Do you love live blues? Do you love the beach?
If so, then head on up to ‘Tween Waters tonight for their first-ever “Blues on the Beach,” featuring the amazing sounds of three of Florida’s top, “next generation” blues artists:
David Julia, 18, is a guitar prodigy who calls Central Florida home but who has made his musical mark across the country. Since picking up the guitar at age 7, he has grown his craft and honed his vocal and guitar skills under the tutelage of blues master guitarist Bob “Steady Rollin'” Margolin, with whom Julia recently collaborated on an album titled “Inspired.” His style is described as both “contemporary and traditional electric blues.”
Hailing from Sarasota, Trey Wanvig is a 17-year-old with a resume that already rocks. He has performed at numerous blues and music festivals, including the Bradenton Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Festival, B.B. King’s in Memphis, Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa and even aboard the Allure of the Sea, one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships. Wanvig has performed alongside many great artists, such as Shemekia Copeland, Annika Chambers, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Bryan Lee, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson.
Johnny Jensen has been banging the drums and playing guitar since the age of 2. Growing up on Captiva, he was not much older than a toddler when he joined his Uncle Jimmy and band the Troublestarters for weekend jams at Jensen’s Marina & Cottages. Today, Jensen has played from Fort Myers to Nashville, and he has opened for a number of headline national touring acts – all before or at the age of 16.
The beachfront concert takes place tonight from 7 to 10 p.m., with more entertainment afterward at the Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille. Tickets are $20 at the door. ‘Tween Waters is located at 15951 Captiva Drive.