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15
November
Tuesday

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, Annie Wenz, J.Robert, Mike McMillan

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE
Annie Wenz, 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.
Annie Wenz has shared her songs & stomped her dusty musical boots through 25 countries around the world… from festivals, rallies, street corners, schools & arts centers to refugee camps in Pakistan, spas in Malaysia, ESPN videos, Independent Film & theater scores, & blaring speakers at Major League Ballparks, Sirius XM & radio stations internationally. She has collaborated musically with Dr. Jerri Nielsen of the “Icebound” book, Author Robert Macomber , baseball legend Bill Spaceman Lee, & Roy “Futureman” Wooten of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones! Annie is known for her Kerouac-ish magnifying glass-ified lyrical portrait story songs & her unique way of blending roots, multi-cultural influences & funky rhythms… After years of touring around the US & abroad, she wandered into SW Florida, kissed the ground & planted roots (& tons of bananas and coconuts!!! )
“J.Robert Houghtaling – known as ‘J.Robert’ – is a 4th generation Florida Boy who sings ‘Songs of the Heart’ for his native land and people.”J.Robert has appeared on many 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. J.Robert has warmed up many shows including Charlie Daniels Band, Doug Kershaw, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Bonnie Raitt.
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.
Details
Date: November 15
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Venue
Address: 1651 Lee St
Fort Myers , FL 33901 United States

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