Our next show will be at the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Our featured artists are Amy Speace, Grant Peeples, Roman Street, and Kipyn Martin.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online in advance until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the show. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase and you simply check-in at the door under your name. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-served.
Amy Speace is a modern day folksinger whose music pays tribute to the genre's glory days. She has spent two decades chronicling the high marks, heartbreaks, and hard breaks of a life lived on the road. Amy has been a tireless traveler, chasing her dream from the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village in New York City to larger venues across the globe.
Over the years, Amy has built an international audience without the help of a major recording label, relying instead upon a touring schedule whose milestones include the Glastonbury Festival, NPR's Mountain Stage, and a yearly average of 150 shows.
Discovered and mentored by folk icon Judy Collins during the early 2000s, Speace left her career as a classically-trained Shakespearean actress and, instead, kicked off a string of acclaimed albums, including Songs for Bright Street, The Killer in Me, and How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat.
Grant Peeples writes in his autobiography, "I was born in Tallahassee, 1957. It was there I learned to crawl, walk, talk, ride a bike, and tie my shoes. I went to school and learned to read and spell badly, and to hide under the desk when Khrushchev fired a missile at us. I hunted, fished, rode horses, and read books about Daniel Boone and Abraham Lincoln. By the time I was twelve I had learned the words to every Roger Miller song."
Since then he has lived in Nashville where he hoped to become a staff songwriter, owned a nightclub, fomed a band or two, moved to a remote island off the coast of Nicaragua and stayed there for ten years, eventually returning home to Florida to resume his career in music. A lot more happened in between those major events. A lot more and he'll happily tell you all about it.
Grant is still based in Florida and he writes about what he knows: life in all of its gory details including politics, Southern culture, people, and human nature.
Roman Street is Noah and Josh Thompson, two brothers from Mobile, Alabama. Early on, they put their guitars together to form a remarkable musical entity. This brotherly jam session has developed into a Billboard and iTunes charting band who many have dubbed 'the next generation' of Jazz Fusion.
Today, Roman Street, named for an old roman street in the Alps, is an internationally recognized instrumental group specializing in improvisational fusion of Classical, Gypsy and Contemporary Jazz, Latin, and Nuevo Flamenco. Whether performing as a guitar duo, or with a backing band, Roman Street astounds everyone with music that appeals to fans of many different genres, cultures, ages, and lifestyles.
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk songwriter whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas.
Kipyn celebrated several milestones recently including the release of Dance Across the Sky, a solo project following up her debut Undercover Muse, and winning the coveted Gold Award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest for God is Love, her third MASC Gold. Kipyn also tours the country with Allison Shapira in the duo show Joan & Joni, a tribute to the music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.