Corbitt-Clampitt Experience & Heather Gillis Band Pair Up

Two great musical forces are joining together for two very special nights. The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience and the Heather Gillis Band plan to rave it up at the Liberty Bar in Tallahassee on Thursday, May 12th. The next night, they move to the 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville for more fun and shenanigans.

The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience combines two of Jacksonville’s driving musical powerhouses in one excellent band. Isaac Corbitt and Brandon Buck played in the Corbitt Brothers Band. Recently, Isaac’s brother Newsome launched his solo career. Isaac is, in the minds of many, the premier harp player on the scene today — the national scene. And Buck is a monster drummer.

Meanwhile, guitarist Brady Clampitt was a rising star both in studio sessions and on stage. They added Jake Alessandrini on bass, and the result has been pure delight. Isaac and Brady both sing, and the band delivers blues, soul, Southern rock, and a whole lot of funk. MusicFestNews was thrilled to check them out at Roosevelt Collier’s Suwannee Getdown in February.

Guitarist Heather Gillis first came to our attention when she joined Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.) on stage both days at the Magnolia Festival last October. Next, she appeared with her fine band, and in short order she became a member of Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band.

Heather’s quartet includes Gerald Watkins on drums, Nyan Feder on tenor saxophone, and Kyle Chervanik on bass guitar. Heather is a fine singer-songwriter in addition to her great skills on guitar and lap steel. The 21-year-old FSU student has played with many of the jam scene’s greats, including the Lee Boys, The Word, and Matt Schofield.

These are two nights you don’t want to miss. Both bands are also heading to the Orange Blossom Jamboree. Also check out their separate upcoming tour dates, the Corbitt-Clampitt Experience official website, and the Heather Gillis official website.

Also on the bill for Friday, May 13th, is Bonnie Blue, and excellent proponent of blues and rock with a Southern twist. They too are regulars on the Florida scene: Bradley Churchman, guitar, vocals; Willis Gore, guitar, vocals; John Wilson, keyboards, vocals; Adam Kenneway, bass; and  Jeremy Mayr, drums. Their addition makes this a terrific triple bill!

Get more information on the official Corbitt-Clampitt Experience Facebook page, Heather Gillis’ website, and Bonnie Blue’s website.

And a shout-out to Jimmy Rector, who designed this outstanding poster!

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CORBITT-CLAMPITT EXPERIENCE

May 20  Great American Burgerfest | St. Augustine FL

May 21  Orange Blossom Jamboree | Brooksville FL

May 27  Memorial Day Weekend Piney River Jam | Nunnelly TN

May 28  Memorial Day Weekend Piney River Jam | Nunnelly TN

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HEATHER GILLIS BAND

May  20  Orange Blossom Jamboree | Brooksville FL

May  27  Perk Avenue | Madison GA

May  28  Decatur Arts Festival | Decatur GA

June 04  Fathoms | Carrabelle FL

June 10  Bradfordville Blues Club | Tallahassee FL

June 17-18  Purple Hatter’s Ball | Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak FL

June 24  *LOLI* Funk/Rock@ FFifth & Thomas | Tallahassee FL

July  01  Cascades Park | Tallahassee FL with Delta Moon

August 08-12 Roots Rock Revival | Big Indian NY

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BUTCH TRUCKS & THE FREIGHT TRAIN BAND

   featuring HEATHER GILLIS

May  05  River Road Ice House | New Braunfels TX

May  07  Luna Bar & Grill | Lake Charles LA

July  21  The Funky Biscuit | Boca Raton FL

July  23  Music Ranch | Lakeland FL

July  24  Sidebar Theatre | Tallahassee FL

August 4  Fairfield Theatre | Fairfield CT

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Heather Gillis & Butch Trucks

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