Free Thursday night concerts continue at Gulf Place
Ever More Nest, Early James, FBISF Writers Should Play
The City of Gulf Shores will continue to present free Sunset Series concerts on three more Thursday nights this month from the Town Green Pavilion at Gulf Place (101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.) from 6-8 p.m.
Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs and enjoy a sunset on a white sand beach. The Coastal Albama Chamber will sell discounted drinks and food trucks will be available.
Ever More Nest, a new music project from New Orleans, plays September 8. Songwriter Kelcy Mae. Kelcy leads a band that has adopted a full American style that draws comparisons to Gregory Alan Isakov, Gillian Welch and Nanci Griffith. Kelcy’s oft-praised poeticism remains a hallmark of her songs.
September 22 guest Early James has been described as “a combination of roots, rock, the solitude of blues and tongue, and the boldness of classic country”. His voice evokes a century of American barkers and crooners, from Alan Lomax field-recorded mid-century iconoclasts like Billy Holliday and Howlin Wolf to ghostly turn-of-the-century performers like Fiona Apple and Tom Waits. .
The Frank Brown Songwriters Showcase concludes the series on
September 29 and serves as a preview for the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival scheduled for November 3-13 at venues from Gulf Shores to Pensacola. The evening will begin with Rhonda Hart and will be followed by Ira Dean and Anthony Smith.
Pictured: While living in Music City, Rhonda Hart formed girl group, Angels On The Range, with Deanna Carter and Mila Mason. She signed with Step One Records, for whom she recorded the hit “Waiting For The Phone To Ring”. The song topped the European charts for several weeks. She and Carter went on to write the quadruple platinum, “Did I Shave My Legs For This,” which received two Grammy nominations.
She moved to Perdido Key at the invitation of her friend Bo Roberts during Mullet Toss – 2006. Bo was out of town at the time, but Rhonda loved it here and eventually built a huge local following as a solo artist and through collaborations with Justin Fobes, Smokey Otis, Elaine Petty, Cathy Pace and others.