Some of the region’s finest musicians performed 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, now SHAKE RAG CONCERT SERIES, is presented by Common Thread and Shake Rag Productions, Non-Profit community music programs.

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March 2023

March 30, 2023 – Joe Mark A songwriter/singer from St. Augustine, Joseph 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 share traditional and old-time tunes, along with his own reflective original songs to paint scenes we are all in.

April 2023

April 6, 2023 – Harri Buffalo – Harri Buffalo is a mythical beauty beast that travels the sound waves. When Bill and Lee get together they like to ride her all around and out of this world. She’s environmentally friendly, and sounds fine. To be one with the positive vibrations of our naturally creative existence inspires and motivates us. We recently teamed up with poet Monte Flinchum to create two songs you can listen to here: Dark Purple Summer Night and Raining in My Soul. Lee Pinkerson is our singer, songwriter and guitarist. Bill Snyder provides the bow and beat on his acoustic bass fiddle. He also rounds out the sound with some harmony vocals.,

April 13, 2023 – Lake Annie Vibe – John McGuire, “Lake Annie Vibe”, as our name implies, we are  group of friends/musicians who live on Lake Annie, near Hawthorne, Fl.  Joe Loper is a renowned bass player extraordinaire who has been playing around North Florida and beyond for 40+ years. Nelda Loper (who, by the way, is also Joe;s wife) grew up singing a variety of different enres of music in a variety of different musical formats. John McGuire has played guitar, drums and percussion and sang in a variety of different small and large groups in a variety of different locations on theEast Coast for more than 40 years.

April 20, 2023 – One Eyed Cat is a musical duo consisting of Nora Gauck Vocals, percussion and guitar; Gil Gauck Vocals and Guitar.They have been singing and performing together since they formed the original One-Eyed Cat in Miami, Fl .in 1985. Gil has an extensive resume in music on multiple instruments that spans 4 decades including a stint backing Blues Giant John Lee Hooker in the early ‘70s. Before they met, Nora spent years honing her powerful vocal style performing in the Jersey Shore Casinos and other venues across the Northeastern United States. Together their sound is a unique combination of their shared vocalizations, Gil’s arrangements and guitar work creating their “Catified” very original sound. Catch a show and witness their little musical revolution first hand with a 90+ song list that defies categorization.

April 27, 2023 – Pair O Docs – Thomas Kerkhoff & Michael Robinson are an acoustic duo who perform two centuries of original and cover songs. Medical heretics boldly going where no one has gone before.

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