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Sandy Back Porch – Bluegrass at the Matheson House

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

musician playing upright bass

Don’t miss the Sandy Back Porch band playing bluegrass on the porch of the Historic Matheson House as a part of the Second Saturdays at Sweetwater series. On Saturday, May 11 from 2pm-3:30pm watch the sparks fly from the guitar of Stan Burns and hot banjo AND mandolin licks from Ernie Evans. Don’t forget Sandy Holdeman’s thumps on Big Daddy Bass and maybe a little harmonica and dancing. All three musicians sing both lead and harmony vocals.

Stan Burns began playing guitar professionally when he was 13 years old and toured nationally as a teenager. Close your eyes, and you will think Johnny Cash is singing. We are truly blessed to have multi-instrumentalist Ernie Evans with us. Ernie is a third-generation musician traveling all over the world throughout his career. He is also the largest bluegrass promoter in the southeast hosting 11 bluegrass festivals and winning promoter of the year award for 2024 at the Nashville Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass for America (SPBGMA).

This trio promises to bring a smile to your face with hotter-than-fire, time-honored standards played the way they are supposed to be played.


May 11
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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