Where I Belong is the culmination of a lifelong search for survival through establishing a sense of place and purpose. If Lauren’s life was a novel, many of these songs would serve as plot points, the twists and turns of an edgewalker. Where I Belong (#4) reflects an episode of soul-searching during difficult circumstances far away from home, learning lessons that resulted in a stronger sense of place and spirit. "
Hello folks! Welcome to Gatorbone Records, home to some of Florida's finest folk artists. We are a musical family that is but a small part of the great Florida Folk tribe. We believe the work of these artists represents a vital part of the folk music being created, written and performed in the state of Florida and far beyond. Artists include Grant Peeples, The Gatorbone Band, Frank Lindamood, Lon Williamson, Elisabeth Williamson, The Driftwoods, Aaron O'Rourke, Katie Geringer, Erik Alvar, Paul Garfinkel, Bob Patterson, Jim Carrick, Rachel Carrick, Elaine Mahon, James "Tuck" Tucker, Doug Jernigan, Dan Stevens, The Cicada Ladies, Wild Shiners, Hananel, Doug Spears, Teresa Jimenez, Flagship Romance, Lauren Heintz, Doug Spears,Ed "Eddie Mac" Macfarland of Tallahassee, Donna Decker, Scott and Michelle Dalziel, and Sharon and Dan Pillen better known as "Third Born Lefties" .
It's been another amazing year here at Gatorbone Records and there is a lot to celebrate! We are truly dazzled by the work being created by these talented singer-songwriters and composers. New releases in 2016 include "Where I Belong" by Lauren Heintz (please see the feature section). Lauren hails from Winter Park, Fla. and the same week she's released her new recording, she wins the prestigious Will McLean Songwriting Contest with her tune, Florida Born & Bred, included on her new record. Congratuations Lauren! 2016 is off and running for this talented artist.Other new releases include "A Congress of Treasons" from Grant Peeples and The Peeples Republik, an all acoustic collection of tunes and poetry filled with Mr. Peeples trademark clarity, humor, irony and wisdom. It is an all-Florida project with Peeples Republik guests Erik Alvar, Gabe Valla, Tuck Tucker, Rebecca Zapen, Michelle Dalziel and Lon and Lis Williamson to name a few. Also released in February 2016. Released late in 2015 is "The Other Great American Songbook" by Frank Lindamood. This is Frank's third recording with Gatorbone Records was produced by Frank along with the one and only Michael Koppy of California. It is a monumental offering in a book form of over 170 pages that includes fascinating essays of the each song's backstory as well as images that complement each offering. Very big doin's indeed! In other recent work is the second Gatorbone Records project for Paul Garfinkel, singer/songwriter from Jacksonville, Fla. It's called "The Last Good Mile" and is another strong collection of tunes of Florida, life and love. We'd like to congratulate Paul on his 2nd place win for his tune, "Florida Rain", co-written with Pete Price in the Will McLean Songwriting Contest! Way to go fellas!! We are nearing completion of projects three AND four for label artist, Dan Stevens of Gulfport, Fla. Anoher great collection of tunes from this prolific songwriter. Musicians from all over the map are featured! We look forward to the completion of these two projects, due out this spring. The long awaited recording of Tallahassee area artist Frank Graham is on the brink of being released. Known as "The Thirteen", it truly is a beautiful chronicle of life tales from this gifted and very groovy songwriter. Keep it here for the update. Due out on Earth Day, is the new collection of tunes called "Reach", from Gainesville singer/songwriter, Elaine Mahon. Her first release with Gatorbone Records, "Rise", has received critical acclaim and has taken Elaine on many great musical adventures. Her new project promises to be another gem in her crown. Stay tuned! Many other new projects are in the works for our other artists of which we are so proud including The Driftwoods, The Gatorbone Band, Aaron O'Rourke, Katie Geringer and someday, Lon and I! So my friends heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation for the support of the friends, fans and families of all of our artists. You are making dreams come true!
Sincerely, Lis and Lon Williamson