Artist Roster

Grant Peeples

“Folk/Roots artist Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes as well as Roger Miller type humor and heart gigging ballads. Songwriting legend Bobby Braddock described him “like Prine, but with a Southern bent.” Music News Nashville called him “a guitar-slinging poet.” Peeples tours have included performances at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK, The Living Room in New York City, and The Triple Door in Seattle. His records, produced by Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen) have topped Folk/Roots charts in the US and in Europe.

The Gatorbone Band

The Gatorbone Band is more than a band. It is a close-knit group of friends and musical collaborators. Members include Gabriel Valla (award-winning guitarist, mandolinist, singer/songwriter, session player and composer), Jason Thomas (award-winning instrumentalist on fiddle and mandolin, producer and session artist), Lon (upright bassist, singer, songwriter, luthier, recording engineer and producer) and Elisabeth Williamson (rhythm guitarist, banjo player, singer/songwriter, producer). Together they form a powerful combination that focuses on original tunes with a generous dollop of swing, oldtime and gypsy jazz. In addition to their stage performances, The Gatorbone Band really is the studio band of Gatorbone Studios. We work together year 'round on other folks recording projects, a most fulfilling endeavor. We'll keep you posted on the upcoming recording due out in 2013 along with the new website coming soon... www.thegatorboneband.com.

Frank Lindamood

“Frank Lindamood is the 62 year old poster child for crafting authentic and traditional sound into new and original song. A resident of the flat woods of Sopchoppy, Florida, Lindamood is a life-long student of the likes of Leadbelly, Blind Lemon and Jimmy Rogers. His songs ring with voices and voicings from the past. He’s a bare-knuckled guitar player, a master of early 20th century banjo style, and a lucid but gritty bender of notes on his metal bodied resonator. His 2011 Gatorbone Records release, “Hewn From The Rock,” is a solo masterpiece of original songs, whose no-overdubbing, no-pitch correcting, one-take production style salutes and honors the masters Lindamood has studied. ” - The Sopchoppy Examiner

Frank completed his second recording with Gatorbone Records, "To Be As Gods" in November 2012 and is slated to release his third recording later this year. Twill be a collaborative effort with his longtime friend and multi-talented touring pal, Michael Koppy. Stay tuned!

Aaron O'Rourke Trio

The Aaron O’Rourke Trio is that rare group that pulls off original compositions that stretch the limits of their instruments and at the same time pay tribute to authentic traditional music. After being on hiatus, the newly re-formed trio featuring National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, Aaron O’Rourke, now includes the unique lyrical fiddle style of Katie Geringer along with the awe-inspiring bass skills of Erik Alvar. At the age of 26, Aaron’s unique approach to the mountain dulcimer has made an impact being a major influence to many up and coming dulcimer players all over the country as well as changing perceptions of how the instrument fits into the fast paced world of bluegrass pyrotechnics. After becoming one of the headlining names at many dulcimer festivals around the country including the Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat, Dulcimer Week at Davis and Elkins College, Key West Dulcimer Festival, Kentucky Music Week, Colorado Dulcimer Festival, and many others, Aaron logically took his music beyond dulcimer gatherings to major folk/rock festivals and other audiences outside of the dulcimer community. Aaron is currently the reigning National Mountain Dulcimer Champion. The Trio, featuring Irish fiddle virtuoso Katie Geringer and jazz/folk bass maestro Erik Alvar, has developed a repertoire just as diverse as the musicians themselves. From Aaron’s classically influenced composition “Hi Mom” to their upbeat interpretation of old-time classics, you’ll hear three highly interactive, sensitive musicians, combined to make something truly greater than the sum of its parts. - North Florida Now Magazine

Latest release from Gatorbone Records... "Syzygy". It's truly wonderful!

Paul Garfinkel

For the last 20 years Paul has been one of Florida’s best, and most elusive, singer-songwriters. With five awards from the Will McLean Foundation, including first place in 2000 for his tune “The Creek” and selection as a finalist in the South Florida Folk Festival’s national songwriting competition, Paul has earned a reputation as a Florida original. His music includes pure contemporary folk and Americana with a hint of bluegrass thrown in just for kicks. He released his first solo CD in 1996 (Good Enough For Me), which was named a top-5 indie release that year. For the last 13 years he has been a member of The Ashley Gang, one of Florida’s most sought after acoustic bands, disappearing occasionally to chase his private muses. Now, after 15 years, Paul has releasing his second solo CD, “Songs From Sand Lake”, containing 12 new original songs. The album was named FLorida CD of the year by the Florida Times-Union! His graduate studies in science and philosphy have provided a foundation for his intelligent and thoughtful lyrics and melodies. As a certified Florida Master Naturalist, Paul’s passion for conservation and environmentalism informs his writing and his purpose. A portion of all sales of “Songs From Sand Lake” will be donated to the St. Johns Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Florida’s historic Saint Johns River.

Lon Williamson

Lon Williamson is the heartbeat of Gatorbone Studios as well as Gatorbone Records. A gifted singer/songwriter and musician in his own right, Lon has recorded and produced over thirty recordings for a plethora of Florida folk and beyond artists. His distinctive signature sound is the hallmark of quality that makes Gatorbone Records outstanding in its field. His songwriting debut release, Streetlight Serenade is on the "desert island" list of folk music lovers hither and yon. Lon has been writing songs for over three decades and it is a deep well indeed of thoughtful tunes that cover a wide range of styles. He is, in fact, a true Renaissance Man of many talents, not the least of which is building fine mandolins and other stringed things. He's a hell of an organic gardener as well.

Elisabeth Williamson

If you took all the guitar strings Elisabeth Williamson has been through over the years, and set them end to end, they would reach from St. Augustine to San Francisco. She’s thirty-five years “Deep” into a professional career. Over three thousand gigs. A repertoire the size of a small town phone book. Hundreds of music festivals. A player and lead singer in bluegrass bands, country bands, folk trios, madrigals and jazz ensembles. Plugging in at honkytonks, wine bars, churches and barns, gourmet restaurants and rodeos around the country. Singing at funerals and weddings and christenings, anniversaries, fund-raisers and hayrides. But never a record. Never a “Folks, here’s one I wrote myself.” Until now. And she delivers …“Deep” Perhaps there has never been a debut record of originals by any artist who has wood-shedded so long, who has spent this much time honing their craft, selecting their thoughts and words, tuning and crafting and raising the bar. ~ Grant Peeples

Bob Patterson

Bob Patterson is a professional singer, songwriter, and storyteller and an integral part of the Florida folk music scene. He has been featured at the Florida Folk Festival for over forty years performing 12 string guitar and song writing workshops, storytelling, and music concerts. He opened for Emmy Lou Harris at the 2005 event and was chosen as one of the Legacy Performers for the 2006 and 2007 festivals. He independently produces music and stories on Cd which have received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Bob is the co-founder of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and The Storytelling Guild. With a distinctive voice and 12 string guitar technique, Bob will take you on a trip through the real Florida that is filled with humor and folklore of the people. He has also published two books, "Forgotten Tales of Florida" and "Dorothy", newly released in 2012.

NEWS FLASH... please check out Bob's new release, "Legacy", celebrated at this year's Gamble Rogers Folk Festival. Some old and new favorites for a bonafide crowd pleaser!

James "Tuck" Tucker

Tuck Tucker started his musical career in 1975, when he joined the national touring group Harmony Grits. During this time Tucker was playing dobro, acoustic and electric guitars. Even though they were offered a record deal, the rigorous schedule had taken its toll on the band. They disbanded in January 1980. Tucker went on to perform, travel, and record with Red & Murphy & Co. for the next 5 years, dazzling crowds around the Southeast and beyond with their bluegrass magic. It was during that time when he met and married his love, Edwina. It wasn’t long after they married that Red and Murphy decided to move to Winchester, Virginia. Tucker decided to stay in Florida and put his musical career on the back burner to work a traditional day job to support his wife and child. Over the next 20 plus years, he played and recorded with many different groups such as Endless Highway, The Adobe Brothers, The Driftwoods, Dale Crider, The Marshall Tucker Band to name a few. Since 2011, he's been back in the saddle playing music full time and has just released his songwriting debut recording, Smuggler's Notch. To find out more and hear a few clips visit www.jamestucktucker.com.

Doug Jernigan

Back in the winter of ’74, a young man named Doug, fresh out of college, moved to Nashville, Tennessee to try to ‘make it’ in the country music business. He didn’t have much of a plan, just wanted to see what would happen. Going through a variety of ‘day jobs’, he wrote songs, performed at writer’s nights, jammed with friends and acquaintances, and soaked up the atmosphere of Music City.
He eventually met a guy named Gary. They formed a band called Dusty Roses and for “that year in Tennessee” they played at various small bars around town, but mostly at The Villager Tavern in Hillsboro Village just south of Music Row. Although popular with the local crowd, they weren’t making much money and the lifestyle was taking a toll on him. With sadness and disappointment he finally “left it all behind” in 1977 and moved to Tallahassee, Florida.
Over the decades, he has continued to write songs and eventually started playing again at the local bars and restaurants. So now, with the release of ‘Leave Of Absence’, his debut CD of all original ballads, love songs, and instrumentals, Doug Jernigan finally “brings it all back home”. 

The Cicada Ladies

A bluegrass-influenced quartet featuring Stephanie Boggs on vocals and harmonies, Jessie Moon on mandolin, guitar and harmonies, Melissa Angel on banjo, guitar, vocals and harmonies and Chelsea Chason on upright bass. Much of their inspiration is based on that great melting pot of acoustic styles including oldtime, bluegrass and from time to time, swing and an edge of punk. It's an original mix and an engaging sound; a charming ensemble of talented ladies indeed. Stay tuned for their debut recording, Cicada Ladies, due out this spring on Gatorbone Records.