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HELLO and welcome!!!     Gene Hardage AKA Sarasota Slim.

A Florida native and proud of it.  There are early CDs on the Appaloosa label of Milan Italy and self produced CDs on the Possum Phono-Graphics label as well as misc. guest appearances on other recording projects worldwide.  The Sarasota Slim Band started in the mid 80's and has had all manner of talented musicians come and go through it.  The common thread being a love of blues based music done right.  


Friday, May 24th, 2019

Ruby's Elixir

10pm. - 2am.

15 3rd Street N.
St. Petersburg Florida USA 727-898-7829 [map]
Price: FREE


Saturday, May 25th, 2019

River's Edge Bar & Grill

7 - 11pm.

6226 Ohio Avenue
Gibsonton Florida 33534
USA 813-671-9196 [map]
Price: FREE


Monday, May 27th, 2019

Myakka River Blues Festival 2019 at Snook Haven


5000 East Venice Avenue
Venice Florida 34292
USA 941-485-7221 [map]
Price: $15 advance $25 at the gate


The last Blues Festival of the spring season, at beautiful, shady Snook Haven! They've put together a stellar line-up this year, it's gonna' be a great afternoon!  Enjoy music by the legendary Bryan Lee, "The Braille Blues Daddy", the foot-stompin' Ben Prestage, long-time local stand-out Sarasota Slim, "South Of The Bridge" favorites, the Kat Crosby Band, The Collaboration Band, and Harp-Master Nitro Bozeman.

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