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Performers for the 2009 Mount Dora Music Festival

2009 Performers

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The Association
THE ASSOCIATION is one of the most popular and successful bands of the 1960s with a full slate of Number One hits including Never My Love, Windy, and Cherish, which earned six gold and two platinum discs and sold more than 80 million albums, tapes, CDs, and DVDs. Their album, The Association Greatest Hits, continues to be one of Warner Brothers’ best-selling albums. read more

Nashville's leading songwriters from the legendary Bluebird Café include:

Tony Haselden Tony Haselden
Singer-songwriter-lead guitarist Tony Haselden is a founding member of Louisiana’s LeRoux, who recorded five albums for Capitol and RCA and produced the southern standards ‘New Orleans Ladies’ and ‘Nobody Said It Was Easy’. After touring with Foreigner, Journey, ZZ Top, The Doobie Brother, Beach Boys, and Kansas, Haselden relocated to Nashville where he scored his first independent songwriting hit, Shenandoah’s ‘Mama Knows’. More hits followed... read more
Georgia Middleman Georgia Middleman
Georgia's first recording contract at Giant Records with her debut album, 'Endless Possibilities' released in 2001.It was followed by 'Unchanged' in 2004, and 'Things I Didn't Know I Knew' in 2008. Middleman wrote top-selling songs for Faith Hill 'Dearly Beloved', Martina McBride 'Do What You Do' and Tracy  Lawrence 'It's All How You Look At It'. She has also written songs for Maia Sharp, Radney Foster, Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, and many others. read more
Billy Kirsch Billy Kirsch
Kirsch has also scored several Top 10 songs including 'Is It Over Yet' and 'Come Some Rainy Day' by Wynonna Judd, as well as, 'Stay Gone' performed by Jimmy Wayne. Kirsch's awards include Country Music Association song of the year, A Grammy nomination and an Emmy nomination. read more
Livingston Taylor Wes Hamrick
Whether playing classical music or jazz, Wes captivates his audience. His performances have taken him to destinations around the world from Moscow to Tokyo. He has performed with Symphony Orchestras including the Bach Festival Orchestra, The Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Orlando Philharmonic and a special performance with the Orquestra Sinfónica de Puerto Rico for the inauguration of Hernandez Colon, governor. Big band performances with the Jimmy Dorsey Band, television appearances on Life Styles of the Rich and Famous and The Travel Channel have brought him world-wide recognition.. read more
Livingston Taylor Suzy Park
Suzy was born into a musical family. Her father, the late John Park, and brother, Kim Park, both played saxophone with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. After beginning her career in Atlanta, she moved to Orlando in 1990 to join Disney's "Voices of Liberty". She then went on to perform with "The Girlfriends" at the Hyatt Grand Cypress for 9 years. You may have also seen her at Epcot. read more
Lipbone Redding Lipbone Redding & The Lipbone Orchestra
Lipbone Redding is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist, but the uniquely talented musician is best known as a "voicestrumentalist" with an incredible improvisational style. By blending New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves, and New York City style with uncanny riffs of vocal tromboning, trumpeting, and booming mouth percussion, Redding has created a unique beat box-style sound that accents each jazz tune, blues ballad, and soul standard. read more
Livingston Taylor Livingston Taylor
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and folk music legend Livingston Taylor, performs more than 100 concerts a year. This seasoned performer has gained a loyal fan following through his personality, warm stage presence, and songs rich in wordplay, depth, and humor. The recipient of the Boston Music Award for "Best Folk and Acoustic Artist," Livingston has also been recognized for his contributions to American culture at the Celebration of North Carolina Artists. He is also a friend and past presenter of the Reebok Human Rights Awards. read more
Lipbone Redding Central Florida Youth Big Band
The Central Florida Youth Big Band, under the direction of Douglas "Skip" Perry, consists of eighteen very talented middle and high school musicians representing seven schools and ranging in age from 13 to 19. read more
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra & Guy St. Clair
The beloved and acclaimed Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Lake County's resident professional orchestra, will salute the Brits!  Performing under the baton of conductor Michael J. Garasi, the 60-member FLSO will present "Rule Brittania," with music from the "The Proms" including Spitfire, Jerusalem, Nimrod (Enigma), and Pomp and Circumstance (Land of Hope and Glory), and will feature concert pianist/composer Guy Saint-Clair performing the Warsaw Concerto, Alamein Concerto and Greensleeves. read more

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