noon – Billy Whiting
Billy’s group, Unpainted Souls, is about life and the artistic expression of life’s struggles and joys. Musically, Billy tries to find that place in music were style is interpreted by the listener. Depending on who you are and what you listen to is what will determine which category you put Unpainted Souls into. Think Hank William’s Blues Come Around when the Sun Goes Down, in it you find country, jazz, blues and even rock! Billy played professionally in the 434th Army Band for 4 years but is mostly known for leading and playing worship in local Tampa Bay area churches and playing Unpainted Souls gigs. Unpainted Souls music includes elements of folk, old-time, bluegrass, rock, and blues.
“Deep, thoughtful lyrics, interesting, and sometimes playful melody lines. ..There’s not a whole lot to dislike about Unpainted Souls. The commitment to intelligent, non-commercial music is appreciated and welcomed. I’m already waiting for the next CD!” By Hamlet’s Father’s Ghost. ITunes review.
1 pm J Kolb
Born in the dark ages (1953) in Kansas City, MO, J Kolb moved to NH when he was a kid (still in the dark ages). He picked up the folk, singer-songwriter, protest singer thing in High School and all these years later is still at it. Those early influences; James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Coburn still resonate with him. His first CD “Way Beyond Midnight” was published in 2013. Huge thanks to Colin Ward, Rowland “Miggi Middleton, Mark Doran and Stephanie Ancona for helping put this project together. Next came a four song duo project with Miggi called “Sittin’ and Thinkin’. A self produced and self recorded CD “Floritopia” was released in July of 2018.
After residing in NH, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maine and Maryland he and his wife Marci now live in St. Petersburg, Fla.