The blues come alive every weekend at Coconut Falls Tiki Bar and Grill in Fort Myers.
The popular blues concert series continues in February with Frank Bang on Feb. 7; Damon Fowler on Feb. 14; Skyla Burrell on Feb. 21; and Jeremiah Johnson on Feb. 28. All shows run Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 with $5 off your entree purchase.
Frank Bang is an energetic musical force … On stage or in studio. He has 14 current songs on rotation on B. B. Kings Bluesville SiriusXM.
After spending time touring with the band Southern Hospitality, Damon Fowler is back with his third solo project for Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Damon chose swamp blues master, Tab Benoit to produce and record him at Tab’s rural Louisiana home studio, and their collaboration has resulted in Damon’s strongest effort to date. The tension between his measured, laid-back vocal delivery and the hallmark intensity of his guitar virtuosity has never been keener, and the stories told in his songwriting exhibit a combination of depth, grace and humor very few of his contemporaries can match.
Skyla Burrell was born in Los Angeles and raised in Orange County, California. Skyla formed her first band at the age of 13 and has been a working musician ever since. Skyla played with several bands as a teenager and young adult, working her way up and down Southern California. She relocated to the East Coast in her early 20’s where she continued learning and growing from her musical experiences and eventually co-forming the Skyla Burrell Band. In addition to her singing, writing and guitar duties, Skyla also plays piano.
Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the south, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. Emotionally charged southern blues rock, powered by the common man’s passion for life and all the struggles in-between. Songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship. “Unemployed Highly Annoyed” has caught lightning in a bottle with this masterful snapshot of these difficult times and is truly a testament to his talent. Possibly the best record of Johnsons career, born from the most challenging time in his life as a musician. Released on Oct. 30, 2020, “Unemployed Highly Annoyed” hit #4 on the Billboard Blues Album Charts on Nov. 14, giving Jeremiah Johnson the unique honor of having two new releases in 2020 hit the top 5.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar and Grill is located at 17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers. For more info, call 239-990-9901, visit www.coconutfalls.com or follow them on Facebook.