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Bowery Station Music Schedule (May 22-26)

posted May 20, 2019, 8:01 AM by Matt Gardi

As summer approaches we are making a few changes with our schedule... the first is a suspension of Open Mic until the fall.  The reason being is we are only open 4 days a week in the summer... and we want to keep as many of our musicians busy as we can.  Also, we have the opportunity to catch some great talent during the summer and sometimes it can only occur on a Wednesday as they tour through the area.... and we continue featuring fantastic female performers during the month of May... for example.....

Wednesday, May 22 - We are pleased to have another special performance by Shannon Labrie and Kyshona from 7-10pm.  These ladies graced our stage for a standing room only show in January and we are excited they have made us a part of their tour once again.  Nashville chanteuse Shannon LaBrie defies genre and brings to life insightful stories of a woman who remains true to herself in a life where uncertainty is certain. The Lincoln, NE native instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2016 album War & Peace. With lead singles, "Alcohol," and "It's Political" the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes, Spotify's US viral chart and Triple A Radio charts. Famed music blogger Bob Lefsetz wrote, “This track affected me. Made me believe like the great singer-songwriters of yore, maybe this woman has something to say. That in this crazy, mixed up, shoot-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate.” Kyshona has mixed her love of story telling with the sound of her musical roots. Soulful, spiritual, at times guttural, Kyshona delivers an open honesty through her voice and lyrics. Her desire when she is performing is to connect with and take the audience on an emotional, soul stirring, musical journey, and that she did back in January.  Both these ladies captured the audience from their first through their last song, and undoubtedly will do so again.

Thursday, May 23 - Sundowner Motel joins us for a debut from 6-9pm.  Americana folk that is hard to classify, Sundowner Motel crosses genre boundaries with songs that ache with the intimacy of life, grit and blessing alike, all wrapped in tone, melody and harmony. It Sounds like a place where one can go to feel sinless and strong. Described as a mixture between Warren Haynes and the Indigo Girls, Sundowner Motel is a refreshingly pure blend of Americana, Alt-country and folk. This will be a great debut show, so don't miss it.

Friday, May 24 - The Frank Jones Band is coming back to rock Apalachicola for a show from 7-10pm.  Frank riffs a mean guitar, backed by serious keys, harp and a rhythm section that puts the feel in everyone to get up and move!  While some might put him in the Blues/Rock box, Frank and his band have a feel all their own, adding in a little funky soulful vibe and ear catching originals.  This is what Friday nights are made for at Bowery Station! 

Saturday, May 25 - The day starts off with the guys from Sticky Too hitting the stage for a show from 3-5:30pm.  Tim and Jay can play just about any genre, and can always feel out the crowd to play just the perfect set list.  Either can take a lead with their refined guitar skills, and clearly offer some of the best harmonies around the region, so come on out and get sticky!  Then, Bowery Station is pleased to welcome back the TurkeyBasters from 6:30-10pm!  We all need some basting once in a while, and no one is more up to the task than Melissa Bowman and Tim Dutrow, some of the area's most talented live performers!  This duo absolutely raises the rafters every time they step on stage with their energy and talent, sharing their enthusiasm with an eager audience.  Melissa gets the crowd singing along, dancing, and cheering to her commanding vocals and powerful guitar skills, as Tim's impressive time keeps the feet tapping and the hands clappin'!   Followers have developed into a cultesque group of devotees that just love to get basted....come join the cult!  Wow, a chance to get sticky and get basted on the same day!

Sunday, May 26 - Cat Braaten starts off the day with a show from 2:30-5pm.  Cat is a great songwriter as well as vocalist and musician.  She brings out a great feel of Americana and rock, with a soulful presentation.  Then, the now Nashville based... Boo Radley returns for an evening show from 5:30-8:30pm.  One of the finest duos to play the Southeast, Patty and Michael combine their voices for intense harmonies accompanied by Michael's incredible guitar arrangements for a performance of their own style of what has become know as ...new 850 Americana.  A primarily original show that fans have come to love, this will make for a fantastic Sunday evening for any original live music enthusiast!

Again, what a great week of live music, concentrating on female performers, and some of the best songwriters around... thank you one and all, from performers to you live music enthusiasts that continue to join us in building one of the best live music venues on the Gulf Coast!!!

See you at the shows!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (May 15-19)

posted May 13, 2019, 7:58 AM by Matt Gardi

This week continues our tribute to female performers during the month of May with some more fantastic female artists lined up...

So how here we go....

Wednesday, May 15 - It's the Last Waltz as BS Open Mic runs from 5-9pm for it's final time of the summer.  As you may know, Bowery Station augments their hours and days of operation in the summer, (Wed - Friday 5pm-10pm, Sat Noon to 10pm, closed Sun-Tue) and therefore there are fewer opportunities to keep our talented musicians working, so we let the pros take over Wednesdays for the summer.  So this Wednesday come on out for the Last Waltz and sing a few songs on the BS stage, all levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated!  BS Open Mic will return in the fall when we once again extend our hours of operation!  Performer tips from this final open mic of the summer will once again benefit the Elder Care Community Council.

Thursday, May 16 -  Sticky Too joins us for a show from 6-9pm.  Tim and Jay can play just about any genre, and can always feel out the crowd to play just the perfect set list.  Either can take a lead with their refined guitar skills, and clearly offer some of the best harmonies around the region, so come on out and get sticky!  

Friday, May 17 -  Cat Braaten and Tom Mason join us for an evening show from 7-10pm. Cat, a proven Apalach favorite that can belt out the tunes with a mix of originals and covers, always gives a lights out performance, but once in a great while she brings along with her Nashville legend Tom Mason.  Tom joins her with intricate guitar riffs, fantastic harmonies, some amazing originals of his own, and on occasion.. even a trombone!!  

Saturday, May 18 - Ashley Feller returns to Bowery Station stage from 3-5:30pm.   A regional favorite Ashley has a great set list of covers, but shares her well written originals as well.  She brings a contagious smile to every one of her shows and we are excited to have her return to BS!  Then, hold onto your hats as the Bo Spring Band rolls into town for one of their lights out shows from 6:30-10pm.  Few bands put the energy into their shows that Spring and the gang offer, and couple that with some of the best talent the Gulf Coast has to offer and it is always a packed house, roof raisin' evening of live music debauchery! 

Sunday, May 19 - Chill out and relax on a Sunday afternoon of folk, oldtime, and americana.  The day starts with local legend Chris Matechik bringing in his oldtime music with a smile and banjo in hand from 3-5pm.  Chris weaves a little lore and laughter into his shows and is a perfect fit for a Sunday afternoon.  Then, three of the most talented ladies around step on the stage in the form of The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn for a show from 5-8pm.  Taking folk and americana to a new level through impeccable vocal harmonies, coupled with fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and stand up bass... the Adventures captivate an audience for the duration of their performances. 

Thanks again to all of you that continue to show such great support for the live music scene at Bowery Station, we couldn't present such a talented array of performers without your support.  Come pay tribute this month in particular as we continue to showcase many of the fantastic female performers that have graced our stage!  

See you at the show!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (May 8 - 12)

posted May 6, 2019, 8:23 AM by Matt Gardi

What an unbelievable week that wrapped up with an incredible show by the Krickets, and a public promise by Lauren Spring that yours truly, humble ol' Matt Gardi, will get to be the tour bus driver for them on a national tour!   What an honor, and I will be working on the perfect mustache for the gig!  

This week's line up continues to pay tribute to more of the fantastic female performers that grace our stage, as is our effort during the entire month of May.

Wednesday, May 8 - Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-7pm.  Please note the 5pm start time, and the 7pm end time for Open Mic performers as we have a Spotlight on the Mic scheduled from 7-8ish featuring Bob Gorecki.  Spotlights are our way of allowing some artists to play for longer than the normally allotted 3 or 4 songs of Open Mic.   As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Elder Care Community Council, so come sing a song, do a dance, tell a joke and support developing musicians!

Thursday, May 9 - Matt Law and Ron Merritt are coming into town as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays for a show from 6-9pm!  These guys can put on a show from blues, to old classics such as Dylan and Robert Earl Keen, with a smattering of just about everything in between, but always with a curb appeal for every generation.  Rumor has it there may be a Marc Grove sighting, joining in on bass as well.

Friday, May 10 - Garnet & Soul join us from 7-10pm, as fabulous female vocalist Mary Ann Hoffman leads the band through an evening of tunes that range from jazzy and sultry to funky and soulful!  With powerful energy, Garnet & Soul always creates a musician centric environment that captivates the audience and gets the joint jumping.  There was a reason we had Mary Ann and the boys put on a show for this past New Year's eve and we get to enjoy it again! 

Saturday, May 11 - Savanna Leigh Bassett returns for a show from 3-5:30pm.  Savanna, another frequent flying female to grace our stage, puts on a high energy show of contemporary, and pop country with a helping of well composed originals.  Then, female lead vocalist Susan Solburg leads Wakulla Rising in one of their backwoods swamp funk sessions of downhome tunes from 6:30-10pm.  Few bands can put on such a masterful show with so much talent on one stage, so expect a fun night of dancing and groovin'!

Sunday, May 12 - Happy Mother's Day!!!  Bring Mama out for a day of some of the best live music... starting with another phenomenal female in the form of Jenny Odom who puts on a show from 3-5pm.  Jenny is home grown talent with a voice that captures the attention of any crowd, and a well chosen set lists of some of your favorite americana as well as contemporary female performers.  Then, John Sutton returns for an evening performance from 5-8pm.  Many of you may have recently been introduced to John at last month's battle in the Bowery at which he took on the renowned Bo Spring in a musical match up that will go down in history.  John brings a high energy performance with incredible guitar skills, vocals and ear catching originals.  Bring Mama, heck bring the whole family and make it out for what will surely be a great day of live music.

See you at the show!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (May 1 - 5)

posted Apr 30, 2019, 6:23 AM by Matt Gardi

This weeks music write up is the condensed version, due to the fact that it is just such nice weather and we are heading to the beach on a great day off!!
(Also, the talents this week really need very little said about them as they are so well known and all with great followings!)

Wednesday, May 1 - Open Mic 5-7pm.  Spotlight on the Mic with Clayton Mathis and Ellis Seawright from 7-8ish!

Thursday, May 2 - Homegrown showstoppers The Currys play from 6-9pm!

Friday, May 3 - Florida Blues legend Shaw Davis and the Black ties are back 7-10pm!

Saturday, May 4 - Sensational soloist Tyler James Arnold opens the day from 3-6pm, followed up by Tallahassee's Blues Rockers the Jerry Thigpen Trio from 6:30-10pm!!

Sunday, May 5 - Bluesman Slim Fatz plays from 3-5pm, then The Krickets are back for one of their signature performances from 6-9pm!

That's a line up.... see you at the show....oh and on the beach!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (April 24 - 28)

posted Apr 22, 2019, 8:23 AM by Matt Gardi

Fins to the left Fins to the right.... here's another fun week of music that culminates on Sunday with a Jimmy Buffett Tribute and FUNraiser for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge.....  

Wednesday, April 24 - Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-7pm.  Please note the 5pm start time, and the 7pm end time for Open Mic performers as we have a Spotlight on the Mic scheduled from 7-9pm featuring Eric Mason.  Spotlights are our way of allowing some artists to play for longer than the normally allotted 3 or 4 songs of Open Mic.  Eric has played a few shows for us before, and we always try to find slots to fit this young talent on the stage as he is a great songwriter as well as performer.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too! 

Thursday, April 25 - What better way to continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays than with a powerful female vocalist that can get the joint up and dancing in the form of  Mary Ann Hoffman of Garnet & Soul for a show from 6-9pm.  From smooth and sultry, to jazzy and funky, Mary Ann leads the band on a high energy show that captivates the crowd.  With an incredible voice, backed by keys and guitar, it is going to be a great Thursday evening with Garnet & Soul.

Friday, April 26 - Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen hits us up for a Friday afternoon from 3-5:30pm.  This young talent can, and will do it all.  As a soloist, he is one of the few that can fill the shoes of a full band with his energy, incredible guitar skills and wide ranging set list that can fit any generation and please any crowd.  Dylan always surprises with his contagious energy, and hardly anyone can stop themselves from tapping their feet or getting up and dancing!  Dylan has an incredible vocal range and always finds a way to work percussion into his shows in a one man band show that will surely rock Bowery Station right into Friday's happy hour!  Then, Wailin' Wolves return to the stage from 7-10pm.  Led by notably one of the most dynamic female vocalist,  Wailin' Wolves are a popular band that are known to keep people dancing all night long. The Wailin' Wolves offer a guitar led show featuring a tight rhythm section as Brittany leads the vocals ranging from soul shaking raspy blues to modern alternative variations.  Get ready for a hoppin' Friday night.

Saturday, April 27 - Cat Braaten comes on in for a great Saturday afternoon from 3-5:30pm!  Cat, being one of the Forgotten Coasts favorite female vocalists balances her shows between her well written and captivating originals and some of your favorite covers.  Her powerful vocals over the years are one of the reasons that Bowery Station has evolved in to the performer centric atmosphere that it is today.  Then, the Highbeams are back to rock a Saturday evening from 6:30-10pm.  Highbeams are bringing a very special show this time around! Traveling with them is their longtime friend Kate Coleman (featured on the song “You Are My Home”) who will be preforming in Apalachicola for the very first time! After Highbeams get the show warmed up, Kate and her husband Corey will join them on stage to perform brand new music by Kate Coleman as well as all new 5-piece band versions of several Highbeams songs! It may be the only time this unique show comes through town, so don’t miss it!  These guys always put on a great show with a growing fan base, with these guests it won't be anything short of a shoot the lights out Saturday.

Sunday, April 28 - Get your Fin hats on, as The Friends of St. Vincent will be hosting a Jimmy Buffett Island tribute featuring Sticky Too from 1-6pm  Thanks to our generous sponsors joining in the effort with Bowery Station of OCBC and 13 Mile!   There will be live and silent auctions, a corn hole tournament AND for all those Parrot Heads out there .... a costume contest!  Come enjoy a Wildlife Lager from OCBC, food from 13 Mile Seafood and a good ole laid back time dancing to Jimmy Buffett tunes featuring Sticky Too!  This will be an afternoon of fun and frivolity for a great cause!  

Bowery Station Music Schedule (April 17 - 21)

posted Apr 15, 2019, 8:05 AM by Matt Gardi

What an honor to have Blues legend Brody Buster wrap up last week, we will do our best to get him back when his travels allow...he's thinking perhaps November...

But that doesn't mean that we still don't have an action packed week of the best live music coming down the pike.... check this one out....

Wednesday, April 17 - Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-7pm.  Please note the 5pm start time, and the 7pm end time for Open Mic performers as we have a Spotlight on the Mic scheduled from 7-9pm featuring Josh Norman.  Spotlights are our way of allowing some artists to play for longer than the normally allotted 3 or 4 songs of Open Mic. Josh has been a rising star at Open Mic and we are pushing his limits to try and get a 2 hour show under his belt, so this should be a real treat.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too! 

Thursday, April 18 - Singer/Songwriter George Maddox joins us for a show from 6-9pm.  George plays a great mix of originals and covers, finding a home between country, americana and even a little southern rock.  George loves to share his love of the Forgotten Coast within his songs and is another one of those artists that help create a musician centric environment as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays.

Friday, April 19 - We start the day with the debut of Brad Foutch from 3-6pm.  Brad is an extraordinary performer that can light up a stage with his amazingly energetic guitar and heartfelt vocals.  We had the pleasure to catch one of his shows at Fathoms a few months ago, and knew he would be a great asset to the Bowery Station stage. Bard will surely light up a Friday afternoon in Apalach. Then, Few Miles South returns for a Friday night from 7-10pm.  "Few Miles South is bringing back that classic country sound and honky-tonk atmosphere” (Skope Magazine). Created by south GA raised Blake English and Los Angeles native Tori Lund, fans of traditional country twang, pedal steel guitar and honest story telling are in for a treat.  Tori and the gang have been packing Bowery Station with their ever increasing local fan base from as far as Tally and Panama City... so the proverbial "get a seat early" warning will be applied.

Saturday, April 20 - Bill Pandolfi and Wayne Britt come into town for one of their signature duo performances from 2:30-5:30pm.  Bill and Wayne can cover just about any genre, and both can make their guitars sing as they love getting on stage and sharing their talents.  Then, the Blue Begonias join us for a debut show from 6:30-10pm.   The Blue Begonias is a Grateful Dead tribute band based in Tallahassee, Florida. Featuring Mickey Abraham (Belle and the Band), Chris Skene (Revival), Brian Durham (the New 76ers), Reo Morris (Fungle Junk, Little Band in the Sky), and David Mendelsohn.  All of these musicians stand tall on their own in terms of talent and performance, it will be an honor to have them join us collectively as the Blue Begonias as they pay tribute to the Dead .... on April 20th no less.

Sunday, April 21 - .Boo Radley joins us for a show from 5-8pm!  One of the finest duos to play the Southeast, Patty and Michael join us from Nashville as they combine their voices for intense harmonies accompanied by Michael's incredible guitar arrangements for a performance of their own brand of Americana.  A primarily original show that fans have come to love, this will make for a fantastic Sunday evening for any original live music enthusiast!

Looking for something to do...don't let the doldrums drag you down as we always have some tasty live music cooking at Bowery Station....  our entire schedule is in realtime at bowerystation.us .

See you at the show....

Bowery Station Music Schedule (April 10-14)

posted Apr 8, 2019, 2:07 PM by Matt Gardi

Epic! Amazing!  Incomprehensible!  These exclamations and more were what the masses were saying after last Sunday's Battle in the Bowery!!  John Sutton and Bo Spring put on one of the most memorable performances to  have ever occurred on the Bowery Station stage, and I know I speak for everyone in attendance...thank you to both these gifted guys for sharing their skills with us.

But fear not, as OCBC continues to brew Hooter Brown... we here at the live music factory will continue to cook up more goodies for the growing throngs of the live music enthusiasts that continue to support our efforts at Bowery Station...  here is what we have this week!

Wednesday, April 10 - Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-7pm.  Please note the 5pm start time, and the 7pm end time for Open Mic performers as we have a Spotlight on the Mic scheduled from 7-9pm featuring Hobson Fulmer.  Spotlights are our way of allowing some artists to play for longer than the normally allotted 3 or 4 songs.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too!  Speaking of.....

Thursday, April 11 - Sticky Too joins us for a show from 6-9pm as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays.  Tim and Jay can play just about any genre, and can always feel out the crowd to play just the perfect set list.  Either can take a lead with their refined guitar skills, and clearly offer some of the best harmonies around the Gulf Coast, so come on out and get sticky!

Friday, April 12 - Tyler James Arnold comes on in for a show from 3-6pm.  Tyler brings the down home Louisiana sound to life with a well chosen set list, great leads over perfect sampling, a voice that commands attention, and tunes ranging from your favorite americana, and southern rock to contemporary gulf coast legends that will have you singing along.  Then, Bowery Station is pleased to welcome back the TurkeyBasters from 7-10pm!  We all need some basting once in a while, and no one is more up to the task than Melissa Bowman and Tim Dutrow, some of the area's most talented live performers!  This duo absolutely raises the rafters every time they step on stage with their energy and talent, sharing their enthusiasm with an eager audience.  Melissa gets the crowd singing along, dancing, and cheering to her commanding vocals and powerful guitar skills, as Tim's impressive time keeps the feet tapping and the hands clappin'!   Followers are developing into a cultesque group of devotees that just love to get basted....come join the cult!

Saturday, April 13 - Savanna Leigh Bassett is back in the house with one of her upbeat, energetic performances from 3-5:30pm.  Joining us from Jacksonville, Savanna is a powerful guitarist that can sing your favorite Country hits mixed in with her own well written originals.  Noted for her energy and vocals as well, Savanna is becoming a quick rising star in North Florida.  Then, rock the night away with the Patrick Road Band from 6:30-10pm.  This blues based rock band is led by a female vocalist that can raise the rafters and get the joint hoppin'.  Male harmony comes from the drummer, who leads on occasion.  PRB joins us from Georgia and they lit up Apalach about a year ago, but were unfortunately cancelled during Hurricane Michael... making them all the more excited about getting back in and burning down the house, to continue to build their reputation here in Apalachicola.  

Sunday, April 14 - Brody Buster joins us on the second part of his Florida Tour as he heads back north with a show from 5-8pm. Brody Buster is a blues rock musician from Lawrence, KS.  He's a former harmonica child prodigy and has been featured on countless TV shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show.  Even Baywatch Nights and Full House showcased Brody's talents.  Brody has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Keb Mo, Chaka Kahn, Lee Oskar and was a regular performer at B.B. King's Blues Club.  B.B. was once quoted as saying, "Despite his age, Brody Buster is one of the greatest harmonica players of our time."  Brody has also won best harmonica player at the 2017 International Blues Festival and 2nd place Solo at the same fest. Brody also has the REX HUMPHRIES seal of approval and is a do not miss performer!  Just ask Rex.

Thanks again to everyone that continues to support our efforts to bring the best live music to Apalachicola, without your support it could not be possible.

Bowery Station Music Schedule (April 3 - 7)

posted Apr 1, 2019, 6:04 AM by Matt Gardi

Another wave of snowbirds began their migration north with the end of March, and we wish them well on their journeys and thank them for their support during the season.  We hope to see them all again next season as they come south to bask in the warmth of our piping hot live music...

That being said, this week is a fun one that wraps up with "The Battle in the Bowery," betwix two living legends, Bo Spring and John Sutton.

Here we go.....

Wednesday, April 3 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-8ish.  Please note the 5pm start time, as last week we again had so many interested performers, therefore we will start a little earlier this week again, so if you want to show up and play after 5pm, our host is ready to accommodate you!  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too!

Thursday, April 4 - Singer/Songwriter George Maddox joins us for a show from 6-9pm.  George plays a great mix of originals and covers, finding a home between country, americana and even a little southern rock.  George loves to share his love of the Forgotten Coast within his songs and is another one of those artists that help create a music centric environment as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays.

Friday, April 5 - Cat Braaten and Tom Mason join us for an afternoon show from 3-6pm. Cat, a proven Apalach favorite that can belt out the tunes with a mix of originals and covers, always gives a lights out performance, but once in a great while she brings along with her Nashville legend Tom Mason.  Tom joins her with intricate guitar riffs, fantastic harmonies, some amazing originals of his own, and on occasion.. even a trombone!!  Then, we have a DEBUT ALERT!  Southernaire, featuring Caitlin Rushing and Sean Holcomb are coming out for a show from 7-10pm.  Caitlin, an Orlando based singer songwriter is anything but a small town player. Her song “Hold On You” earned the 2nd place spot in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition). It is no surprise that her lyrics penetrate the heart and the soul of her listeners.  Combined with Sean Holcomb, who uses an acoustic-driven combination of folk, Americana, and southern soul to weave together the music he plays and writes, Southernaire is a do not miss act.  

Saturday, April 6 - Get ready for a great couple acts, and a great couple days.  First, Nashville based John Sutton joins us for an afternoon solo performance from 2-5pm.  Few can put on such an energetic solo show as our friend John Sutton.  Clearly an accomplished guitarist, John adds powerful vocals to his dynamic and well written originals.  His shows always captivate the audience, making for a great afternoon that any live music enthusiast will enjoy.  Then, the Bo Spring Band comes in for another face melting evening from 6:30 - 10pm.  Few can dominate the stage like Bo and the gang, as they take you on a tour of originals and covers from the Stones to Zeplin, sprinkled with fsome americana for good measure.  We say only a Few can put on such a show... but that brings us to what we have planned for Sunday.... a freakin' fabulous faceoff..

Sunday, April 7 - Slim Fatz opens the day with one of his signature performances from 3-5pm, offering growling delta blues in his own style.  Then the moment you have been waiting for... the fight of the century featuring some of the top heavyweight performers to have played Bowery Station...  Ladies and Gentlemen....   prepare yourself for.... The Battle in the Bowery.  John Sutton takes on Bo Spring in a song for song duel of biblical proportion from 5-8pm.  Either of these performers can capture a crowd and burn down any venue they play as soloist... both with incredible guitar skills, powerful vocals, and well written originals.... but on this day... these two go head to head in a fun but competitive rivalry of showmanship, and performance. 

Thanks again to all our musicians and live music enthusiasts that help make Bowery Station....your home for the best live music in Apalachicola!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (March 27 - 31)

posted Mar 25, 2019, 7:28 AM by Matt Gardi

Boy did we cook up some hot live music last week, highlighted by Bill Wharton, the Sauce Boss... blessed to have him grace our stage.

We have another great week lined up, including some of your favorites along with some national touring acts.... 

Wednesday, March 27 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-8ish.  Please note the 5pm start time, as last week we again had so many interested performers that we ran Open Mic late to get them all on stage.  Fear not, we will start a little earlier this week again, so if you want to show up and play after 5pm, our host is ready to accommodate you!  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too!

Thursday, March 28 - Better than a Reeces Peanut Butter cup, we combine two great acts back to back as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays.  We have chosen to do this in the form of Del Suggs and Reckless Saints. Del Suggs, who has appeared at every Florida Folk Fest since 1983 has chosen to offer his winter performances at Bowery Station, and the duo of Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield of Reckless Saints always try to make Bowery Station a stop on their tours when in North Florida. Both of these acts have captured audiences with their performance styles as well as their songwriting. While clearly different they can find a similar home in the folk and Amerciana genres. Reckless Saints will start the evening from 5-7pm, followed by Del from 7:30-9:30pm. This will be one of those special evenings and do not miss performances at Bowery Station... oh, and admission is FREE, so get in early.

Friday, March 29 - Matt Law comes on out for a Friday afternoon from 4-6:30pm.  Matt can, and will play just about any genre but finds a home in old blues, americana and the 60s and 70s.  Notable for his impressive guitar and vocal range that covers the classics so well, we thought it would be fun to have a great like Matt Law open for National Touring act Brody Buster!  Brody with a similar style of one man band to Sauce Boss plays from 7-10pm.  BrodyBrody Buster is a blues rock musician from Lawrence, KS.  He's a former harmonica child prodigy and has been featured on countless TV shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show.  Even Baywatch Nights and Full House showcased Brody's talents.  Brody has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Keb Mo, Chaka Kahn, Lee Oskar and was a regular performer at B.B. King's Blues Club.  B.B. was once quoted as saying, "Despite his age, Brody Buster is one of the greatest harmonica players of our time."  Brody has also won best harmonica player at the 2017 International Blues Festival and 2nd place Solo at the same fest.  Again, there is no charge for this event, so please come early and seats can only be held with a butt in them.  

Saturday, March 30 - Josh Watson comes on in for the afternoon from 3-5:30pm.  Josh is a masterful guitar player, with a unique voice and plays a variety of genres that can please any generation.  Josh creates an atmosphere that folks tune into, often singing along.  Then, the Adventures of Annabelle Lyn join us for an evening from 6:30-10pm.  This trio of incredibly talented ladies have opened for the likes of America and the Wood Brothers.  Few acts can offer such impeccable vocal harmonies, accompanied by stand up bass, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.  Their set list consists of some of the most intriguing originals, and covers from folk, gospel and even classic rock done in their own style.  

Sunday, March 31 - So, just when you thought it was safe to try and take a nap... fuhgeddaboutit!  The Turkey Basters are coming into Apalachicola to light up your Sunday afternoon from 5-8pm.  This duo of Melissa Bowman and Tim Dutrow bring their high energy show that locks in the attention of the entire venue from start to finish.  Known as a one of the best female acoustic guitar players on the Gulf Coast, Melissa packs a punch with her dynamic and powerful vocals.  Add percussionist Dutrow to the mix.... and it is game on.  Sorry kids, as much as you wanted a day of rest... we just couldn't let it happen this week.  Catch up on your rest at work Monday.

There it is folks... another unbelievable week of top talent in the live music world... and we can't do it without your support...and for that we are always grateful.

See you at the show. 

Bowery Station Music Schedule (March 20 - 24)

posted Mar 18, 2019, 11:58 AM by Matt Gardi

March has really shaped up to be an exciting month as we roll out of St. Patrick's day after a great show with Rick Finneran and Celtic on the Halfshell... but this upcoming week has even more surprises.  It features some of your favorites as well as some debuts of great new talent, and an appearance by the nationally known... SAUCE BOSS!  Now that is truly some March Madness!

Here is how the brackets of live music shape up for the week....

Wednesday, March 20 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-8ish.  Please note the 5pm start time, as last week we had so many interested performers that we ran Open Mic till 10ish to get them all on stage.  Fear not, we will start a little earlier this week, so if you want to show up and play after 5pm, our host is ready to accommodate you!  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too!

Thursday, March 21 - Glen Danles debuts for a full set from 3-5:30pm.  Glen brings his deep voice, powerful guitar and country and americana set list to the stage for a fun afternoon.  Then, speaking of Sticky Too.... Tim and Jay roll into the station to continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays for a show from 6-9pm.  Sticky Too put on a show of your favorite rock, southern rock, americana and a little trop and country as two of the Gulf Coasts most talented guitarists trade licks and harmonize like few other duos can.  These guys capture the audience from start to finish which is always the perfect recipe for a Thursday evening in Apalach.   

Friday, March 22 - Get a little Salt in your blood as Brian Bowen joins us for an afternoon show from 3-6pm.  BB is a performer that brings life in these parts to life with his originals, and hooks the audience with favorite covers that all wrap up into a fun afternoon of salty goodness!  Then, what better way to continue into the evening than with a powerful female vocalist that can get the joint up and dancing in the form of Garnet & Soul for a show from 7-10pm.  From smooth and sultry, to jazzy and funky, Mary Ann leads the band on a high energy show that captivates the crowd.  With an incredible voice, backed by horns, keys and guitar, it is going to be a great Friday evening with Garnet & Soul.

Saturday, March 23 - This is a very special day for Bowery Station and Apalachicola as the world famous Sauce Boss rolls into town.  Dothan's Dave Dale opens up the day from 3-5:30pm with one of his fun energetic shows of your favorite covers and spicy originals.  Then, get your Gumbo on as renowned bluesman Bill Wharton, the Sauce Boss, joins us for an evening of hot cooking blues and gumbo starting at 6:45, the Sauce Boss incorporates actually cooking delicious gumbo on stage while he performs his swamp funk and blues that he is so well known for.  This will not only be a great musical performance, a CD release party and book signing, but will be a feast for a hundred hungry gumbo lovers.  PLEASE NOTE:  As always, there is not a cover for this national act, doors open at 2pm.  If you would like a seat, it is advisable to arrive early, and large swaths of seating can not be held unless a butt is in them.  No outside beverages or containers will be allowed.  We appreciate your consideration and support in our attempts to bring this level of talent to Apalachicola free of charge.  We appreciate our friends at the Chowder House for their support and assistance for this show.

Sunday, March 24 - Debut Alert!  Britt Dignan joins us for a show from 5-8.  Another national performer, Nashville, TN based Americana Singer-Songwriter Britt Dignan has the ability to capture your heart with his talent for writing meaningful lyrics placed smoothly over his slick Acoustic melodies and impromptu jams. He paints a picture with his folky story telling, soulful rooted voice and extraordinary stage presence, placed a top a high energized passion and love for music!  Roots Rock at its finest!  Again, grab a seat early!!

Thanks again for your support of our efforts to bring you the best in live music to our humble little venue.  Without your support, it could not be possible.

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