The Back Porch Revival Old-Time String Band will play Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Apalachicola’s Riverfront Park. Bring your own chair. Concert is free. At 5:30 p.m.
The band’s sweet and sassy old time music is loaded with bounce and humor. Playing fiddle tunes, vocals of folk songs traditional and contemporary, they’ll have your toes tapping and put a smile on your face. Back Porch Revival has been entertaining throughout Florida for 22 years, with each year highlighted by appearances at the prestigious Florida Folk Festival. They have earned honors from the folk music community for their vocal arrangements and are considered one of the top folk bands in Florida.
Jim Robertson plays the fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, sings lead vocals, and has received numerous awards for both his instrumental and vocal skills. Jim’s wife Melanie plays old-time frailing banjo, and has been featured at the Florida Folk Festival and performed on National Public Radio. Melanie’s brother, John McClure, plays the mandolin, guitar, occasional autoharp, harmonica, and provides backup and lead vocals. John’s wife, Ginger, plays the Appalachian lap dulcimer, penny whistle, recorder and is a gifted story teller. Nephew Matthew Coltharp is a talented up and coming musician on guitar, mandolin, cello and fiddle as well as bass. James Dion plays guitar, percussion and provides vocal harmonies. Jim Rigel has 30 years of experience performing in a variety of styles including, blues, old time, bluegrass and gospel. His high tenor harmonies and humor compliment his dynamic work on the acoustic bass.