Saturday March 8, 2014 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Backtrack Blues Band hails from the Tampa Bay region of Florida and has been performing original blues music since 1980. As one of Florida’s longest running blues acts, Backtrack has performed with many blues legends : Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, and Robert Cray, just to mention a few.
This five-piece unit has an upbeat, electric blues sound reminiscent of the early Chicago blues scene. Sonny Charles supplies great amplified harmonica and vocals. Spider Ingram plays lead and slide guitar and adds vocals as well. The solid rhythm section consists of Little Johnny Walter on rhythm guitar, Joe Bencomo on drums, and Vinnie Seplesky on bass. The band delivers its brand of original electric blues with the passion and integrity of a group that has spent decades refining its craft.
Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Two seatings: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. — reservations highly recommended!
Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals from Gladys Adams and God’s Property!
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.
Monday March 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The blazing hot guitar licks of North Longboat Key blues shredder RJ Howson & Friends. Howson cut his teeth sitting in with countless greats at some of Chicago’s most legendary blues clubs, and has maintained a steady stream of major festival appearances since making the move to Florida.
Tuesday March 11, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Guitarist/songwriter Brad Vickers learned on the job playing, recording, and touring with America’s blues and roots masters: Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Odetta, Sleepy LaBeef, and Rosco Gordon — to name only a few. As bass player for Little Mike & The Tornadoes, he cut his teeth backing up these elder statesmen, many of whom called on him to work and record with them over the years. Brad had the good fortune to play on Pinetop Perkins’ Grammy-nominated discs, “Born in the Delta” (Telarc), and “Ladies’ Man” (MC Records).
Now his group, The Vestapolitans, offers a good-time, crowd-pleasing mix of Blues and great American Roots ‘n’ Roll. A great new CD, their 4th, “Great Day In The Morning” came out this past Spring. It joins “Traveling Fool” (2011), “Stuck With The Blues” (2010), and “Le Blues Hot” (2008). All three have met with terrific reviews, “Best Of” lists, radio play on 250+ stations, including being XM channel 70 Bluesville’s “Pick2click” choices, where the band’s music remains in rotation. Most important, audiences love them!
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