Category - Music

Jessie Ritter’s Favorite Christmas Music

Beachcomber Music Award winner Jessie Ritter performs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast’s Merry Little Christmas Concert Thursday, Nov. 12, along with Chris Alvarado and Jacob Mohr, at Grayton Beer Company in Santa Rosa Beach.   ALBUMS Kacey Musgraves, A Very Kacey Christmas (2016)...

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Eric Paslay’s Favorite Live Tracks

Country star Eric Paslay performs at the Village Door Music Hall in Destin Friday, Nov. 15. To celebrate this and his recent album Live in Glasgow, Mr. Paslay shared some of his favorite live tracks with Beachcomber…as well as 850,321 other Spotify listeners. The full list includes several tracks...

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The Record That Changed My Life: Al Alvarado

It did not take me long to figure this one out—without a doubt, Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd changed the way I experienced music.   As a young man, I was more of a rocker. I enjoyed melodic, driving rhythms and great hooks. Like most people, I became accustomed to digesting music in...

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In Memoriam: Franko “Washboard” Jackson

We have lost a giant. I met Franko “Washboard” Jackson somewhere around 1987 when a mutual friend introduced us at Docie’s Dock at the former Staff’s Restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. I had a regular Friday and Saturday gig there. Franko started coming and jamming with me. We have been playing...

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