ACMA Songwriters on the Plaza Dec. 10

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The next Songwriters on the Plaza will be Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. This is the ACMA’s popular songwriters showcase on Cornog Plaza at the Fort Myers Regional Library on First Street. This free show runs the second Tuesday of the month now through April.
The Lee County Library has joined with the ACMA to offer free acoustic concerts of all original music. Concerts will take place in the amphitheater, which is located on South Cornog Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket, shows will be moved indoors depending on weather. If needed, the show will be indoor in the South Building that is attached to Talking Books Library. The address is 1651 Lee St.
Come hear great original music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate songwriters showcase. The Dec. 10 event features Roy Schneider, Kim Mayfield and Bill Metts.
Roy Schneider, troubadour and formerly syndicated cartoonist Roy Schneider has developed a devoted fan base for his particular flavor of Americana music since 2008, through international radio airplay and consistent touring with wife-and-stage partner Kim Mayfield. Playfully dubbed “Blue-Twangled Folk‘n’ Roll” in a 2014 No Depression interview, Schneider has brought his musical blend of the gritty, fun, soulful and sweet to delighted audiences across the USA and abroad.
Schneider’s songs have earned praise in the Kerrville New Folk Competition (TX), Telluride Blues & Brews Acoustic Blues competition (CO), and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist showcase (NY). The duo has performed official showcases at Folk Alliance conferences in New York, Austin TX and Asheville, NC.
Kim Mayfield started playing music on the family piano at age nine. She played for herself for years before learning to play with others. As a member of the trio Reckless Saints, Kim has picked up guitar and mandolin, as well as learning to play keyboard without “notes.” She is in her 11th year of touring nationally and internationally with her husband and music partner Roy Schneider. Kim was a semi-finalist in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition.
Bill Metts started playing guitar during the country blues revival of the 60s and fell in love with the art of finger-style guitar. He began his writing career after moving to Southwest Florida and regularly attending open mics in Fort Myers, notably the former Nita’s Sweet Bean Café, where many local singer songwriters cut their teeth. Shortly after, he was asked to served on the board of the nationally known ACMA and hosted their weekly Songwriter Circle for four years.
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