Saturday August 2, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Made of twin sisters Brooke and Brit, Good Graeff (pronounced “grayf”) creates powerful folk-charged indie pop that centers on Brooke’s dynamic vocals and upbeat acoustic chord progressions, which are finessed into creative and memorable pop songs by Brit’s melodic, classically influenced cello riffs.
The group originated as a busking duo when the twins were 16, playing on street corners of Sarasota, FL, where they spent their teenage years. At 18, Brooke moved to Canada to become a foley artist and Brit studied marketing and international business then packed up her bags to travel around Europe and India, then eventually settled in Hanoi, Vietnam. Brooke joined her there in 2012, and Good Graeff was born into its second life, a little less than ten years later and ten thousand miles away, though again on a street corner. The band still retains a dedicated following in Vietnam.
The sibling-led quintet from Orlando personifies a new era that crosses generations with love, heartbreak, love again and really, really, good music.
Pieces of Dylan, The Band, Petty, Young and a bit of Jennings plus Redding and CCR seep through The Believers’ makeup.
In the 1970s, their father, Tom Wynn, was the original drummer of Cowboy, one of Capricorn Studio’s (Allman Brothers) legendary bands. His influence, as well as their faith, partly expressed through leading worship ministries at church, undoubtedly shaped their songwriting and musical interests. Their deeply rooted upbringing certainly laid the foundation for what the Wynns bring to The Believers’ sound.
Thomas’ passionate lyrics and emotional delivery couple with his songbird sister Olivia’s soulful yet haunting harmonies, backed by a tight, fiery band, has a reputation for explosive live performances.
Sunday August 3, 2014 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Reservations highly recommended!
Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals.
Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary. See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.
The Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam is the perfect place to meet friends, make new contacts, and enjoy an evening of great music! Your permanent musical host each week and organizer is Beth Hammer, who has managed this jam at two other locations over the past five years. Guest hosts include Bluestar Band, Bobby Dielman, Howlin’ Bob, Larry Yunker, Savannah Brady, Carolyn Davis and more!
Want to get involved? Area musicians are welcome to come and jam or sing with the band. Learn more here.
If you or your band would like information regarding performing at
The Blue Rooster, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org