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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Lenny Brooks

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Lenny Brooks

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales My favorite interviews are with artists of whom I’m already a fan before I write about them. I first heard Lenny’s name when he was recommended as the “go to” guy to solve a problem I was having with my new-to-me Fender Stratocaster. I met him at his Twinkle gig to drop […]

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Ben Hammond

Who’s Playing Tonight? featuring Ben Hammond

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales The April 2013 edition of the Siesta Sand Newspaper launched the “Who’s Playing Tonight” article and featured singer, songwriter; Ben Hammond.In that time I’ve had the privilege of interviewing, and getting to know dozens of local area musicians and their music. Don’t tell anyone you saw a songwriter use a cliché, but […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with Sara Nelms By Mike Sales I first heard about Sara when she started playing poolside at the Best Western Plus, Siesta Key Gateway on Friday nights. Other than the excellent performances on her “Lover, No Longer” album, I didn’t hear too much more about her until this interview, so I was pleasantly […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with Cliff E. Shoes By Mike Sales I had the job of introducing “The Boneshakers” when I hosted the stage for an annual event called E-Fest, the first time I saw Cliff perform. As the band stood on stage, poised to launch into what would be a fantastic show, I noticed the stand-up […]

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Who's Playing Tonight...an interview with Garrett Dawson

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Garrett Dawson

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales To say Garrett Dawson is exceptional would be an understatement. His mastery of various styles, combined with his core-level love of music as a form of expression and the ability to perform equally proficient live and in the studio combined with his passion for teaching what he’s learned, place him in a […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Willie BeThere

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Willie BeThere

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales Willie BeThere is the stage name of Kip, a seasoned professional singer/guitar player who’s played at Siesta Key area tiki bars and beaches for decades. As those who read this article may have noticed, most of the musicians I interview play for a living, but Willie has achieved what seems to be […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales      One evening, early in 2008, I was headed to a local bar to host karaoke for the last time, because the venue was discontinuing that promotion. As I drove, I pondered what could be done to create a little job security and came up with “branding”. With at least a […]

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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?

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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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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