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Doors at 7. Show at 8. Seating is first come first served. Ages 18+.


$10 ticket increase at the door.


Join us for a very special evening of two consummate musicians, Nicholas Edward Williams (formerly known as Whetherman) and Brett Bass (of Grandpa's Cough Medicine experimenting with the sounds of American roots music from old time, to traditional folk, early country and bluegrass. Expect rousing guitar solos, intricate rhythms, wailing harmonica, and pulsating dobro. 


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Nicholas Edward Williams (Chattanooga, TN)

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Former Jacksonville native Nicholas Edward Williams is the producer and host of the roots music history podcast American Songcatcherand a multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who is dedicated to "playing it forward" by preserving the songs, stories, artists and styles that have shaped our country. He's shared the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, The Wood Brothers, CAAMP, John Paul White, Dom Flemons and Ballroom Thieves among many others, and has spent the last 15 years touring three continents, blending the roots music spectrum in his own style. Under his previous project, Whetherman, Williams independently released eight revered records from 2007-2018, and under his own name, he's heralded by well-regarded figures of the roots community such as David Holt, Oliver Wood and JP Harris.


Brett Bass (Jacksonville, FL) 

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The founder and flat picking front man of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Brett Bass is among the powerful guitarists and songwriters who are at the forefront of modern American bluegrass. Through the course of his 10 year bluegrass career, Brett took 1st prize at the 2015 RockyGrass flat pick guitar contest, has shared the stage with Grammy winners The Del McCoury Band, Jim Lauderdale, and Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as Jam Grass pioneers like Yonder Mountain String Band, Larry Keel , Leftover Salmon and Billy Strings. He also had the honor of filling the guitar role several times with The Travelin’ McCourys, and has taught guitar workshops with Chris Luquette, Jon Stickley, Larry Keel, Jeff Autry and more.

Venue Information

Blue Jay Listening Room
2457B 3rd St South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4066

Organizer Information

Blue Jay Listening Room


2457 3rd Street South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
+1 (904) 318-3020

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