Coffee Talk

Some of the region’s finest musicians perform at our weekly Coffee Talk.  Thanks to the tireless efforts of Doris Nabors and June Beverly, Coffee Talk has brought music to the community of Melrose for over a decade.

Coffee Talk is presented by Common Thread and Shake Rag Productions, Non-Profit community music programs.


January 2022

January 6 – Keith Rea

Singer/songwriter, instrumentalist – Keith Rea brings a wealth of experience to the stage as well as a variety of styles and genres. From love songs to train songs, Keith’s lyrics conjure stories of people, places, and situations that feel both familiar and yet somehow fresh. His instrumental styling’s cover the landscape from finger picked ballads to raucous twelve bar blues.

January 13 – Doctor Paul

Doctor Paul, as he’s known to his fans, is a troubadour in every sense of the word. After appearing on NBC’s The Voice in Season 9, the Doctor has been traveling on his “I Ain’t Done Yet” tour, bringing his music to as many new fans and friends as possible. From the Gulf coast of Florida, to Music City and all points in between, fans of his acoustic solo performances have fallen in love with his utterly original interpretations. The Doctor has collaborated with some of the great names in the business, and has recorded with some of Nashville’s top session players, but it is in his live shows that you’ll experience him as nature intended: Unadorned, accompanied by only his acoustic guitar, his unique, powerful voice carried by a flurry of fingerpicked notes that pass like mile markers on a very heady trip. Visit his website at

January 20 – Lis and Lon Williamson and Sue Raines Tice

Lon and Elisabeth Williamson, musical and life partners for about 35 years, are well known around the Sunshine State for their artistry as a duo, blending eloquent harmonies with accomplished musicianship. Add to that their dynamic repertoire of original, oldtime, jazz, swing, and bluegrass tunes and you’ll have a show that you’re not likely to soon forget. They are also members of The Gatorbone Trio with Gabriel Valla, The Drfitwoods, also with Gabe and Eric Searcy, based out of St. Augustine. and The Gatorbone Band with Gabriel Valla and Jason Thomas (of The Claire Lynch Band). When not on the road, the Williamsons spend time at their home on their beloved Gatorbone Lake, nestled deep in the Sandhills of Florida, where they write and record their own music as well as produce and record music of other Florida and beyond folk artists.  Appearing with Sue Raines Tice, who has been playing the fiddle since the third grade. After being introduced to Bluegrass and Old Time music as a teenager, she toured with the all-female band the Buffalo Gals during the mid-70s.  After settling in the Washington, D.C./Maryland area, she played with a host of bluegrass bands including Eddie Adcock and the Second Generation, Don Stover, and the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. She has recorded 3 solo instrumental projects and remains active in local session work. She currently lives in St. Augustine, FL and enjoys playing a wide range of music with a lot of nice people.

January 27 – Charlie Robertson and Joe Mark 

Notable quotes about Charlie Robertson:  “If you’ve never experienced Charlie Robertson’s music, you owe it to yourself. He’s like Van Zandt, Prine and Dylan with a drawl.  Charlie’s subtle poetry and eccentric perspectives will leave you sharing his deep affection for the parade of southern characters who populate his songs” – David Beede. And from Gamble Rogers – “Charlie Robertson is God’s personal songwriter.”

Joseph Mark has performed for over 40 years at many clubs and music festivals throughout Florida. Starting out as a classical musician he now brings guitar and fiddle to stage to share traditional and old-time tunes, along with his own reflective original songs to paint scenes we are all in.

December 2021

December 2 – Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards at Coffee Talk on December 2

December 9 – Paul and Kay Garfinkel

December 16 – Doug Spears

November 2021

November 4 – Billy “Sweet William” Ennis

November11 – Blue Skies – Mack & Paula Tyner

November18 – One-Eyed Cat

Images from Coffee Talk

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