Special Guests: The Blue-Eyed Bettys
As a kick-off for their annual summer tour, Passerine is teaming up with WSLR 96.5 Community Radio to throw a “going away” party at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota) on Saturday, July 12 at 8pm. Over the last two months, the group has been traveling extensively, playing festival stages and listening rooms around Florida. In July and August, their annual summer tour will be taking them as far as northern Minnesota, with 21 dates along the way. As their calendar has been filling up into December, they realized that this may be their only chance to play for the hometown crowd– possibly for the rest of the year. Lately, Passerine’s usual trio of Carmela Pedicini, Sara Moone, and David Brain have been joined by bassist, Doug Conroy. With an unusual arrangement of voices and instruments, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana. The group has been working on new music, including some brand new original songs that they are eager to share.
Passerine will be joined by special guests, the Blue-Eyed Bettys. This new band was formed by a trio of talented New York actors/musicians/songwriters who met this past spring while in town for a show at the Florida Studio Theatre. Their version of harmony-driven Americana has been getting a lot of notice around town lately, and we are fortunate that they’ve decided to spend a little more time in Sarasota before heading back to New York. With both of these bands on the bill, the result will be a one-of-a-kind musical evening. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org.