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Gary, Jessica, Ronny, Pete

Defining Florida folk music is very difficult. Everyone has their own idea what makes a song a Florida folk song. Those who like traditional folk often discount contemporary folk, and vice versa. To us, it has less to do with rules and more to do with soul. Does the song or songwriter or performer have a Florida soul? Can you feel it? I hope the Florida Folk Show will help capture that soul, step up interest in the genre and, maybe, inspire some new Florida songwriting.

Florida Folk Show gifts for Feb 2017 Fundraiser
1. RARE SIGNED, NUMBERED HISTORIC LITHOGRAPH OF “BIG GUY,” A FLORIDA PANTHER BY FAMED WILDLIFE ARTIST Ernest Simmons. Big Guy, was permanently injured in a collision with a truck and spent his days at the White Oak Plantation in Yulee where he was used in the very first Florida panther breeding program. Only were offered in the limited edition. There are two of these for $500.00 each
2. Florida Folk Festival commemorative 50th Anniversary poster, shrink wrapped on board. It includes the covers of the first 50 FFF programs and historic photos, including Diamond Teeth Mary. Thetre are three of these left from the original printing of 500. $300 each.
3. Discover Native America tee shirt portraying a powwow dancer on the front and a traditional “bustle” on the back. In the 1990s, the Seminole Tribe produced seven DNA Powwows across the country. This set of 20 shirts is all that is left. $100 each
4 LAST remaining Fire on the Swamp tee shirt, with band names on the back. From the 1997 show produced by the Seminole tribe of Florida on their Big Cypress Reservation. There were 5 FOS events. This one featured an unknown band of gals called the Dixie Chicks!
5. The last Inaugural Season Florida panthers hockey tee shirt from the 1993-94 season. Features a caricature of a Florida panther in a hockey uniform. A collector’s item for $75. — May be already taken.
6. Jack Kerouac tee shirts donated by the Flamingo Bar and the Friends of Jack Kerouac’s House, Inc. , featuring a rare photo of Jack on the front and words from his On The Road on the back. We have all sizes. This is the new edition which lists The Flamingo Bar, where Kerouac had his last drink in 1969, on the shirt. The all time dive bar teeshirt, black for $50. We hope to sell 20 of them.
7. A large Herb’s Limestone Country Club tee shirt. A Florida landmark that is still in operation, though Herb passed a few years back. A real deal at $35.
8. Seminole Tribe “Fire on the Swamp” TEE SHIRT DEPICTING A CARICATURE OF Charlie Daniels. $50 only one left.
9. Signed copy of the Will The Circle Be Unbroken album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a landmark release that introduced icons such as Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Mother Maybelle Carter and other legends to the contemporary world. The full double album in mint condition. Only one — “$500”
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11. $250 will get you a guest-co-host spot on the Florida Folk Show. Bring the music you want to play and the guests you want to interview. You will receive a Youtube video from the show. And a free breakfast at Martha’s after the show!
12. Breakfast with Ronny Elliott at Martha’s $100
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14. Scott Howard 7 CD set – Tales of Clam Bayou
And lots of other good things
And lots of other good things

 

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back of Jack Kerouac shirt $50
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Front of Jack Kerouac shirt $50

 

20151008_141107Original still packaged 1972 Will The Circle Be Unbroken Album – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band signed by John McEuen $500

 

20151008_141218  The Crow – Steve Martin’s Grammy Award winning CD. Signed by Steve Martin and John McEuen who produced the CD. — Maybe taken?

      20151008_141146 The McEuen Sessions still packaged collection of songs by John McEuen and sons Nathan and Johnathan — $50

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Jerry Garcia, Steve Martin, and John McEuen original photo *autographed by John* – maybe taken?

 

 

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Three pack Florida gals Wendy Rich, Lorna Bracewell and Rebecca Loebe $100 donation

 

 

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Two Pack Green Grass Boys Orange Bloosom Special and Green Grass Revival Live at tampa Theatre $100 donation

 

 

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Three Pack – Native American stars – Chief James Billie, Kieth Secola and The Wild band of Indians, Pura Fe $100 donation

 

 

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Three Pack – Brooke Ramel, Annalise and Mary Lou $100 donation

 

 

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Three Pack of CD’s $ 100 donation

 

 

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Three Pack CD’s $100 donation

 

 

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$100 donation

 

 

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Three Pack – Pat Barmore collection $100 donation

 

 

Defining Florida folk music is very difficult. Everyone has their own idea what makes a song a Florida folk song. Those who like traditional folk often discount contemporary folk, and vice versa. To us, it has less to do with rules and more to do with soul. Does the song or songwriter or performer have a Florida soul? Can you feel it? I hope the Florida Folk Show will help capture that soul, step up interest in the genre and, maybe, inspire some new Florida songwriting.

Hosted By...

Pete Gallagher  pgallag2@tampabay.rr.com

Pete Gallagher, a Florida native and resident of St. Petersburg since 1974,
has been writing and singing about Florida history, people, culture and
environment for more than 45 years. He is the winner of the 2010 Stetson
Kennedy Foundation Fellow Man and Mother Earth Award.

Gary Horrell  g_horrell@yahoo.com

January 1, 2009 Horrell joined Pete Gallagher on the Florida Folk Show.
After a test run in November of 2008 Horrell started live Web-casting the Florida Folk Show from the WMNF radio studio in Tampa, Florida. In addition to watching the show live via the web at www.WhistleEntertainment.com, viewers could now share comments and interact with each other in the show's Chat Room.
Not only is Horrell webcasting the show live, his quick wit offers wry commentary to the show's ever changing cast of characters.

Ronny Elliott  ronnyelliottusa@gmail.com

Grumpy, harmless writer born in 1947. Good intentions. Good eater. Gets along well with some others. Marries regularly.

Brilliant musician, songwriter, supporter of other musicians, and a rock'n'roll historian.

Girls swoon with just a look from him.

Jessica Rose  

Singer/songwriter Florida native Jessica Rose joined the Folk Show May of 2016

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