HIGH SPRINGS MUSIC IN THE PARK & CONCERT SERIES INC
"Bringing Exceptional Artists to Downtown High Springs"
2020 Season Kickoff!
Stories, Songs and other Tales...
100% Original Songs from 100% Original Artists!
Free event, Thanks to our Spronsors! Donations Accepted
Originally from New York, accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Johanesen plays acoustic guitar-driven fare with a sonic palette that calls on Spanish rumba-style instrumentals, speakeasy-era Americana, and swinging hot club jazz dosed in circus tent hues. n 2013, Johanesen released his first solo record with intentions of getting back to the importance of the storyteller songwriting format while a recent passion for gypsy jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt has put Johanesen on a musical path with a focus on new stories of old times. Non fictional characters from the '20s and '30s, circus performers, the side show, prohibition, the war of currents all placed in a backdrop of gypsy swing, in a style that Dean has coined Circus Swing in an effort to give due respect to the difference in his style compared to the masters of Gypsy Jazz and American Swing. http://www.deanjohanesen.com
Billy Buchanan, Entertainer, Songwriter, Educator, has a deep musical heritage. Digging into his father's LPs at a very young age, he became a disciple of all the soul, blues, and rock trailblazers. Not only does this gritty song and dance man belt out the classics like nobody’s business, he is an exceptional, award winning songwriter. In his original music, you can hear the backbeat rhythms and musical influences of all the artists he admires. As an award winning recording artist, he’s released seven albums, producing all of his solo albums, as a solo artist He’s had three Top 20 songs on the CCM charts and has performed in all 50 states and in 26 countries. And if all of this wasn't enough, Billy also does spot on impersonator tributes of Ray Charles, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, and many more artists from the 50's and 60's. https://www.billybuchanan.org/
Riely OConnor & Molly B. Moon call both South Bend, Indiana and Apalachicola, Florida home, but they are very much “at home” on stages all over the Midwest, South and West. At each performance, they give the audience their unique blend of category-defying original songs. These originals are known for their powerful themes, insightful lyrics and wonderful melodies. From touching ballad to swinging blues, each song is imbued with wit and insight. On stage Riely & Molly deliver the goods with energy and dynamic stage presence.
Molly & Riely’s 2009 CD Who Knows When was included in “Best Albums of 2009” by NPR affiliate 88.1 WVPE’s popular radio program The Back Porch. A new album is in the works and their brand new song Apalachicola Bound was just released in May. www.reverbnation.com/rielyoconnor
High Springs Music in the Park & Concert Series Inc is sponsored in part by: The City of High Springs, High Springs CRA, Visit Gainesville / Alachua County, High Springs Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis of Santa Fe, Ginnie Springs Outdoors LLC, Great Outdoors Restaurant, Ameris Bank of High Springs, Al Mincey Site Prep, North Central Florida Blues Society, North Florida Folk Network , High Springs Lions Club, the Antique Center of High Springs, Sunway of High Springs, and many more....
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