Magnolia Roots Music


MAGNOLIA ROOTS MUSIC's 2019/2020 Winter/Spring Series

Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie


“MAGNOLIA ROOTS MUSIC strives to welcome traditional acoustic string music to Gainesville and surrounding North Central Florida, as
played by exciting international musicians renowned in their respective genres (and cross-genres!) as they tour the nation. Promoting live
performances of this music is essential for keeping it alive and thriving among us.
This is the mission envisaged by  MAGNOLIA ROOTS MUSIC,and represented by its annual series of live concerts and teaching
workshops in local venues and homes.

For information about the events, and to purchase tickets, please visit BROWN PAPER TICKETS ( and search by
band name and “Gainesville”. Or, please don’t hesitate to call us at 352-514-5606 (Ken Meyer).
Hanneke Cassel with Mike Block and Christopher Lewis
contemporary Scottish

Fusing influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations,
this group creates a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition.

Concert at The Thomas Center in Gainesville, Sunday March 15th  2020, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30.)
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Tim Kliphuis and Alfonso Ponticelli
2018 - Magnolia concert/workshop series - Gainesville, FL
"I see music, and art in general, as an opportunity to interpret and
transmute the experiences we collectively encounter as we journey
through life on this planet". - Phoebe Hunt
Americana - drawing on folk, rock, indie and world-music influences
Dave Curley returns as part of the Ashley Davis
Band, along with Colin Farrell

Concert at The Thomas Center in Gainesville, Sunday January 19 2020, 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30.)
An evening of Irish music   
Kevin Henderson and Neil Pearlman:
contemporary Scottish

Concert at The Thomas Center in Gainesville, Thursday February 20th  2020, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30.)

Tim Kliphuis:
Gypsy Jazz

Workshop, Sunday February 23rd 2020. Location and time to be announced here, or  call Ken
Meyer at 352-514-5606
Christopher Lewis, Hanneke Cassel and Mike Block
Special Event – House Concert, Friday December 6th at 7:30 p.m. Preceded by a potluck dinner
and musical jam (details forthcoming, watch here or call Ken Meyer at 352-514-5606).

Contemporary Irish