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Arvid & Jean-Luc of "Mary-Lou"
The finale, 20th year celebration, European Street Listening Room
At the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Tammerlin and Mary'Lou
"Blind Willie McTell" -Deland Art Festival
At Suwannee Springfest with special guest, Sue Cunningham
"Wintersong" at the Riverside Arts Market
Live Radio performance in Sace, France
With Lis and Lon Williamson
Gamble Rogers Festival
At the Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge
Ananda Arvid and Sandie
"St. Johns River Dream" at the Cummer Museum with Philip Pan and Charlotte Mabrey
"A Vision Awakening" at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens-Lee with Philip Pan and Kevin Bodge
Greetings & Music News
Happy fall to all. We are very pleased to announce that we passed the audition and will be part of the state of Florida's Arts on Tour Roster for 2014-2016. We've enjoyed being on the roster since 1997. It's really quite an honor. Thanks to that program, we've done many concerts around the state, but most importantly, we have performed for thousands of students who in many cases, don't have music eduation in their school and don't get to see live performances. Sadly, this year, because of the cuts brought on by the sequester, we received very little funding for the tour. Thanks to the Live Oak Music and Arts Foundation and the Arts Council of Greater Palatka, we will still be offering residencies in Putnam, Hamilton and Suwannee Counties this school year.
Arvid is doing a solo show on Thursday evenings at Underbelly's in Jacksonville. It's an early show from 6pm to 8:30pm. You never know what's going to happen. He pulls from a huge and diverse repertoire of material, and of course, the stage is full of stringed instruments of all kinds. Often, he'll bring in a special guest for a tune or two. Always an adventure!
If you haven't done it yet, don't forget to check out the page for our 20th year celebration at www.tammerlin.com/20thYear.html. There's a slide show for the 20th Anniversary with photos going all the way back to the Tory Voodoo days! www.tammerlin.com/20thSlide.html.
You can "Like" us as a fan on our Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Tammerlin/ Please feel free to share your thoughts, your photos…..either on the Facebook page or through an e-mail to our website. We'd love to share them. We appreciate your comments. If you have questions about anything, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your friendship and your continued support of our music! We look forward to seeing you out there somewhere!
Lee & Arvid
Remember, all dates are subject to change, so you should contact the venue to confirm.
DEC 12 - School residency, Suwannee County, FL sponsored by the Live Oak Music and Art Foundation www.facebook.com/LOMAForg
DEC 13 - School residency, Hamilton County, FL sponsored by the Live Oak Music and Art Foundation www.facebook.com/LOMAForg
Patronage, the age old sustenance for the artist. In the olden day the Duke, Prince or whatever titled personage kept the musician in the tall grass, so to speak, and thus immortal works handed down to us are, in essence, the mere bread and butter of the composer's day job. Today it's the steady gig or aptly put, "The Residency", that is the closest thing to steady work for us guitar pickers. I have two this month: firstly is every Tuesday at the grand Cummer Gallery for their Tapas Tuesdays. I observed waiters in black trousers, black shirts, black aprons and black eye shadow (guys too) running to and fro with trays sagging from the weight of every olive known to man and other up to the minute libations. The Cummer is located on Riverside Avenue here in Jacksonville
My regular Thursdays at Underbelly resumed a while back, the best stage in town. In its past life Underbelly was a loud dance club called 'Iveys' that no one attended, so they bellied up. Lucky for me the great sound and lights were left behind along with a for real fog machine that my pal and sound bud Perry kicks on to get my goat just when I reach meaningfulness in my set. Keeping regular is a must for someone at my age. Underbelly is at 331 East Bay Street.
The best read for the fall months can be found at www.arvidsmith.com/?page_id=217and click on 'Arvid's Exploding High Beams' for up to the minute wisdom. Here's a taste on the newest card of the Tarot Deck (or it should be).....I'm a Dune Fan. Peace
Any hint of summer, now, is gone. As I write this, the wind is blowing out of the northeast at a steady 25 miles per hour and it's raining off and on....a full blown nor'easter. It began a few nights ago, and they are telling us will be with us for another day or two. I love it! The garden is taking a bit of a beating, but I do love days like this. Speaking of the garden, the fall vegies are in: onions, broccoli, mustard greens, kale and all kinds of lettuces. The roses and other flowers never look better than they do at this time of year.
November always brings thoughts of my dear friend, Beryl Ward. Beryl was a remarkable artist and writer who lived in Staines outside London. She contacted Tory Voodoo after hearing one of our songs on the BBC 2 radio one night. That began an amazing friendship that existed entirely in letters, yes on paper with pen and stamps and all! Beryl passed away in 1999, but I stay in touch with her dear husband, Leon and her incredibly talented guitar player son, Jeff and Jeff's lovely wife, Martha, and I am so grateful for those friendships. Happy birthday, Beryl. I miss you.
Roll Down Thy Window (1995) Binky Records (recorded as Tory Voodoo)
Third Weeks A’Lightnin’(1996) Binky Records
Wind Horses(2002) Binky Records
One Kind Favor(2005) BirdsTale Records
No Small Thing(2008)BirdsTale Records
There are a number of ways that you can purchase Tammerlin’s music. All of the information is on the “discography” page on our website.
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