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.
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
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
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
Johnson is the bands direct link to those classic country tunes we all
love. Fred spent many years traveling and playing them.
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
is a well-known, experienced drummer who has played with Matt Buckles,
the Bridget Kelly Band, and also in the Dean Parrish Project.
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.