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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?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who’s Playing Tonight, an interview with Joey Lavallee By Mike Sales Joey Lavallee is a living example of that dream you may experience, while on vacation in a seaside tropical climate, watching someone play music and thinking, “wow, it must be awesome to just do what you love for a living.” His professional progression proves […]

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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?

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with RPM’s Mark Waelti By Mike SalesPrior to ever hearing them play a note RPM (Randy Marsh on guitar & vocal and Mark Waelti on bass & vocals) commanded my respect by virtue of the premier venues. I went to hear them in prep for this article at Captain Curt’s Sniki Tiki. That […]

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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

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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