The Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) welcomes Rebekah Pulley to the listening room on June 17 at 7 p.m. Rebekah Pulley is a St. Petersburg based singer-songwriter whose music has been described as jaw dropping, with a tendency to break your heart and shake your soul whether performing solo, as a duo or with her band, The Reluctant Prophets. With a musical career spanning three decades, she’s etched out a fruitful living in a diverse setting of house concerts, bars, coffeehouses, and festivals.
Rebekah’s songwriting has wryly evolved tapping roots-rock, blues, old-school country & western, jazz, and gospel to become a must have for even the most discerning music fans.
Opening the June 17 show is long time ACMA member Boz. He is a singer/songwriter who performs regularly from Fort Myers to Naples.
Grammy winner Jason Wilber will perform Saturday, June 24 at the ACMA listening room. Bruce Gallant will open the show at 7 p.m.
In Wilber’s multi-decade journey with John Prine, the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has graced stages from the Grand Ole Opry to Austin City Limits, Seth Myers & Conan to Letterman & Colbert. And he’s been a key player in high-profile collaborations with a host of legends including Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Todd Snider, Tom Russell, Miranda Lambert, Susan Tedeschi, Josh Ritter, Kacey Musgraves & more.
For the third album in a row, latest 2023 is solo LP, Time Traveler, (after 2016’s Echoes and 2017’s Reaction Time), Wilber worked with longtime friend, producer and Bloomington, Ind., music-scene compatriot Paul Mahern.
Time Traveler, plays like a radio signal emanating from some distant outpost. Folk music from the future, with themes at once timeless and timely. Wilber strums stories from space stations and post-apocalyptic bunkers, alongside down to earth parables on the mysteries and truths of life. Wilber has had plenty of time to ponder the day dreams and fantastic journeys that wind up in his songs.
Looking ahead, the ACMA welcomes Mia Borders in concert on Saturday, July 8. Casey Page Culbreth will open the show at 7 p.m. A native of uptown New Orleans, Mia Borders’ powerhouse vocals and compelling songwriting have made her a perennial figure in the regional music scene.
Heralded locally and nationally as one of the city’s best talents, Borders has been featured on AXS TV’s coverage of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Tickets for the June 17, 24 and July 8 concerts will be available at the door. Door donations are $12 for members and $18 for general public.
The ACMA Songwriters Circle is every Sunday at 2 p.m. in June, but will go to every other week for the summer. This free event is held on Sundays at All Faiths and is open to all songwriters.
The ACMA listening room is located at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.
For more details and schedules, visit www.americanacma.org