Florida Music-Food Initiative Benefit Concert July 22nd!

Cindy Bear & Myself will be performing at this concert, hope to see you there!!!

Please join us at the next Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI) benefit concert/food drive at the Oasis Coffee Spot (located in Regency Square Plaza) in New Port Richey, FL on Saturday, July 22nd! Your donations of non-perishable food items (pet food too!) and funds help feed our hungry and homeless in Florida. See our lineup listed below!

Have a cup of coffee/tea and some sweet treats with us while enjoying an incredible evening of music from 5 – 10 pm. Featuring talented artists from all over the state, many of whom are featured on our two CD’s, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” and “Stay Positive!”

Please bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the ACTS Resource Center in Hudson, FL. Non-perishable pet food items will be distributed to the SPCA in New Port Richey, FL. Donations and proceeds from CD sales are split between Feeding Florida (formerly known as the FL Assoc. of Food Banks) and the Florida Coalition for the Homeless.

Here’s our lineup!

5:00 In Good Company
5:30 James Hawkins
6:00 Paul Garfinkel
6:30 Mary Beth Campbell & Smithson-French
7:00 Joe Virga
7:30 Frankie J
8:00 Bear and Robert
8:30 Mike Jurgensen
9:00 Al Scortino
9:30 Ellen Bukstel

The Florida Music Food Initiative, Inc. (FMFI) was formed for the purpose of producing a collection of songs by Florida songwriters for CDs to generate funds in support of individuals and families experiencing hunger and homelessness in FL. For more information, please check out our website at http://www.floridamusicfoodinitiative.org/#

Thank you, and hope to see you there!

This Weekend’s Gigs-July 14th & 15th, 2017

Friday, July 14th, The Black Water Swamp Band will be at the Brass Anchor Pub (2292 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach FL) from 9pm-1am… we;ll be playing all sorts of blues, swamp, classic rock and a sprinkling of originals from the old FRBT days-come on out!!!Brass Anchor Poster 7-14-17

Saturday, it’s Bear & Robert time, playing a benefit concert for Camp Hope, an organization dedicated to helping veterans with PTSD… At Veterans United Brewery (8999 Western Way, Jacksonville, FL) with performances by Melissa Smith, Kim and Shawn Blues, Billy and Bella, Bear and Robert, MJ Baker and Jenna Martinez

Tickets:
$5.00 for Active Duty, Veterans and Dependents
$7.00 General Admission
Children are FREE!!
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Hope to see you this weekend!!

Been Awhile… But things are percolating…

I know it’s been awhile since I posted any sort of updates, but with moving to Jacksonville and all, it’s taken a bit of time to get settled in and moving forward with the music again. That said, here’s a couple updates:

Bear & Robert (myself and Cindy Bear) are playing together this weekend! Tomorrow morning (Saturday Nov. 19th) at the Riverside Arts Market (95 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL) from 10:30 to 11:30 am. come on out and say hi, and listen to our folk-blues brew!

Sunday, we’re headed down to the Farm in Brooksville, FL (19234 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Florida) for the Florida Music Food Initiative-we’re playing from 2:30 to 3pm, and helping to replenish food banks across Florida. Please bring some canned goods to donate for this worthy cause!

A NEW band is in the works, and hopefully will be gigging in the New Year, so keep an eye on this space for more news!

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TONIGHT-The Last Shuffle…

TONIGHT!!!

It’s the Last Shuffle gig for FRBT at San Ann Liquors (aka Ralph’s, 32625 FL-52, San Antonio, FL) from 7-10pm, or whenever they decide to tell us to stop… David Simmons on drums and Larry Powell on bass, and who all knows who might sit in tonight-it’s a celebration of what this band has been over the last 6 years, so come on out and let’s send this off in style!! Thanks again for all your support over the years!

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Tonight’s Gig-August 12th, 2016

Alrighty, for one night only, and one last time-We’re playing at the Fishermans Shack (14519 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson, FL) from 8-12pm (or when the cows come home!) Join myself, David Simmons on drums, and Larry Powell on bass as we do one final Shak Attak before I shuffle off to Jacksonville-we start at 8, don’t be late, it’s gonna be great!!!

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The End Of An Era…

It’s with a bittersweet note that I announce that Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists have reached the end of the line, and it’s time to hop off the train… So let’s send this off in style!!! Our last 2 shows will be Friday Aug. 12th at the Fisherman’s Shack (14519 Old Dixie Hwy., Hudson, FL) and Friday Aug. 19th at San Ann Liquors (aka Ralph’s Place), both at their usual times… I hereby invite all friends of the band, musicians who have been a part of this crazy ride, and anyone else interested to please come out and celebrate what this band has managed to do in the course of 6 years, hundreds of gigs, and cases of PBR… hope to see you there!!!

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This Weekend’s Gig-July 23rd, 2016

Alrighty, this weekend, it’s Bear & Robert, taking the stage at SweatFest 2-we’re on at 9:15 pm on Saturday, July 23rd… it’s at The Farm (19234 Lake Lindsey Rd., Brooksville, FL) there will be a potluck, and lots of great original music, so come on up or down (depending on which way you’re coming from!) it’s gonna be a great time!!

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