The Rubies and The WillowWacks on stage June 27

Top photo: Micah and Lauren Gilliam are The WillowWacks, a St. Augustine music duo who will perform June 27 during a concert with the Gamble Rogers Musical Festival series. Above: The Rubies are Lucio and Savannah Rubino. The duo will perform June 27 as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival concert series. Photos by Rob Futrell

Top photo: Micah and Lauren Gilliam are The WillowWacks, a St. Augustine music duo who will perform June 27 during a concert with the Gamble Rogers Musical Festival series. Above: The Rubies are Lucio and Savannah Rubino. The duo will perform June 27 as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival concert series. Photos by Rob Futrell

Concert is part of Gamble Rogers Music Festival series

From the Gamble Rogers Music Festival

St. Augustine, FL — Local duos The Rubies and The WillowWacks will perform together June 27 as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival concert series.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin at 7 p.m. at Lohman Auditorium, located behind the Whitney Lab at Marineland, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., from A1A south.

THE RUBIES

Founded in 2013, Lucio “Lu” Rubino and Savannah Zara Rubino are partners in life, love, parenting and music.

Lucio is owner of The Fish Tank Recordings. His musical expression is constant, emanating forth when he’s sitting on stage, his soulful and evocative singing accompanied beautifully by his exquisite finger picking, or when he’s in the control room at his own Fish Tank Studios, bringing his artistic instincts to bear on the creations of others.

As a singer, a writer, a guitarist, bassist, and producer, Lucio Rubino creates beauty from silence. His wife, Savannah, brings her subtle vocals to the mix.

Lucio rose to the top of the Christian music scene as the lead singer for StorySide:B, a group that released two records to critical and popular acclaim. Lucio co-wrote their hit song “Be Still,” a song that continues to offer solace and peace to legions of fans to this day. He played bass on Paramore’s “All We Know Is Falling” album, and produced Manic Drive’s latest album, in addition to albums by promising newcomers Lighthouse Music, Lindsey Dedge, and Todd Lombardo.

As someone who started listening to music in the 1980’s and started playing it in the 90’s, his own style is equal parts modern folk and acoustic rock with stadium-worthy power-pop drumming and guitars thrown in where appropriate.

THE WILLOWWACKS

Micah & Lauren Gilliam are The WillowWacks, a folk duo who perform in St. Augustine and throughout the region. They have been featured at the Gamble Rogers Music Festival, Swamp Radio, at area festivals, and in local venues, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Go to thewillowacks.com for more details.

“The Willow Wacks are more than a folk duo, they are the feeling of home, or family, they are your best friend’s wedding, they are your favorite pumpkin spice latte, and so much more. Micah and Lauren project the love they have for each other in their music. They are sonically tight, and as endearing as a Zooey Deschanel rom-com. Micah’s guitar playing is masterful. You don’t need much more than a pair of talented lovers singing and strumming to light up the darkest of rooms. I honestly can’t say enough nice things about these two.” – Dan Larson, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Orlando)

Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door (if available). Purchase tickets online at www.gamblerogersfest.org, or at Music Matters, 196 State Road 312; Simple Gestures, 4 East White St., on the island; The Bead Chick, 78 San Marco Ave., or by calling Paul Linser at 904-794-4163.

UPCOMING GAMBLEFEST EVENTS

  •  June 27: The Rubies and The WillowWacks
  • July 25: Guitar virtuoso Richard Smith (Lohman Auditorium)
  • Aug. 29: Mean Mary (Lohman Auditorium)

 

 

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