At the beginning of this brand new beautiful year we had the lovely opportunity to perform at Oleno State Park for the First Annual Riverine Reunion Festival. This cozy fest had workshops, yoga, campfire jams, and tons of wonderful local bands.
“We would like to give a huge thanks to everyone involved in the Riverine Reunion ’19 festival. We love and appreciate you! We had such a wonderful experience performing. The experience as a whole warmed our hearts and was such a beautiful way to start off the New Year. ”
Another great year off to a great start at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. This show was curated by Russ Tyndall with the help of our expert sound engineer Tristan Harvey. Four local artists took the stage and ended 2018 with sweet music and good times.
Up first we had TJ Washburn from Orlando, Florida. TJ is a storyteller and his songs reflect that. His songs are intriguing, captivating and relatable. His new album Seasons is now available on major streaming platforms. Here is his Youtube Channel and below is his video for an original song titled “St. George and the Dragon.”
Next up VOWLS! After the Dozenaires sweet and nostalgic set Vowls took the stage to sing sweet songs to rock your soul.
After us the FUNKY MIRACLE brought the funk with a tribute to the musical styling of The Meters. The Funky Miracle had everyone at Cissy Strutting and dancing all over Cypress and Grove. They had the crowd moving during the whole duration of their set. They really FUNKed it up. Featuring: Josh Lederman(pictured below), Jake the Snake, Russ Tyndall, Chris Pierce, Teig, and Chris Robertson(pictured below).
Closing out the show and ringing in the New Year the Threetles serenaded us with the sweet songs of the Beatles. They closed the night out with a “Hey Jude” Singalong that brought everyone home.
Photos Provided by Jill Vinci and Helena Roberston
This Hallow’s Eve some of us VOWLS had the opportunity to experience Suwannee’s Hulaween and performed on the Lost Stage at the Spirit Lake.
Suwannee’s Hulaween is an immersive art festival held during the Halloween season that brings living art and music together in a cohesive and beautiful way.
Caitlyn and Sweet Irene hit the Lost Stage on Saturday Night and sang sweet songs to rock your soul. With their captivating harmonies and sweet ukulele jams these precious gems created a sweet and sultry experience at the Spirit Lake.
From the vault we have our recordings from Spirit Fest 2017 at Heartwood Soundstage. Heartwood is a live recording venue that offers high quality audio and visual recordings of musicians and performing artists. We had so much fun performing at Spirit Fest and hope that this fest reemerges in 2019.
VOWLS has had our busiest year of gigging yet! Now that summer is coming to a close in Florida we are taking November off to work on new material and unreleased material for your audial pleasure.
This October we went out to the Roots Revival Festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. We enjoyed the beautiful weather, the campfire jams and enjoyed time with our families. After the Leftover Salmon set we played a live set (with the accompaniment of our great friend Ben) on the corner of the campground’s main road.
The set was truly magical.
One World is Enough – Sting
You Can’t Hide What’s Inside
Matter and Blues
Thank You Bruce Lee
(And More! As I type this a month after the fact I am having trouble remembering what else we played.)
Over all Roots was an A+ weekend that we all needed.
Our great friend Arielle D’Ornellas took some amazing photos of us as well. Arielle is a great photographer and an amazing musician, artist and friend.
After we recover from our amazing weekend at Summer 72 we will be performing three times this weekend. That’s THREE shows folks. We will be returning to Rum138 in Fort White, FL for their Full Moon Paddle on Friday July 27th. Saturday we will be performing at the Gainesfamous High Dive for their Food Truck Rally/Future Music Makers Benefit Event. Sunday we will be heading back to Rum138 with our buddies HEADSTASH, a local deadphish jam band, to rock out during Rum138’s Sunday Funday Event.
Future Music Makers is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for youth and foster their creativity for music through instrument donation, master classes, school partnerships, and lesson scholarships. This organization helps children pursue their potential in music and pursue an instrument they might not otherwise dig deep into.
If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for or applying for Future Music Makers please click the link above.
This weekend should be a fun filled one and we hope you can join us.