Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | February 7, 2011

Coffeehouse Gig

More than two hundred acoustic music lovers gathered in the Stephen Foster Folk Center Auditorium last Saturday night for the “First Saturday Coffeehouse”.

The monthly event draws performers from all over Florida. Many are old time music lovers, some are singer-songwriters, while others perform covers of songs old and new.

The event emcee changes from month to month. Bob and Mary Cox were the February hosts. Mary is an accomplished banjo and dulcimer player, who was accompanied on guitar by her husband, Bob.

The show runs from 7-10 p.m., and the musicians on the roster for the evening are given the opportunity to perform three songs.

The evening started out with Mary and Bob’s old time banjo tunes, followed by a solo acoustic guitarist, banjo and squeezebox duo, and an amazing hammer dulcimer player.

Most of the tunes were slow-tempo folk ballads…so when it was time for Keith and I to take the stage, we decided to “kick it up a notch”, and wake everybody up with our covers of  “Hotter Than Mojave In My Heart”, “7 Months 39 Days”, and “An Old Man’s Darling”.

"Me and My Baby" at Stephen Foster Coffeehouse...photo courtesy of Ron Bailey

It was lot of fun to play for such a large audience, and as we were scheduled in the first half of the show, we could relax and enjoy the second half after intermission, during which we received many nice comments on our performance.

Next month we plan to take the stage once again, and debut the first song that we wrote together…”Sunset Ride”…inspired by our taking the opportunity to live our dream.

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