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2014 Tangerine Blues Fest and Country Music Weekend

Blues Fest


Blues on Saturday


Blues Fest Schedule:

  • 12:00 to 01:30 – Urban Gypsies of Florida

  • 01:30 to 03:00 – Joe “Survival” Caruso

  • 03:00 to 04:30 – Little Mike and the Tornados

  • 04:30 to 06:00 – David Gerald

  • 06:00 to 07:30 – Marty Stokes Band

  • 07:30 to 09:00 – Betty Fox Band


Blues Bands Bios:

  • Urban Gypsies of Florida

    Urban Gypsies of Florida

    Their distinctive mostly original styling’s create crazy fun times and continually surprise and delight the listener with innovative combinations of Tribal, Disco, Gypsy, Bluegrass, 70’s Rock, Folk, and Funk.

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  • Joe "Survival" Caruso

    Joe “Survival” Caruso

    The legendary Club Desire, just across the street from Joe’s house, was where he first learned the sounds of Blues and Rhythm and Blues performers including the young Ray Charles, Guitar Slim, Count Basie, Dinah Washington, Memphis Slim, Fats Domino, and other greats.

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  • Little Mike and the Tornados

    Little Mike and the Tornados

    This powerhouse blues and rock n’ roll band from New York City is led by singer, songwriter, producer and harp master Mike Markowitz. The band is well-known for its flawless, high energy blues sound, modeled after the great Chicago bands of the 50′s.

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  • David Gerald

    The David Gerald Band

    Gerald’s blues have been receiving widespread radio play, along with recognition in the blues community. Recently Gerald was listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan Blues artists. His debut album “Hell and Back” reached #1 on Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart for Michigan based artists and has remained in the top 20 for many weeks in a row.

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  • Marty Stokes Band

    Marty Stokes Band

    Marty’s band has travelled to compete in the annual IBC competions, and placed in both the South Florida, as well as Suncoast Blues Societies—recently winning the Peoples’ Choice Award at Yabos in Fort Myers, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Blues Society.

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  • The Betty Fox Band

    The Betty Fox Band

    With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Betty Fox has burst onto the Florida music scene in a whirlwind of controlled yet unabashed passion and has taken the hearts of anyone wise enough to lend her their ear.

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Country on Sunday


Country Music Schedule:

  • 12:00 to 01:30 – 33 Years

  • 01:30 to 03:00 – Maggie Baugh

  • 03:00 to 4:30 – Bryan Buchanan

  • 04:30 to 06:00 – Warren Silvers Band

  • 06:00 to 07:30 – Cecilia Lauren & the Ocoee River Band

  • 08:00 to 09:30 – Grayson Rogers Band


Country Band Bios:

  • 33 Years

    33 Years

    Their raw and rugged blend of old school country (Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash) with thoughtful folk-rock (ala Steve Earle, some of Bob Dylan) and a sort of indie-something-or-other aggression (Hammell on Trial, Devil Makes Three) blend together for a true-to-themselves sound.

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  • Maggie Baugh

    Maggie Baugh

    Maggie played on stage with Neal McCoy during the Trace Adkins Country Cruise! In March, Maggie Baugh played “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, live, on stage with Charlie Daniels in Weston Florida, in front of 10,000 people. Maggie Baugh also opened for John Anderson at the Broward Airboat Show!

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  • Bryan Buchanan

    Bryan Buchanan

    Bryan’s built a strong and loyal following during his years on the road, returning to the same places to perform again and again by popular demand. Both as a singer and as a DJ and a KJ, he’s brought his popular country/rock edge to a wide variety of venues and occasions.

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  • Warren Silvers Band

    Warren Silvers Band

    Singer/songwriter Warren Silvers commands attention from his audience with his smooth, warm voice, lead guitar playing, and seasoned stage presence. Influenced at an early age by artist and songwriters such as Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, you can hear the famous Outlaw sound in Warren’s Original music and voice.

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  • Cecilia Lauren & the Ocoee River Band

    Cecilia Lauren & the Ocoee River Band

    Cecilia and the boys have shared the stage with top Nashville talent such as Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Trailer Choir, Lady Antebellum, Bucky Covington, Whitney Duncan, David Nail, Kate and Kasey, Halfway2Hazard, Eli Young Band, Steve Holy and Dean Brody.

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  • Grayson Rogers

    Grayson Rogers

    Voted Spot Magazine’s 2013 Band of the Year, Grayson Rogers has quickly grown into one of Florida’s most premier up-and-coming bands! After forming their band in March 2012, Grayson Rogers exploded into the Southwest Florida music scene, earning opening slots for National Acts only 3 short months after their first-ever performance as a band!

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Blues Fest

2014 Poster

Tangerine Blues Fest Poster 2014

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Looking for a place to stay?

Comfort Inn & Suites at Tropicana Field

Festival rate lodging is available at Comfort Inn & Suites at Tropicana Field
1400 34th St. N., Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

For BluesFest rates, contact: Attention Tony frontdesk.fl484@gmail.com


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