Sat, Jun 10|
Homestead Park 1 Year Anniversary
Wow! Happy birthday to us! Join us as we celebrate our very first birthday with a Bluegrass Festival, featuring 2 amazing bands, Patchwork & The Driftwoods!
Time & Location
Jun 10, 4:00 PM
Homestead Park, 1050 NE 6th Blvd, Williston, FL 32696, USA
About the event
Two Bands: Patchwork and The Driftwoods
Patchwork plays everything from original Florida folk, country and bluegrass to forties swing and rhythm & blues, all on acoustic instruments! The band hails from Gainesville, Florida, and performs at concerts, festivals, schools, clubs and parties throughout the state. In addition to adding their feminine Florida flavor to special events at the Appleton Museum in Ocala, the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville and the Sunday Sampler in Dunnellon, they have also been broadcast live on national public television and radio. They have individually won several awards for both performance and songwriting, and are a favorite at the Florida Folk Festival, where they have played for thirty years.
The Driftwoods: 7-9pm
The Driftwoods perform bluegrass music in Northern Florida and the Southeast. Each member brings many years of performing experience to the stage as well as great variety of songs and styles. From original to contemporary and old-time tunes, their song variety is one of the hallmarks of their stage presentation.
Eric Searcy is a Florida native who has been playing bluegrass banjo in Northern Florida for over 30 years. Eric always finds the cream of the crop of banjo tunes and brings them to the stage with drive and enthusiasm. He also plays the dobro and adds a wonderful selection of classic tunes to the band with the “hound dog” as well. His vocal tunes are among the crowd favorites and his strong singing style brings a great warmth and personality to the Driftwoods performance.
Elisabeth Williamson, Florida girl, provides a strong lead vocal style and driving rhythm guitar. She also performs several tunes with the band on frailed banjo as well. Her original songs have become some crowd favorites. She released her debut songwriting recording, Deep, in 2010 to critical acclaim. Please visit her site to find out more.
Lon Williamson, California boy! Lon is another multi-talented member of the Driftwoods and plays upright bass. Lon lays down the tempo with a beautiful style and warm tone. He is also a terrific songwriter and a great singer, adding rich lead and harmony vocals to the Driftwoods sound.