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ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed.
Carlene Thissen, Karen Cohen, Carolyn Stanley

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.

Carlene Thissen, Karen Cohen, Carolyn Stanley

Carlene Thissen is a singer/songwriter from Naples, Florida, where she performs at various interesting venues, including a recent Cattle Drive in Immokalee, Florida. Her voice is reminiscent of Joan Baez and Bonnie Raitt, depending on what she’s singing, and her songs range from ballads to boot-stomping country rock. Carlene’s songs are frequently featured on Women Of Substance Radio.

Carolyn Stanley is usually heard in Fort Myers backing up singer songwriters Mary Dahl or David Stanley, singing harmony and playing guitar, banjo or charango. Tonight she will be taking center stage, singing and picking some roots music county blues and a couple originals by singer song writers she knows. Carolyn began singing as a child. Her family always sang on long trips in the car with songs of the Weavers being some of their favorites. She feels blessed to have inherited her father’s talent to pick out harmony parts easily. As a teenager she began learning to finger pick the guitar from her older brother who was playing Mississippi John Hurt and Dave Van Ronk tunes. Later she and her husband, David Stanley, joined Peach’s Little Band and Big Build Dup and the Letdowns playing eclectic acoustic music. Her interest in folk music has expanded over the years to include playing old time clawhammer style banjo, singing songs of her favorite singer song writers and most recently leading the singing at a weekly ukulele jam.

Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Address: 1651 Lee St
Fort Myers , FL 33901 United States

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