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It is our pleasure to announce the 2011 kickoff meeting and showcase of the Tampa Bay chapter of "Just Plain Folks”. A group involving all walks of the music industry from Songwriters and Musicians to Recording Studio Engineers and Publishers.
This event will be held on
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Sunday, February 13th
from 2:pm to approx 6:pm or later depending on performers.

This is an all-inclusive organization and is dedicated to the purpose of networking and educating any person interested in the Music Industry. We welcome anyone at any stage of musical growth to join us for an afternoon of information, networking and if interested an opportunity to showcase their talent to others with similar goals. We are working on a guest speaker so stay tuned.

The meeting/showcase will be held at:

The L. A. Hangout
16411 No. Florida Ave.
Lutz FL 33549 813-964-5431

This is one of the best stages and performance rooms we have encountered in Tampa Bay since we started this chapter in 2003, so bring on your best game and if you like a camera. This is a non smoking room and food and drink are available through the venue.

Please feel free to bring any promotional material along with your instrument of choice and of course your friends and loved ones (note: unruly children will be forced to eat a salad) if you care to showcase. A P.A. mics and amp will be provided to assist in performing of original material.

We look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible as the slogan for " Just Plain Folks" is" We're All In This Together" it couldn’t be more true.

For additional information please feel free to ask on this thread and we will answer them in a timely manor.

Sincerely, Al Alvarez & Jerry Jakala, Tampa Bay Coordinators “Just Plain Folks”


P.S. RSVPs here are appreciated. Let's start building some enthusiasm for a great turnout.

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This will be a great way to sing a Love song to someone for Valentines Day.
Al

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Awesome! It's on my calendar.


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Love to be there if I can find a ride.

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I am planning to be there.


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Awesome guys...thanks for chiming in here and I look forward to seeing and hearing you.
Jak, try Bobbie who lives up your way. If you don't have her # e-me and I'll give it to you. I'll buy you a couple of beers.
I also heard from Rebecca Zapen and she is very interested in attending.
Freemont John regrets that he will be out of town but he is gigging in Key West so that's good, sends his best.
Let's keep it going and have a block buster 2011 kickoff. Please forward the flyer that I sent out to all who may be interested.
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Just got an e-mail from Mike Jurgensen and he will be joining us. We're shaping up for a good turnout, come on now who else is in?
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I'm in. Looking forward to seeing my JPF family again.


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looking forward to the 2011 kickoff!
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Hey Al- yes, I just signed up with JPF, and I'm looking forward to seeing you and everybody else at the showcase! Is there a signup sheet when you arrive, or do you sign up before the event?
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Steve, right on brother., glad to hear you'll be joining us.
Rebecca and Mike, We will have a sign in sheet circulating during the meet and greet portion at 2:pm and it will be out and available throughout the day.
Rebecca, glad to have a JPF award winner and such a talented songwriter joining us.
Mike, Welcome to JPF, Your gonna love the gang.
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It will be great hearing and seeing everybody that is able to attend.



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There is a local musicians' and songwriters' Meetup I've been a member of for the past about 5 years that has been inactive for the past year or two. There suddenly has been a bunch of people responding on it asking for some get-togethers. So I plan to post this meeting on the Meetup. FYI


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Thanks Andy!



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Looking forward to it!! [url=http://www.revebnation.com/carlybak][size:14pt][/size]


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Happy New Years to all JPF. Any chance we could have bass and drums? Also it would be fun to have a big open jam at the end like in the early days.


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I don't own any drums.
Drummer's are very limited/rare for some reason.





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HiDee Al The Pal!

I'll try to be there/See ya'alls again! (Hey, you're gonna bring your Sculptor Friend over here someday, too...Remember?)

I'm STILL seekin' a Good Guitarist to Co-Write With..Locally..&..Still Pitching-Away. Last Batch of Demos went to Gene Simmonds..who FWDed it ALL to his Management, Doc McGhee Entertainment, Nashville..so..ya never know..Onea these days I'll have Something Good to talk about at the meetings!

Best Wishes & a Big Guy-Hug,
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Q,
You can bring any gear you care to, to enhance your performance as a band, but we no longer supply a full backline. It's just not practical for the amout of setup and the limited time it's used.
I will bring my conga, percussion setup and if any one else wants to voluteer a bass amp and or drums that's strictly on a volunteer basis.

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Gonna try and make it! Hope everybody's doing well. I've got some catching up to do here....

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The 13th will be here soon. Please continue to pass the word about this event.
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The last I looked, ten people from the Tampa Bay Musician's Meetup group said they were going to be there.


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Yes Andy, ain't that great.
This also just in....

Al,

I plan on being there, and my wife may be coming as my guest.
I would love to have a spot to sing some songs, etc.


Thanks!
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Getting a cold during allergy season has done a number on my voice. Been trying for a week to nurse it back to health. I wish I could participate in the showcase and chat and schmooze, but I think it would set my voice back; it's still only whispery at this point. Last year I lost my voice for 5 weeks so I have to take this seriously.
My regrets that it's looking like I cannot attend the kickoff in Lutz. frown


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my voice is feeling a lot better. not quite 100% but i'll plan on being at the hangout for a bit!


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Sadly I won't be able to make it today for a laundry list of reasons... one of which being that I'm resting my voice for my gig tonight at Tanya and Matt's. I've been fighting a nasty cold, too.

I am sure the showcase will be great and a fun time will be had by all. Wish I could have made it. Sigh.


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I had a great time. Al gets mucho credito for masterminding the whole thing. Andy did his usual superb job on sound. Wonderful talent and I was happy to see the Film Crowd back. Life is good when we are all in it together.


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Thanks Al....sorry I could not stay for the whole event. Great turnout!!


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Man Al, been waiting for this and just my luck I had to be in LA. Will you be having a monthly mtg? Please let me know when the next one will be. Ya'll have a good time now!

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Sory you guys missed it and I will let you know just as soon as we schedual another. Great turnout with lots of JPFers, members from Papoa's Musiand Meetup Group and the FMPTA.org
Thanks to all who did get to join us it was a blast. More to come. Al


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