Tag: "Live Music on Siesta Key"

Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

…an interview with James “Sunny Jim” White by Mike Sales   One of the perks of writing this article, other than getting to know artists I may not otherwise meet, is the opportunity to interview musicians who are further along in their careers than I am and get a first-hand glance of what their stage of […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales It seems like an accomplishment of sorts that this column has nearly completed its 2nd year in the Siesta Sand Newspaper…I have a decent work ethic, but have to wrestle with discipline, ha ha! Thank you to (owner/editors) Bob & Emy for encouraging me to continue and of course the readers, writers […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

  An interview with Chris Otto by Mike Sales I first saw Chris Otto perform, when I was at a gig, on break, taking a walk and heard the most amazing guitar-shredding solos echoing over the water from across the marina. I HAD to go see who and what was making that sound, so I […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Georgia and Mike By Mike Sales With their wide variety and silky smooth sound, perfect for a tropical evening, it would be easy to assume Georgia and Mike’s career consisted of dedicated polish of an admirable cover music here on the Gulf Coast, so you can imagine my delighted surprise to learn […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Ted Stevens By Mike Sales The first time I saw Ted Stevens was at the Drift Inn on Anna Maria Island, where every local musician winds up playing, but I instantly recognized the polish, with which Ted stood out from the crowd. I later had the opportunity to see him with his […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Nicolaas Kraster By Mike Sales  I conducted this interview with Nicolaas Kraster, co-founder of “Ari & the Alibis” and one of the areas most talented guitar players, last May, at the same time I interviewed Ari for “Who’s Playing Tonight” – Siesta Sand June 2014. I hope you enjoy what Nic had […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

    An interview with Andres Colin by Mike Sales Whenever Andres and I play in the village on the same day, I can expect to see him headed down the sidewalk, stopping to have a few words with all of his friends along the street…it just comes natural to him socialize, he’s that kind […]

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Drum Circle Magic

Drum Circle Magic

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Siesta Key Drum Circle takes place at the public beach every Sunday, rain or shine. Locals and tourists alike get swept up in pulsating rhythms. Dozens of drums and percussion instruments play, and the sound is mesmerizing. An acoustical zither is hammered into a twanging sound, contrasting sharply to the booming […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Ari By Mike Sales One night, about three years ago, I’d just sat down to have coffee with a group of friends and was settling into what was bound to be the usual conversation, when an electric personality came bounding in, sat down and proceeded to light up the room. I’d heard […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Tony Tyler By Mike Sales About 5 years ago having just picked up the guitar myself I would go to the open blues jam at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton, FL, to practice in front of friendly peers. Everyone there was cordial and supportive, but the talent pool was deep and every week […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Derek Decesare by Mike Sales When I came to Siesta Key for the first time; I naturally gravitated to the village and wound up at SKOB, where I found an open air party on the porch, bustling with vacation revelers, food, drinks, dancing and music…good music, with Derek Decesare playing percussion. I’ve since […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Matt Gerhardt by Mike Sales Talented, laid-back and personable; Matt Gerhardt is the quintessential island musician, living it up in paradise. Before I ever saw him play and put the face with the name that was a fixture on marquees from downtown to Siesta Key, Matt was just another local, jogging past […]

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