Ali Kafka and Sarah Gwendolyn Concert 10/18

Event: Ali Kafka & Sarah Gwendolyn Concert

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: Concert: 7-9PM; door opens 6:30pm

Admission: Pay at door, cash or check only. Concert (Suggested Donation): $20

Artists Information:

Ali Kafka and Sarah Gwendolyn met while busking on the streets of Asheville, North Carolina one sunny day when Ali was traveling through. Fast friends ever since, the two gals make quite the musical pair. Ali cut her teeth playing blues guitar down in New Orleans, and Sarah has played with just about every roots band in Asheville- but the two of them really come together on Old Time Music, and have won or at least placed in most every fiddle competition they’ve entered. They are happy to be able to share what they do as they travel along, and as they develop more of a musical identity as a duo. Listeners can expect rousing fiddle tunes, sultry blues duets, and maybe a dash of country harmony singing.

Sample music with other bands:

https://squirrelskinners.bandcamp.com/album/all-day-long

https://m.soundcloud.com/minorbuzz/yewpine-blues

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series:

This concert is part of the Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series.

About:

LUCC Concert Series invites Old-Time, Jazz, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk and Country musicians, emerging and obscure in spirit to celebrate and promote Americana music and artists from all over the United States. 

Concerts at Lakewood United Church of Christ (LUCC). $20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Doors open at 6:30PM, show at 7PM. 

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series

http://lakewooducc.org

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series

Lakewood United Church of Christ

2601 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Contact: Yoko Nogami

nogamiyoko@gmail.com

727-687-6742

2019-20 Schedule At-A-Glance:

8/17: Evan Kinney with Van Burchfield, Old-Time Workshop & Concert “Georgia Old-Time Repertoire” (Georgia) https://evankinneymusic.wordpress.com/

9/13: Jason Charos Ensemble: (Florida, Jazz) http://237.wusf.usf.edu/jazz/program/mike_cornette_jason_charos

10/18: Ali Kafka & Sarah Gwendolyn (North Carolina, Old-Time, Roots Music)

https://squirrelskinners.bandcamp.com/album/all-day-long

11/15: Ben Prestage (Tennessee, Blues/Roots Music) http://www.benprestagemusic.com/


12/6: Roy Book Binder (Florida, Blues, Folk) http://www.roybookbinder.com/


1/10: Gabe Dansereux Trio (North Carolina, Jazz) https://www.gwdansereaumusic.com/


2/7: Frank and Allie (North Carolina, Folk) https://www.frankandallie.com/


3/6: Paula Bradley (Massachusetts, Folk) https://www.reverbnation.com/musician/paulabradley2

4/3: Charley Groth (Florida, Blues, Folk)   cg-musicman.com

5/1: Grant Peeples (Florida, Americana)  https://www.grantpeeples.com/

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Reminder: Rebecca Zapen & Jeremy Douglass

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About: LUCC Concert Series invite Old Time, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk and Country musicians, emerging and obscure in spirit to celebrate and promote Americana music and musicians from all over the United States.

All concerts at Lakewood United Church of Christ (LUCC) is $20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Doors open at 6:30PM, show at 7PM.

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series
http://lakewooducc.org
Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series
Lakewood United Church of Christ
2601 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Contact: Yoko Nogami
nogamiyoko@gmail.com
727-687-6742

5/31: Rebecca Zapen & Jeremy Douglass
http://www.zapen.com

A third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Her formal violin studies began at age 3, and singing always came naturally. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University, with degrees in Music and Biology. It was during her years at FSU that she fell in love with jazz and bossa nova. Past appearances include Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and Florida Folk Festival. Zapen has been a musical guest on Public Radio International show Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?, as well as being a featured soloist with the Hollywood Philharmonic Orchestra.

The versatile vocalist and violinist has released 4 albums. Award-winning albums Nest and Japanese Bathhouse feature her eclectic folk-pop songwriting; Hummingbird and ZapStar feature jazz standards and bossa nova, as well as several original compositions. Awards and accolades include: Florida Album of the Year 2011 forNest, which debuted at #12 on the Folk DJ charts; Jacksonville’s Musician of the Year 2008; and Best Cabaret Album & Best Cabaret Song in Just Plain Folks Awards 2009 for Japanese Bathhouse. Zapen’s original songs appeared in a national promotion for Crocs Shoes. She placed 2nd in the Bushman World Ukulele Video Contest, and she was a Finalist in the 2007 DiscMakers’ Independent Music World Series. My Old Kentucky Blog says of Zapen’s newest release Nest: “There’s a sense of arcane, jazzy pop; fifties romanticism, classical music, and Yiddish and other folk traditions; a bowl of ingredients from which Zapen intuitively ladles the right elements for her evocative compositions…Nest is something of a miracle.”

An award-winning composer, she earned the Silver Medal of Excellence for Best Use of Music in a Short Film at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival. Her original songs appear in Look Both Ways, which won for Best Music in the 2009 San Francisco Seven Day Film Festival. Her music has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered: Open Mic. In addition to performing extensively in Florida and touring throughout the United States, playing at venues such as The Bitter End (NYC), Genghis Cohen (L.A.), and Katerina’s (Chicago), she has also delighted audiences abroad at venues such as Les Temps Modernes (Switzerland), Le Caveau des Oubliettes (France), and Paganini Auditorium (Italy).
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, she now calls St. Petersburg home, where she lives with her husband, pianist and recording engineer Jeremy Douglass, and their little boy.

Have This Love

 

Have_This_Love_thumb-231x300Yesterday, Rev. Wells’ sermon was The Love Laboratory. In keeping with that theme, the choir did an anthem of mine. The words are below.

HAVE THIS LOVE

scriptural reference 1 Peter 2-3
scriptural paraphrase by Hilton Kean Jones

CHORUS
Have a tender heart, a humble mind,
sympathy, unity of spirit.
Have this live: love for one another.
Have this love. Have this love.

VERSE 1
Do not fear what others fear.
In your heart, rest within God’s love.
Once you were without a home.
Now you live, live within God’s love.

CHORUS
Have a tender heart…

VERSE 2
Come to Christ, the living stone,
such a jewel, precious to our hearts.
Rid yourselves, of all malice,
and all guile, envy and all slander.

CHORUS
Have a tender heart…

BRIDGE
God called you out of darkness
into the light of living love.
Though if you suffer wrong
for doing what is right,
you are loved, you are loved.

CHORUS
Have a tender heart…

scriptural paraphrase © Copyright by Hilton Kean Jones

Rebecca Zapen & Jeremy Douglass

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About: LUCC Concert Series invite Old Time, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk and Country musicians, emerging and obscure in spirit to celebrate and promote Americana music and musicians from all over the United States.

All concerts at Lakewood United Church of Christ (LUCC) is $20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Doors open at 6:30PM, show at 7PM.

Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series
http://lakewooducc.org
Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series
Lakewood United Church of Christ
2601 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Contact: Yoko Nogami
nogamiyoko@gmail.com
727-687-6742

5/31: Rebecca Zapen & Jeremy Douglass
http://www.zapen.com

A third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Her formal violin studies began at age 3, and singing always came naturally. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University, with degrees in Music and Biology. It was during her years at FSU that she fell in love with jazz and bossa nova. Past appearances include Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and Florida Folk Festival. Zapen has been a musical guest on Public Radio International show Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?, as well as being a featured soloist with the Hollywood Philharmonic Orchestra.

The versatile vocalist and violinist has released 4 albums. Award-winning albums Nest and Japanese Bathhouse feature her eclectic folk-pop songwriting; Hummingbird and ZapStar feature jazz standards and bossa nova, as well as several original compositions. Awards and accolades include: Florida Album of the Year 2011 forNest, which debuted at #12 on the Folk DJ charts; Jacksonville’s Musician of the Year 2008; and Best Cabaret Album & Best Cabaret Song in Just Plain Folks Awards 2009 for Japanese Bathhouse. Zapen’s original songs appeared in a national promotion for Crocs Shoes. She placed 2nd in the Bushman World Ukulele Video Contest, and she was a Finalist in the 2007 DiscMakers’ Independent Music World Series. My Old Kentucky Blog says of Zapen’s newest release Nest: “There’s a sense of arcane, jazzy pop; fifties romanticism, classical music, and Yiddish and other folk traditions; a bowl of ingredients from which Zapen intuitively ladles the right elements for her evocative compositions…Nest is something of a miracle.”

An award-winning composer, she earned the Silver Medal of Excellence for Best Use of Music in a Short Film at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival. Her original songs appear in Look Both Ways, which won for Best Music in the 2009 San Francisco Seven Day Film Festival. Her music has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered: Open Mic. In addition to performing extensively in Florida and touring throughout the United States, playing at venues such as The Bitter End (NYC), Genghis Cohen (L.A.), and Katerina’s (Chicago), she has also delighted audiences abroad at venues such as Les Temps Modernes (Switzerland), Le Caveau des Oubliettes (France), and Paganini Auditorium (Italy).
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, she now calls St. Petersburg home, where she lives with her husband, pianist and recording engineer Jeremy Douglass, and their little boy.