Dan Stevens, left, and Brian Smalley perform Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin.
DUNEDIN - Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin presents an indoor concert Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will be a double bill featuring two Florida singer/songwriters, Dan Stevens and Brian Smalley, performing singly and together in an evening of acoustic folk with diverse styles.
Dan Stevens has won an honorable mention in the annual Billboard Song contest. His studio albums include Rearview Mirrors and My Life of Adventure (Sept. 2012). He was selected as an up and coming songwriter for Searchlight in June 2012. Searchlight is a portion of In Search of a Song series hosted by Rich Reardin. He plays as various venues around the Tampa Bay area, Sarasota Folk & Acoustic Music Fest, Southern Music Rising and Florida Folk Fest and more. Stevens lives in Gulfport. Visit www.DanStevens.info.
Brian Smalley, singer/songwriter from DeLand is described as playing with “mad skill and pure energy.” The songs Smalley has written borrow from folksy flatpick guitar and new-grass as well as a touch of new-age acoustic music. He sings with a soulful, earthy voice, and his live performances tend to be just that: Lively! For more than 20 years, Smalley has made music his sole occupation, and has five home-spun CDs under his belt: Songs You Can Sing To Your Dog, Mangrove Run, Off Season, Jumper Creek is Dry and, his latest, Chickens Pigs, which is an acoustic play based in Civil War era Florida. A great many of the songs are set in and inspired by Florida, a state of mind and a state of nature that he loves to write about and longs to see preserved. Visit www.reverbnation.com/briansmalley.
The Painted Fish is a fine art gallery owned by artists Bill and Linda Renc. The gallery is located at 350 Main St, at the Pinellas Trail crossing in downtown Dunedin. This event is part of an indoor acoustic concert series presenting the best in local, regional, national and international musicians in a friendly, art-filled setting. For more information, links and video, visit www.paintedfishgallery.com.