Saturday Nite Live At The Larimer

Southern Sun- May 21st
Ben Prestage at the Larimer Arts Center
The Arts Council is pleased to invite you to come to our next Saturday Nite Live on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Historic Larimer Arts Center located at 216 Reid St., Palatka.  The Arts Council so excited to have this extremely talented group of musicians come to the Larimer and do their debut as the ‘Southern Sun Band’ said Denise Aiken, Executive Director of the Arts Council. Doors open at 7:00PM and show starts at 7:30.  Cost is just $5:00 at the door and light refreshments will be served.  
  There's a spot out near Cypress Point on the St. Johns River, when the late afternoon sun is going down, that is about as peaceful and idyllic as can be. It's a simple place where friends get together to play music and enjoy each other's company.  It's here that these friends started saying, "Hey, this sounds pretty good."  And, of course, they decided to complicate things and be a band. So, Southern Sun was born from those late night jams and conversations. Southern Sun consists of three multi-instrumentalists of stringed things and a versatile percussionist.  Eddie White -bass guitar, mandolin, Fred Johnson - acoustic guitar, Dean Parrish - acoustic guitar, mandolin, and Michael Barady - percussion. This, so far, is the current instrumentation but Eddie also plays acoustic and electric guitar, dobro and probably other things, Fred plays electric guitar and pedal steel, Dean plays electric guitar and bass, and Michael plays everything from a full drum kit to assorted hand percussion.
   Now, it would seem with this much musical firepower their style of music could be overwhelming, but they have chosen a different approach. The sound is primarily acoustic and the music is an old school Americana sound. Sometimes it's classic country, sometimes it's a new take on an old folk song, or the combined influences of all members on an original tune.
  White also plays lead guitar for the Rio Grande Band, and with Stephen Chandler and Sleek. Eddie is also a notable painter who recently had a gallery show at the Larimer Arts Center as well as the Bronson-Mulholland House.
  Fred Johnson is the bands direct link to those classic country tunes we all love. Fred spent many years traveling and playing them.
  Dean Parrish is a singer/songwriter who is a member of the Putnam County based folk group, Hart Line, the Dean Parrish Project and the Traveling Newberries.
  Barady is a well-known, experienced drummer who has played with Matt Buckles, the Bridget Kelly Band, and also in the Dean Parrish Project.
Saturday Nite Live is supported in part by memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more info visit www.artsinputnam.org or call 386-328-8998.
(in pic left to right Eddie White, Dean Parrish, Mike Barady and Fred Johnson)

 


 

The Arts Council of Greater Palatka’s Saturday Nite Live is supported in part by memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more information call 386-328-8998


The Arts Council is the Designated Local Arts Agency for Putnam County and is supported in part by our members,
 the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts,

the City of Palatka, the Putnam County Commission and the Putnam County Tourist Development Council.
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