It's easy to see why he's known simply as "Guitar Frank". A mix of vocals and guitar, his blend of music is at home here on Clearwater Beach although he
It’s easy to see why he’s known simply as “Guitar Frank”. A mix of vocals and guitar, his blend of music is at home here on Clearwater Beach although he can be found performing throughout the Bay Area. He’s dedicated to the string instrument and “plays it forward” by teaching students how to play.
Born in Ohio, Johnny B now lives in the Tampa Bay Area. He had a guitar placed in his hands at the age of 12 by his father. He played
Born in Ohio, Johnny B now lives in the Tampa Bay Area. He had a guitar placed in his hands at the age of 12 by his father. He played jazz bass and guitar all through school. Inspired by jazz, blues and rock, he likes music of all shapes and sizes. He hopes to entertain you at the Palm Pavilion with his wide variety of music. “Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more.”
Greg West, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, drew influence and inspiration from a wide variety of musical genres. His parents, both longtime fans of country music, were also just
Greg West, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, drew influence and inspiration from a wide variety of musical genres. His parents, both longtime fans of country music, were also just as at home listening to early folk artists as well as rock and roll. Born in 1972, Greg was always within earshot of artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Jesse Winchester, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, The Eagles, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, The Allman Brothers, as well as country artists like George Jones, Barbara Mandrell, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and even the folkie turned Caribbean troubadour Jimmy Buffett.
As Greg grew through his teen years in the eighties he became a fan of hard rock and heavy metal and of course, the electric guitar. He received his first guitar at the age of fifteen and has been playing ever since. He has played throughout the metro Atlanta area with various local bands such as Serpentine Waltz, Stone Motherless, Fat Cat and Slangbanger opening for bands like Shootyz Groove and Incubus. He has also traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to play with friend and fellow musician Niels Feldbaek.
Twenty years later Greg has gone back to his more mellow roots and has focused on becoming a credible singer/songwriter, his songs a reflection of his varied musical tastes and influences. Now living in Tampa, Florida, he has recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to work with long-time friend and musician Robin Dean Salmon and has just completed his second album, 7th Avenue, released in August of 2008. 7th Avenue is a mixture of songs both old and new but one thing that remains constant is the ability Greg has to tell a story that anyone can relate to and write melodies that everyone will want to sing along to.
Born and raised in Florida, Colt has been playing in the Tampa Bay area for the past seven years. With over 600 songs in his catalog, his repertoire
Born and raised in Florida, Colt has been playing in the Tampa Bay area for the past seven years. With over 600 songs in his catalog, his repertoire spans over six decades. He has the unique ability to make these cover songs his own, while staying true to the original artist. From classic hits to today’s music, he always plays to the crowd. Colt has also written and recorded two original albums, “Find Your Way Down” and “Give Up The Ghost”. They are both for sale on iTunes and at his gigs for ten dollars each. Tampa Bay Times recently reviewed these two albums in the 2010 Ultimate Local Music Guide saying, Songs from Colt Clark’s albums weave from blues to rock to rollicking southern soul with boozy purpose. The writer also compared his alt-country songwriting style to Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown.
Colt plays on a weekly basis at a variety of local venues. He’s had the privilege to play on the side stage at The Ford Amphitheater and The St. Pete Times Forum, opening for artists such as Sting, Annie Lennox, James Taylor & Tom Petty. Colt has also had the opportunity to play before the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning games.