The month of December is full of fantastic Blues! The months starts off with our monthly Blues jam at Mother’s Pub & Grill North with Raftus Brown and The Melrose Horns hosting on Sunday, December 1! This is the band you know and love as Bubba Can’t Dance and they will provide some fun holiday flavors to the jam! And you get to see the first NCFBS member ever, the mighty Steve Hart on sax!
Also on December 1, our IBC winners for solo/duo, Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues will have a benefit for their trip to Memphis at Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee from 6-9. It would make for a good opportunity to see this great, historic Blues club.
On Sunday, December 8, the biggest show of the year goes down at the High Dive. The North Central Florida Blues Society is throwing a birthday party for Bridget Kelly Band guitarist Tim Fik, and it will be a Blues guitar showcase including Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon, Ft. Lauderdale’s Albert Castiglia, and Gainesville’s Tim Fik, along with soulful Buffalo singer Patti Parks. Doors are at 5:30, music is at 6! General admission is $20, NCFBS members get in for $10! NCFBS members should contact the Society for the Discount Code to purchase advance admission at the reduced rate.https://highdivegainesville.com/events/76292225099-toronzo-cannon-albert-castiglia-bridget-kelly-band-patti-parks/
On December 14, a great acoustic player comes to town and plays at Heartwood Soundstage from 8-11 with support from Paco: Roy Book Binder is the epitome of the singing, songwriting, storytelling Bluesman troubadour. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. Find out why Blues & Rhythm magazine called him a “master storyteller who can really crank out the Blues”! $25 General Admission, $15 for NCFBS members. https://heartwoodsoundstage.com/event/ncfbs-presents-roy-book-binder-with-support-from-paco/
And on December 26, our Acoustic Blues Open Mic starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM at Lightnin’ Salvage/Satchel’s. This event is currently held every other month.