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Book Signing

Music Man Turned Author at Mattison’s City Grille

| Suncoast Post Staff |

The public is invited on Sunday, March 13th from 2 to 4 pm to meet  “music man turned author” Tom Gribbin for a book signing and a complimentary outdoor afternoon of entertainment at Mattison’s City Grille located at 1 N. Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota.   Find out how the author turned his experiences as a lawyer and an entertainer during life in the fast lane in to a compelling first novel THE LAST FLORIDA BOY.  Called “a delightfully naughty adventure story,” this is a tale of a bygone era, not so long ago, about pot smuggling, the law, love, stand-up comedy, and a little golf. The names might be changed, but no one is innocent. The Last Florida Boy.

Author Tom Gribbin graduated from Florida State University, and from the University of Florida Law School. He draws on his experiences as a writer, lawyer, recording artist and touring musician, concert promoter, co-founder of an international chain of comedy clubs, and as an executive of a major entertainment company.  He is married and lives in St. Pete Beach.


Roger Bartlett is the original guitarist of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band and has shared the stage with many artists including The Eagles, James Taylor, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Doobie Brothers, Charlie Daniels Band, Count Basie, Three Dog Night, Tom Rush, Pablo Cruise,  the Drifters, Little Feat, and many, many more.

Roger lives and works out of St. Petersburg, playing with his band, as a sideman, and as a composer and writer for albums, Theater, TV, and film.

Keyboard artist Robin Swenson has been successful in a variety of musical forms as a vocalist,  arranger, and writer for the past 50 years. He is best known for his work with Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and lives in Tampa Bay.

Photo provided by Mattison’s City Grille

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