Category - Music

Not Small Talk at the Wall – Bob Fest 2016

Musician Ed Wrann and a host of other great local singers and performers put on a show in honor of recent Nobel Prize honoree Bob Dylan at 30A Songwriter Music & Coffee in Santa Rosa Beach. Among the highlights—a beautiful rendition of “To Make You Feel My Love” by Dino Lourdi, who provided a...

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Brian Taylor, Engineering Musician

By Bruce Collier   Trumpeter Dr. Brian Taylor has a day job unlike that of most jazzmen. The New York native has a bachelors in aerospace and masters and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He currently works as a government researcher...

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Record Roundup

Erroll Garner Ready Take One Legacy Jazz musicians must be an absentminded lot. Every year sees previously unreleased, unedited and unknown work. If this sort of thing excites you, pianist Garner is your kind of jazzman. Garner, who never learned to read music (“No one can hear you read” was his...

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Live Music Review – Joe Weiss

The Twisted Grape, Shalimar   A couple of 82-year-youngs drive from Navarre to Shalimar every Saturday night to catch the act and to dance—jitterbug, as it happens. A tableful of twentysomethings gives high fives. A violinist comes from Pensacola to jam. A buddy—Demetrius Singleton, another...

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Melissa Joins the Army

By Nikki Hedrick   Melissa Joiner has quickly become a recognizable name in the area. She helps produce events, is an in-demand solo artist, and as of September is the new lead vocalist for New Earth Army.   She came of age along the Gulf Coast and her father played in a band, so music...

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Record Roundup

Amy Black The Muscle Shoals Sessions Reuben Records This songbird tackles weighty music history and recruits a fine list of guest players to make sure the beats never miss a punch. Black digs deep into the Fame Studios catalog, shaking a little dust off some terrific gems to bring them into the...

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