Give thanks for local musicians who provide hip-shakable grooves

Don’t forget to be thankful today for hardworking area musicians including Thomas Wynn & The Believers, who will perform Friday at Loosey’s.

Courtesy of Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Published: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.

All right folks, it’s Thanksgiving time today. So, as you sit there reading this while untying your special “holiday” sweat-pants, think about all the normal stuff you’re thankful for: your family, your job, your health. Or, if you don’t have any of those things or maybe you just want more things to be thankful for, think of your local musicians. There are literally too many to mention by name, but they know who they are, So, whether you play covers at open-mic nights or perform for hundreds of paying customers every month; whether you’re a student, teacher or blue-collar worker, thank you for getting out there and providing the grooves to which our hips shake.

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Speaking of hard working musicians, Orlando’s grooviest soul-rock quintet, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, are hitting town Friday at Loosey’s, along with Neil Alday and Further South, and Hannah Harber, starting at 9 p.m.

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On Friday at High Dive, local country-rocker Clark Hill performs with the Rick Ryan Band and Clay Brooker, starting at 9 p.m.

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Mark Gaignard, formerly of Big Sky fame, performs with his current band, Mr. Ainsworth, on Friday and Saturday at Tall Paul’s Brew House, starting at 10 p.m.

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New Orleans’ world-folk and soul duo, Rising Appalachia, performs a nice long set at The Jam on Tuesday, starting at 10 p.m.

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Gainesville’s favorite bluegrass-country trio, Adult Boys Thunderband, performs Wednesday, as they do every Wednesday, at Loosey’s from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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