Florida Folk

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  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Click link  (below)  to watch the Jan 13th 2018 Florida Folk Show with special guests Mark Johnson, Emory Lester and Kene Hyatt

https://www.facebook.com/gary.horrell/videos/10215064872319582/

To listen to last Saturday’s show click the Play button to the right (under Listen on Demand)

To watch select videos from the Florida Folk Show click here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23F1A3FD98902186

                                            

Gary Horrell, Pete Gallagher and Jim Mason                  Naomi Cooke of Runaway June
                                                                                                           on the Florida Folk Show

         

Roger McGuinn and Pete Gallagher                             Melanie Safka

         

Pete Gallagher and Audrey Auld                    Gary Horrell and Noel Paul Stookey

The Florida Folk Show has been a part of the WMNF family since January 23, 2003.  Past co-host include Bobby Hicks, Kelly Green, Raiford Starke, Jim Mason, Meredith Bogush and Jessica Rose Powell.

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.

Bobby Henry Bobblehead   (3) – Seminole Indian Medicine man Bobby Henry, also known as the Rainmaker, has blessed a limited number of these custom Bobbleheads and donated them to WMNF for gifts in return for $100 donations. Bobby, a member of the Tampa Seminoles, is one of the most famous and powerful medicine men in the country and respected by American Indians everywhere. Bobby personally presented one of his bobbleheads to Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon last baseball season when the Cubs visited the Rays. Maddon arranged for Bobby to have access to Tropicana  Field, including the dressing rooms and dugouts during the 2014 season when, in June the Rays were the worst team in baseball. Bobby’s blessing of the bats and gloves and basepaths, even Chris Archer’s arm and Grant Balfour’s necklace (during a game!) helped the team make the largest comeback in major league baseball history, when the Rays finished the season one game from the playoffs six months later. These are exclusively offered by the Florida Folk Show in honor of one of Florida’s greatest Floridians, Bobby Henry, Seminole medicine man!

Florida Folk Show gifts for Feb. 2019 Fundraiser:

Mrs. Barmore (and Pete) Florida Folk Show shirt $25.

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 $300.00 each

2.  Florida Folk Show Window / Bumper sticker –  Clear/White bumper/window sticker — $20 –  20 stickers available

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.  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 Pete Gallagher – 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 Aquatic Adventures: The Florida Folk Show offers this exclusive gift for a $50 donation, a Rod Smith Jr. Classic “Aquatic Adventures, Florida’s Springs and Aquifier” illustrated by the great legendary Florida artist who has roamed the state of Florida with pad and drawing pencils for the past 40 years. This is a children’s book that can educate people of all ages about the wondrous water systems of Florida. A collector’s item that is now out of print, this bargain will make a wonderful gift for any child of any age and help out WMNF through the Florida Folk Show. Only a limited number of these books remain! 

9.  Peeples Republik T-shirts, 3 “Resist” T-shirts (all 3X), $50

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.  — $300

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

12.  Concert at your house Florida Folk Show songwriters with Ronny Elliott, Jim Mason, and Pete Gallagher — $600

13. Scott Howard 7 CD set – Tales of Clam Bayou- $100

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” $50

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

22. (1) 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. $50

23. (1) $50 gift certificate from Sterling Wine. Main St in Dunedin, home of our North County Florida Folk Night , for a $50 pledge.

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

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

 

Front of Jack Kerouac shirt $50

      

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 playlist on youtube – click below

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.

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