The "Naborhood" Coffee Talk
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presented by Doris Nabors and June Beverly
5910 Hampton St., Melrose, Fl at the corner of State Rd. 26
If you can, bring a dish to share for a community potluck brunch.


Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
Paul Teerlinck, Jim Hranicky
Paul has been writing songs since he was 12 years old.  His music speaks to the challenges and joys, the heartaches and triumphs, the victories and losses that make up life.  With his authentic vocals, engaging melody lines he creates scenes that fire the imagination of his listeners.  Accompanied by guitar, harmonica and the fine guitar work and backup vocals of Jim Hranicky, this is a performance you don’t want to miss.  

middlegroungWednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
The duo MIDDLEGROUND consists of Barbara and Mark Armbrecht, whose music includes an eclectic mix of folk, pop, blues, ragtime and classic favorites all of which have been flavored by Barbara’s finger picking style, use of open turnings, occasional use of slide and supported by Mark’s solid bass technique. They worked in the studio recording industry for many years and could be heard on numerous national and local commercials. Mark was bassist with a staff band and Barbara a regular for Jamboree, UDS, a weekly live radio broadcast of country music featuring the top country artist of the day. MIDDLEGROUND competed in the N. Central FL Blues Competition and was chosen to represent the North Central FL area at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2013 in the Duo category.

mikeElias smallWednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
Mike Elias Trio with John and Leo!
Mike Elias plays guitar, writes music and sings a lot--50 odd years. He plays songs his own way without giving a lot of thought to pigeon hole it into a “style”. All the different kind of groups he’s played with and listened to over the years (folk, bluegrass, blues and blues/rock, country and country/rock, swing, good old rock and roll, and everything else that is now is popularly called “Americana” even though some of it was British) have all come together to influence how he does what he does. No telling what you might hear, but the main thing is he hopes folks have as much fun listening to the songs as he does playing them. John Alison on mandolin & guitar and Leo Shepard on bass complete the trio.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
Michael O'Meara
Michael O’Meara was raised primarily in Brooklyn and the East Village of New York. At around thirteen he read “Bound for Glory” by Woody Guthrie and without knowing the first thing about guitars or music set his cap to playing the songs that inspired him. By the early Eighties Michael was trying to write and craft his own songs. He then left New York City after a stint as an iron worker on the Brooklyn Bridge, headed out West and ended up in Grand Junction, Colorado playing in numerous venues and opening for Dave Van Ronk, arriving in Gainesville, FL in 1993.

Michael has opened or played with Keb Mo, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, John Lee Hooker, Robert Earl Keen Jr, Townes Van Zandt and the aforementioned Dave Van Ronk. He released a CD called “Chronology” in 2013 which feature songs he has written spanning 30 years.