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    • 04/25/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MULBERRY REC CENTER, 8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages 32162
    • 150
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    WHO IS DAVID JULIA?

    David Julia is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and entertainer from Central Florida. He began his professional career playing at his hometown Italian restaurant at only ten years old. By 13, David was playing the Blues all over the state of Florida.  

    From regionally touring to competing and performing in the Memphis-based Blues Foundations International Blues Challenge four years in a row, David Julia is an up and coming force in the country’s Blues scene.

    David released his EP, Simple Things, in 2016, consisting of four original works and one cover. His first album, Inspired, produced by Mike Zito and released on the VizzTone Record label, debuted in 2018. The title “Inspired” is paying tribute to the Blues masters whose recordings he has learned from.

    David has been personally touched by the current generation of musicians who have taught, befriended, encouraged, and helped him along the way. He credits his success to the unwavering support of his family, and thanks them for always pushing him to follow his passion.

    You can find out more about David, including his original songs, performances, and show dates on his website: davidjuliamusic.com, Instagram: davidjuliamusic, Facebook : davidjuliamusic, or on Spotify under “David Julia”.

    REVIEWS

    ".. One quick listen to David Julia's  CD, INSPIRED, will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's an old soul in a nineteen year old  body."​ 

    -- Marty Gunther, Blues Blast Magazine​


    "David Julia’s dream to live the life of a musician is as real as it gets.  David Julia’s first major label recording is truly “Inspired.”"

    -- Roger & Margaret White Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine

    • .CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS



    • 05/30/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • EISENHOWER REC CENTER, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32163
    • 172
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    WHO IS DALE WATSON

    Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, latest album Call Me Insane, was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.). The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.

    Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones, “A Day At A Time,” about “getting by by barely getting by;” “Call Me Insane,” the album’s moody title track; “Bug Ya For Love,” a fun warning to all the single ladies, and “Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies.” (Yes, it is an answer song to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit.) “Crocodile Tears” is a tear-in-your-beer country song that sounds like an instant classic and “Burden Of The Cross” reveals Watson’s serious side.

    Call Me Insane was recorded in Austin by Watson and his ace touring band, “His Lone Stars”: Don Pawlak (pedal steel), Mike Bernal (drums & percussion), and Chris Crepps (upright bass & background vocals). Dale plays electric guitar throughout and Lloyd Maines added acoustic guitar. They were joined in the studio by Danny Levin on piano and the Honky Tonk Horns: Jon Blondell (trombone), Joey Colarusso (saxophone), and Ricky White (trumpet). 

    “Having known Lloyd over 20 years and worked with him as a musician, I knew he was a great guy and picker," Watson says. "But having Lloyd produce your record is like letting your mom in your kitchen. You know you’re gonna like what comes out and it's amazing how such basic ingredients can be made even better. He is an artists' artist.

    The admiration is mutual. "I've been a Dale Watson fan since I played steel guitar on some of his early records," Maines says of the sessions. "My early musical influences are the same as Dale's. We both grew up playing real country music. Dale is one of a very short list of today's artists who still keeps it real country. I'm honored that he asked me to produce his new record. I think he knew that I would maintain the integrity of his passion for the music."

    Dubbed "the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser" by The Austin Chronicle, Watson sat in with Jimmy Kimmel’s house band as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) from SXSW 2015. He also emceed the first ever SXSW “Ameripolitan” showcase featuring the best of Honky-tonk, Outlaw Country, Rockabilly and Texas Swing music.

    Since the release of El Rancho Azul in 2013, Watson’s profile has risen considerably via appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions(PBS) and as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me. A veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer, he is on the road more than 300 days a year. He also put his money where his heart is and took over ownership of two struggling Texas honky-tonks, the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin (home of Chicken $#!+ Bingo) and The Big T Roadhouse in St. Hedwigs (outside San Antonio).  If not on the road, he and His Lone Stars perform at one of them each Sunday.

    Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status.  He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

    REVIEWS

    "I'm one of Dale's biggest fans" -Willie Nelson

    CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO

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04/13/2024 Mr. Sipp
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04/05/2024 Jacksonville Bus Ride Fee
03/28/2024 Indigenous
03/13/2024 Anthony Geraci
02/22/2024 John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band
02/14/2024 Ghost Town Blues Band (A NON-VALENTINES DAY EXTRAVAGANZA)
01/13/2024 Shaelyn Band - Dress Rehearsal - Driveway Party at M&M's Juke Joint
12/13/2023 The Cinelli Brothers
11/29/2023 Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
11/12/2023 The Avey Grouws Band - Driveway Party at M&M's Juke Joint
11/08/2023 THE SHAELYN BAND Villages Blues Society Challenge WINNER
10/11/2023 Terrance Simien
09/28/2023 THE HADDEN SAYERS TRIO
09/18/2023 The Villages Blues Society Local Blues Challenge
09/13/2023 THE BRAZILIAN BLUES BEATLES
08/02/2023 SOUTHERN AVENUE
07/27/2023 Blues Generators with special guest BRANDON SANTINI & MORE
07/12/2023 RUSTY WRIGHT BAND
06/14/2023 Damon Fowler
05/25/2023 DAVID JULIA
05/10/2023 Trey Wanvig
04/25/2023 Victor Wainwright (Listening Room Seating)
04/12/2023 Kat Riggins & the Blues Revival
03/23/2023 JOHN NEMETH
03/08/2023 JASON RICCI & THE BAD KIND
02/23/2023 Mr. Sipp
02/08/2023 VANESSA COLLIER
12/14/2022 THE MASTERS: Featuring Bobby Blackmon, Mac Arnold & Terry Hanck
11/29/2022 Mike Zito Trio Listening Room Setting
11/14/2022 TVBS Blues Challenge
11/09/2022 Curtis Salgado with Alan Hager
10/27/2022 THE REAL ALLMAN BROTHERS EXPERIENCE
10/12/2022 CHRIS CAIN
09/14/2022 Damon Fowler
08/10/2022 Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones
07/28/2022 TVBS APPRECIATION SHOW FEATURING THE BLUES GENERATORS - Our Very Own "HOUSE BAND"
06/23/2022 EG Kight Trio
06/08/2022 David Julia & Trey Wanvig Reunited again for "I Knew You When"
05/26/2022 Otis Cadillac & the El Dorados featuring The Sublime Seville Sisters
05/11/2022 BILLY PRICE
04/24/2022 The Blues Generators @ GLENVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
04/22/2022 The Blues Generators @ Augustine's 1812 House
04/13/2022 NICK MOSS BAND featuring Dennis Gruenling
03/24/2022 Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers
03/09/2022 THE NIGHTHAWKS
03/05/2022 The Blues Generators @ Lake Sumter City Fire
02/09/2022 The Keeshea Pratt Band
01/26/2022 KEVIN BURT
01/12/2022 JP Soars Gypsy Blue Revue
12/08/2021 Jimmy Carpenter Band featuring Dawn Tyler Watson
11/22/2021 TERRY HANCK with Trey Wanvig Opening
11/10/2021 SEAN CHAMBERS
10/14/2021 The Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE LAKE SUMTER LANDING
10/14/2021 The Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE Lake Sumter
10/13/2021 ALBERT CUMMINGS
10/05/2021 Brandon Santini & Joel DaSilva
09/21/2021 Davina & the Vagabonds
08/20/2021 The Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE SUMTER LANDING
08/11/2021 Julia & Wanvig "I KNEW YOU WHEN" Reunion
07/20/2021 Kat Riggins & the Blues Revival
07/17/2021 The Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE SUMTER LANDING
07/14/2021 Damon Fowler
06/25/2021 The Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE SUMTER LANDING
06/10/2021 The Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE BROWNWOOD
05/26/2021 ANA POPOVIC LIVE Evening show
05/26/2021 ANA POPOVIC LIVE Matinee show
05/12/2021 Mike Zito & His Big Blues Band
04/26/2021 The Leesburg Blues Brothers featuring TVBS house band, The Blues Generators
04/14/2021 Mr Sipp Mississippi Blues Child $25 members, $30 non-members, Tickets available On-Line ONLY
03/22/2021 Gabe Stillman Band
03/10/2021 Ally Venable Band SHOW-2
03/10/2021 Ally Venable Band SHOW-1
03/02/2021 Blues Generators @ CITY FIRE
02/22/2021 DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES
02/16/2021 Blues Generators WITH GUEST TREY WANVIG @ CITY FIRE
02/11/2021 Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraiser Mardi Gras Party 2nd Night
02/10/2021 Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers (Pre-Mardi Gras Party)
01/31/2021 ANA POPOVIC HELD OVER FOR A 2nd NIGHT
01/30/2021 ANA POPOVIC LIVE
01/25/2021 GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
01/13/2021 The Anson Funderburgh & Jose Ramirez Blues Revue FL Tour
01/03/2021 Blues Generators TVBS Scholarship Fundraiser
12/22/2020 Hector Anchondo $20 Donation Public Invited
12/07/2020 MUD MORGANFIELD 3:00 to 5:30 Show $35 members, $40 non-members
12/06/2020 J.P. Soars and the Red Hots $20 @ Shady Oaks Corner
11/24/2020 Blues Generators Free Concert Open to Public
11/16/2020 Rowand, Bang, & Biscuit $20 Donation Public Invited
10/25/2020 Bridget Kelly Band "BKB" $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10/13/2020 Bluestone blues Band $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
09/22/2020 Jose Ramirez Band $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
09/08/2020 Josh Rowand and The PitBull of Blues $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08/25/2020 Terry Hank & Special Guest JP Soars $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08/15/2020 Our Very Own Blues Generators with Bobby Blackmon OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08/11/2020 Frank Bang & Special Guest Josh Rowand $20 and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
07/31/2020 Damon Fowler Returns $20 and open to all
07/26/2020 Mike Zito $20 and open to the general public
07/14/2020 "I Knew You When" Showcase $20 and open to all
06/30/2020 Rusty Wright Band $20
06/23/2020 Albert Castiglia $20
06/16/2020 Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones $20
06/05/2020 J.P. Soars and the Red Hots $20
03/24/2020 Florida Blues Artists Relief Fund
03/21/2020 The Blues Beatles 6:00 Show $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
03/11/2020 J.P. Soars / Reverend Raven double headliner $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
03/07/2020 Free Membership Appreciation Event - Select Buy Tickets to Register
02/24/2020 Brandon Santini $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
02/12/2020 Big Al and the Heavy Weights featuring Marcel Anton on guitar $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
02/05/2020 Tas Cru & the Tortured Souls $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $25 at the Door
01/08/2020 Mr Sipp Mississippi Blues Child $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
12/11/2019 Vanessa Collier $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
11/13/2019 Ghost Town Blues Band $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
11/05/2019 Gabe Stillman Band $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
10/25/2019 Artur Menezes $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 at the door
10/09/2019 Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials $20 members, $25 non-members
09/11/2019 Tennessee Redemption $20 members, $25 non-members and $25 at the door
08/21/2019 Biscuit Miller and the Mix $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, Everyone $20 at the Door
05/15/2019 The Blues Beatles $20 members, $25 non-members
04/10/2019 Curtis Salgado $20 members, $25 non-members
03/07/2019 Damon Fowler Members $15 Non-Members $20
02/13/2019 Victor Wainwright $20 members, $25 non-members
02/06/2019 Jimmy Carpenter Band $10 online $15 at the door
01/09/2019 JP Soars $15 members, $20 non-members
12/12/2018 Watermelon Slim
11/29/2018 Chris Cain Blues Guitar Master
11/07/2018 John Németh and the Blue Dreamers
10/30/2018 Jeff Jensen Band
10/17/2018 Brandon Santani
09/12/2018 Bobby Messano
08/08/2018 Selwyn Birchwood Band
07/11/2018 Albert Castiglia Band
06/13/2018 Mark Telesca Band
05/09/2018 Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings
04/11/2018 Damon Fowler
03/07/2018 Karen Lovely and Paul Deslauries Bands
02/14/2018 Valentine Bash
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