Moonshining in the Southern Mountains.”
J.Robert’s song “Florida Fiddler” won 1st place in the 1994 Will McLean Festival, thanks to Pete Seeger!
Besides his keen interest in songwriting, J.Robert is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on guitars, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, ukulele, and has produced several albums with the Trinidadian Steel Pan.
J.Robert has appeared on several Folk stages around Florida as a fiddle player with John McEuen, Chief Jim Billie, Raiford Starke, Peter B. Gallagher, Frank Thomas, Jon Corneal and Dale Crider. Concert stages with Charlie Daniels Band, Doug Kershaw, Amazing Rhythm Aces, and Bonnie Raitt.
J.Robert has performed music extensively throughout the United States, Switzerland, England, and has represented the US State Department at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan, Asia 2018.
Please visit www.JRobertMusic.com
Or Google Search “JRobert Music”
Mike McMillan. Started playing guitar at age 13. He enjoys many different genres which has also influenced his original compositions. Mike is an accomplished guitarist, and songwriter. He performs regularly in the Fort Myers area solo and with The Pearl Street Band.
Date: November 15, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Address: 1651 Lee St
Fort Myers , FL 33901 United States

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