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Another “Hold on to Your Hats” Week of Green Parrot Music

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The next several days promises to be another of those “Oh Boy, they’ve done it again” weeks of music at the Green Parrot. If you plan on catching some good shows at the Parrot this week, you better pack a lunch!

juliano brothers

Starting with the “Human Jukebox” Juliano Brothers for a Tuesday, February 10th 5:30 soundcheck. These Philadelphia-based brothers are known by their many fans as  “The Swiss Army Knife of Music” since for constantly striving to satisfy the audience  by playing such a wide variety of music

bill wharton at the green parrot

Next on deck is the  gastronomical boogie boogie that is the sacred turf of The Sauce Boss Bill Wharton, who will stir up the crowd and the roux at The Green Parrot, beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 11th.
A Bill Wharton show is a soul-shouting picnic of rock & roll brotherhood. And at the end of the show, everyone eats. Wharton gives new meaning to “dinner and a show”, with a unique mix of his spicy slide guitar blues and his own hot sauce in New Orleans-style gumbo cooked onstage. When the gumbo is finally thick and dark as voodoo, Bill dishes out and the crowd takes it like communion.

Eric Lindell at The Green Parrot

Then we crash headlong into an unprecedented 4-day  Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun residency that smooth-operator from the crescent city who is arguably the most popular musician to cross our threshold, Mr. Eric Lindell.

California-born, New Orleans-schooled R & B singer/songwriter Eric Lindell and Company, along with one of American musics’ established legends, the renowned Texas  blues guitarist Anson Funderburgh,  bring their blue-eyed soul, blues and boogie back to the Parrot stage for an unprecedented residency of 4 funky, rootsy  days and nights with shows at 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 12th, and 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, February 13th and 14th, and again at 5:30 and 9:00 PM on Sunday, February 15th.

With his cliché-free, hook-filled songs and dive-bar credibility, Lindell has taken the talent-heavy New Orleans club scene by storm and glowing reviews of recent recordreleases seem ready to launch Lindell into the music mainstream.

magnolia cajun band

 Be on hand Fat Tuesday and bring your dancing shoes when The Parrot puts on a good ‘ol Cajun “fais do do”, or “dance party” on Tuesday,February 17th, beginning at 5:30 PM. 
 Featured performers are Magnolia Cajun Band,a traditional cajun dance band whose music has been thrilling Cajun music enthusiasts from Nova Scotia to Louisiana for almost sixteen years.

piper road spring band at the green parrot

The Piper Road Spring Band brings their diverse brand
of acoustic bluegrass to the Parrot stage for one show only on
Wednesday, February 18th, beginning at 5:30 PM.
  In their thirty five years performing together they have been
nominated by the National Bluegrass Music Industry for the Best
Old-Time String band Award and have won  the Wisconsin Area Music
Industry Award for the Best Bluegrass Artist four times.
   Over the years the band has developed a unique acoustic/bluegrass
style. Their music, although not traditional, incorporates washboard
and all the strings found in bluegrass and have blended Irish fiddle
tunes with American country, big band, novelty and space-age Grateful
Dead inspired jams. 

ukulele night at the green parrot

And as they say on late-night TV infomercials, “Wait, wait, that’s not all you get”, The Green Parrot Ukulele Association will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 18th, at 8 p.m. with co-hosts Jeff Clarke and Tim McAlpine. 

Dig out that old ukulele from your attic or closet and strum your way into a four-string stupor at Green Parrot Ukulele night, Key West’s only ukulele-powered jam session.

Come to just listen or join in. All levels are welcome and remember, spare ukes and instruction are available for those who want to try them out