What is Live 'n' Kickin' ?

This a nationally syndicated weekly one hour live music show broadcast every Thursday from 7-8 PM est (see affiliate page to see different broadcast times) to radio listeners and to people that join the mailing list below and YouTube.  Normally there are three guests stars on each show plus the house band.

There are two great qualities about Live ‘n’ Kickin’. The first is the outstanding music performed by the guest stars. Normally these are originals performed  by an individual or group. All music types are showcased.

Secondly and very important, this show uses music as the great common denominator for joy. All kinds of people have performed together on the show; young, old, black, Hispanic, white, male, female, country, city, conservative, liberal, even banjo players. Yes, even banjo players. They all had a blast doing it. You can hear and see it each week. Please join us every Thursday at 7 PM.

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Coming Home    September 29     ComingHomeTheBand.com

 

Comin’ Home The Band is Tone and Amberle Madden, husband and wife, who play acoustic bluesy rock with strong female vocals, emotive harmonies and expressive guitar. 

Comin' Home writes songs about what is or was the honest expression of that moment. 

After years of trying to find their 3rd member so that they could rock as a three piece rock band, Comin' Home has accepted the challenge to continue on this path acoustically. Jason Brubaker always said that the litmus test for good song writing is if it translates well acoustically, so they are going to run with that. Losing Jason in April 2020 has changed their direction and focus. 

Amberle and Tone have been writing music together since 2014. At the time they were living up in Spokane, WA and were living the "American Dream". Tone had a career as a CDL semi truck driver and Amberle was a stay at home mom. They owned their home and had all the things. In 2015, the Madden's sold off most everything they owned, moved into an RV and left for Florida. They had realized that normal life was slowly killing them. They headed to Florida to make their dreams happen. They had family there that would let them park the RV on their property. 

Since they landed in Winter Haven, FL November 2015, Amberle and Tone have spent their time learning what it takes to be a band, writing, playing gigs, and making their life more and more mobile. Through moving into the RV and traveling with their daughter Rogan, they realized that all they want out of life is to travel and play music and for that to be supported by their music and Amberle's art. 

In 2016 they started their search for a drummer that fit with them musically, as people and that would be willing to go ALL IN on the music with them. They were blessed to play with some extremely talented drummers, but sadly their vision of the future wasn't compatible with them. 

In the beginning of 2019, Jason Brubaker came bounding into their life. They were so doubtful that anyone would be willing to work as hard as they did, wanted to travel as much as they did and were willing to make sacrifices for the music. For the 1st six months with Jason, whenever Jason would say he was ALL IN, Amberle would respond with "After a year, we might believe you." 

When 'ALL IN' was recorded, Tone and Amberle started to believe him. He did everything he promised, he made the band his  priority and was ready to jump and run when they needed to. He went as far as to take a pay cut and changed jobs so that he would be better equipped to go on the tours that were planned for 2020 and into the future. 

They had found their 3rd member with Jason and as fate would have it, sadly he was taken from them right as they were set to release their 1st full length full band studio album. 'ALL IN". Also as fate would have it, the night before he was taken from this world, Amberle and Tone finished recording their full length acoustic album, 'Wide Open'. 

Dave Hillebrandt      September 29     Facebook.com/DaveHillebrandt

 

    Dave Hillebrandt is a guitar player and singer-song writer and has been playing in bands around Central Florida since the mid 1980s. Alongwith playing in local rock and reggae bands, Dave has also enjoyed a solo acoustic career and has even played in music festivals overseas. 

    He has quite a variety of influences but you will certainly here a little reggae, blues or jazz in most of his original songs and also enjoys injecting his own style in some timeless classics. 

When playing solo, he will often use a looping pedal to help give him a very full sound and gives him the freedom to be able to jam out. He has a great time playing music and entertaining and enjoys passing along this fun to his audience. 

Dave Hillebrandt is available for bookings by writing; dave@w4ci.com or by calling 407-404-0568. 

He  is the perfect musical addition to your private party, special event or restaurant’s entertainment needs. His experience and musical groove  will be just what you need to make that next big event a big success. . 

The Freightliners encore    September 29    Facebook.com/TheFreightlinersBluegrass

 With driving instrumentation and soaring harmonies, The Freightliners hard drivin’ bluegrass band treats audiences to a mix of traditional, contemporary, gospel, and original bluegrass music. The group burst onto the Central Florida bluegrass scene in 2010 when a 3 piece band, Acoustic Tonic, added a banjo picker to the mix. The band was assembled with regulars from the infamous Ocoee parking lot bluegrass jam. The Freightliners thrive on audience reaction to the music. Music handed down through the generations, and presented with enthusiasm and joy!  

“The vocals mix so well, and the fun they have on stage is palpable. Mixed into the hit songs are a few originals that are so bluegrass, you would have sworn they were written by Bill Monroe himself.”  Justin Mason, Florida Bluegrass Network 

Founding members Doug Buchheister and Bill Miller are joined by husband and wife Teresa and Byron Holton, who joined the band in January of 2018. Doug grew up in Iowa, cut his bluegrass teeth during his college days in Missouri, and now lives in Orlando. Bill was born and raised in northeast Florida, and recently moved to Altoona. He has been playing music ever since he first picked up his father’s guitar as a youth. Teresa grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia and enjoys many different styles of music. She was a music teacher in Lake county for many years.  Byron, hails from Volusia County and was raised in a musically talented family. He and Teresa reside in the Ormond Beach area.  

Doug Buchheister ~ mandolin and vocals 

Teresa Holton ~ guitar and vocals 

Byron Holton ~ banjo, guitar and vocals 

Bill Miller ~ upright bass and vocals

 

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