Stringbreak Music Festival!!!

We are super excited to hit the road this weekend and head on down to the StringBreak Music Festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville.  If you’ve never been to this venue, you are missing one of the prettiest parts of Florida.  We’ll be playing Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm.  Here’s a look at the other great bands that will be playing:  Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Solas, Blue Highway, Have Gun Will Travel, Rowan Cunnningham Band, The Lagerheads, Gatorbone Band, The Aaron O’Rourke Trio and many, many more!  Go here for info on tickets and camping.

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Due South / Silver Daggers / S.M.R. / House Concert

So this weekend we are staying busy with four separate shows!!!! We are so excited to start off in Thomasville, GA at Due South!!! We will then haul tail back to Tally for our show with The Silver Daggers and Success at Krew De Gras!!! This show has been a long time coming! Both bands have been talking for a while on when we could get together and put on a show but it seemed it was never gonna happen when the Silver Daggers moved to NYC… but alas it’s happening this Friday night!!! Saturday we are heading over to Monticello for their annual Southern Music Rising! This is always a great festival with tons of amazing acts that play it every year and though it’s almost impossible to see everyone, we have some “don’t miss”  bands for you… The Feraltones, Brian & Daisy, The Silver Daggers(in case you missed them Friday!) & especially don’t miss Frank Lindamood! Speaking of Frank Lindamood, the next day (Sunday) we all are gonna be out at Donna Deckers beach house in Alligator Point for a house concert!!! Frank Lindamood and The New 76ers will jam it out from 3-5:30 followed by a feast!!! Email ddadecker@gmail.com for reserved spots- limited number available!

So we hope to see you out at atleast one of these fine events we have set up!! For sure it will be a blast!

Here’s the weekend schedule:

Friday  – 6-7 – Due South-  stage will be at 209 W Remington Ave.

                – 9-10:15 pm – Krewe de Gras- Tallahassee

Saturday–  3 pm-  Monticello Opera House Theater stage

Sunday–  3-5/5:30 pm-  Donna Decker’s Dolphin House—1474 Alligator Drive, Alligator Point, FL

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MusicFest: Sounds of Hope

So we are playing the 3rd Annual MusicFest this Sunday to benefit the Refuge House… Our show begins at 2pm but there are tons of great acts that come before us and follow… a list of stage and schedules are below:

Main Stage

1:00 Dayve Stewart & the Vibe
2:00 The New 76ers
2:45 Harvest Gypsies
3:35 Sarah Mac Band
4:25 Tallahassee Boys Choir

Woodland Stage

1:00 Hot Tamale
1:40 Ned Devines
2:20 Royce Lovett
3:00 Del Suggs
3:50 Scott Campbell
4:35 Drew Matulich and Erik Alvar

This family-focused event features:

  • music on 3 stages, performed by well-known local & regional musicians
  • delicious food supplied by local restaurants
  • fun children’s area
  • fine art and crafts for sale by local artisans
  • relaxing seated massage
  • decadent bake sale

All proceeds will help fund the many services that Refuge House  provides to adults and children affected by domestic or sexual violence.

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House Concert with Frank Lindamood!!!

We had a great couple of shows this past weekend. Thanks to the fans for continuing to come and watch us do our thing!

Jessica M. Gaboury PhotographyFrank Lindamood 

If you are into intimate, acoustic performances you may want to check out this house concert on Sunday April 22nd. We will be joining Frank Lindamood from 3-5:30pm (potluck with the bands after) down at Alligator Point, FL.

The house we will be at was built in the 1930’s as a military barrack for Camp Gordon Johnson. When the military was done with it, a civilian bought it and had it towed on a barge over Alligator Harbor. Poor guy lost it in a poker game. The house was later renovated by the late renowned William Solburg and was subsequently owned by the writer Connie May Fowler. If you have never experienced a house concert this would be very nice indeed! Hope to see some of you folks down there.

Ticket info below:
Reserve a spot by calling 524-9448 or emailing ddadecker@aol.com. Space is very limited. First come, first served.

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Springtime Tallahassee & Mockingbird Cafe

Welcome Springtime! 
Saturday~ MARCH 31

We are pleased as punch to be playing the 44th Annual Springtime Tallahassee Parade and Jubilee.  Brian will reclaim his title as “Mr. Springtime” (yes, it’s true) when we play Saturday at 3:45 PM on the Rock/Jazz/Blues Stage at the corner of Adams St & Jefferson St (by City Hall).  Come a little early & catch our friends, the Sarah Mac Band at 2:30 PM.

Then at 7PM we’ll be finishing the night off at the Mockingbird Cafe!  It’s going to be a  Spring welcoming party in Tallahassee!  Call (850) 222-4956 for reservations in the Music Lounge.

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Will McLean Music Festival

We are heading on down to Brooksville, FL tomorrow to the Will McLean Music Festival!  We are really excited to be playing and we’ll be on these stages:

Saturday- 7 pm- Cypress Stage

Sunday- 12:30 pm- Azalea Stage

Go here for more info on tickets & camping:  willmclean.com and we hope we’ll see you there!

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Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Will McLean

What do all of these gentleman have in common?  We’ll be playing tributes to them, that’s what!  The first in line of tribute shows will be Grant Peeples’ Bob Night :

Friday, March 2nd~ American Legion Hall~ 7:30 pm ~ $10- featuring, Sarah Mac Band, Grant Peeples, The New 76ers, Belmont & Jones and Reggie Williams.

Then Kelly & Brian will join Dead Keys for a tribute to George Harrison:

Saturday, March 3rd~ Mockingbird Cafe- 7 pm- (850) 222-4956 for reservations.

And next weekend, March 10-11- we’ll be headed to the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, FL to play the Will McLean Music Festivalcheck out site for info on tickets & camping.  Here’s where we’ll be playing:

Saturday- Cypress Stage- 7pm

Sunday- Azalea Stage- 12:30 pm


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Valdosta, GA & benefit shows galore!

If you are in the Valdosta area tonight (Friday, Feb. 3) come see us at for the First Friday party at Bas Bleu Brasserie [125 N. Patterson St] in downtown Valdosta.  We’ll be playing from 8-11 pm .

Tomorrow night, Saturday, Feb. 4, we’ll be playing a benefit show for the Joanna Francis Living Well Foundation in honor of Elizabeth George’s birthday.  We’ll be joining Bedhead Betty to make the night more festive & yes, you can expect some special stuff with this show!  Doors open at 6:30- we get the party started at 7 pm.  There will be a raffle and a silent auction with all proceeds of the evening going to the Living Well Foundation.  Suggested donation of $10 at door.

Next Saturday, Feb. 11 we will be at the Mockingbird Cafe for the 3rd Annual Songs of Support benefit show, honoring the life of Leslie Drew.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Refuge House-  suggested donation of $8- show starts at 6:30 and will feature:  Danny Goddard (solo), Drew Matulich & Josh Morrison, The Feraltones, The New 76ers, Black Cat Bones & The Crawlers.  This is a show not to be missed!

 

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Are we your favorite band? Can you prove it?

The last day to vote for The New 76ers as your favorite band in Tallahassee is November 30th (tomorrow!).  Go to www.tallyawards.com/vote-now and log-in using your Facebook account.  Vote for us under 2 categories-  1- Best Musical Entertainment- Groups and 2- Best Overall Business. 

Thanks SOOOO much! 

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Superhighway….sharing = caring!

Here’s is the title track off our album “Superhighway” released on our label Ping Records back in March.  Also included is our version of the Townes VanZandt song “If I Needed You”.  Enjoy!

Superhighway

If I Needed You

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