Carolyn Davis doesn’t act like she’s someone special. She’s just quietly talented and doesn’t give much thought to how integral a part she plays with her voice, keyboard talents and guitar abilities. She plays for the sheer delight of it, and lights up a room with her smile and her voice. On Thursday night jams at the Flying Dog Café on Tallevast Road in Sarasota, Florida, Carolyn is right there where we all want her to be. Singing everything from Bonnie Raitt to Gladys Knight while tickling the ivories and injecting her personal style into the mix, she is just a happy, feel-good person who can uplift the spirit in the room with just a few notes. You can probably tell that Carolyn is my friend, yet I haven’t totally lost my objectivity. Ask anyone in the music scene from Bradenton through Sarasota and beyond and they know Carolyn both for her talent and her sweet personality.
Contact: Benjamin Neider
8223 Cooper Creek Blvd.
Guitar Center Studios
Free Live Rock Concert at The Flying Dog Café
Guitar Center Studios presents 3 bands for their first GCS Rockshow! of 2013.
Sarasota, FL Friday February 8th 2013, Guitar Center Studios will kick off the first Rockshow! event of the year at The Flying Dog Café from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. The free live show will feature the newest GC Studios Rockshow! group Monroe along with the GC Studios All Star Group and special guest Kevin Blakely’s Band. Styles of the musical performances will range from jazz, pop to heavy rock.
Meet the Music Man, Steve Arvey……
Meeting Steve Arvey in Starbucks in the morning is an interesting experience. He’s trying to crank himself awake with some high-test coffee and making jokes with a totally straight face. My favorite one is “Well, that went over like a pork chop at a Bar Mitzvah”. He is an enigma in the Sarasota/Bradenton/Tampa music scene and is probably the only musician working 6 and 7 nights a week. That’s why meeting him at 9 a.m. is a wondrous experience.
Having grown up in Chicago, Steve was exposed to blues and rock music, but didn’t pick up a guitar till he was 13, and it wasn’t a great relationship. He put the guitar down and didn’t pick it back up till he was 16, and then was completely motivated to become a solid player.
Dig local Sarasota bands? Here’s one for you… The Lauren Mitchell Band is a regional band based out of Sarasota, Florida. Just getting ready to release their first album, they’re a great with lot’s of new original songs.. Look for Lauren at the next Ladies Sing the Blues event! Visit
Sarasota’s own Main Street Station band entertains all with songs from yester-years. They can found playing under the neon lights of many of the local Sarasota haunts and shouldn’t be missed. A great group of entertainers that seem to draw a great following where ever they get together. Please follow