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A Great Music Weekend on Amelia Island

March 26th, 2011 by theAddison

Friday night and just back from a short bar-hopping spree in Fernandina Beach.  No, I didn’t take Maggie Doone as she isn’t a big fan of amplified music but I did take my other half, Shannon, for a musical tour of Friday night.
We started off at the Green Turtle where Dan Voll (white hat) is regularly featured on Friday nights.  Dan is a great entertainer and will show up with a few extras occasionally.  Tonight he had a full 4-piece band sound.  The woman on the left of the photo knew her way around a set of bongos and second guitar was featured in a few songs, too.  Who is the guy blowing the harmonica on the right of the photo?  That is Chef Nori.  Its a good thing nobody ordered food mid-set.

Next we were off to the Dog Star.  We were looking for Coop and Tam, a couple of guests who have been with us at the Addison for a week but they must have still been at dinner.  We arrived mid-band so didn’t get to hear any music but ran into a few people we hadn’t seen in a while.  We checked out the new artwork on the walls and moved on to Indigo Alley where Jenn was playing.  Jenn is a local talent with a beautiful voice, much like a younger Janis Joplin.  She has recently signed a recording deal and seems to be on the verge of greatness.  I just love listening to her sing.  Like most people on the island she has more than one job (singer/songwriter, kayak tour guide and surf shop salesperson) and hopefully her passion for singing will carry her forward.

After Indigo Alley it was back to the Addison.  Maggie Doone’s nose had to be straightened out after it got bent of shape for being left behind.

The rest of the weekend?  Saturday will be filled with the “Taste of The Blues” concert down at main beach.  There will be a full day of blues, cold beer and hot food.  The weather promises to be outstanding with a forecast of 80 degrees and nothing but sunshine.  If I get a chance I’ll take Maggie Doone down to check out the bands.  Photos to follow.

After a full day and a night of bar-hopping it is time for bed.  We have be up early to serve a full-house with Peach-Blueberry Tortes and Breakfast Quesadillias.  Via con queso!

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