Genre: Jazz

Bryan Spainhower

Raised between both Colorado and Hawaii, Bryan’s influences ranged between the rock and the jazz fusion of the 70’s. Bryan moved from Denver Colorado to Austin, Texas in 1993 to pursue his music career, co-founding the pop rock group Two Minute Sinatra, which had great success until 2001. After the record company folded, the band disbanded.  Bryan searched for a deeper understanding of music, going back to his roots, he started rediscovering artist which had always had a major influence on his life. Taking all of his influences, Bryan has combined Nuevo Flamenco along with jazz, rock, fusion and country to create his own unique sound.

Sarasota Steel Pan Band

The Sarasota Steel Pan Band is a group of professional musicians creating tropical music with a wide musical range of seven steel pans. They play a wide variety of musical genres including, but not limited to: Calypso, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Latin-Brazilian, Rock, Pop and children’s songs. They know how to get a crowd on their feet!

Rockin’ Jake Band

Veteran harpist Rockin’ Jake has more than three decades of training and performance-from his New England roots to a long tenure in New Orleans that built his prowess.

Brenda Watty & Her Peeps

Brenda Joyce Watty was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  She began singing in Gospel Choir at a young age and later moved to NYC to study voice where she joined other musicians in the music business. Brenda studied under the direction of June Monterio, a nationally recognized vocal coach. 

After her studies she began to sing with the girls group The Toys which had the hit song “A Lovers Concerto.”  Now discovered, Brenda began performing with  The Marvelettes that had the hit single “Please Mr. Postman.” Her career now blossoming, Brenda went on tour with groups including: The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Crystals, Bo Didley, Ricky Nelson of the Ozzie And Harriett show, Desmond Wilson of the Sanford and Son show and many more.

Ms. Watty, now living in Sarasota, travels and performs in her one Women Show “It’s My Time” and sings with local groups in the Jazz, Pop, Dance and R&B genres.

In 2018 Brenda released her Solo Album “Its My Time”with the hit single “Girls Night Out.”  In June 2019 Brenda returned from performing in Europe after promoting her solo album where she was showcased at Midem Festival at the Cotton Club in Cannes, France.  Presently, Brenda is rehearsing with her band Brenda Watty & Her Peeps for a US tour.

Hooten Hallers

The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for wild live shows.  Based out of Columbia, Missouri, the myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of R&B, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live performances take the listener on a seamless journey from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.

2017’s self-titled album ‘The Hooten Hallers’ on Big Muddy Records, is the culmination of their experiences from a decade of performing and traveling together. Their latest effort showcases their evolution as musicians and songwriters. It garnered attention by Vice’s Noisey – “This is a band that really understands and exudes the history of rock and roll”.

Listeners often detect hints of George Thorogood, Morphine, and Tom Waits, but anyone who has seen The Hooten Hallers live knows that this power trio is unlike anything they’ve experienced before.

John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and manic guitar, and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!

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