Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tony "Baltimore" Durante does Old Times Blues for Larry Baeder's Blues Concert Series

Tony Baltimore
KEY WEST, Fla. (January 23, 2013) -- Tony "Baltimore" Durante performs lead vocals and guitar for 3-piece rock band, The LoFi's. He'll change things up a bit and take to the Island Dogs stage on Wednesday, January 23, from 8 p.m. for Larry Baeder's Blues Concert Series.

Baeder's Blues Concert Series features a different jazz or blues performer every week, local and visiting, performing alongside Baeder.

Originally from Baltimore, Md., Durante is a singer/songwriter and performs his own music as a solo artist in addition to playing with the band. Known for their spontanaeity on stage, the LoFi's perform Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Beatles, Foo Fighters, The Cure, and Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as an assortment of '70s funk, '80s pop and '90s rock.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Robert Douglas to headline Larry Baeder's Blues Concert Series

Robert Douglas
KEY WEST, Fla. (January 8, 2013) -- Robert Douglas or "Doug" as he is known to friends, family and fans, has shared the stage with a veritable who's who in modern Country, Rock, Pop and Blues music. And on Wednesday, January 9, from 8 p.m., he comes to Island Dogs for Larry Baeder's Blues Concert Series.

Baeder's Blues Concert Series features a different jazz or blues performer every week, local and visiting, performing alongside Baeder.

Doug has performed with the Charlie Daniels Band, Dickey Betts, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Confederate Railroad, Montgomery Gentry, The Outlaws, Rick Deringer, Pat Travers, Kenny Logins, Steppenwolf, Vince Neil, Iron Butterfly, The Dixie Dregs, Rascal Flatts, Hubert Sumlin, Sonny Rhoads, and more.

A singer/guitarist, Doug also plays bass guitar and drums and serves as band leader, teacher, arranger, producer, recording engineer, sound designer, technical consultant, production coordinator, art director, design editor and webmaster.

Originally from the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Doug relocated to the Florida Keys in 2004. Since then he has continued to be an in-demand asset as an on call Musician/Technical Consultant to local bands and businesses.

Also at Island Dogs:

  • Thursday, January 10: Chris Thomas at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 12: Kevin Poole at 1 p.m. and Tony Durante at 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16: Larry Baeder's Blues Concert Series with Deb Hudson at 8 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Island Dogs featured artist: Nick Norman

Nick Norman now calls Key West, Florida his home, but it was during his childhood in Columbia, South Carolina that he first acquired his passion for music. Attending Baptist church as a child exposed him to the awe inspiring power of the choir.

Nick Norman Band
"It was how I first learned that you can truly make people feel what you feel, by believing in what you are singing. They sang from their hearts and that is something I believe that cannot be faked," Norman said.

Nick Norman performs live at Island Dogs on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 8 p.m.

As a young man listening to South Carolina's emerging musicians of the time, such as Edwin McCain and Hootie and the Blowfish, he was also drawing from the styles of legendary artists including Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Inspired by an eclectic array of influences Nick created a sound all his own.

Branching out from his home state he performed on stages all over the southeast, eventually finding his way to the Southernmost city of Key West. As his solo acoustic shows were drawing crowds, Nick's song writing was steadily being fueled by the artistic vibe of the island blending with his native southern roots.

With the support of an expanding fan base eager to hear his original music, in 2010 Nick released his debut album "Hey Cheater" produced by close friends Jon Stone and Lee Brice. Shortly after the album release, Nick began to proudly share the stage with two amazing musicians, Joey Marchiano from Philly, and Key West's own "Caffeine Carl" Wagoner. Nick's vocals meshed with Carl's incomparable talent on lead guitar and Joey's meticulous groove on drums, forming the foundation of the Nick Norman Band.

Nick is currently writing for new projects and maintains a hefty national touring schedule with the Nick Norman Band. Never forgetting where he is from, Carolina is always a welcome stop on the long road.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ultimat Ghost: The Ultimate Halloween Cocktail

We found this really cool recipe for the Ultimat Ghost on Fiji Water's website. Yeah, Fiji Water. Go figure! Anyway, enjoy!

Ultimat Ghost

1 1/4 ounces Ultimat Vodka
1/4 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1/4 ounce half and half
1 teaspoon grated white chocolate

1. Add half and half, simple syrup, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and Ultimat Vodka.

2. Shake with ice and strain into a pre-chilled martini glass.

3. Garnish with grated white chocolate.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Jeff Clark to headline Larry Baeder’s Wednesday Night Blues Concert Series

KEY WEST, Fla. (September 17, 2012) — Jeff Clark has been a Soul, folk, funk and pop musician/entertainer for over six years, touring with Boston-based original world beat ensemble, Entrain. He brings his musical intentions to Island Dogs on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 p.m. for Larry Baeder's Blues Concert Series.
Jeff Clark
Baeder's Blues Concert Series features a different jazz or blues performer every week, local and visiting, performing alongside Baeder.
Clark has worked extensively throughout his home state of Pennsylvania, much of the northeast U.S. and across the country. These days, he can be seen riding his longboard with amps and guitars, to and from Old Town Key West gigs. Despite a busy gig schedule, Clark makes sure to play with staple Key West musicians. Together they offer superb talent and a deep repertoire.
As his writing evolves, matures and simplifies, Clark has received more and more positive feedback and higher demand for his music talent. Clark said he's becoming more averse to the island grooves, reggae and dancehall, and right now, is working on developing original bands with fewer limits.
Also at Island Dogs next week:
  • Sunday, September 16, 2012: Arizona at New England at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2012: Tony Roberts at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2012: Clemson at Florida State TBD