Joshua Reilly (L), who hosts Crooked Thumb Brewery's Melody Artisan Series in Safety Harbor, Florida.
If your relatives are staying for the week, and you need a low key concert to go to, then pack ‘em up and head to the quaint seaside town of Safety Harbor where one of Tampa Bay’s best songwriter nights has been happening for the better part of six years.
Josh Reilly is the ringleader for Melody Artisans of the Crooked Thumb where he welcomes songwriters of every level to the stage. Each bi-weekly installment features a theme he’d like the performers to tackle by writing a new song, then performing it, as part of their set. On Dec. 28, the artisans will tackle “Beginnings.”
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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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