Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Richy Kicklighter Writes and plays blues , jazz, worldbeat, new age, reggae, r&b, and funk. Richy is known for his soulful and melodic blues guitar style . He plays both acoustic and electric and writes and produces his own music. Richy Kicklighter has 9 cds released on the blues , jazz and world beat/folk formats that have charted and received airplay on radio and tv internationally.
Richy got a start with the Delrays band playing r&b and soul and worked with Rufus Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Bo Diddley, Little Johnny Taylor, Pigmeat Markum, Willy Hightower and more. After a few years with the Delrays he meant Sammy Lawhorn while jammimg with the Muddy Waters band, Sammy moved to Florida and Richy and Sammy played together in the Jukes blues band for a year or so from there Richy moved to New York city and worked with Tom Doucette former harmonica player for the Allman Bros. band.
After New York City Richy moved to Macon Georgia where he played and jammed with everyone from the Allman bro. band to various members of James Brown and Otis Redding bands. Richy then joined T.S.S. for Talton, Stewart and Sandlin (Capricorn records), featuring Tommy Talton of Cowboy, Johnny Sandlin (Capricorn producer) and Bill Stewart Capricorn session drummer and featured Neil Larsen on piano. Moving to Atlanta Richy helped put together the legendary r&b/blues band Cool Breeze with singer Bill Sheffield. Cool Breeze was a leader on the blues circuit doing the east coast from New York to Florida and sharing the bill with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Room Full Of Blues, Night Hawks, Average White Band, Dixie Dreggs, John Hammond and many more. While living in Atlanta Richy was invited to join the Instigators reggae/blues/r&b/jazz group in Florida. Moving to Sarasota he currently plays with the Instigators , Big T and The Tornadoes and Democracy.
Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday April 2, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Schmitz Brothers are a dynamic family band whose effortless harmonies and skilled musicianship you won’t soon forget. The bands line up includes father Dave Schmitz on guitar and vocals, twin sons Tim and Dave on guitar, bass, and vocals, and Phil Anderson on drums.
The twins began studying music in 1st grade, playing violin in the school orchestra and later switching to cello and viola. They played classical music up until 6th grade at which time they switched over to bass and guitar and started playing rock music and singing with their dad. In high school they joined jazz band and spent a few years learning and playing jazz standards as well as jazz funk and fusion. These days The Schmitz Brothers Band plays mostly rock and blues based music with reggae, jazz, bluegrass, originals, and old time country thrown in depending on the venue.
Since 2004 The Schmitz Brothers Band has been playing actively in the Sarasota area. From outdoor festivals and special events, to clubs, restaurants and even weddings, The Schmitz Brothers band continues to please audiences everywhere they appear.
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