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Monday, March 6th, 2017

Staying Power and Chavis' Guitar Faces

This was my first show at the new Funky Blues Shack space in Destin, and I was able to squeeze in early enough to stuff my face with perfectly cooked pasta before the band did their sound check. Owner Chuck Stiles greeted everyone at the front door, and the room was alive with conversation and celebrations...
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Monday, December 5th, 2016

All-Star Show Also Features Tribute to Kenny Oliverio

The annual fundraiser concert at the REP Theatre is not just any concert— it is an outpouring of many of the top local musicians donating their talents to honor the music we all love. Past artists honored include Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Johnny Cash and...
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Something Extra Special for Bike Week

Mother’s Finest is a musician’s band—if you have dug into the genres of funk and ‘70s rock, you are likely a fan. The band members have made appearances on everything from Stevie Nicks tours to albums by southern rock mainstays like Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet.
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Monday, October 24th, 2016

Still Bad to the You-Know-What

As my old lady and I walk back in from the smoking area, Jim Beams in hand, we can hear Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat (Lonesome George’s opening act) crank up a Rory Gallagher-style blues rock attack that ended with a cover of “Bullfrog Blues"...