Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists /  Tampa Bay, FL Delta-Inspired Electric Blues Band
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Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists

Delta-Inspired Electric Blues Band
Tampa Bay, FL

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Original Blues for the 21st Century

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CD Review "La Hora Del Blues" (Spain) — 01/04/2016

"After quite a long time, singer and guitarist Franc Robert has brought his band The Boxcar Tourist together again, with Joe Sadovski on harmonica, Sam Mudd on bass and Dave Simmonds on drums, to record the album we have now the opportunity to enjoy with. The cd includes a good and wide variety of different musical shapes and styles, but always framed into the rules of the blues, which is developed in fourteen original songs. The album opens with "Goin' Down To Florida" a joyful charming and swingin’ shuffle, but this recording also includes other rhythms like the swampy songs "A Night With The Blues" and "Devil's At The Crossroads", the bluesy reggae of "A Fool For Trying", the deep, dark and colourful cadence of "Voodoo Stomp", the syncopated Delta rhythm of the song "Poor Me Blues", the funky rockin' blues of songs like "The Worst We'd Ever Seen" or "Watch You Walk Away" or even the delicious swing of "Cheap Cadillac". All these various rhythms and styles come from the personal vision, the knowledge and the interesting conception Franc and his band give to the blues. Despite they are not really virtuoso musicians, all them put a lot of enthusiasm and passion in their work, something that always is really welcomed. VERY GOOD."

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Runnin Man I Will Be 12 20 14...

Runnin Man I Will Be 12 20 14

From the 2011 album "Why Do I Never Win" on Blue Chihuahua Records. Recorded at Kings Bay Park, Crystal River, FL Dec. 20th 2014 Sam Mudd-Bass Franc Robert-l...

Why Can't I Be Your Man 11 15 14...

Why Can't I Be Your Man 11 15 14

Recorded at Lakehouse Blues Festival, November 15th, 2014. From the CD "Mulligan Stew" from 2012

Mellow Down Easy Room To Move...

Mellow Down Easy Room To Move

Recorded Dec. 20th, 2014 at Kings Bay Park, Crystal River, FL Sam Mudd-Bass Franc Robert-Guitar, Vocals Smokin Joe Sadowski-Harp, Vocals Dave Simmons-Drums

Groovin On The Outskirts Of Town 11 15 14...

Groovin On The Outskirts Of Town 11 15 14

Recorded at the Lakehouse Blues Fest in Spring Hill, FL Nov. 15, 2014 From the 2011 Album "Why Do I Never Win" on Blue Chihuahua Records http://www.bluechihuahuarec...

Goin Down South 11 15 14...

Goin Down South 11 15 14

From the Lakehouse Blues Fest in Spring Hill, FL Nov. 15, 2014 Originally released on "49x61" on Blue Chihuahua Records (2010) http://www.bluechihuahuarecords.com w...

Lemon Headed Girl 12 20 14...

Lemon Headed Girl 12 20 14

From the 2011 Album "Why Do I Never Win" on Blue Chihuahua Records. Recorded Dec. 20th, 2014 at Kings Bay Park, Crystal River, FL Sam Mudd-Bass Franc Robert-...

Snatch It Back And Hold It...

Snatch It Back And Hold It

From the Lakehouse Blues Fest in Spring Hill, FL Nov. 15, 2014

Cotee River Blues 11 15 14...

Cotee River Blues 11 15 14

From the Lakehouse Blues Festival in Spring Hill, FL Nov. 15th, 2014

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Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists /  Tampa Bay, FL Delta-Inspired Electric Blues Band

Original Blues For The 21st Century-A raw Mississippi informed 3 piece band with electric, lap steel and resonator guitar and impassioned vocals. New CD Mulligan Stew on RMR Blues Chart 3 months. in 2012. Represented Suncoast Blues Society at 2012 International Blues Challenge. Now booking 2014 festivals and clubs in the Southeastern USA!

A Native Montrealer, Franc got his start in that citys club scene in the 1980s. Back in those days, he could be found hosting the popular jam at the famous Rising Sun Nightclub, where he learned at the feet of blues greats like Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, and Robert Cray. After relocating to Florida in 1990, Franc played in a number of local and regional blues bands before recording and releasing 49x61 on his own in 2010. Franc played all the instruments on that CD, which hit #1 on http://www.musictampabay.com and #3 on the Roots Music Reports Florida chart.


His next CD, Why Do I Never Win (on Mind Balm Records), marks a change in style from 49x61 in that it features a live backing band, several solo acoustic tracks, as well as a number of songs that prominently feature Francs trusty National resonator guitar. Its a rawer, more back-to-basics sound than his previous release, and again topped the Music Tampa Bay charts and #3 again on the Roots Music Report Florida chart.

For 2012, Franc and the band released "Mulligan Stew" a stylistically diverse album featuring all out rockers to intensely quiet acoustic tunes. Released in September, 2012, the CD went to #22 on the Roots Music Report National Blues chart, and stayed on the national chart for 3 months, while also topping the Florida chart twice(!) and staying there for 6 months.

The band is currently working on the follow-up to Mulligan Stew, due out sometime in 2014.

Franc has opened up for numerous regional and national blues acts, including Johnny Winter, Southern Hospitality, Jimmy Thackery, Damon Fowler, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Eden Brent, Bill The Sauce Boss Wharton, and many more. His influences are wide-ranging and include Lightning Hopkins, Son House, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Elmore James, and JB Hutto.

The Band:

Dave Simmons-Drums & Percussion

Franc’s running buddy for the last 10 years, David hails from Virginia, where he played in the Home Cooking Band. Moving to Florida in the late 1970s, David continued playing in many bands, including The Stingrays, Cool Corporate Cats, Tom Bell, Take It Back, Back Alley Blues Band and Delta Aces.

Sam Mudd-Bass & Vocals

Samuel Mudd has played Bass Guitar since the early age of 12 when growing up in Southern California. In the 1970s he moved to the Space Coast of Florida where he attended school having played in the band that supplied the music at his own senior Prom. Though every style of music from rock, country,  jazz,  top 40 and disco has been performed with his local area musicians, his true roots were based in Blues. A marriage in 1985 caused Sam to move to the West Coast - Tampa Bay area of Florida where by chance meeting he was introduced to Rock Bottom and the Cutaways, a touring Blues band that did 2 tours through Scandinavia in 1985 & 1986 as well as many tours through the Southeast USA. Sam continued to play with area guitarist Sarasota Slim and Lucky Peterson up till 1990 during which he has shared the stage with countless local and touring artist. Having enough of the Starvation Tours that most musicians go through, Sam took a nearly 25 year hiatus from performing, though he continued to record his original music through the year 2000. In 2014 Sam returned to performing, playing with some of the finest musicians the Tampa Bay area has to offer. Sam has a unique style and feel with great accents and accompaniments for his fellow stage musicians. The Bluesiest of Blues bass players, Samuel Mudd will continue performing the Bay area for years to come.

Currently Sam is playing with Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourist and maintains constant contact with Sarasota Slim out of St Petersburg, Fl.

Smokin Joe Sadowski-Harp & Vocals

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Joe first started playing drums in his teens, then switched to harp after hearing Little Walter and Junior Wells. Moving to Florida in the late 1980s, Joe started playing alongside Franc in several different bands over the last 20 years. Joe's vocal and harp style is classic sounding, but also truly his own. You can hear his harp all over 2012's Mulligan Stew, as well as 2006's Boxcar Tourists

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Jan 04, 2016

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CD Review "La Hora Del Blues" (Spain)

"After quite a long time, singer and guitarist Franc Robert has brought his band The Boxcar Tourist together again, with Joe Sadovski on harmonica, Sam Mudd on bass and Dave Simmonds on drums, to record the album we have now the opportunity to enjoy with. The cd includes a good and wide variety of different musical shapes and styles, but always framed into the rules of the blues, which is developed in fourteen original songs. The album opens with "Goin' Down To Florida" a joyful charming and swingin’ shuffle, but this recording also includes other rhythms like the swampy songs "A Night With The Blues" and "Devil's At The Crossroads", the bluesy reggae of "A Fool For Trying", the deep, dark and colourful cadence of "Voodoo Stomp", the syncopated Delta rhythm of the song "Poor Me Blues", the funky rockin' blues of songs like "The Worst We'd Ever Seen" or "Watch You Walk Away" or even the delicious swing of "Cheap Cadillac". All these various rhythms and styles come from the personal vision, the knowledge and the interesting conception Franc and his band give to the blues. Despite they are not really virtuoso musicians, all them put a lot of enthusiasm and passion in their work, something that always is really welcomed. VERY GOOD."

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Sep 01, 2015

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review in 12 Bar Rag, Suncoast Blues Society

"Over the years I’ve listened to quite a few of Franc Roberts’ records, going back to the “Back Alley Blues Band” days. He records nearly all original material, and he has written a lot of songs over the years (often with tongue firmly in cheek)… But this new CD has consistent quality throughout and it is my hands-down favorite in his discography. The session starts off with the title track, and a tight little cooker it is! A high-energy autobiography, Franc’s tough guitar work is nicely supported by Sam Mudd’s bass and tasty drumming by Dave Simmons….and “Smokin’ Joe” Sadowski has taken it up to another level lately, and this track is a good example! Franc has been listening to the “Killing Floor” era Howlin’ Wolf Band and “Watch You Walk Away” owes a tip of the hat to those bad cats. The song isn’t a copy or cover by any means, but it has been flavored with that kind of seasoning. “Poor Me Blues” is a good example of Robert’s solo guitar work, and a work-out it is! He and that National steel become one being and this is about as damn Blue as guitar gets! I’m told that “Cheap Cadillac” was being considered as the title track of this disc, and like the tune that finally earned the honor, it’s a 1Degree foot-tapper with fine solos by Franc & Joe (Weren’t they the Hardy Boys?). “A Fool For Trying” is kind of an oddity, really. It’s a “lost love lament” that is actually rather bouncy, musically. The song has Mark Knopfler-like guitar tone and phrasing, and that’s no bad thing. I like it a lot. I’ve always been a fan of Franc’s guitar playing, since I first heard him 9 or 10 years ago. Recently he has learned not to force his vocals so hard…and it has made a world of difference."

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Aug 01, 2015

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CD Review in Big City Blues Magazine

"Florida bluesman Franc Robert has already delivered several pleasing albums, some with his band and last year’s “Ride the Iron Road” in solo mode. For this outing he is backed by the trio of Dave Simmons on percussion, Sam Mudd on bass, and Joe Sadowski on harmonica. The three harmonize well with Robert’s tenor vocals on this baker’s-dozen-plus-one of tunes, all written by Robert. The nearly full hour of music opens with the title cut, an uptempo lament of a broken relationship simultaneously extolling the potential healing power of a return to Florida. “A Night with the Blues” features Robert’s spooky spoken vocal, succeeded by “Voodoo Stomp,” a mid-tempo Louisiana swamp rocker. “What Is This Love” features a syncopated Simmons rhythm with a Latin flavor, and “Watch You Walk Away” lets Robert cut loose with some tangy guitar licks, followed by his more than capable slide work on the next song, which evokes the hoary blues metaphor of dark doings at the “crossroads.” Further exhibiting his range in the blues genre, Robert then serves up “Poor Me Blues,” a slow back-porch country number. Next it’s time to dance to the humorous “Cheap Cadillac.” Reverting to heavy blues mode, “Not a Chance” is my favorite song of the set, an emotionally plaintive cut with Sadowski’s best harp work and some fine guitar by the leader. Following another mid-tempo rocker, Robert provides a smooth clear lead tone on “A Fool for Trying.” Dance time again! with “Riverboat Stomp,” harp and slide meshing seamlessly. “You’ll Come Home” combines soaring upper range guitar single notes with some fancy finger-picking, and the album closes appropriately with “Goodbye,” a crooned 1950s-type ballad. From back porch to swamp to the crossroads, this album delivers an unpretentious and proficient Sunshine State statement.— Steve Daniels"

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Jun 23, 2015

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Goin Down To Florida released
Goin Down To Florida released

Goin Down To Florida released on June 23rd, 2015

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Jun 22, 2015

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Appearance on "Music On The Couch"

Appeared on Music On The Couch with Vinny Marini, discussing and playing tunes from "Goin Down To Florida"

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Jun 14, 2015

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The David Bowers Awards Show

Appeared on the David Bowers Awards Show, June 14h, 2015, discussing and playing tunes from the "Goin Down To Florida" CD

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Mar 26, 2015

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FR&BT; playing Chasco Fiesta, New Port Richey, FL

Opening for Damon Fowler Group

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Feb 15, 2015

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FR&BT; Playing Soul Food Sunday at Ellas Cafe

Sponsored by the Suncoast Blues Society, Soul Food Sunday is a spotlight for some of the best talent in the Tampa Bay area. Feb. 15th features Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists, a 4piece Delta-inspired blues band with 5 albums to its credit. Showtime is 4-7pm, so be there!!!

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Dec 02, 2014

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Spotlight Feature in Jazz-Blues Florida

"Franc Robert is no tourist when it comes to the blues. Just cue up any track to his powerful 2014 solo acoustic album Ride The Iron Road. With great intensity and humor, he recalls icons such as Son House and Charley Patton on originals that sound like country blues classics, but also incorporates Bo Diddley beats and Chicago blues influences. A fixture on the Tampa scene since the '90s, Robert has helmed his trio, The Boxcar Tourists, since 2010. The singular vocalist and expert picker and slide guitarist performs with bandmates Sam Mudd on bass and Dave Simmons on drums, but also goes it alone for the Largo shows. The latter should provide a spotlight for Robert's bottleneck slide skills on National Steel guitar, as well as originals form Ride The Iron Road, including a homage to his chihuahua BW"

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Nov 15, 2014

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Lakehouse Bluesfest

Appearing at the Lakehouse Blues Festival, Spring Hill, FL Nov. 15th, 2014

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Apr 27, 2014

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Cotee River Seafood Festival

Concert on the Main Stage, 1pm EDT

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Apr 25, 2014

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Leesburg Bikefest

Appearing at Leesburg Bikefest Main Stage

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Mar 27, 2014

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Chasco Fiesta "BluesMasters" concert

Appearing at Chasco Fiesta's "BluesMasters" concert, opening up for 2013 International Blues Challenge winner Selwyn Birchwood Band

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Dec 14, 2013

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Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival-Perry, FL
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival-Perry, FL

Played the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival in Perry FL before an estimated 900 people Also on the bill: Ben Prestage Johnnie Marshall Betsie Badwater

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Nov 23, 2013

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Lake House Bluesfest-Spring Hill, FL
Lake House Bluesfest-Spring Hill, FL

Blues Festival to raise money and food donations for local food bank charities. Also on the bill: Julie Black Lazy Boy & The Rockers Cruzin For A Bluzin Company Swing Band Blue Rooster Down

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Nov 16, 2013

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St. Johns River Blues Festival

St. Johns River Blues Festival, opening for Southern Hospitality

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Nov 02, 2013

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Homosassa Blues & BBQ Festival

Homosassa Blues & BBQ Festival in Homosassa, FL opening for Pitbull Of Blues Band

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May 18, 2013

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Mt. Dora Blues & Wine Festival

Mt. Dora Blues & Wine Festival, Mt. Dora, FL opening for Chris Simmons and Thomas Wynn & The Believers

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Apr 26, 2013

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Leesburg Bikefest

Main Stage of the Leesburg Bikefest

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Dec 07, 2012

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Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival-Perry, FL

Played Southern Pines Blues & BBq as featured act, Dec. 7th and 8th, 2012

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Nov 01, 2012

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Mulligan Stew reaches #22 on Roots Music Report chart

For the week of October 26th, 2012 (reported on November 1st, 2012)

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Oct 14, 2012

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Cotee River Bikefest

Appeared at Cotee River Bikefest, New Port Richey, FL

Oct 08, 2012

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CD Review-"Mulligan Stew"

Billtown Blues Association Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists are a Florida based band that manages to hit the nail on the head, giving the audience some rockin, soul-drenched music while holding to the blues. All too often rock and roll bands tend to jump on the blues bandwagon trying to capitalize on the genre's popularity. The Boxcar Tourists deliver a diverse selection of blues, played from the heart and from their wells of experience. This is the music that has been played in jukes throughout the South on weekends as people would look for a way to cut loose, relieve a little tension and relax after a hard week at work. Top that off with the fact that the band plays material that the crowd can relate to and you have a real winner. The fact that all the tunes on Mulligan Stew are originals, written by Franc Robert, adds to the greatness of this recording. The musicianship is outstanding, pouring straight from the heart and, while there is nothing here that made my head spin, the CD is solid as a rock, firmly rooted in the blues and there is more than enough incentive to fill the dance floor. Well deserving of the title Mulligan Stew, there is something here for everybody, regardless of the preference in style. Hard working musicians doing what they love most, what's not to like? Given the opportunity, go out and catch their performance. It would be my guess that their show would leave the recording, as good as it is, sitting in the dust. Live or on CD, you won't be disappointed. - Bill Wilson

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Oct 05, 2012

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New Music From New Artists Blues411.com

I met Franc Robert last year at the IBC’s in Memphis, first saw him sitting jamming away late at night, and he could play that lap steel pretty well. So when I got this release I jumped at it to hear what he would do with a full band of his own. Straight outta the box he hits the ground running with ‘Let’s Go Jukin”. A tribute to the quality and variety of Blues clubs down in Georgia & Florida he names names and the band rolls and thunders straight through. Smokin Joe Sadowski on harp and Lee Pons tickling those 88's create a great wall of sound that makes ya wanna jump AirTran and get yourself down there.= to get with the jukin’. Franc knows the Blues Highway really well. We get a glimpse of riding the rails in ‘Coal Burnin Locomotive’ where we are reminded that no hobos allowed. With a beat and feel of said locomotive but with a Foghat familiarity he sets the rails afire with some nasty slide work over top of the chug-a-chug drum beat of Dave Simmons. Train songs in the Blues can be overdone but not here, this is a honest expose of life on the rails well done by Franc and the band. The Blues used to rule Memphis town, yeh but now it’s a tad different. Yes there are still Blues in the clubs and some damn fine stuff too, but its not where the money is for a lot of clubs – sad but glad there are still some Blues clubs out there. Mr. Robert addresses this in a sweet Blues number called “Beale Street Memories” lyrics that are a roll-call of the Blues artists that ruled the Memphis streets. Displaying some tasty work on his trusty six-string he cuts a wide path and in doing so opens the clubs and the streets once again to all Blues performers. Nicely done. The title track is a country flavored swing, chicken lickin’-finger pickin’ call to all to take all of life’s disappointments, troubles and bad times and stick them in that pot of “Mulligan Stew”. Good thought, just don’t eat too much (just sayin’). In a nice minor blues number ‘Your Crying Eyes’ Franc’s guitar duels with himself as Lee Pons fills the background with some tasty keyboard work. This all original twelve track release shows us that Mr. Robert is indeed familiar with the road and that it has a place in his blood as a working musician he tells us the story of that life and in doing so helps to find his inner voice. The road is long and he seems capable of handling the twists and turns of that road and progressing nicely in the future.

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Oct 05, 2012

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Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Camden SC

Appeared at Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Oct. 5-6, 2012. Also appearing-Chris O'Leary Band, Travis "Moonchild" Haddix, and many others.

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Oct 04, 2012

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Mulligan Stew Review Blues Underground Network

It is now October and as we head into the cooler months, there is really nothing that warms one more than a good hardy stew and when it comes to warming ones ears, there is really nothing better then a hearty serving of "Mulligan Stew", the super fine release from Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists. "Mulligan Stew" marks the 4th release for Franc Robert and the first under the name, Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists. Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists are considered the hardest working Blues band in Florida and now after 30+ years of hard grinding, it is all starting to really pay off, as they offer up a gritty blend of what they call Down N' Dirty Groovy Swampy Blues. "Mulligan Stew" consists of 12 great Tracks, all written by Franc Robert, that cover a wide swath of territory, from Memphis Blues, Acoustic Blues, Jazzy Blues, Blues Rock, Swampy Steel Guitar Blues, and Beyond. Stepping in as the Boxcar Tourists are the rest of the band which includes, Trent Sholl (Bass/Vocals), and Dave Simmons (Drums/Vocals). Franc Robert is the main Vocalist and also plays Guitars and Lap Steel. For Special Guests on "Mulligan Stew" they picked a couple of great ones which included, Lee Pons (Piano/Organ) and Smokin' Joe Sadowski (Harp). One of the things that quickly caught my attention as I started to listen to "Mulligan Stew" was the vocals of Franc Robert, which to me sounded a little like Jimi Hendrix, with a slight bit of Lenny Kravitz around the edges. This Vocal quality really matched the music and lyrics to perfection and was a nice treat to hear a set of pipes so intriguing. For favorites on "Mulligan Stew", I did not that easy of a time picking the top 3 as this is a heck of a solid album from beginning to end, but never the less here goes... My first favorite was Track 2 "Coal Burnin' Locomotive", a hard driven number, with a feel of Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way". This is the one that gets you off your seat if you are not already up a groovin from the first Track. Awesome... My second favorite was the next Track "Beale Street Memories", a full blown Traditional Memphis Style Blues number. This one has Lee Pons accompanying with great work on the Keys. You could easily imagine this slow yet very intense song, being sung by the Rolling Stones. The third favorite was the closer, " Morning Time" a beautifully done Acoustic number that really takes no time at all uplifting ones spirit. This one sounds like just Franc and his Guitar, although there may be a slight bit of Bass there as well. A great way to end "Mulligan Stew" that left me with a true feeling of Wow. Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists are a rare group whom have put together a rare album indeed in "Mulligan Stew" as this is the kind of great music that does not come around that often. I can only imagine how great it would be to play this album when camping around the campfire, as this one just has that right feel to it that can really warm the soul. 5***** for "Mulligan Stew" a great album from an equally great group of artists. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed.

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Sep 27, 2012

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Featured Blues Review Blues Blast Magazine

Franc Robert & The Box Car Tourists are a solid set of musicians who play a variety of styles of original blues tunes. Robert pens all the songs for the band, plays all the guitars and fronts the band. Trent Sholl on bass and Dave Simmons on drums also provide backing vocals. Lee Pons on keys and Smokin’ Joe Sadowski on harp also lend a hand to the effort. The songs present a good mix of blues styles, and Franc plays his guitars (from acoustic and electric to lap steel) with great dexterity. The band is tight and in a good zone throughout, giving us a dozen nice performances. “Let’s Go Jukin’” and “The Devil at Your Door” are two cuts made available for radio download. “Jukin’” opens the CD and is a rousing party time cut. The band bounces and boogies through this one in a big manner. “Devil” is at the other end of the spectrum, a subdued acoustic cut that highlight’s Robert’s finger picking. “Lay My Body Down” an “It’s Morning Time” also showcase Robert’s acoustic talents. The lap steel gets showcased early on “Coal Burnin’ Locomotive,” a hot, driving track with big rocking guitar and a head banging beat. The heat from the coal here is intense, and it’s my favorite song on the CD. Monster guitar, a thumping beat and just a lot of fun. The title track verges on rockabilly with some more nice guitar work. “Ya Can’t Have Nothin” is slow blues done up spicy and hot. “You Worry Me” hops and bounces about, another good dance tune with slip sliding guitar and harp and vocals trading off well. If I have one complaint it’s in the vocal mix. Robert’s vocals sound a little nasal, breathy and at times like he is gasping for air. I suspect that his live sound is a bit more realistic. Despite that, this is a pretty intense album of rocking blues. For those who like a big guitar sound, a big backline and greasy harp, you’ll get a kick out of this Tampa Bay area bands’ latest release!

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Sep 22, 2012

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Bluesapalooza

Appeared at Hernando County's Bluesapalooza, opening for Southern Hospitality

Sep 18, 2012

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Mulligan Stew Official CD release

Mulligan Stew CD released, with a CD release party at Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, FL. Backwater Blues Band in support, along with both Lee Pons and Smokin Joe Sadowski playing their parts on the CD-great time had by all!

Sep 07, 2012

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Mulligan Stew First Appears on the RMR charts

First appearance of Mulligan Stew on the Roots Music Report National Blues chart, clocking in at #50, for the week of Aug. 31st, 2012

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Jun 23, 2012

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Colonial Beach Blues Festival

Played the Colonial Beach Blues Festival in Colonial Beach, VA, opening for Johnny Winter

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Apr 27, 2012

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Leesburg Bikefest

Appeared at Leesburg Bikefest

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Mar 24, 2012

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Chasco Fiesta

Played Chasco Fiesta, New Port Richey, FL

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Feb 19, 2012

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Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

Played the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, opening for Eden Brent, Janiva Magness and Ronnie Baker Brooks

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Feb 01, 2012

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28th International Blues Challenge

Competed in the 28th International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN from Feb. 1st-4th, 2012. Solo-duo division

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Dec 09, 2011

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Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival-Perry, FL

Appeared at Southern Pines Blues & BBQ festival, opening up for Joey Gilmore

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Nov 11, 2011

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St. Johns River Blues Festival

Returning as champion of the previous year's competition, opening up for Tinsley Ellis

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Nov 05, 2011

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Homosassa Blues & BBQ Festival

Appeared at Homosassa Blues & BBQ Festival, opening for Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots

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Oct 16, 2011

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Blues For A Cure IV-studio jam recording

Appreared on the Blues For A Cure IV Studio Jams CD, playing lap steel and singing on "The Sky Is Crying" and backup guitar on "so Many Roads"

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Oct 15, 2011

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Blues For A Cure IV

Appeared at Blues For A Cure IV, opening for Sean Carney, John Del Toro Richardson, Dave Workman, and Ray Fuller

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Oct 07, 2011

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Cotee River Bikefest

Appeared at Cotee River Bikefest, New Port Richey, FL

Oct 02, 2011

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Winner-Suncoast Blues Challenge

Won the Suncoast Blues Challenge, solo-duo division, and 2nd overall behind Selwyn Birchwood Band

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Aug 26, 2011

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Blues presence building in Lee, Collier counties

Ft. Myers News-Press “Franc Robert sweats and sways onstage, his nimble fingers dancing along his guitar neck as he moans and howls the blues. It's still early on a Friday night, but already about 25 blues fans have gathered around the stage in Buckingham Blues Bar. They sip beer as they bob their heads to Robert's high-energy tunes about love, heartbreak and his "lemon-headed" ex-wife. "This next song fits this bar so perfectly," says the grinning, ponytailed bluesman from Port Saint Richey. "It's called 'Groovin' on the Outskirts of Town.'"” — Charles Runnells, Ft. Myers News-Press

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Jun 25, 2011

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Palatka Spring Concert Series

Appeared at the Palatka Spring Concert Series

May 14, 2011

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Cotee River Seafood Festival

Appeared at the Cotee River Seafood Festival, New Port Richey, FL opening for Debbie Davies

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May 03, 2011

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Franc Robert’s “Why Do I Never Win” is Rock Solid Blues

Mind Balm Records has just released Franc Robert’s latest release Why Do I Never Win, a wild mix of rockin’ delta blues-influenced music, with a little intricate finger picking trance-style blues mixed in for good measure. Franc Robert (pronounced Robher) is a Florida blues guitar sensation who’s been artfully playing his brand of blues across the country for decades now. His new album truly shows the depths of his artistic ability. The first track starts off on a burning hot slide number, with franc’s just below shouting vocals lending a fantastic immanence to the track about running from one’s demons. The drums kick in with an urgent beat and the album thrusts the listener into Franc’s world, one where the blues, in it’s many forms, lives and thrives. Franc manages to artfully strain all of his blues influences among the tracks within Why Do I Never Win. Albert King influenced guitar work graces “Lemon Headed Girl”, while “Marcie’s Blues” shows off beautiful guitar prowess in a track that would have felt right at home in any of Otis Taylor’s trance-blues albums. “These Blues Is Killin’ Me” is a fantastic hard-rocking blues number about excessive drug use and needing another fix. Franc’s vocals throughout are great, changing to the necessary setting, and his guitar prowess is second to none. Overall, this Florida musician knows his blues, and isn’t afraid to show you. Listeners will be able to get a full dose of blues styles with a stripped-down sound that gives a raw and powerful thread that binds the album together. This is the third fantastic release from Mind Balm Records, and Franc’s second solo, and with the continuous output of simply good blues music, it will certainly be exciting to experience future albums from both.

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Apr 08, 2011

appearance

Leesburg Bikefest

Appeared at Leesburg Bikefest, Leesburg, FL

Source

Mar 26, 2011

appearance

Chasco Fiesta

Appeared at Chasco Fiesta, New Port Richey, FL

Source

Mar 08, 2011

premiere

"Why Do I Never Win" Released

Released "Why Do I never Win" on Mind Balm Records

Feb 03, 2011

appearance

Mind Balm Records Showcase

Mind Balm Records Showcase, with Lee Pons, at Mr. Handy's Blues Hall, Beale Street, Memphis, TN, during the International Blues Challenge

Dec 10, 2010

appearance

Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival-Perry, FL

Appeared at Southern Pines Blues & BBQ, along with Johnny Marshall

Source

Nov 20, 2010

award

Winner-St. Johns River Blues Festival Band Competition

Won the St. John's River Blues Festival competition over 16 other bands

Source

Oct 09, 2010

appearance

Cotee River Bikefest

Appeared at Cotee River Bikefest, New Port Richey, FL

Sep 27, 2010

affiliation

Signed with Mind Balm Records

Signed with Mind Balm Records, a small Tampa Bay based label (since defunct) Released "Why Do I Never Win" on label March 8th, 2011

Sep 26, 2010

appearance

Rocktemberfest-New Port Richey, FL

Appeared at Rocktemberfest, held at Sims Park Ampitheater, New Port Richey, FL

Source

Jun 11, 2010

press quote

Featured Artist Of The Week (June 2010) Musictampabay.com

“Put it all together and what emerges is a collection of nitty gritty, gut wrenching, hard core, deep south blues, evoking images of smoke-filled bars along the Louisiana bayous and Mississippi deltas, or just about anywhere around the Tampa Bay music scene.” Rick Crandall - http://www.MusicTampaBay.com

Source

Apr 27, 2010

premiere

49x61 Released

Released the CD "49x61" self produced. The CD would eventually reach #1 on MusicTampaBay.com charts, and #3 on the Roots Music Report Florida charts. Also impressed the people at Mind Balm Records to sign me!

Source

Date Title Location Type Info
May 21, 2010 Skinny's - Hudson FL Hudson, FL Performance  
May 22, 2010 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jun 05, 2010 Skinny's - Hudson FL Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 11, 2010 The Levee Music Bar Dunnellon, FL Performance  
Jun 26, 2010 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jul 03, 2010 Dunedin Brewery Dunedin, FL Performance  
Jul 03, 2010 Skinny's - Hudson FL Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 09, 2010 Screwie Louies St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jul 16, 2010 San Ann Liquors San Antonio, FL Performance  
Jul 23, 2010 Skinny's - Hudson FL Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 24, 2010 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jul 30, 2010 San Ann Liquors San Antonio, FL Performance  
Aug 05, 2010 Brandy's Lounge St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Aug 13, 2010 Skinny's - Hudson FL Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 14, 2010 Venom Bar & Grill New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 20, 2010 COCKTAILS New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 21, 2010 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Sep 10, 2010 Dave's Aqua Lounge St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Sep 17, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 18, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 25, 2010 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Sep 26, 2010 Sims Park Amphitheater New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 02, 2010 Museum Cafe Homosassa, FL Performance  
Oct 08, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 09, 2010 Cotee River Bike Fest New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 09, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 17, 2010 Whiskey Dicks Riverview, FL Performance  
Nov 02, 2010 The Zone Lounge Tarpon Springs, FL Performance  
Nov 05, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 06, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 12, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 13, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 20, 2010 THE DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR, PALATKA, FL. PALATKA, FL Performance  
Nov 20, 2010 St. Johns River Blues Festival Palatka, FL Performance  
Nov 26, 2010 Stormie's Country Legends Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 27, 2010 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Dec 10, 2010 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 11, 2010 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 17, 2010 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 14, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 15, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 22, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jan 29, 2011 Blues Bayou Helena, AR Performance  
Feb 03, 2011 Mr. Handy's Blues Hall Memphis, TN Performance  
Feb 11, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 12, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 18, 2011 Dixie's Pub Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 22, 2011 Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Feb 25, 2011 Stormie's Country Legends Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 26, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Mar 11, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 12, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 18, 2011 south beach bar Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 19, 2011 Downtown Biues Bar Palatka, FL Performance  
Mar 26, 2011 Chasco Fiesta New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 26, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Apr 01, 2011 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Apr 07, 2011 The Local 662 Saint Petersburg, FL Performance  
Apr 08, 2011 Leesburg Bike Fest Leesburg, FL Performance  
Apr 09, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 15, 2011 south beach bar Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 16, 2011 Dixie's Pub Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 22, 2011 Stormie's Country Legends Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 06, 2011 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
May 13, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
May 14, 2011 Cotee River Seafood Festival New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 21, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
May 27, 2011 Downtown Blues Bar and Grille Palatka, FL Performance  
Jun 03, 2011 south beach bar Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 10, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 11, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jun 17, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 18, 2011 Dixie's Pub Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jun 24, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 25, 2011 Palatka Spring Concert Series Palatka, FL Performance  
Jun 25, 2011 Downtown Blues Bar and Grille Palatka, FL Performance  
Jul 02, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jul 03, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 08, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 09, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 15, 2011 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jul 16, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 22, 2011 Mook's And Luke's Pub New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 06, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 12, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 13, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 17, 2011 The Grape Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 19, 2011 World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar Ft.Myers, FL Performance  
Aug 20, 2011 World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar Ft.Myers, FL Performance  
Aug 26, 2011 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Aug 27, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Aug 28, 2011 Suncoast Blues Society Beach Bash Treasure island, FL Performance  
Sep 05, 2011 The Beer Hut Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 09, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 10, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 16, 2011 Governor's Lounge Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 17, 2011 BLUESAPALOOZA Hernando Beach, FL Performance  
Sep 23, 2011 The Beer Hut Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 24, 2011 Dave's Aqua Lounge St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Sep 30, 2011 Polo Club New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 01, 2011 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Oct 07, 2011 Cotee River Bike Fest New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 08, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 14, 2011 Neon Cowboy Sports Bar San Antonio, FL Performance  
Oct 15, 2011 San Antonio Rattlesnke Festival San Antonio, FL Performance  
Oct 15, 2011 Grams Place Bed & Breakfast Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 22, 2011 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH Performance  
Oct 28, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 29, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 05, 2011 Homosassa Blues & BBQ Festival Grounds Homosassa, FL Performance  
Nov 11, 2011 Buster's Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 12, 2011 St. Johns River Blues Festival Palatka, FL Performance  
Nov 12, 2011 THE DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR, PALATKA, FL. PALATKA, FL Performance  
Nov 18, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 19, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 25, 2011 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Nov 26, 2011 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Dec 02, 2011 Neon Cowboy Sports Bar San Antonio, FL Performance  
Dec 09, 2011 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 10, 2011 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 23, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Dec 30, 2011 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Dec 31, 2011 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jan 06, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jan 07, 2012 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jan 14, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 19, 2012 World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar Ft.Myers, FL Performance  
Jan 22, 2012 Ringside Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jan 27, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 28, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 01, 2012 28th International Blues Challenge Memphis, TN Performance  
Feb 02, 2012 28th International Blues Challenge Memphis, TN Performance  
Feb 10, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 11, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 17, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 18, 2012 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Feb 19, 2012 Coachman Park Clearwater, FL Performance  
Mar 02, 2012 Stormie's Country Legends Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 09, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 10, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 17, 2012 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Mar 24, 2012 Chasco Fiesta New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 24, 2012 Smitty's Shipwreck Holiday, FL Performance  
Mar 30, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 31, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 01, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Apr 07, 2012 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Apr 13, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 14, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 27, 2012 Leesburg Bike Fest Leesburg, FL Performance  
Apr 28, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
May 04, 2012 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
May 12, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
May 18, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
May 25, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
May 26, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 01, 2012 Ridge Road Tavern Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jun 02, 2012 Smitty's Shipwreck Lounge Holiday, FL Performance  
Jun 08, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 09, 2012 O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill Sarasota, FL Performance  
Jun 15, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jun 16, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 22, 2012 The Blue Note Grill Durham, NC Performance  
Jun 23, 2012 Colonial Beach Rock 'n' Blues Festival Colonial Beach, VA Performance  
Jun 29, 2012 Kickin' Wing Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 30, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 14, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 20, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jul 27, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 28, 2012 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Aug 03, 2012 Kickin' Wing Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 04, 2012 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Aug 10, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 11, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 17, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Aug 18, 2012 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Aug 25, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 31, 2012 Ridge Road Tavern Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 07, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 08, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 14, 2012 Stormie's Country Legends Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 15, 2012 Dave's Aqua Lounge St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Sep 18, 2012 Skipper's Smokehouse Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 21, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Sep 22, 2012 BLUESAPALOOZA Spring Hill, FL Performance  
Sep 23, 2012 Ace's - Bradenton's Live Music Venue Bradenton, FL Performance  
Sep 28, 2012 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Sep 29, 2012 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Oct 05, 2012 Carolina Down Home Blues Festival Camden, SC Performance  
Oct 06, 2012 Carolina Down Home Blues Festival Camden, SC Performance  
Oct 12, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 13, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 14, 2012 Cotee River Bike Fest New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 19, 2012 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 20, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 27, 2012 THE DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR, PALATKA, FL. PALATKA, FL Performance  
Nov 02, 2012 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Nov 03, 2012 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Nov 09, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 10, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 16, 2012 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Nov 23, 2012 Teddy's Juke Joint Zachary, LA Performance  
Nov 24, 2012 Teddy's Juke Joint Zachary, LA Performance  
Nov 24, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 30, 2012 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Dec 01, 2012 Downtown Blues Bar and Grille Palatka, FL Performance  
Dec 07, 2012 Forest Capital Park Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 08, 2012 Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Fest Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 14, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Dec 15, 2012 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Dec 19, 2012 Back Room Bar New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Dec 21, 2012 Springers Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Dec 22, 2012 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Jan 04, 2013 Bayboro Cafe St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jan 05, 2013 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Jan 11, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 12, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 19, 2013 Back Room Bar New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jan 25, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jan 26, 2013 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Feb 08, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 09, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Feb 15, 2013 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Feb 22, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Mar 08, 2013 VFW 4412 Hudson, Fl Performance  
Mar 09, 2013 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Mar 15, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 16, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Mar 22, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Mar 29, 2013 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 30, 2013 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Apr 12, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 13, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Apr 20, 2013 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Apr 26, 2013 Leesburg Bike Fest Leesburg, FL Performance  
Apr 28, 2013 Springers Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 03, 2013 Horse and Crown Pub Spring Hill, FL Performance  
May 05, 2013 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 10, 2013 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 11, 2013 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 18, 2013 Mt. Dora Blues & Wine Festival Mt. Dora, FL Performance  
May 19, 2013 Cotee River Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 23, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
May 24, 2013 The Downtown Blues Bar, Palatka, FL PALATKA, FL Performance  
May 25, 2013 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
May 31, 2013 Horse and Crown Pub Spring Hill, FL Performance  
Jun 03, 2013 Insomniacs Bar New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jun 08, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jun 13, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jun 15, 2013 Private Party Spring Hill, FL Performance  
Jun 16, 2013 Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jun 21, 2013 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jun 22, 2013 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Jun 29, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jul 05, 2013 Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jul 06, 2013 Chasshowitzka River Lodge Homosassa, FL Performance  
Jul 11, 2013 Ka-Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jul 12, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 13, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 19, 2013 Tropical Grille & Bar Hernando Beach, FL Performance  
Jul 20, 2013 Zeke's Bayside at the Royal Palm Marina Englewood, FL Performance  
Jul 26, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jul 27, 2013 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 02, 2013 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 03, 2013 The Sandbar New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 09, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 10, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 16, 2013 Chasshowitzka River Lodge Homosassa, FL Performance  
Aug 17, 2013 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Aug 23, 2013 Tropical Grill & Bar Hernando Beach, FL Performance  
Aug 30, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Aug 31, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 06, 2013 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 07, 2013 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 13, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 14, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Sep 21, 2013 The Sandbar New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 22, 2013 Ace's - Bradenton's Live Music Venue Bradenton, FL Performance  
Sep 27, 2013 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 28, 2013 Tropical Grill & Bar Hernando Beach, FL Performance  
Oct 02, 2013 FLOUNDERS Englewood, FL Performance  
Oct 05, 2013 Private Party Homosassa, FL Performance  
Oct 11, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 12, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Oct 18, 2013 Natura Coffee and Tea Orlando, FL Performance  
Oct 19, 2013 Images Spring Hill, FL Performance  
Oct 25, 2013 Ka'Tiki, Sunset Beach St. Petersburg, FL Performance  
Oct 26, 2013 Chasshowitzka River Lodge Homosassa, FL Performance  
Nov 02, 2013 Homosassa Blues & BBQ Homosassa, FL Performance  
Nov 03, 2013 Ruby's Elixir St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Nov 08, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 09, 2013 Fisherman's Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Nov 15, 2013 Downtown Blues Bar and Grille Palatka, FL Performance  
Nov 16, 2013 Downtown Blues Bar and Grille Palatka, FL Performance  
Nov 22, 2013 Ka'Tiki, Sunset Beach St. Petersburg, FL Performance  
Nov 23, 2013 Lake House Blues Festival Spring Hill, FL Performance  
Nov 30, 2013 Upper Deck Weeki Wachee, FL Performance  
Dec 07, 2013 Hernando Beach Tropical Grille Hernando Beach, FL Performance  
Dec 13, 2013 Forest Capital Park Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 14, 2013 Forest Capital Park Perry, FL Performance  
Dec 19, 2013 Florida Botanical Gardens Clearwater, FL Performance  
Dec 20, 2013 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Homosassa, FL Performance  
Dec 21, 2013 Ka'Tiki, Sunset Beach St. Petersburg, FL Performance  
Dec 31, 2013 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 10, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 11, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 18, 2014 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 24, 2014 Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists at Fishermans Shack Hudson, FL Performance  
Jan 25, 2014 Ka'Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jan 31, 2014 Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists at The Crab Shack Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 01, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Grill Hernando Beach, FL Performance  
Feb 07, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 08, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 14, 2014 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 15, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 21, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 21, 2014 Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists at The Crab Shack Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 22, 2014 Ka'Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Feb 28, 2014 Cigars Plus Orlando, FL Performance  
Mar 01, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 07, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 08, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 09, 2014 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 14, 2014 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 21, 2014 Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists at The Crab Shack Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 21, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 22, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 27, 2014 Chasco Fiesta New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 28, 2014 Cigars Plus Orlando, FL Performance  
Mar 29, 2014 Ka'Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Apr 01, 2014 Skipper's Smokehouse Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 04, 2014 Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists at The Crab Shack Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 04, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 05, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 11, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 12, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 19, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 20, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 25, 2014 Leesburg Bikefest Leesburg, FL Performance  
Apr 25, 2014 Unknown venue New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 26, 2014 Cotee River Seafood Festival New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 27, 2014 Sims Park New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 09, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
May 10, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
May 16, 2014 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
May 17, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
May 23, 2014 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
May 24, 2014 Ka'Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
May 25, 2014 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
May 30, 2014 Unknown venue Seffner, FL Performance  
May 31, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 06, 2014 Sacred Grounds Coffee House Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 07, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 13, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jun 14, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 20, 2014 Ka'Tiki Treasure Island, FL Performance  
Jun 21, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 27, 2014 Sacred Grounds Coffee House Tampa, FL Performance  
Jul 04, 2014 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
Jul 06, 2014 Sacred Grounds Coffee House Los Angeles, CA Performance  
Jul 11, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jul 12, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jul 19, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Jul 20, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jul 25, 2014 Sacred Grounds Coffee House Tampa, FL Performance  
Jul 26, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 02, 2014 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 08, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 09, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 16, 2014 Palm Harbor Public Library Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 16, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 22, 2014 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 23, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 24, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 06, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 07, 2014 Museum Cafe Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 07, 2014 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 12, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 13, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 14, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 19, 2014 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 20, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 21, 2014 Green Iguana - Brandon Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 27, 2014 Hernando Beach Tropical Bar & Grille Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 28, 2014 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 02, 2014 Unknown venue Columbia, SC Performance  
Oct 03, 2014 Sam Kendalls Columbia, SC Performance  
Oct 10, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 11, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 17, 2014 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 18, 2014 Unknown venue Orlando, FL Performance  
Oct 25, 2014 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 31, 2014 Chassahowitzka River Lodge Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 02, 2014 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 07, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 08, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 14, 2014 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 15, 2014 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 28, 2014 Sacred Grounds Coffee House Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 05, 2014 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Dec 12, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 13, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 19, 2014 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 20, 2014 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 31, 2014 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 02, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jan 03, 2015 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 04, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 09, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 10, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 16, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Jan 17, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 23, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jan 30, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 31, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 06, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 13, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 14, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 15, 2015 Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 21, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 27, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Mar 01, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 13, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 14, 2015 Frog's Blues On The Lake Hawthorne, FL Performance  
Mar 15, 2015 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 20, 2015 Sims Park Amphitheatre New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 20, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Mar 21, 2015 Museum Cafe Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 21, 2015 Rising Sun Bistro Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 22, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 27, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Mar 28, 2015 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 31, 2015 Classics Steakhouse Venice, FL Performance  
Apr 04, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 10, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 11, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 17, 2015 TJ's Pub New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Apr 18, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 19, 2015 Ukulele Brands Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 24, 2015 Leesburg Bikefest Leesburg, FL Performance  
Apr 25, 2015 Sims Park and Amphitheater New Port Richey, FL Performance  
May 01, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
May 02, 2015 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
May 08, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
May 09, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
May 10, 2015 Snook Haven Restaurant Venice, FL Performance  
May 15, 2015 The Cove Oyster Bar Tampa, FL Performance  
May 16, 2015 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
May 17, 2015 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
May 22, 2015 Unknown venue Orlando, FL Performance  
May 22, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
May 29, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jun 05, 2015 Rising Sun Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 19, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Jun 27, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jun 28, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jul 03, 2015 Unknown venue Orlando, FL Performance  
Jul 05, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jul 09, 2015 Unknown venue Greenwood, SC Performance  
Jul 11, 2015 Unknown venue Greenwood, SC Performance  
Jul 12, 2015 The Blue Note Grill Durham, NC Performance  
Jul 17, 2015 Unknown venue Sherbrooke, QC Performance  
Jul 24, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Jul 31, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 07, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 08, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 16, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Aug 21, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Aug 22, 2015 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Aug 29, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 11, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 12, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 18, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Sep 19, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Sep 25, 2015 Rising Sun Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 26, 2015 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 02, 2015 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 03, 2015 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 08, 2015 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Oct 09, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 10, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 16, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Oct 23, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Oct 24, 2015 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 31, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 06, 2015 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 07, 2015 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 08, 2015 The Crab Shack New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Nov 12, 2015 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Nov 13, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 14, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Nov 20, 2015 San Ann Liquors Dade City, FL Performance  
Nov 28, 2015 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 04, 2015 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Dec 05, 2015 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Dec 10, 2015 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Dec 11, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 12, 2015 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Dec 18, 2015 Springer Saloon New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jan 01, 2016 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jan 02, 2016 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Jan 03, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 08, 2016 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 09, 2016 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 10, 2016 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jan 17, 2016 Ace's Lounge St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Jan 23, 2016 Unknown venue Tallahassee, FL Performance  
Jan 23, 2016 Unknown venue Tampa, FL Performance  
Jan 27, 2016 Unknown venue Memphis, TN Performance  
Jan 28, 2016 Unknown venue Memphis, TN Performance  
Jan 29, 2016 Unknown venue Memphis, TN Performance  
Jan 30, 2016 Unknown venue Memphis, TN Performance  
Feb 05, 2016 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 06, 2016 Boulevard Lounge New Port Richey, FL Performance  
Feb 12, 2016 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 13, 2016 Fisherman's Shack Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 14, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Feb 18, 2016 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Feb 20, 2016 Coachman Park St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Mar 17, 2016 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
Mar 19, 2016 Florida Avenue Brewing Company Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 26, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Mar 27, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 02, 2016 Upper Deck Tampa, FL Performance  
Apr 21, 2016 LP's Pub St Petersburg, FL Performance  
May 07, 2016 Acma Listening Room Cape Coral, FL Performance  
May 08, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Jul 17, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Sep 30, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
Oct 01, 2016 MacRae's of Homosassa Tampa, FL Performance  
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