The blues are happening on Sundays at Coconut Falls Tiki Bar and Grill in Fort Myers.
The weekly blues concert series continues in April with Joel DaSilva Band on April 11, Mark Telesca Band on April 18 and Josh Rowand the Pitbull of Blues Band on April 25.
All shows run Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 with $5 off your entree purchase.
His sound is influenced by Buddy Guy, Albert King, The Sonics, SRV, The Black Keys, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Memphis, Chicago, the Swamp, the Mud, the City, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, James Brown, U2, Rockabilly, The Chili Peppers , Earl Hooker, Magic Sam , Muddy Waters , Dick Dale , Howlin’ Wolf, the Smithereens, Tom Petty, Waylon Jennings, King’s X, the Pixies, Alice in Chains, ZZ Top, R.L.Burnside, John Lennon, Tom Waits, Brazil, the Ukraine, the United States, and so many more and they all melt together in a tasty gumbo that is Joel DaSilva. DaSilva is an American/Brazilian/Ukrainian guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from Chicago and currently based in Florida.
Mark Telesca started off 2020 with a new solo acoustic CD titled “ Higher Vibrations” along with a new book titled “Love Music-Hate Cancer”
“Higher Vibrations” is a collection of 16 songs. Nine original songs composed by Mark. The remaining seven songs are a mix of Pre-WWII blues and spirituals. His finger style guitar playing and storytelling lyrics combined with his powerful vocal seems to be the perfect combination for making a strong connection with his listeners.
Josh Rowand is an electrifying master of his guitar. He allows the guitar to come alive and speak to his audience as he shows just how a guitar wants to be played with his energized soulful rendition of the blues.
It has been said that Josh is a “silent conductor” and he demonstrates this while on stage with only his guitar or while performing with his band. Josh was honored to perform in Montreal Canada at the 2012 Montreal International Jazz Festival, where he laid down his own breed of blues and was rewarded with an overwhelming response from the audience as well as outstanding comments from a Canadian Reporter where Josh’s music and impressive slide guitar work was compared with George Thorogood and Johnny Winter.
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.