Eric Lindell and The Natural Mystics

Vinyl Music Hall Presents

Eric Lindell and The Natural Mystics

Anson Funderburgh, Michael J. McCartan performing the Swamp Mix Album, Zoe Walega

Sat, September 21, 2019

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$20.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- If Any Seating Is Available, It Will Be On A Strictly First Come-First Serve Basis * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open

Eric Lindell
Eric Lindell
Born in San Mateo, California in 1969, Lindell spent countless hours in San Francisco, soaking up the musical sounds of the city, eventually leading him to pick up first the bass and then the guitar and harmonica. With a love of music and skateboarding, Lindell formed a few punky garage bands early on while his musical horizons expanded. He listened to the deep blues of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed and Albert King before drifting toward the R&B sounds of The Impressions, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, soaking up the soul and learning how to craft a song. After performing at bars on the West Coast with a few short-lived bands, Eric formed his own group in 1993. He quickly gained a loyal Northern California audience thanks to countless performances and many late-night jam sessions. Established stars like Charlie Musselwhite and Tom Waits attended his shows, as did overflow crowds of music fans.

Following his muse, Lindell drifted to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1999, bringing his sound and style with him. He performed wherever and whenever possible, often playing the dive bars in Gretna and Algiers. Word of Lindell’s singular talents quickly spread around the region. Artists including Branford Marsalis and The Neville Brothers began showing up at his gigs, and some of New Orleans’ finest players, including keyboardist Ivan Neville, often joined him on stage. Galactic’s Stanton Moore and Rob Mercurio, among many area musicians, became his admirers and then his friends. Since 2003, in addition to his own gigs, Lindell regularly joins forces with Neville, Moore and Mercurio (when time and schedules permit) and they perform to overflow crowds as Dragon Smoke.
Anson Funderburgh
Anson Funderburgh
Guitarist, bandleader
Michael J. McCartan performing the Swamp Mix Album
Michael J. McCartan performing the Swamp Mix Album
About Swamp Mix / Michael J. McCartan

A bluesy swamp mix of lyrics, grooves and rhythms, drawn out of life on the Gulf Coast. It’s what longtime area musician and multi-instrumentalist Michael J. McCartan has been pouring his creative energies into in recent months. And the result is a full-length original album, fittingly titled “Swamp Mix.”

This 11-song album explores Michael's songwriting and blues-inspired guitar playing and combines his strength of percussion and heart for storytelling. If you close your eyes while listening to track “The Gulf Coast Way,” you might feel as if you’re sitting down on the swamp on a screened porch. It’s gritty. It’s groovy. It’s conceptual even. Michael recorded “Swamp Mix” in Pensacola, FL working with local legend Phil Thomas Katt. For his live performances of the album, Michael is joined by Jeff Glickman on harmonica and Andrew Wilson on percussion.

Michael has always had a song in his heart and has spent the bulk of his lifetime sharing this song with others, as a drummer, singer-songwriter, blues guitarist, and educator.
Zoe Walega

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/