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Great Shows Coming to Fogartyville in Sarasota

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Oshima Brothers bring Infectious Pop to Sarasota

Maine-based indie duo, Oshima Brothers’ have been creating music together since childhood. The brothers blend songs from the heart with blood harmonies to produce a “roots-based pop sound that is infectious.” (NPR) On stage, Sean and Jamie offer lush vocals, live looping, foot percussion, electric and acoustic guitars, vintage keyboard and bass – often all at once. They want every show to feel like a deep breath, a dance party and a sonic embrace. Maine Public Radio’s Sara Willis describes their songs as “beautiful, those brother harmonies can’t be beat. They are uplifting and, let’s face it, we need uplifting these days.”   The duo will be performing on the Fogartyville stage on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, and $10 for students.  Advance tickets are available at WSLR.org.

The Oshima Brothers officially formed as a band in 2015—but the pair, born and raised in Maine (they are now based in Portland) have been making music together as long as they can remember. Sean began writing songs at 13 and Jamie started playing guitar when he was 5.  They describe their sound together as reminiscent of the folk songs and harmonies they listened to at home, a blend of the Beatles and Gillian Welch, and later Ed Sheeran and Lake Street Dive. Now in concert, they play nearly all original songs.  Sean, the primary songwriter, plays piano and acoustic guitar on-stage; his brother, electric guitar, fiddle, keyboard, octave bass and a foot percussion board.

House of Hamill Brings Indie Irish Folk to the Fogartyville Stage

Known for their sophisticated eclecticism, the Pennsylvania-based Irish folk trio, House of Hamill, has been showcasing their onstage chemistry since 2014. The trio, Rose Baldino, Brian Buchanan, and Caroline Browning, formed coincidentally and clicked immediately, going on to captivate audiences for the past 8 years. House of Hamill will be coming to the Fogartyville stage on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $18 for members, $21 for nonmembers, and $10.50 for students. Advance tickets are available HERE.

Sarasota House of Hamill

House of Hamill has released three full length albums and multiple singles. Their engaging shows feature traditional Irish ballads, fiddle performances, rich three-part harmonies, and energetic crowd interaction. In 2018 they released a quirky violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” which amassed over 16 million views in just a few weeks, and their version of “Pound a Week Rise” hit #1 on the US Folk DJ charts. The trio’s latest album, Folk Hero, features reimagined folk ballads, instrumentals, and new originals that capture the groups versatile style. House of Hamill performances have become a fixture on festival stages across the US, and their enthralling energy has landed them on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians.

The Will Mclean Foundation Presents: Reckless Saints on the Fogartyville Stage

Fronted by Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield, Reckless Saints encapsulates the soul of “blue-twangled folk ‘n’ roll,” the genre Schneider came up with to describe the group’s authentically unique style. With a musical style that pulls from folk, country, blues, and rock, the duo has been compared to the likes of Steve Earle, Guy Clark, and Lyle Lovett. Reckless Saints will be coming to the Fogartyville stage as a part of the Will Mclean Foundation Audible Arts Series on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. 

Reckless Saints Sarasota Show

At age 16 Roy Schneider found himself in hiding after breaking out of a Straight Inc. facility and was loaned a guitar by a friend. After a year in the facility, unable to play or even listen to music, Schneider reignited his love for music making and continued on to pursue his passion for the music that defines the American genre. After meeting Kim Mayfield during a live bar performance, the two decided to join forces to create the Reckless Saints. Their self-titled album was included in the Roots Music Reports Americana Country “Best of 2019” and “Best of 2020” lists and hovered in its top 50 chart since the album’s release. They have opened for, or played with, the likes of John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Joe Craven, Malcolm Holcombe, Eilen Jewell Band, Chuck Prophet, Brothers Comatose, and Charlie McCoy. Known for his innate ability to beautifully play any instrument with strings, Schneider has maintained the passion of his youth and allowed it to bloom alongside Mayfield’s piano, mandolin, and vocal skills. 

Established in 1990, the Will McLean Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goals are to provide for research, education, performance and training to promote understanding and appreciation of the works of Will McLean and of other Florida artists.  They have just recently taken over operation of the Sertoma Ranch in Brooksville.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Cuban Music Train

During a career that has spanned 38 years, Calixto Oviedo has repeatedly proved his expertknowledge of Cuban percussion and Timba rhythms. His control of bass drums and timbales has been an irrefutable influence on the Timba genre as a whole. Oviedo will be showcasing his Cuban Music Train at Fogartyville on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $22 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and $12.50 for students. Advance tickets are available HERE

Cuban Music

Oviedo first recognized his passion for percussion at the young age of four, when he put together a mock drum set made from a plastic bucket, empty cans, a frying pan, and drumsticks fashioned from coat hangers. At 17, he formed a band with future members of the renowned N.G. La Banda. Eventually, he went on to join N.G. La Banda on drums and timbales, and the group became widely credited for trailblazing the new Cuban sound, Timba. Oviedo has also collaborated with groups such as the Latin Grammy nominated Charanga Habanera and the Afro-Cuban All Stars. He has performed at countless festivals across the world and has performed alongside the likes of Ray Barreto, Chico Freeman, Chucho Valdes, and many more. 

Today, Oviedo spends time as a percussion professor at University of Colorado at Boulder, California State University at LA, and Berklee College of Music. Witness his vibrancy, tight Timba rhythms, and expertise for a special Valentine’s Day experience at Fogartyville. 

Photos from Fogartyville

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