2017-05-18 / Top News

Schooner Wharf Entertainment

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

Thursday, May 18, Sam Ramos and Michelle Dravis take the stage at Schooner Wharf from 7-11 p.m. Sam & Michelle both have an energetic and passionate talent for funk, soul Motown, and rhythm & blues – then add to the mix Dravis’ sultry and soulful blues, rock, reggae and country classics with funky pop for a diverse and fun-filled night of music.

Fridays through Sundays from noon till 5 p.m. stalwart Key West troubadour Michael McCloud kicks off afternoons with humorous repartée and original songs that exemplify life at this tropical latitude. Michael is backed by seasoned instrumentalists Capt. Carl Peachey on guitar and Professor Pete at the piano. You can also catch Michael solo Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon till 5 p.m.

The Doerfels take the stage Friday, May 19-20 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Originally known for their bluegrass, these talented brothers have branched out into other musical genres like country, contemporary and classic rock, plus they’re writing their own songs. When Ben, Edward, Joe, Kurt and TJ aren’t throwing down in the Keys, they’re rolling up to Nashville working with the Music City’s best songwriters and producers, so catch them while you can.

Long time Key West local favorites Black and Skabuddah will be on stage Sunday, May 21 from 7-11 p.m. Their music has been described as acoustic rock with an edge. Laura Black’s throaty vocals are unmistakable as Russ’ guitar playing is unforgettable. Their repertoire consists mostly of classic rock and original music with engaging audience participation.

Raven Cooper is a favorite local musician — a talented guitar player and singer with a wide range of vocal styles Raven’s diverse singing ability rivals an earthy Janis Joplin, orchestral

Julie Andrews and bluesy Billy Holiday. Playing an eclectic mix of jazz, country, blues and more, Raven has something for everyone in the place. Her interaction with the audience is always a spontaneous experience and amusing fun. Come down to Schooner Wharf Monday, May 22, from noon till 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 24, from 7-11 p.m. Raven with Claire Finley.

Sparky & Odie are taking the Schooner Wharf stage on Monday, May 22, from 7-11 p.m. Sparky is highly regarded for his Delbert McClinton performance tribute which consists of great up tempo jump blues and you’ll also want to sway to their reggae.

Gary Hempsey hails from South Philadelphia but spent his formative years doing Grateful Dead covers in San Francisco and Las Vegas. He’s at Schooner Wharf performing classic acoustic rock with a twist on Tuesday, May 23 from noon-5 p.m.

Tom Taylor and a special guest musician will entertain with Classic and Generation X Rock on Tuesday, May 23, from 7-11 p.m. As a kid in Wilmington, Del., he was playing guitar at 13 and listening to the Beatles, Bowie and Steely Dan. From new covers to favorite oldies from the ‘60s, Tom is known for his vocal style and his rhythmic drive. ¦



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