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The Beacon Showcase on Sept. 18
September 18, 2022, 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
As part of Sing Out Loud, Remedy Tree, Skin & Bonz and Ellen Moseley will perform at The Beacon Listening Room. This event is FREE and open to the public!
A native daughter of St. Augustine, Ellen Moseley began playing guitar in the style that would mark her unusual flavor….by turning right-handed instruments up-side-down and “playin’ ’em that way”, she says. She has always been drawn to songs that have meaning and heart, no matter the genre, so when she began writing her own, they would reflect her love of words and honesty in music. “I’d like to make the listener think some, laugh a little, but most of all FEEL something”
As Skin & Bonz, Tommy Bledsoe, Joy D’Elia and Kathe O’Donnelly present a fast-paced, entertaining program of traditional music and dance. Their music is a cross between old-time string band and bluegrass, with a splash of American folk and original songs. Sing along to some tunes and then join in an easily taught square dance or reel as you dance to the lively sounds of guitar, fiddle, bass, and banjo. Tommy’s award-winning picking, singing, storytelling, and dance calling reflect his Appalachian roots and his many years of performing before diverse audiences. He is a two-time Florida Old-Time Banjo Champion, a champion Tennessee Hog Caller and the recipient of the 2022 Stetson Kennedy Foundation Fellow Man- Mother Earth Award. Joy provides strong harmony singing and a solid bass line to the band. Joy and Tommy are featured on Kentucky Educational Television’s popular series “Telling Tales” and “Old Music for New Ears”. They also wrote, produced, and performed in a holiday special, “Winter-Season of Darkness and Light”. Kathe joined the band in 2015. She provides strong lead vocals and harmony and plays rhythm guitar. She attributes her guitar and singing style way back to the days of being a girl scout and singing around countless campfires.
Remedy Tree is Florida’s hard driving modern bluegrass band. Lyric-driven songs, foot stomping energy + heart warming melodies make Remedy Tree, a band focused on original music blending bluegrass, folk, and old time music with new ideas creating a truly unique modern Americana sensation