noon – 1pm Pamela Jo Hatley
Pamela Jo is a genuine country girl from Alabama who learned to sing in the church choir. She was born and raised on a farm in the foothills of the Appalachians. She sings and plays guitar, claw-hammer banjo, and ukulele. Her vocals are sweet and pure, bathed in southern charm. She performs music rooted deep in early American history, pre-civil war era and beyond the seas to the “old country.”
Pamela Jo has performed at the Florida Folk Festival, Heritage Village Pinellas Folk Festival, and many other venues. She has collected several cherished ribbons at the Florida Old Time Music Championship.
1pm – 2pm Unpainted Souls
At the core, Unpainted Souls is about life and the artistic expression of life’s struggles and joys. Musically, band leader Billy Whiting explores that place in music were style is not as important as how the listener interprets the music and is engaged by it. Think Hank William’s Blues Come Around When the Sun Goes Down, because in it you will find country, jazz, blues and a touch of rock and roll…..likewise Unpainted Souls casts a wide net stylistically. Billy played professionally in the 434th Army Band but is mostly known for leading and playing worship in Tampa Bay area churches. Unpainted Souls is a colorful kaleidoscopic mix of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, old-time, and jazz. To watch them perform is to be transported and find your own soul uplifted,
“Deep, thoughtful lyrics, interesting, and sometimes playful melodic lines…Unpainted Souls’… 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.