Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik will be back home in Florida in November to promote their latest CD “Punishing the Myth.” Peeples, who spent his formative years in Tallahassee, lived in Nicaragua for 11 years later in life, and eventually circled his way home to Florida. All of his life experiences and mileage are the foundation of his politically-tinged and socially-conscious music. A self-described “treehugger with a gun” or “Leftneck”, Peeple’s music cannot be pigeon-holed. Some may describe it as alt-country, folk, or blues, but definitely his songwriting is deep, raw, and real (“My People Come From Dirt”). Do not expect downer music because Peeples throws in humor (“Sunshine State) while describing his beloved home state or when he pays homage to his lesbian aunt (“Aunt Lou”).
11/14 Artisan’s Way Melrose, Florida (7:30 p.m.)
11/15 St. Pete Fish Fry & House Concert St. Petersburg (6 p.m.)
11/18 Butler’s Old Key West Bar & Grill St. Petersburg (6 p.m.)
11/20 Mad Beach Fish House Madeira Beach (7 p.m.)
11/21 Ft. Myers House Concert Ft. Myers (7 p.m.)
11/22 Garage Mahal San Antonio, Florida (7:30 p.m./doors open at 7 p.m.)
11/23 Sweetwater Organic Farm Tampa (12 noon)
11/24 Sarasota Sailing Squadron Sarasota (8:30 p.m.
My personal choice for an intimate evening would be to eat dinner at Pancho Villa in downtown San Antonio, Florida and then go down the street to Garage Mahal for the house concert. A donation of $20 is suggested and all of the proceeds go to Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik (that’s a first!). Call or email for information or directions RSVP Rochelle and Norman Morris at 813 503-0773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse