This year I was asked to contribute to the Lake County Library System website, a music section titled Hear That Tune. This soon evolved into the Hear That Tune Concert Series!
Saturday, September 26th 2009 we kicked off the first date of the concert series at the Leesburg Public Library with artists Nikki Goodrich, Chad Fernandes and Sean Evan. The second concert, held on Saturday, October 24th, was at the Cagan Crossings Community Library in Clermont. This was a little unconventional when you think of a library, rock band 'Inner Youth' performed to an enthusiastic crowd. The final date, Saturday December, 19th put an emphasis on the coming holidays with singers Bethany Burnette and Briana Waldorf. This was the largest crowd yet!
It has been unforgettably hectic and an adventurous blast to coordinate. Florida is jammed with talented singers and amazing musicians and to pick only one is an enormous challenge, so I've listed my selection of Spotlight artists...
Victoria Leigh from Orlando Florida describes her music as a mix of Taylor Swift meets Sheryl Crow, with a hint of Miranda Lambert, Sugarland and Keith Urban. She had an awesome opportunity to record in Orlando's Full Sail University, where they helped her achieve the great sound on the song "Those Eyes". You can listen to the tune on http://www.myspace.com/victorialeighsmusic
Briana Waldorf from Tampa, Florida performed at the December 19th show with a fabulous acoustic set. Similar to the pop idol Jordin Sparks, this girl is going far.You can listen to her music on Myspace.com/BrianaWaldorf or buy her debut single "MyWorld" on iTUNES.
Sean Evan is a folk/rocker from Orlando, Florida who performed at the September, 26th show in Leesburg. He is an acoustic/pop/folk rock musician similar to Gavin Rossdale and Rob Thomas with 8 years experience. Sean proposes to have his full length album finished and distributed by summer of 2010. Myspace.com/SeanEvan
Among The Thirsty from Clearwater, Florida is a Christian/indie/rock band with a sound you need to give a try. Currently they are touring across the US and will be in the area March 12th -13th at the Acteen Come Together in Leesburg and June 21-25 at the Son Power 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Check out their new CD 'Wonder'! myspace.com/AmongTheThirsty
Chad Fernandes is a singer/ songwriter who performs a combination of Gospel, powerpop and soul. He has recently released an EP album entitled "One Step Closer". http://www.myspace.com/chadfernandes
Nikki Goodrich is an acoustic/folk rock/jazz performer and a seasoned artist from Orlando, Florida. Through music she has shared her story of Redemption and Hope all over the country for audiences. http://www.myspace.com/nikkigoodrichmusic
Hear That Tune can be found at http://mylakelibrary.org/teens/default.aspx