Florida Folk

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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.

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? Legendary Florida songwriter Bobby Hicks summed it up thusly: “I know a Florida Folk Song when I see it.” We hope the Florida Folk Show will help capture Bobby’s vision and that special Florida soul, step up and preserve interest in the genre and, maybe, inspire some new Florida songwriting.

Florida Folk Show gifts for October 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. There are two of these left from the original printing of 500. $200 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. 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. — .

5. 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.

6. 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 $50.

7. The Trump CD—Makin Florida Folk Music Great Again – brand-new just-released 18-song CD featuring a rare cover photo of Donald Trump on the big Cypress Seminole reservation taken in 1993. Music features songs written by, played on or sung by Pete Gallagher with guest appearances by T.C. Carr, Elan Chalford, Erik Hokkanen, Doc Holloway, Green Grass Revival, Raiford Starke, Wes Lassiter, both live and studio cuts, including songs from the famous Whiskey Man Sessions, and others — $100

8. Signed copy of the legendary 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 — “$400

9. Signed CD, Grammy-award winning “The Crow” by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers — $75

10.  Guest-co-host spot on the Florida Folk Show. Bring the music you want to play and the guests you want to interview, the jokes you want to tell, the grandkids you want to brag about, and your own song to sing. You will receive an audio copy of the show, as well as still photos.  — $200

11. Breakfast with Ronny Elliott at Martha’s $100

12.  Concert at your house with Jessica Rose, Ronny Elliott, Pete Gallagher and Gary Horrell — $400

13. Scott Howard 7 CD set – Tales of Clam Bayou- $150

14. Three CD set of Pat Barmore CDs, some of the finest Florida Folk Music ever written — $75

15. Random 3-CD gift sets, all top flight Florida Folk music -$30

16. Frank Thomas’ latest CD – “The Last Sessions”- $25

17. Chief Jim Billie, Bobby Hicks and Frank Thomas 3 CD pack–$100

18. Dinner for two at Old Key West Bar & Grill — $75

19. Signed hard-back copy of Tim Dorsey’s newest Florida novel — $50

20. Signed Raiford Starke/Sunset Beach Pete CD “Dawg Peter Gnats” featuring Florida Folk Classics “Girl From Immokalee” and “Dawg Paw Tea” $40

21. Signed Tom Scudiero “Songs From Skid Row” CD — $25

21. (3) 18 X 23 full color Discover Native America 1993 Pow wow posters, the historic event sponsored in Orlando that attracted more than 500 Indians representing over 240 American Indian tribes to Orlando. Collector’s item 24 years old in mint condition, mounted and shrink-wrapped protection. $45

And lots of other good things
And lots of other good things

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 $400

 

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

      

 

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.

Thank You Gifts available from Florida Folk
WMNF Ball Cap
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You want to represent and look FOINE? Ball cap!

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WMNF Grocery Shopping Bag
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This very cool bag may be blue, but is truly a “green” product…it folds up into the size of a dollar bill…and includes a clip for your keys! Holds 20 pounds! These bags can save the average American 300 to 700 plastic shopping bags a year, saving 3 to 7 gallons of crude oil! T

$60.00 Add to bag

These are exclusive gifts of Florida Folk, more Thank You gifts available

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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