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Packed house enjoys Songwriters Fest

June 17, 2015
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

Warm temperatures, cold beer and great original music were all celebrated at Low Key Tiki Saturday afternoon. Attendees came by boat, car, bicycles and even golf carts for the 4th annual "Rock on the Dock" Songwriter's Festival.

"This has turned out to be a perfect day," Low Key owner Scott Adams said. "The weather is cooperating, the music is great and people are having a great time. Every artist is playing original material and we have every style of music imaginable between now and 6 pm."

"Every year we've done this event it gets bigger and better," said Kerri of the duo Gary and Kerri. "This is our fourth year and we have a packed house. Gary does all of the production and I do the emceeing. The artist that has opened this event every year is on stage now. His name is Pat McCune."

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Pat McCune plays an Arlo Guthrie song during Saturday’s 'Rock on the Dock' Songwriter's Festival.


McCune's music is a mix of Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton and Leo Kottke.

McCune was followed by Bruce Eddy, Jimmy Louis, Jack Mosley and Doug Card.

"I've been friends with most of the artists here today," Card said. "I've been coming since they started this Songfest. Although I'm semi-retired I enjoy coming here because this is a great event and there is such a mix of music, styles and talent."

Gary and Kerri, Pine Island's favorite talented twosome, took the stage around 2:45 with their mix of country and rock. They were followed by Mickey Basel, Irish John, Jimmy Doyle/Roger Noss, the Neighbors, Native Kid Allan & Cindy Bicknell.

Paul Graham and his wife, Kim, came all the way from Bonita Springs.

"This is my first time on Pine Island," Paul Graham said. "We just took a drive, landed on Pine Island and saw all of the cars. The music is outstanding and the food is excellent."

"I especially like Paul Roush," Kim Graham said. "For a man and a guitar, he has a really full sound. We may have heard him before and I'd really like a CD if one is available."

The closing musicians were Silver, Lorren Davidson, David Ross and Siren.

"I think everyone had a great time today," Adams said. "It won't be too long before we start preparing for our 5th Annual Songfest."



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