The Ilse Newell Series for the Performing Arts - IN Concert - will present 'Coastal Treasures," a concert featuring saxophonist Sammy Tedder and a trio of female folk artists this Sunday, Feb. 25.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. Donation is $10 for the open seating, with a reception to follow.
Sammy Tedder, a musician, composer, filmmaker, flutemaker and naturalist who lives with his wife Sandy in their remote cabin on the Sopchoppy River. Also known for his recordings of Florida’s nature sounds and weaving them into his musical compositions, he has composed film soundtracks and provided ambient nature sounds for several nature documentaries aired on PBS, one of which is "Apalachicola River, An American Treasure." In addition to his unique style of saxophone, signature elements of his music are the sounds of his handmade river cane flutes, drums and rattles.
Sammy grew up in the Tallahassee area and played in several bands that featured jazz and rhythm and blues. He recently completed an album "Grooves, Drives and Ballads" that goes back to these roots, and his most recent nature film "Local Waters - Wild Places" features his music, nature recordings and moving images of our diverse north Florida flora and fauna.
The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn are a trio of female folk artists that brings together heartbreaking original songs, tight and sweet vocal harmonies, powerful instrumental solos, and crowd-pleasing acoustic covers. Based out of Tallahassee, these women bring the sounds of euphoric acoustic music across the Southeast, performing everywhere from rowdy dance stages to intimate home shows.
Featured on acoustic guitar, ukulele, and soaring vocals, Suncoast Regional Emmy-award-winning musician Kathryn Belle Long crafts songs of hope and passion, inspired by her Tallahassee upbringing and background in musical theater and dance. Tampa native, upright bassist and guitarist Elizabeth Fravel brings a background of funky bluegrass and deep southern soul to her music, singing and writing songs about every heartbreak from the Florida palms to the Arizona deserts. North Carolina fiddler Holly Riley brings with her the screaming solos of Carolina bluegrass, a diverse background in jazz, country, swing, and rock, and and sings a set of lonesome songs over clawhammer banjo.
The band name is based on a fictional character who embarks on a series of adventures, and many of the band's shows are a costumed, themed, multi-media adventure experience. Popular ABL themed shows include "Annabelle Lyn's Mermaid Adventure": featuring full mermaid costumes and siren songs inspired by the coastal tides; "Girl Haggard": a country getdown with cowboy boots and songs from Merle, Willie, Hank, and more of the greats; "Annabelle Lyn's Magical Mystery Tour": a groovy psychedelic listening experience featuring the best of The Beatles; and "Joan Night": a woman-positive musical celebration of the songs of our favorite Joans - Joan Jett, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and more! The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn can tailor a themed musical adventure to your party or venue needs.
The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn released their first album, "Maiden Voyage", under Ping Records in Sept. 2016 and completed recording on their second album, “Chasing Horizons” July 2017. Both albums feature 13 original songs and talent from celebrated Tallahassee musicians.