Tag: "Live Music on Siesta Key"

Siesta Sounds

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins B.C. HATHAWAY        Threading neatly through the southern end of Siesta Key is Midnight Pass Road, a winding two-lane drive named for what was an adjacent natural waterway created hundreds of years ago by Mother Nature, then destroyed in the early 1980s by two self-serving humans determined to live where […]

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Siesta Sounds

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins Music lovers are always happy when October rolls around because the beginning of the winter “season” usually means that more venues will be adding or increasing their live music menus. One of the places to catch a lot of different sounds with little or no need to drive is Siesta Key in […]

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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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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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