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Bowery Station Music Schedule (Nov 20 - 24)

posted Nov 17, 2019, 1:16 PM by Matt Gardi

It is with heavy heart that we must report the passing of a member of our BS family, as Barbie "Spambie" Everett passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer.  The two time SPAM queen was a ray of sunshine every time she stepped through the door, and taught us all how to enjoy life just a little bit more.  She was a tremendous supporter of so many of our musicians and she will be greatly missed.  I am sure she would want us all to continue on in her spirit and enjoy every day....and the live music!

What live music love do we have lined up for you this week.....well....

Wednesday, Nov 20 - BS Open Mic rolls at 6pm, and we are excited to already have some of our northern half timers returning, and can't wait to see them back on stage.  As many of you know, tips for performers during open mic always go towards a charity, and during the month of November we will be raising money for Patrons of Apalachicola Library Society, Inc. (PALS)!   PALS primary purpose is to assist the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library in promoting literacy to all ages and improving the library's resources.  The funds will stay local, and go towards books, supplies and children's programs... so come on out and get on stage for a great local cause!

Thursday, Nov 21 - Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen hits us up for a show from 6-9pm.  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!

Friday, Nov 22 - Bill Pandolfi and Wayne Britt come into town for one of their signature duo performances from 7-10pm.  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.  These two guys have played guitar together since they were kids, and it shows in the way they perform as a duo!

Saturday, Nov 23 - National touring singer/songwriter Eric Barnett makes his debut on the Bowery Station stage with an afternoon show from 3-5:30pm.  Eric writes songs about the working class, trees, birds, roads, loved ones here and gone, and a time that is slipping away. His music hints at his influences: Tom Waits, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Tom Petty, Lennon/McCartney, Jim Croce, Warren Zevon - and yet the style is still his own.  Then, Well Worn Soles return to Bowery Station with an evening performance from 6:30-10pm.  It's been a while since these kids have made it back up this way and we are very excited to have Chelsea and Emerson, two fine folks that have been with BS from just about the beginning, come share their folk and americana with us here in Apalachicola.  With incredible harmonies, fiddle and guitar, Well Worn Soles keep an audience tuned in, creating the performer centric environment that we built our venue around!

Sunday, Nov 24 - Belmont and Jones join us for a show from 4-6pm.  Belmont and Jones perform the pre-electric blues songbook with the integrity, frankness, brilliance, and humor with which it was performed by the great musicians who wrote and sang it. The authenticity of their work is in part due to Jones’ vocal chops, which rival those of the great vocalists whose hits she recreates. She would be an outstanding vocalist in any genre, and we thank her for putting her fine instrument to the service of preserving and transmitting this seminal moment in American music. Belmont sings it right too, but it is his National guitar, at times sounding eerily like it was recorded in 1926, that is the perfect compliment to their living museum.  Then David Evans brings his old times blues from Memphis out for a debut show from 6-8pm.  Dr. David Evans is one of the most important contemporary blues musicologists and academics, the author of the seminal traditional folk blues history “Big Road Blues- Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues.” Among his many honors, he is a recipient of the Fulbright award. He holds degrees from Harvard and the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the author of “The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to the Blues” and many other publications. He has produced more than 50 albums of field and studio recordings for the University of Memphis’ High Water Records. His resume far exceeds the scope of this website, but suffice it to say that Dr. Evans knows a thing or two about the blues.

Thanks again to all of you that come on out to the shows and support our live music scene here at Bowery Station, without you it could not be possible.  Don't forget that at the turn of the year, the new High Five Dive Bar will be taking over the digs, coming in with some new energy and new crew, but like we say ...  "Same Vibe... New Tribe!"  We look forward to the future with an incoming crew of creative folks with additional energy and enthusiasm... because the show must go on!!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Nov 13 - 17)

posted Nov 12, 2019, 7:07 AM by Matt Gardi

As we still recover from the Maine event, (Which by the way was one of the most amazing weekend's of live music yet!  Thanks to the musicians who really gave their all, and thanks to John Swan and Lesley Wentworth for sponsoring such greats on the stage!)  we continue to disseminate information about the exciting changes coming to Bowery Station... and dispel rumors.  First, the new owner is
not Clayton Mathis, nor is it Applebees.  However, it is a highly energized creative group of locals, with experience and enthusiasm...  and they are excited about continuing to develop the business environment in Apalachicola!  For instance, another one of their newly established businesses is High Five Adventures... an original, and creative venture and attraction to the area!  This fun way to get out on the water and enjoy the environment by pedaling their boat is a great way to gather friends for an experience like none other.  We can't wait to see how far they take the bar into the New Year!!

That being said, here is what we have for lined up for you this week!

Wednesday, Nov 13 - BS Open Mic rolls at 6pm, and we are excited to already have some of our northern half timers returning, and can't wait to see them back on stage.  As many of you know, tips for performers during open mic always go towards a charity, and during the month of November we will be raising money for Patrons of Apalachicola Library Society, Inc. (PALS)!   PALS primary purpose is to assist the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library in promoting literacy to all ages and improving the library's resources.  The funds will stay local, and go towards books, supplies and children's programs... so come on out and get on stage for a great local cause!

Thursday, Nov 14 - The Highbeams return to the BS stage from 6-9pm. Three brothers with true passion for music; Highbeams play their own brand of emotive, high-energy Folk Rock. Since forming in 2012, Highbeams has released two full length albums and performed all over the Southeast alongside national acts like Vertical Horizon, Chase Bryant, and Col Bruce Hampton, and the Krickets. Today the band continues touring behind their latest release, Everything Aside, and making the most of every opportunity to share their dream with the world. This touring act has begun to develop a great following here in our humble venue, so head in early to grab a seat for what will surely be a music appreciation room on a Thursday in Apalachicola! 

Friday, Nov 16 - Flip Flop Republic makes their debut on the BS stage from 7-10pm! The Flip Flop Republic is more than a band, it is an escape and the never-ending search of a good time!  Their music will take you away to your favorite beach, and their live show will make you forget vacation is almost over.  Born on the beaches of the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Republic come together to create a great time for everyone at the coolest venues around the beach! Their  sound reflects the spirit and energy of the gulf coast.  Flip Flop Republic has toured all over the Southern US and Caribbean.  The Flip Flop Republic blend a heavy dose of reggae rhythm courtesy of drummer Miki Victor, who hails from the island of St. Maarten,  and drummer Jake Pepple from New Orleans with rock influences brought in by  lead vocalists Joe Lowder from Tupelo, Mississippi and Doug Dolan from Miami, Florida.  The two singers split time in front of the mic, but rather than be singled out, the vocalists prefer to find harmony!  Lastly, keyboardist Skinny B (Blake Bosarge) mixes in that bubble into the band’s influences to provide the mix to create that  rockin reggae sound.  These guys will help you shed your winter blues quick!

Saturday, Nov 16 - The day starts with soloist Jeb Tabb joining us for a show from 3 - 5:30pm.  Jeb brings his Georgia roots to his performance with solid vocals of Americana with a down home feel.  Then, hold onto you hats as the Jerry Thigpen Trio is bringing the rock and blues train into town for a show from 6:30-10pm.  Well written originals are mixed in with your favorites from the Beatles to the blues... so come on out for a show that is sure to have the joint jumpin!  We are looking forward to a very special night with the Trio at Bowery Station this Saturday night.

Sunday, Nov 17 - Back after a couple month hiatus... Booooooooo!  That's right, Boo Radley returns for a show from 5-8pm.  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 known 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!  

Come on in and give us a HIGH FIVE!!!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Nov 6 - 10)

posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:05 AM by Matt Gardi

Well we hope everyone has survived Seafood Fest in one piece, as it was a fun exciting weekend for the entire town.  This week should be no different with our upcoming Maine Event!!  Also, beyond that, to get ahead of the rumor mills, there are big exciting changes coming to Bowery Station.  It is true we are passing the torch come the new year, but we are excited to bring in some new folks with great energy to keep the magic alive.  While the name may be changing, our incoming team is excited to continue on in the BS tradition, and as they say.... New Tribe... Same Vibe!  Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months as we reveal more details about this fantastic new energy and enthusiasm that will surely be a great asset to our community!

But let's get onto our exciting week of music... giddy up!

Wednesday, Nov 6 - BS Open Mic rolls at 6pm, and we are excited to already have some of our northern half timers returning, and can't wait to see them back on stage.  As many of you know, tips for performers during open mic always go towards a charity, and during the month of November we will be raising money for Patrons of Apalachicola Library Society, Inc. (PALS)!   PALS primary purpose is to assist the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library in promoting literacy to all ages and improving the library's resources.  The funds will stay local, and go towards books, supplies and children's programs... so come on out and get on stage for a great local cause! 

Thursday, Nov 7 - Bill Pandolfi and Wayne Britt come into town for one of their signature duo performances from 6-9pm.  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.  These two guys have played guitar together since they were kids, and it shows in the way they perform as a duo!

Friday, Nov 8 - The Blue Begonias are back for a show from 7-10pm.  These guys fittingly joined us on 4/20 and the town went nuts.  The Blue Begonias are 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 once again as they pay tribute to the Dead.

Then, get ready for THE MAINE EVENT!!   Yesserie boys and girls, some fine folks from Maine (AKA Mainiacs) have recently permanently located to Apalach and want to put on a shindig and have lined up some fantastic music for some of their visiting friends... and all of us too!

Saturday, Nov 9 - Matt Gardi kicks things off from 2-5pm just to get the ball rolling.  Then, forgotten coast troubadour and songwriting legend Brian Bowen returns to the stage with an all original performance from 5-6pm, Bowen's songs are frequent flyers on Oyster Radio and it is great to have him back in the saddle on stage!  This is followed up by the man, the myth, the legend.... Clayton Mathis from 6:30-10pm.  Mathis has become well known for his songwriting, but mixes in your favorite covers from myriad of genres that please any audience.  

Then, check out this Sunday line up...

Sunday, Nov 10 - John Sutton kicks off the day with one of his lights out performances from 1-3pm!  Hailing from Nashville, John always puts on a high energy show of ear catching originals that the locals that know him have come to sing along to.  A masterful guitarist, John's enthusiasm is contagious as he hooks the crowd from the first note every time!  Following Sutton, ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to have back on the BS stage...  The Krickets!!  That's right these three astounding ladies just had a blow out show at this year's ApalachOktoberfest and will be joining us here at Bowery Station in a more intimate setting with a show from 3-5pm.  We expect this to be a standing room only show, so get in the house early.  The Krickets are a female Americana group from the gulf coast who's music is what Paste Magazine called a "a truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound."   IMA Folk Song of the Year winner for their single "Cool Cool Water,"  The Krickets released their first album "Spanish Moss Sirens" in May of 2016.  Produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes and recorded in Muscle Shoals, the album debuted at #1 on Amazon's ‘Best Sellers’, ‘Movers and Shakers’ and ‘Modern Folk’ charts.   Blending country, bluegrass, folk and Americana has allowed them to play for a diverse audience since then from Nashville's famous SPBGMA Bluegrass convention to the indie folk lovers at SXSW.   But it's still not over yet....  The Bo Spring Band takes over on a Sunday evening from 5-8pm!    Bo always puts on a high energy show of originals and your favorite covers, so this will be a great way to wrap up The Maine Event!!!

Thanks again to all of you that continue to support our efforts to bring to you the best live music in Apalachicola, and again stay tuned for future updates about the transition of Bowery Station into the New Year!!!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Oct 30 - Nov 3)

posted Oct 28, 2019, 5:35 AM by Matt Gardi   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 6:32 AM ]

Something about this upcoming week reminds me of Ray Bradbury.... Something wicked this way comes!   That's right... Seafoodfest.... and I do mean wicked a good way.... like in the way it's said in Maine!  Add in our great line up of live music and this week is sure to be a wicked pissah!

Wednesday, Oct 30 - BS Open Mic hosted by Matt Gardi starts at 6pm.  Come on out and sing a song and get to know what it feels like to get up on stage in front of a crowd and hear what you sound like on a sound system the pros play on.  As always tips for BS Open Mic performers are dedicated to charity.  This month we are working with our friends at the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club to help contribute to their efforts to raise money for Project Lifesaver by putting on a Haunted Trail (Oct 25th, 26th and 31st) in association with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.  The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Autism, etc.)  

Thursday, October 31 - Get ready for a very frightful night as Clayton Mathis comes in for a show from 6-9pm!  Making things even more terrifying on this Halloween eve, Mathis has assured us he will be playing the entire show in an ugly sweater.... and yoga pants.  We were appreciative of the fact he did not offer his speedo costume.  Regardless, Mathis is a tremendous songwriter, and mixes up his shows with your favorite covers, and his well written originals.  With a following that sings along with all his songs, all ages can enjoy his show that spans the genres.  

Friday, Nov 1 - Get ready for some foot stompin' blue grass and folk, as the Flathead Stringband plays from 7-10pm.  Chris and Haden rip up the old time tunes like few others, so expect a night of revelry like none other with banjo, mando, guitar and fiddle!  This go round, the boys are joined by female vocalist and bassist Bronwyn Chelette It might be getting cold out there, but not when the Flathead Stringband starts burning up the strings!

Saturday, Nov 2 - Dave Dale is back in the house starting with an early show from 2-5:30pm.  Word is he is bringing some special guests down with him from Dothan, so expect a great show as Dave defines the word performer!  From rock, to country and americana, Dave does it all with a special touch that makes sure every listener enjoys the show, and you will find out why we chose Dave for the crowds of Seafood Fest!  Then, strap in because Dirty Red & the Soulshakers are coming back into town for a show from 6:30-10pm!  Dirty Red & The SoulShakers are a modern-day powerhouse-blues band, built on old-school influences and a mutual love for the down'n'dirty style blues.  

Sunday, November 3 - Slim Fatz will be in the house from 3-5pm to start off the day with some of his unique style growling blues!  Slim is the perfect way to get things rolling on a Sunday afternoon.  Then the Reverend Billy C. Wirtz joins us from 5-8pm.  Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. “I like to think of myself as the Victor Borge of the blues,” states the Reverend, but Billy goes way beyond Borge both in scope of subject matter (from politics to social commentary) and, of course, in taste. In fact, no theme is too extreme, taboo, or undignified for the Reverend, so long as it garners a good laugh.  This will be a do not miss Sunday evening show.

Again, thanks to everyone who continues to support our efforts to bring the best in live music to the Forgotten Coast!  Without your support, it would not be possible!  See you at the show!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Oct 23 - 27)

posted Oct 21, 2019, 6:31 AM by Matt Gardi

We hope everyone survived our most recent tropical storm, as we are excited that the water did not make it into our establishment this go round and therefore... we can continue to deliver to you, our fine live music aficionados, the best talent in the world... and beyond!

How does the fun continue this week?  Glad you asked!!

Wednesday, Oct 23 -  BS Open Mic hosted by Matt Gardi starts at 6pm.  Come on out and sing a song and get to know what it feels like to get up on stage in front of a crowd and hear what you sound like on a sound system the pros play on.  As always tips for BS Open Mic performers are dedicated to charity.  This month we are working with our friends at the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club to help contribute to their efforts to raise money for Project Lifesaver by putting on a Haunted Trail (Oct 25th, 26th and 31st) in association with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.  The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Autism, etc.)  We are excited to have the first $200 in tips matched by a very generous donor.  So let's continue BS Open Mic's effort to help out this worthy cause.

Thursday, Oct 24 - Thousand Dollar Hen joins us for a show from 6-9pm.  Thousand Dollar Hen is comprised of talents from local singer/songwriter Ashley Chandler, guitarist Christopher Stahl (of Quitman, GA) and the musical stylings of guitarist Sean Everett (of Mobile, AL). Based out of Tallahassee, FL, this group gravitates toward expressive harmonies and meaningful lyricism. They cover a variety of songs and their original music is inspired by life experiences and is influenced by the works of artists such as the Civil Wars, Wild Rivers and Mandolin Orange. 

Friday, Oct 25 - The Wailin' Wolves return to the stage from 7-10pm.  Led by notably one of the most dynamic female vocalist around.. Britt Widener!  The  Wailin' Wolves are a popular band that are known to keep people dancing all night long as they 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.  Throw some funky keys and sax into the mix and get ready for a hoppin' Friday night. 

Saturday, Oct 26 - Tyler James Arnold is ready to rock a Saturday afternoon from 3-6pm.  Tyler is a top talent with a solid fan base who plays a fantastic set list of new americana, southern rock, your older classics, and all with a feel and flavor of his bayou origins.  He masterfully lays down just the right amount of sampling that back his intricate heartfelt leads, and all with a passion for performing.  Then, hold onto you hats as the Jerry Thigpen Trio is bringing the rock and blues train into town for a show from 6:30-10pm.  Well written originals are mixed in with your favorites from the Beatles to the blues... so come on out for a show that is sure to have the joint jumpin!  We are looking forward to a very special night with the Trio at Bowery Station this Saturday night.

Sunday, Oct 27 - Solesse joins us for a show from 5-8pm.  Solesse is a trio based out of Tallahassee featuring the writings and vocals of Mary Ann Hoffman of Garnet and Soul and Craig Daniel Hardin. Neal Goree brings the songs to life on guitar. Mary lends a soulful edge that compliments the Alt-Country flair brought by Neal and Craig.  We have been enjoying a great lineup of acts that create a performer centric environment on Sundays, and Solesse fits that mold perfectly!

As always, thanks to all of you that continue to make Bowery Station your home for the best live music in the world!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Oct 16 - 20)

posted Oct 14, 2019, 1:20 PM by Matt Gardi

Prost on the Coast lit up last weekend here in Apalachicola and we would like to send out our thanks to all the musicians that participated, our friends at Oyster City Brewing Company, The Chowder House and to all of you that attended to make this year's celebration of live music, beer and food a resounding success!!

With that being said, we continue on with our effort to bring those of you thirsting for live music the best around...

Wednesday, Oct 16 -  BS Open Mic hosted by Matt Gardi starts at 6pm.  Come on out and sing a song and get to know what it feels like to get up on stage in front of a crowd and hear what you sound like on a sound system the pros play on.  As always tips for BS Open Mic performers are dedicated to charity.  This month we are working with our friends at the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club to help contribute to their efforts to raise money for Project Lifesaver by putting on a Haunted Trail (Oct 25th, 26th and 31st) in association with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.  The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Autism, etc.)  We are excited to have the first $200 in tips matched by a very generous donor.  So let's continue BS Open Mic's effort to help out this worthy cause.  

Thursday, Oct 17 -   Dirty Red & The SoulShakers hit the stage from 6:30-9:30pm!  We had to cancel these guys last year on account of Hurricane Michael, so we are excited to get them back on stage.  Dirty Red & The SoulShakers are a modern-day powerhouse-blues band, built on old-school influences and a mutual love for the down'n'dirty style of blues that define the band's sound. A dangerously tight rhythm section, backing a funky, shake-your-money-maker groove, guarantees ladies dancing and good times! Top that with wailing blues harp, jaw-dropping guitar licks, and the unmistakable charm and soul of the towering blues-man they call, "Dirty Red," and you can bet you're gonna find yourself hooked.

Friday, Oct 18 - Sundowner Motel joins us from 7-10pm.  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 return visit by this duo, so don't miss it.

Saturday, Oct 19 - Ashley Feller kicks off the day with a show 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 and showcase her unique style of songwriting!   Then, tie down the roof as Wakulla Rising returns for one of their dynamic powerhouse shows from 6:30-10pm.  Wakulla Rising brings their backwoods swamp funk sessions of downhome tunes out as 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, Oct 20 - Belle and Beyond joins us in a new format from 5-8pm.  Certainly not newcomers to the Bowery Station stage, as each of these two talents, Kathryn Belle Long and Mickey Abraham have appeared in numerous musical acts such as the Adventures of Annabelle Lyn and Blue Begonias.  However in this rendition they have developed a sound all their own, and we look forward to them making it a perfect fit for a musician centric Sunday evening.

Thanks again one and all for your support of live music at Bowery Station!  

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Oct 9 -13) ApalachOktoberfest Line up!!!

posted Oct 7, 2019, 8:54 AM by Matt Gardi

Prost!!  Ya, Frau und Fraulein Das Bier ist gut und reichlich!  Our favorite time of the year has arrived and we, along with our friends at Oyster City Brewing Company and the Chowder House are very excited to present ApalachOktoberfest 2019, our 6th annual German beer, music and food fest in Apalachicola!  This year will be better than ever!

First, let's talk beer.  OCBC has brewed up 3 of their delicious beers for this year's event.  Those of you savy enough to buy one of our commemorative  ONE LITER Steins will be able to get $6 fillups of any of these three beers ALL THREE DAYS of ApalachOktoberfest.  Mugs are available at Bowery Station, or can be purchased ahead of time online by clicking here!

How does the week start off... well first....

Wednesday, October 9 - BS Open Mic hosted by Matt Gardi starts at 6pm.  Come on out and sing a song and get to know what it feels like to get up on stage in front of a crowd and hear what you sound like on a sound system the pros play on.  As always tips for BS Open Mic performers are dedicated to charity.  This month we are working with our friends at the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club to help contribute to their efforts to raise money for Project Lifesaver by putting on a Haunted Trail (Oct 25th, 26th and 31st) in association with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.  The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Autism, etc.)  We are excited to have the first $200 in tips matched by a very generous donor.  So let's continue BS Open Mic's effort to help out this worthy cause.

Thursday, October 10 - Brad Foutch is back in Apalachicola at Bowery Station for a show from 6:30-9:30pm.  Brad is an extraordinary performer that can light up a stage with his amazingly energetic guitar and heartfelt vocals.  Clearly one of the more talented guitarists in the region, Brad has his own unique style and stage presence as a soloist, and can range his set list to cater to any crowd, all while pushing a high level of energy into every song.  Also, just to get people in the spirit, anyone that has a ONE LITER 2019 ApalachOktoberfest Mug can begin enjoying $6fillups of any OCBC beer on this Thursday because it's a precursor to ApalachOktoberfest which starts tomorrow!

ApalachOktoberfest 2019 Begins!  Friday Oct 11th thru Sunday Oct 13th!

Prost!  It is that time of year again as we anxiously await our sixth annual ApalachOktoberfest in conjunction with our friends at Oyster City Brewing Company and the Chowder House for three days Friday, October 11 thru Sunday, October 13!  This year's event will be better than ever, with many of your favorite performers and some new additions to the line up, along with some tasty brews from Oyster City Brewing Company, and German fare provided by The Chowder House all three days.  

Friday, October 11th will see the tapping of the golden keg, followed by brewmaster and singer/songwriter Clayton Mathis (4-6PM) and the Bo Spring Band (7-10pm).  

Saturday, Oct 12 will see Cat Braaten (1-2pm), Brian Bowen (2:15-2:45), John Sutton (3-4:45pm), Grayson Capps (5-6:30pm) (https://graysoncapps.com/biography/), and then Ten Pound Pancake (7-10pm)! A $50 Bowery Station gift certificate will be awarded to the best costume!!

Sunday, October 13th, the whole shabang of beer, food and music moves down the street to Oyster City Brewing Company where two stages will feature The Currys (1-2pm), Sticky Too (2-3pm), Matt Law and the Usual Suspects (3-4pm), Festival Contests (4-5pm), Holly Riley and Guests (5-6pm) and then The Krickets (6-8pm)! Get your German garb out, and don't forget as always commemorative liter mugs will be available to fill with delicious OCBC beer all three days for only $6!!  WHILE THEY LAST!

Here is the ApalachOktoberfest Lineup in more detail: Playtimes may vary slightly as the days unfold.

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Oct 2 - 6)

posted Sep 30, 2019, 7:50 AM by Matt Gardi   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 8:45 AM ]

With October comes our return to winter hours!  What does that mean to you?

More hours, more days, more live music, and the return of BS Open Mic on Wednesdays!!  Hours return to Wednesday thru Sunday from 2pm till 10pm... or whenever the music ends!! This week is highlighted by the return of Sauce Boss, as Bill Wharton cooks up some great music... and GUMBO!

Let's see how the first week of winter hours sets up....

Wednesday, Oct 2 - BS Open Mic returns starting at 6pm.  Come on out and sing a song and get to know what it feels like to get up on stage in front of a crowd and hear what you sound like on a sound system the pros play on.  As always tips for BS Open Mic performers are dedicated to charity.  This month we are working with our friends at the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club to help contribute to their efforts to raise money for Project Lifesaver by putting on a Haunted Trail (Oct 25th, 26th and 31st) in association with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.  The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Autism, etc.)  We are excited to have the first $200 in tips matched by a very generous donor.  So let's kick off BS Open mic once again with some great energy!  Wooooooo Who!!!

Thursday, October 3 - Garnet & Soul joins us for a Thursday show from 6:30-9:30pm.  Mary Ann and the boys have become such a popular regional act that it is hard to get them on the schedule, again this month we locked them in for a Thursday night!  Notably one of the most dynamic female vocalists around, Mary Ann takes the band on a tour of funk, soul and jazz for an evening that always ends up hoppin'! 

Friday, October 4 - Cat Braaten and Tom Mason join us for a Friday night 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!!  We love this show on a Friday night in the fall!

Saturday, October 5 - The day starts with soloist Jeb Tabb joining us for a show from 3 - 5:30pm.  Jeb brings his Georgia roots to his performance with solid vocals of Americana with a down home feel. 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.  Sauce Boss actually incorporates 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, but will be a feast for a hundred hungry gumbo lovers.  PLEASE NOTE:  As always, there is not a cover for this national act, so if you would like a seat, it is advisable to arrive early.  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, Oct 6 - Cruise back into recovery mode from Saturday, and come enjoy one of the best jazzy growling bluesman on the Gulf Coast as Slim Fatz joins us from 3-5pm.  We all know Slim has his very own style of both playing and singing that no one can replicate, but everyone can appreciate as he takes us on a tour from Louis Armstrong to his own captivating originals.  Come chill out and enjoy a low key afternoon from 3-5pm with our man Slim!  Then, Randy and Yvonne of Drivetrain take the stage from 5-8pm.  Drivetrain features audience interactive male and female lead vocalists, award winning instrumentalists and put on a show of bluegrass, folk and americana like few others can.  Randy is a masterful guitar player and really lights up a fiddle as well, while Yvonne adds a standup bass to her impressive vocals. Drivetrain has performed worldwide including all over the U.S., Europe, Asia in countries such as Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Spain and Italy, on Military bases for our troops abroad, Cruiseships, The Rock Boat, The Grand Ole Opry, Weddings, Churches and prominent Universities from South Florida to Princeton. 

Sauce Boss, the return of BS Open Mic, and more days and great live music!!

See you at the show!!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Sept 25 - 28)

posted Sep 23, 2019, 9:30 AM by Matt Gardi

As the finishing touches are being put on our new roof, we are excited about so many upcoming events that will fill our juke joint with live music merriment without the worry of interior waterfalls.  This week is going to be incredible!

Wednesday, Sept 25 - SPECIAL EVENT that starts at 6pm!  An evening of musicians helping musicians... featuring Troy Jones, Bo and Lauren Spring, Brian Bowen and Cat Braaten.  Come on out and support singer/songwriter Charlie Black who has done so much for all of us, sharing his gift of music and song.  As many of you may know, Charlie is struggling with health issues and has had to cancel upcoming performances.  Bo Spring has taken the reigns to organize what will be a fantastic evening of live music to help us all raise a little support and awareness for Charlie.  While Bo will host the event, he brings along other fantastic songwriters to make the evening memorable, including his wife Lauren, Cat Braaten, Brian Bowen, and Troy Jones!  Troy's songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Kenney Chesney, Billy Currington, The Oak Ridge Boys and many others.  He received a Grammy nomination for his song 'People are Crazy' which was Number One on the Billboard Chart.  It was also nominated for C.M.A. and A.C.M. song of the year.  Troy also had a Number One hit with 'Pretty Good at Drinking Beer'.  'Shift Work' went to Number Two for Kenny Chesney and George Strait.  The theme song of the movie Country Strong was Troy’s song 'Timing is Everything'.  This will be a great evening for a great guy, Charlie Black.  Please come support our friend Charlie Black, someone who has given so much of himself for all of us!

Thursday, Sept 26 - Sticky Too is back on the BS stage for a show from 6:30 - 9:30pm.  Tim and Jay are ready to put on another one of their signature performances that we have all come to love.  Fantastic vocal harmonies, complimentary guitar riffs and a mix of your favorite covers and their originals always makes for an evening to remember!

Friday, Sept 27 - Revival featuring female phenom Avis Berry and backed by an array of Tallahassee top talent hits Apalachicola for a show from 7-10pm.  Drawing from the rich traditions of old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, blues, and gospel, Revival's mission is to perform music that nourishes and rejuvenates the human soul, and that it does.  Their last performance stunned the audience from start to finish as their sound is so unique and captivating.  Get in early for a seat, because it will be a fantastic night of dynamic live music!

Saturday, Sept 28 -  Tyler James Arnold is ready to rock a Saturday afternoon from 3-6pm.  Tyler is a top talent with a developing fan base who plays a fantastic set list of new americana, southern rock, your older classics, and all with a feel and flavor of his bayou origins.  He masterfully lays down just the right amount of sampling that back his intricate heartfelt leads, and all with a passion for performing.  Then, folks and fans... the Frank Jones Band is back to shoot out the lights on a Saturday in Apalachicola with one of their high energy shows from 6:30-10pm.  These guys rule when it comes to blues rock, as the crowd has come to love their originals as much as their covers.  Frank leads the show, but the talent behind him is top notch and accented by Clyde on harp and keys.  Saturday Night and the Frank Jones Band...it's like a live music Reece's Peanut Butter cup!  

See you at the shows!!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Sept 18 - 21)

posted Sep 16, 2019, 8:38 AM by Matt Gardi

This week at Bowery Station, we have lined up a mix of some debuts, and some of your old time favorites.  While we always love getting your favorites in, we also strive to bring new faces and talent because as they say... variety is the spice of life!

What do we have this coming week?  Glad you asked.

Wednesday, Sept 18 - DEBUT ALERT!  Jeff White joins us on the Bowery Station stage for his first show at BS from 6-9pm.  White has been a veritable beach bum since his birth in Florida where he grew up in a small island community. The island experience is imbued in his soul and it is conspicuous in his music. Proficient on bass, guitar, keys, drums and percussion, White credits such influences as Sublime, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Jack Johnson, Barrington Levy and Paul Simon. No neophyte to touring, he has delighted audiences with his brand of “acoustic roots soul” in 47 U.S. states, several Central and South American countries and many Caribbean islands including St. Thomas where he is now based.

Thursday, Sept 19 - Bill Pandolfi and Wayne Britt come into town for one of their signature duo performances from 6:30-9:30pm.  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.  These two guys have played guitar together since they were kids, and it shows in the way they perform as a duo!

Friday, Sept 20 - The Living Street are back in town to put on a show from 7-10pm!  These guys rocked it out the last couple of winters for packed house shows, joining us from Pittsburgh, PA, as they quickly drew a crowd and held it with their high energy performance.  Compared by the audience to The Currys and The Highbeams, The Living Street have a great sound of their own that commands attention.  They have earned the Shakin' Shannon Seal of Approval!!

Saturday, Sept 21 - Keal Franklin returns to our stage for a day show from 3-5:30pm.  Keal, has played the stage of the The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and is a prolific songwriter who puts on a show of both new and old themed country and americana while maintaining his own style.  Then, watch out as we have another DEBUT ALERT!  BIG DADDY & RED HOT JAVA is bringing their ministry of music out for their first BS stage performance from 6:30-10pm.  A sizzling brew played somewhere between Big Daddy’s hometown of Chicago and his adopted musical home of New Orleans.  The Chicago Tribune calls Big Daddy & Red Hot Java, “a delicious concoction of caffeine infused Blues!”  HOTBANDS.com says, “Big Daddy & Red Hot Java is fronted by three hundred pounds of heavenly joy and backed by a tight as a gnat’s booty rhythm section.”  World Blues Review exclaims “Big Daddy & Red Hot Java’s patented ministry of booty quakin’ soul shakin’ Blues pierces the very core of your soul and then sends you into a wild voodoo dance.”  WWOZ 90.7 FM, New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Station,  broadcasts “Big Daddy & Red Hot Java cooks up a wonderful Worldbeat Blues roux peppered with Soul, Funk, R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop.”  Big Daddy & Red Hot Java has toured across the southeast USA, and overseas fifty-six (56) times to twenty-eight (28) countries delighting audiences all along the way.

And finally, it is with heavy hearts that we must share the news with our Bowery Station friends and family of the passing of Bob Fey.  Bob and his wife Paula have been part of the BS family since our inception nearly six years ago, and they have become well known and loved among locals and visitors alike.  Bob has brought much joy to the essence of what we have tried to create in our sleepy little hamlet of Apalachicola and he will be greatly missed.  We trust he is dancing with his cane in a cool juke joint in heaven, and stirring it up as he always liked to do.  RIP Bob!  Our thoughts and prayers are with Paula and the family.

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