2016 May



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Marco Island Foundation for the Arts

"Artist of the Year!"

Each spring the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts recognizes a local performer as"Artist of the Year"andJRobert Houghtalinghas been named the recipient for 2016. He will be recognized for this achievement at this year'sScholarship/Artist of the Year Luncheonat 11:30AM on Saturday, May 21st, at the Fellowship Hall at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island.JRobert is a musician, composer, songwriter, and producer, and often volunteers to performpro bonofor worthy causes on Marco Island and Naples. A veteran of the arts, JRobert has beensinging, playing acoustic and electric guitars, violin, and steel drum professionallyfor over 15 years.

RECENT PERFORMANCES:Marco Island's 50th Anniversary GalaGoodland Arts AllianceAnnual Harbor Arts/Music Fest

Cultural Carnivale(Cultural Alliance of Marco Island & Goodland)

JRobert writes original music and lyrics, thematic toFlorida, Marco Island, and the islands-- insightful, musical reflections into the"FLORIBBEAN"way of life, and his enthusiasm tells you that he loves to perform.

Scholarships will also be awarded to local students who will be majoring in an area of the arts during the luncheon. The public is invited to attend this special event. Guests will enjoy a wonderful lunch provided bySTONEWALLS RESTAURANT, meet the scholarship winners and the honoree. Don't be surprised if JRobert shares some of his music during the luncheon.

To reserve your spot, send a check to Carolyn Burger, 282 Sand Hill Street, Marco Island, FL 34145. Enclose your email address. Cost is $20 per person. Space is limited. Information: 239-389-0280.

Friend of the Month!

I recently received the huge honor of being invited to play my"Florida Fiddle"forJOHNMcEUEN'S 70th Birthday Celebration Showin Sarasota.Wow!!

I have always treasured John's productionswith the

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band...

25 Studio Albums, 1 Live Album, and 4 Compilations.

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As a young man, Istudied John's records for hours and hours, learning songs andstylings of all his musician friends, so I feel very comfortable with his selection of tunes.

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I first met John McEuen while performing music with Seminole Chief Jim Billie at one of the early "Fire in the Swamp" Festivals featuring John McEuen, David Allen Coe, Charlie Daniels, Mark O'Connor...but in my eyes, John stood head and shoulders above themall.

Since then, I have performed manygatherings, festivals, and clubs with John. I'm looking forward to a future of composing, playing music, and a continued good friendship with with John McEuen!

(Let the Clean)Caloosahatchee Flow
Brent Moyer (of Nashville and Jackson Hole) and I co-wroteCaloosahatchee Flowfor our friends on Sanibel-Captiva Islands in response to their challenges with the toxic discharges from Florida's Lake Okeechobee. It is our hope that this work-of-art will continue to draw attention to this vital environmental issue. And a very special thanks goes outtoNancy Koerner, for her insightful, passionate, and inspiring video interpretation of our song.

JRobert Houghtaling
Brent Moyer

Nancy R. Koerner

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Caloosahatchee Flow

Thanks for the Gigs!

La Playa Beach Club, DATALINE, Kevin Smith with Florida Talent, NYFBWA, Grey Oaks CC, Mitch Rossell with Brett Foreman Productions, Brian Benson & Terese O'Shea Wedding, Carrie DeGroote House Party, Naples Trust, Pelican Bay CC, Danny and Amy Morgan for South Seas Plantation, Coconut Point Hyatt Regency, Global Works with ACCCI, Toyota, Monica Rossell with Wizard Connection, Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa, Bankruptcy Bar Association, and Captn Jac!

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