"One for the Road" concert helps BAAMO send Tampa bands to SXSW with

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Rob Pastore
Rebekah Pulley

In what has become a laudable tradition, each year BAAMO (Bay Area Arts and Music Organization) organizes an unofficial concert at SXSW in Austin called "Florida Bandango." This year marks the seventh sojourn. A major part of the initiative is One for the Road, a show designed to raise money to go toward the chosen bands' travel and expenses. This year's quartet of acts will rep Tampa Bay admirably, and focus on our penchant for Americana. Rebekah Pulley has established herself as one of the top singer/songwriters in town. Have Gun, Will Travel — led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Burke — appears on the precipice of a national breakout. Damon Fowler recently released his first national album, Sugar Shack on the blues-oriented Blind Pig label. The Beauvilles, fronted by the charismatic Shawn Kyle, break from the Americana theme with a passionate modern rock sound. Show up and help send 'em off with a little jingle in their pockets.

One for the Road w/Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets (9 p.m.)/Have Gun, Will Travel (10)/Damon Fowler Group (11)/The Beauvilles (midnight). Fri., Feb. 13, Dave's Aqua Lounge, St. Pete, $10 minimum suggested donation.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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