The music of Chelsea Saddler wears dusty, old, leather boots.. holes worn in the toe and gravel in the soles. As Saddler played a one hour set on NPR's "Roots and Branches," she described her greatest influence as her father, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan. One can hear hints of each in the sultry, smokey voice of Saddler and forget that she is only twenty-five. Saddler released her first CD, A Good Woman, in 2007. Since then she has recorded several different projects and a brand new album is in the works. Look for bookings and updates on ChelseaSaddlerMusic.com and here at Gatorbone Records! "
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. We are delighted to report the completion of projects three AND four for Gatorbone Records artist, Dan Stevens of Gulfport, Fla. Angels In The Sand is out now and available on Dan's website, www.danstevensmusic.com. The next is due out this fall so stay tuned! Two more great collections of tunes from this prolific songwriter and musicians from all over the map are featured and highlight Dan's lyrics and melodies!Other new releases in 2016 include "Where I Belong" by Lauren Heintz. Lauren hails from Winter Park, Fla. and the same week she 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. Also in 2016 "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. Grant's been touring alot this year with the new record and was recently features once again as a headliner at the Woody Guthrie festival in Oklahoma. I'm not sure what could be better than that! Congratulations Grant! Other recent releases include "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 (written by Frank) 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!! The long awaited recording of Tallahassee area artist Frank Graham was released this year as well. Known as "These Things Take Time", it truly is a beautiful chronicle of life tales from this gifted and very groovy songwriter. Keep it here for the update and where to purchase. Due out on this fall, 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! Jacksonville based Flagship Romance has been touring the country this summer and will be home soon! Congratulations on another amazing trip bringing your sweet music far and wide!
Closing out this portion of the show, we're so pleased to welcome Chelsea Saddler to our roster. A gifted performer in every way, we are looking forward to announcing the upcoming release of her recording so please do stay tuned! Lastly, The Gatorbone Band is about to do a live recording at the Music In The Box Concert Series held monthly at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine on August 28th at 6:00 pm. Hope you can be there with us! www.limelight-theatre.com for more details. So my friends heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation once again 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