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ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, The Pearl Street Band

February 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Pearl Street Band
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.
The Pearl Street Band is comprised of Mike McMillan, Bob Williams, Bill Veach and Clark Johnson. The band is made up of all ACMA members. They perform regularly and perform mostly original music and a few tasty covers. They released one album, Rocky Road.
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.
Bob Williams, in the late 60s a young guitar player from Long Island, NY, began writing his own music as soon as he could play three chords. Pulling elements from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob created what he thought was a sound all of his own. He was strongly influenced by the folk singers of the 60’s. Later it was the singer songwriters of the 70’s. Bobs musical taste in writing continued along to what developed into what is now called Americana Music. Americana Music is a mix of Roots music, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Blues and all the good stuff in-between.
With encouragement from family and friends, he produced and released his first CD, No Apologies, in 2015. With his first CD well received, Bob released his second CD in 2018, Ain’t Sorry Yet. In 2020, he released his first CD with The Pearl Street Band, Rocky Road. In 2021 he released Its Good To Be Back, his third solo album. Bob is currently in the process of recording an unnamed EP in Black Mountain NC, with a January 2023 release date.
Bill Veach: Bill Veach was a drummer in a rock band in college, but guitars are easier to move and make for better neighbors so he spent $100 of his precious college beer money on a flame red acoustic guitar. Moving was a part of his life for years, with 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. Bill is a Western boy, raised in Colorado and lived in Utah and Wyoming before becoming a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. He became active writing songs as part of the Cheyenne Guitar Society in Wyoming and finds inspiration in the camaraderie of the ACMA Singer Songwriter Circle on Sundays. Bill has never met a genre he didn’t like. Bill has produced multiple albums.
Clark Johnson
Born in NYC at a very early age. Picked up bass in 7th grade (Beatles, etc.). Blues bands all through college. Rock/Folk most of the rest of the time. Since moving to FL, play in bluegrass and country bands
Date: February 14, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Address: 1651 Lee St
Fort Myers , FL 33901 United States

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