Music

The soulful, bluesy and haunting folk-rock sounds of Violet Bell are making their way back to Southwest Florida for a series of concerts in the region.  The Durham, North Carolina-based music duo is currently on tour promoting their debut album, “Dream the Wheel,” with an anticipated second album coming out some time in 2018.  Violet Bell’s sound is difficult to categorize into a single genre with musical influences ranging from Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey to Otis Redding, Debussy the Velvet Underground  and Yo La Tengo.

Courtesy of the Southwest Florida Symphony

The Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Myers serves as Lee County’s professional orchestra and is one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  The ensemble’s musicians have been providing a broad range of classical performances to local audiences for more than half a century and the group is wasting no time kicking off the New Year with the latest installment of their ‘Masterworks’ concert series this Friday, Jan. 6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

The performance artists Kev Marcus and Will B were once two high schoolers in Fort Lauderdale who liked to play violin together. Now,they make up  the successful performance group Black Violin. 

The duo came to Bethune Elementary School Tuesday to adopt the school through the national Turnaround Arts program. 

 

Sarasota Musica Viva

Nov 30, 2017
Mary Dennis

The world-class musicians of the non-profit chamber music group Sarasota Musica Viva are in the midst of their third full season performing at venues in and around the Sarasota region.  The group is known for introducing audiences to new and rarely performed pieces as well as fresh arrangements of traditional chamber works.

The Good Bad Kids

Nov 16, 2017
Jesi Cason Photography (http://www.jesicason.com/#1)

The Naples-based band, “The Good Bad Kids,” performs live in studio.  The duo’s high-energy mix of Americana, Folk, Rock, Punk and Bluegrass original songs and covers regularly brings audiences to their feet at performance venues throughout Florida and beyond.  We’ll talk with band members Nicky Ray D’Agostino and Matt McWaters who both serve as lead vocalists delivering tight vocal harmonies.

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