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This Weekend’s Gigs-June 27th & 28th, 2015

Once again, time for your weekend Gig Update… (insert typewriter sounds here)

Saturday, we’re at the Fisherman’s Shack (14519 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson FL) from 8-12 pm. Join myself, David Simmons on drums and Larry Powell on bass as we rock them blues for youse!!! Even better, you never know who just might show up-it IS one of those places that’s never the same twice!!

Sunday, we head on over to The Crab Shack (5430 Baylea Ave. Port Richey) from 4-8 pm. Same crew as Saturday, playing the blues by the Cotee River!!!

Hope to see your smiling faces this weekend!!!

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This Weekend’s Gigs-June 19th-20th, 2015

Alrighty, time for the weekend gig update!!!

Tonight, we’re at Ralph’s aka San Ann Liquors (32625 State Rte 52, San Antonio, FL) from 6-9pm. Join myself, David Simmons on drums and Larry Powell on bass as we rock them blues for youse!!!

Tomorrow, I’m playing solo at The Farm (19234 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Florida) as part of the 1st annual SweatFest! The fun starts in the middle of the afternoon, and really kicks into gear about 4:30. I’ll be playing from 8:30-9:00 pm, followed by a dance-off, and many more great musicians! Come early, stay late, and have a good time!!!

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Tonight’s Gig-June 5th, 2015

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Tonight, I’m playing solo at the Rising Sun Bistro & Cafe (10 S Main Street, Brooksville, FL) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. I’ll be playing lots of tunes from the Ride The Iron Road CD, and plenty of of that old funky delta stuff that drives people wild! Hope to see you there!!

Off to the Recording Studio!!!

Well, no gigs this weekend… because we’re headed for the studio to record “Cheap Cadillac”!!! We’re recording at Central Florida Recording Studio in Brooksville, with John Trottnow behind the board, and the usual cast of characters strumming strings and hitting things with sticksSamuel Mudd on bass, Smokin Joe Sadowski on harp, David Simmons on drums and percussion, and yours truly on guitars and vocals-gonna be fun, that’s fer sure!!! More updates and pics as they come in…

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This Weekend’s Gigs-Feb. 27th-Mar. 1st, 2015

Once again, it’s your Weekend Update, with your hosts, FR & BT…

Tonight, we’re at Ralph’s aka San Ann Liquors (32625 SR 52, San Antonio, FL) from 6-9pm… as always, Samuel Mudd on bass, David Simmons on drums, Smokin Joe Sadowski on harp, and yours truly on the guit-fiddle…

Sunday, I’m playing solo at The Cove Oyster Bar (6438 Clark St. Hudson, FL) from 3-7pm, playing them ol funky Delta Acoustic blues for ya…

Hope to see your smiling faces this weekend!!!

This Weekend’s Gig-Feb. 21st, 2015

Time once again, boys and girls, for the Gig Update!
Tomorrow (Saturday) we’re at The Cove Oyster Bar (6438 Clark St., Hudson, FL) from 3-7pm. Sam Mudd on bass, David Simmons on drums, Smokin Joe Sadowski on harp, and yours truly on guitar… we’ll be playing the tunes that we’ll be recording for the new CD Cheap Cadillac, so come on down for dinner and rock the blues with us!!! See ya there!

 

TONIGHT!!! Springer’s Saloon 8-12pm!! Be There!!!

TONIGHT!!! We’re at Springers Saloon (6408 Rowan Rd, New Port Richey, FL), INDOORS, from 8pm-12am, so come on out and support the best little ol blues band on the North side of the Bay!!! With the usual compliment David Simmons on drums, Samuel Mudd on bass, Smokin Joe Sadowski on harp, and yours truly on the ol git-fiddle, playing dem blues for youse!!! We’ll also be previewing some of the new tunes from our forthcoming album “Cheap Cadillac” which will start recording in about a month’s time, so check in with us to check it out!!! See ya there!

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Another cool review for “Ride The Iron Road”!

This just in…

The last time that Franc Robert showed his acoustic side was on 2011′s well received Why Do I Ever Win. Since then Franc has issued Mulligan Stew in 2012, and now he returns to his acoustic side with Ride The Iron Road, on Blue Chihuahua Records. At 41 minutes Ride The Iron Road shows off 11 originals and three traditional blues cuts.

As an acoustic set, the simplicity of the presentation really adds to the impact of the music, with only Franc and his guitar(s) painting vivid images, as this Florida native is so talented at doing. The sound is clear and unadorned, allowing the music to stand on its own merit. While very satisfying all the way through, we found a few selections particularly interesting.

“Chihuahua Blues” reminded us a lot of “Rambling On My Mind,” in a pleasing way, and “Dem Devil Bones” is a brisk paced George Thorogood inspired acoustic romp that will have listeners slapping their knees to the beat. “Mississippi On My Mind” is simply great picking, superbly played. “Railroad Blues” is fast paced pickin’ and slidin’ fun. “St. James Infirmary Blues” is a really interesting performance, presented here as a shuffle, and almost upbeat.

Ride The Iron Road is an album best enjoyed when listeners want a break form the loud brashness of an electric blues set, and instead want to enjoy a more quiet and intimate blues experience.

Barry Kerzner, American Blues Scene