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Sarasota Blues Legend Al Fuller Returns to Knicks Tavern on Monday Nights

| Beth Hammer |

There have been many in the area who recognize Al Fuller as Sarasota’s Blues Legend.  His career actually began while still in school, playing the guitar his mother brought home from a yard sale. Al came to Sarasota over 25 years ago, bringing his own style of folksy blues and authentic blues with him.  He went to work almost immediately at Fogts Music, and there taught literally thousands to play guitar, harmonica, uke and banjo.  Since Fogt’s closed a short time ago, he continues to teach at his home in South Sarasota.  He writes and performs much of his own music and has produced several CD’s with his own tunes. But he’s mainly known for performing the Blues.

A Veteran performer, Al entertained troops in Viet Nam, and played in Spain, England, Mexico, France, and all over the United States.  Recently, Al has made inroads in France, playing solo style to packed crowds.  The included photo was taken at a performance in France.  Al’s charming and folksy style is evident as he reaches out to chat with many during his breaks in music.

At Knicks, where Al played 17 or so years ago for a long stint, he brings his strong vocals and acoustic guitar to play the blues from 5 to 8 pm every Monday night, at Knicks Tavern 1818 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL just North of Hillview Street.  Expect the best. It’s a performance you’ll want to see and enjoy!

Photo from Beth Hammer

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