Guitars are featured in-the-round
An evening of good and fun music -
Arvid Smith veteran of the Jax music scene hosts
Brent Bevis began studying the piano at age nine and took up the guitar in high school.
He continued his study of the guitar at Florida State University under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman. He spent ten years in Tallahassee teaching and playing professionally in many musical genres. After moving to Jacksonville, he held various musical jobs for the Episcopal Church. His transcriptions for the guitar include Songs and Prayers from Taize, a collection of 50 chorales, and most recently, a collection of 10 songs by Pink Floyd.
Swampy yet sophisticated, easy going yet wired with intensity, Will Pearsall's music ranges from machine gun fire to molasses. His deep resonant voice envelopes the listener with lyrics that easily pass through the porous borders of literalism, all the while holding tight to their emotional umbilical. Not unlike that of a Michael Hedges, nor that of a Chris Whitley, his attack of the guitar creates a swelling tide that ebbs and flows. In his songs there are dark, sweltering nights of mystery, the ghosts of a gulfside hotel, howls of freedom, the subliminal heat of brewing lust. All are conveyed in the most simple and direct manner…voice, guitar and stomp board…no toys, gadgets or trinkets involved. As real as the thick evening air on the banks of that murky river.