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Kettle of Fish headlining Myakka Blues Fest

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Dana Lawrence singing and playing guitar with his band Kettle of Fish at the Herald-Tribune's Ticket turns 21 birthday party at H-T headquarters in downtown Sarasota. (April 25, 2013, Herald-Tribune Staff Photo by Thomas Bender)

Kettle of Fish, which recently performed at Wanee Music Festival and our Ticket turns 21 birthday bash, is headlining the second annual Myakka River Blues Festival at Snook Haven in Venice on Monday.

One of the best live bands in Southwest Florida; blues, rock and soul are alive and well on Kettle of Fish’s self-titled new EP, which finds singer-songwriter Dana Lawrence delivering searing vocals over memorable melodies goosed by the potent guitar work of Thorson Moore, Berry Duane Oakley (yes, son of that Berry Oakley) and late, great Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler.

Guitarist RJ Howson, a great purveyor of Chicago blues and more roots styles, will perform with Kettle of Fish at Snook Haven just like he did when Kettle rocked Herald-Tribune headquarters during our birthday bash.

A wide variety of blues performers, including the highly versatile singer-songwriter Steve Arvey and Windy City electric blues man Bob Dielman, are also scheduled to perform at the Myakka River Blues Festival.

Schedule:

11 – 11:45 a.m. Belmont and Jones
Noon – 12:45 p.m. George Worthmore
1 – 1:45 p.m. Roger Hurricane Wilson
2 – 2:45 p.m. Steve Arvey and Friends
3 – 4:00 p.m. Bob Dielman
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Kettle of Fish with RJ Howson

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday (May 27), Snook Haven, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice; $10; 485-7221, www.snookhaven.com.
Last modified: May 21, 2013
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