SARASOTA SLIM: Guestbook
April 26, 2013
Just got Blues Eternity at Avon Park and love it. We do not have the snook fishing.. Wish we could come this weekend, but have to work, this is our season, grove stuff. I do not know why you come to our area, but glad you do. Thank you for some reaa music.
January 24, 2013
I have been corresponding with Allison. Just found out thru Ancestry.com that we are cousins. It is wonderful to find you. Looking forward to listing to your music.
Lloyd G Bentley
January 11, 2013
We knew you years ago and would like to know where you are playing now in Sarasota areA....WE STILL HAVE YOUR CASSETTE TAPE TO !
Hope all is ok with you and your family!
We moved from Venice to Arcadia area l5 years ago
December 28, 2012
Great seeing you at the Clam! So worth the drive from Sarasota!
December 23, 2012
Hoping your holidays are the bestest! Keep on plucking... Like the Chimmney Rock t-shirt!Reminds me of my younger days...
December 2, 2012
Enjoyed your gig at the Tap Room in Avon Park the other night. Hope to see you again soon!
PS: I'm the Bill Clinton look-a-like
November 6, 2012
Do you give guitar lessons online via skype
October 7, 2012
You still rawkin' the gut bucket blues from the Bay like a REAL MAN! The new cd sounds killer and the tones are phat and greasy the way they should be! RAWK on even though the hair is now shorter and maybe sometime in the near future we can jam again at the Iguana!
July 22, 2012
hi Sarasota Slim, nice music, like that dobro!
my band plays blues with a cello, check www.thefreewheelers.nl
Hope to jam together one day!
Annette Crane aka Nettie
June 16, 2012
So good to see ya last Sunday at the Dollar. A real treat for me since I was unable to make to the gig at Bowens Island. Thanx for the Get Up, Get Down CD. I've been thoroughly enjoying it. Wished I'd gotten you to autograph it, but perhaps another time? Take care, Love Nettie
June 11, 2012
Enjoyed your show, Charleston, SC, June 2012. I had no idea; you caught me unawares! Smokin' hot - in your face - down and dirty hardcore blues. Dammit, man! I wish you and yours the best as you continue to entertain the masses!
June 1, 2012
We keep missing your dates in and around St Pete, if you get a chance can you give us a heads up as to when you'll be in the area again.
Gene and Holli
May 7, 2012
Jammed with you and OB at Sweet Baby Janes on my $6 bass back in the 80's. Glad to see you're still hanging in there.
February 25, 2012
Thanks for the show on 02/17/2012 at the the Krave, Clearwater. I am the annoying guy with camera and flash; friend of David (RIP) and Woody Wright (Moon Lake). Will send some photo's once I do some editing. Thanks again, Mitch Parker
Gail DeWitt and Don Dean jr
February 13, 2012
Looking forward to seeing, and playing with you Wed. Feb 15th at AJ's d8wsz2
November 27, 2011
Gene, I will be in Sarasota for December and January. What is your gig schedule for that time period? Hope to se you.
November 26, 2011
In Blues I Still Trust
November 7, 2011
great talking to you today! Looking forward to our event!
Tim "Hammer" @ WAMI Radio
October 27, 2011
Saw Slim at the Cortez Clam Factory...
With Doc,BC,Patt & David.... What an Awsome Show... Thanks Guys
October 20, 2011
Enjoying listening to your music.You are very blessed to have such talent. Wayne Schatz is my nephew, just thoght I would mention that. My son, Michael Baue, is also a very talented musician. He plays with Groovethang A St. Louis band. Fred Baue is my cousin, He is also very talented. I am very ptroud of my family. I am sure your family is equally proud of you.Michael and Fred are on Facebook. You may enjoy looking them up. Take care ND gOD bLESS,
Mike & Carolee Gettings, Ent. Chairmen for Elks Lodge #2693
September 2, 2011
Saw where you are going to be playing at the Shed and looked you up on Google and what a surprise....you're really good. We plan to come see you at the Shed Nov. 13th and hopefully we can talk. We are always looking for new bands and we think our people would like you ... if you're within our price range. We are having Del & Gary tonight...we've had Tammy Hatch in the past, Johnny Lobo and many more. Hope to get a chance to talk.....
August 20, 2011
just to say hello use to be a green iguana regular back in the blues nights with all the regulars still enjoy the blues wont ever forget those nights still got your hungary man cd that you gave me and autographed by everybody thanks for the tunes dude
August 19, 2011
hey buddy great sounds i like the new c.d. keep up the alsome tunes
August 19, 2011
cool pis slim
Dave Reid aka. Cosmic Dave
July 26, 2011
Wow Great web site , I could'nt stop listening though I own 2 of the 3 CD's.
July 24, 2011
I had the pleasure to hear you at the birthday party for Carla Rippy on July 23, 2011, Amarillo, Tx. I really enjoyed everyone that played and knowing that none of you had played together in the past! It was great to say the least and also have Get Up, Get Down! cd now! Hope to hear you in Amarillo again.
July 5, 2011
Love the music!!! Look forward to your future date at Ocean Blues!
May 23, 2011
I found your web site on a friends facebook's wall and I truly enjoy your music. When I am visiting in Sarasota I sure plan on looking you up........GOOD JOB !!!!
May 11, 2011
Gene...it's me Connie. Dolores Nixon's daughter. YOu know...Carla, Debbie...I sent you a really long message on Facebook. I can't believe I finally found you. read the message on FB...got lots to tell you. Mom passed in October, so tough....so tough! Holler at me, we need to get a private party gig lined up!!!!
April 16, 2011
Why have yo made it so you can't find out where you are playing without signing up for something. If I can't find you I can't support you. Why make it so difficult??
Steve & Carol Shanteau
March 30, 2011
Almost 2 years ago we moved from "DUNEDIN" Fl to "Apollo Beach" Fl and lived in Pinellas County since 1976. Its been a tough adjustment since there was always something good always going on there...... We have followed you through out the years in the county & Tampa than lost ya for awhile... After moving over here we started wondering hmmmm```` All I can say is thanks:) for coming to this neck of the woods.... ("Pigs in the Park" Simmons Park ) We are so looking forward on seeing you once again and getting back on track!! Keep up the great work` you truly are amazing!!!!
February 11, 2011
Saw you about 5 years ago in Riverview at the Smokin' Dog. This was when Jimmy owned the place and my wife and I were still dating. Our 5th anniversary is coming up and we're gonna try and see you in Ybor next weekend. Keep up the good work man, you're great!
January 18, 2011
Enjoyed seeing the old photos. Always loved the long hair! You are an amazing musician! Love your music!
January 10, 2011
Great to see your still playing.
I used to be in that area, played in a band out of St Pete called the magic marco band and the risk
Now in wisconsin work for full compass systems www.fullcompass.com
Also still play a bit myself
Your stuff still sounds great.
Now that I found the site I'll check back. thanks Gene
January 5, 2011
Where the heck are you playing now that I can't see you at Brandy's........please send schedule........I miss your music Ann
November 21, 2010
keyboards did remind me of lionel hampton fave jazz tune was by ronnie laws always there got down to my soul
November 21, 2010
you mean like the jazz great lucky peterson from my dads jazz old scratched albums and 88.5 tues night jazz radio shows? oh im thinkin oscar peterson my mistake sorry
November 20, 2010
I am the editor of Blues In Britain magazine. My husband and I will be staying in Sarasota 15th - 30th December and want to hear some blues. Of course, you may not be based there anymore but I thought it would be a start to ask you where I should go and what to see. I have been to St Petersburgh for the Tampa Bay Blues Festival once, so I know of one blues bar in St Pete's (is it the Boxing Ring?)and that Roy Book Binder lives there but otherwise I am completely ignorant of what goes on. Can you help?
November 14, 2010
Music to my ears. Enjoyed our stop at the Shed on Saturday Night..Couldn't get enough.. Thanks.. You guys were intoxicating..
October 21, 2010
Very glad to hear a new album's coming out!
karen and chris lafleur
August 28, 2010
we saw you for the first time this summer at Gator Macraes THE SHED and you were AWESOME, (we go there all summer and cannot believe we have never heard you before )my husband and I now are looking at your web page so we can hook up and see you again :)
August 20, 2010
Hi Tampa Gene! I used to bartend at Ragtime Tavern in Atlantic Beach, Fl. & enjoyed when the band used to play there.
Have you seen that Orbitz commercial playing now on TV with the guy in the white suit. It just reminds me of you!!!
Hope you are doing well, take care.
July 17, 2010
Heard bout you forever but never saw you live - hmmmm - never saw ya dead either thank God. Finally I won't be gigging tonight and I'll see ya at Eagles SP. I live blocks away - a member. Used to play a lotta blues - "Blues Powerhouse" "Hot Buttered Soul" - 70's. Now solo keyboard man - "Billy E" - got too hard keepin' musicians together with chincy economy. Now do solo gigs for "Assisted LC" to "Frats" like the Eagles, Elks, Am.Leg. Lookin' forward to finally seeing you tonight. http://www.angelfire.com/funky/billye
July 17, 2010
Muy linda música, escucho tus discos con gusto!
June 11, 2010
I remember you from 1048 in Montgomery, Al. You still sound great!!!!!!
May 29, 2010
if you ever need a bellydancer for one of your shows, i'm not hard to find! ;) Rock on Slim
May 27, 2010
See you soon Roy
April 14, 2010
You gotta be the same Gene Hardage who went to Berry College back in mid 70's. We jammed together in Rome GA and went to ATL and saw BB King at the Electric Ballroom. I was friends with Jay Barker. Congratulations on living your music, man. I always thought you were one of the most talented blues pickers I had ever met.
March 5, 2010
Big fan ... any chance you'll be gigging in Gulfport (or thereabouts) any time soon (this being 3/5/10)?
January 12, 2010
just heard your "Texas Holdem Blues" on the german "Bluesroad Radio"
Fabulous track, really enjoyed it
January 5, 2010
thanks for sharing the tunes!
December 11, 2009
TOMORROW: The Children’s Dream Fund Concert, Featuring:STEVE ARVEY,
SARASOTA SLIM, DR. GARY BROWN &TheTAMPA;BAY BLUES MACHINE. This benefit concert is being performed magnanimously by the above performers to assist The Children’s Dream Fund. Stop by Vinoy Park, Downtown St. Petersburg, FL, from 3 – 7 PM, for some great music, beer, chili and a good cause: making a terminally ill child's final wish come true!
December 3, 2009
Gene... I will never forget when my wife and I came to hear your band ( I believe the place was Bongos) near Anna Marie Island and after not seeing you for over 30 years I asked if you guys could play "The Martha Berry Fight Song"... You peared out from under those cool shades and remembered your ole' Berry picking buddy. When you guys were jamming and you took your guitar off and handed it to me during the song to allow me to exercise my 5 stanky fingers of funk again...I was in Nirvana. I am proud of you, man. You are truly living the dream. When I am in Bradenton I always look you up to see where you guys are playing, but to my dismay ya'll are always booked SO FAR AWAY. Keep sending me your schedule and I WILL see you again. Love You, Man.
Artist / Educational Instructor / Guitarist
Dian Francesca Cuccinello, Producer
November 29, 2009
Ever interested in playing in an intimate setting for some real blues lovers up in the northeast? We'd love to have you. We'd be honored.
Born in Savannah,
November 10, 2009
I love having your music in the playlist at MusicTampaBay.com. Stay Slim...
October 12, 2009
Hope to see you up in my neck of the woods soon. Miss hearing you play the blues... and some damn fine blues it is. Take Care, Mike
October 9, 2009
HELLO WORLD! i love this site!
September 24, 2009
Always glad to come out to the jam. I have all your CD's;... I think;... Luvya Man;...
But;... I think Randy is on drugs.
September 7, 2009
228 627 5578 gimme a call for update .
August 29, 2009
Hey Slim. Hows about some pics of you playin' Mr. J. Winter at the Woodstock revival gig?
July 27, 2009
we love your Blues and airplay your Songs in us BluesRoad-Radio (www.bluesroad.de) in Germany.
Keep the Blues alive....
July 27, 2009
Howdy. We will be in Orlando & Tampa Aug 21-21 and was hoping to catch you along the way. Where are your gigs for those dates?
Allison & Top
June 27, 2009
looking forward beingon arereciving beingin along with other FAN'S SARASOTA SLIM; GUESTBOOK! would like to see in person concert here in WILMINTON, NORTH CAROLINA! SARASOTA SLIM;
May 4, 2009
I was so impressed with your set yesterday! I've been talking about it non-stop to all the teachers! I really had a good time working with you and Chuck (and my mom - Laura). Hope to see you next year; maybe I'll get some people together and come down and see you play!
Nancy "Charley" Turon
March 29, 2009
My husband and I saw you last night as ACES. We thought you were just amazing!! Can't wait to see you again. Thanks for the great talent you have. We look forward to seeing you again.
Charley and George
February 7, 2009
Its been a long time. How is Allison and the kids. I forget their names. My sons Stephen and David are doing great. They live in Brooksville now with their mom, Diane. What was the name of the album Diane and I were on. I didnt see it on your list of music. I love you guys your great. Chuck
Walter M Dow
January 12, 2009
Hey, It is great to be able to jam live with such a great talent. Thanks for all of your help, and your band's, in my efforts to shake off the rust and get back in form on the guitar.
You know I will be at as many of your jams and shows as I can make it to.
Check my My Space page out, Slim, at http://myspace.com/wallydow
January 11, 2009
When you coming back to Tallahassee?
January 4, 2009
Hey! Where you ever in Tønsberg, Norway in the late 80s? Together with Rock Bottom.
December 16, 2008
Saw you at Limestone last 2 times you were there.
See you Dec. 28!
P.S. Do you have a Myspace?
September 4, 2008
I live in Buena Vista Ga,my family settled here in the mid 1800,s I lived in Columbus,Ga. most of my life until retiring.Have worked on Hardage geneology for years
August 14, 2008
where is the stuff you had for sale some kinda speaker
chris white ownerchef basment blues bar vesuvios italian rest.
August 11, 2008
hello this is chris from vesuvios resturant and basement blues bar. HOws things? do you have a myspace page? add me to friends if so .. Nedd a pizza pie? lmao drop me a note let me know where your playing ill come catch the gig.
chris peace and love bro
August 11, 2008
saw you at colorama sat. nite-you were awesome! MY WIFE BOUGHT YOUR CD'S AND YOU SIGNED THEM FOR US. HOPE TO CATCH YOU AGAIN SOON.
June 9, 2008
Thanks for signing my cd in all that heat @ Taste the beach in Ft Meyers on June 8,'08 . I'll never forget THAT TONE of yours I heard while driving past with my window down. I HAD TO STOP! Check out that tune we spoke of, it's right up your alley.. "I'M A RAM" http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrkv5ey1Oq4.
June 8, 2008
i saw you you today at taste the beach in fort myers. very impressed. keep it up.
May 31, 2008
Just thought I'd say hello Gene.
May 16, 2008
Saw u guys at the blues fest in new port richey, had a wonderful time cant wait to see u all jam again.
May 13, 2008
Thought I'd say hi, its been a very long time .
I use to play in that area (magic marco band/Risk)and worked at a music store in St pete and sarasota area.
Glad to see your still at it
me too www.ronvoogel.net
or here at full compass systems
Give me a shout if you want.
May 9, 2008
Nice website Gene! I see you are playing over in Tampa tomorrow night.... We don't know the venue as we still are kinda new to the area. Maybe I'll try to get Lisa out of the house tomorrow.... we are the family from CA that met Alison and family through sailing.
April 17, 2008
Gene - Just wanted you to know I've been streaming a half dozen of your songs as my Feature Artist for about the past week (mid-April '08) at the rate of a couple of plays every hour, 24/7, at www.MusicTampaBay.com. Enjoyed catching your act and meeting you briefly a few weeks ago at The Ringside in St Pete (with David Kelley, who has my #1 song this week). I think I’ll Be Your Fool and Living in my Suitcase are good fits for my music playlist and will be added into regular rotation. Keep on Rockin - Rick@MusicTampaBay.com
April 15, 2008
Please try and contact me via e-mail. We've got a lot to talk about. Remember Mr. Graham's drafting class back at back at Brookside?
April 8, 2008
Wow, that was awsome, your playing and singing...
I was just looking for a guitar instructor and found you on here...
March 31, 2008
Hey Man, Mike here....drummer for Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues----we did the show this past wknd with ya'll in Palm Key,, Mac was the one with the gas can !! enjoyed your playin', smooth, tastefull---I use to live and play music back in the early 70's on Longboat Key and Siesta Key --my favorite city in Fl..remember Explorers Club and Club Mary?.now live in the mountains of N.C.---Later, MIKE
Jerry & Julie from Idaho
March 31, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed your blues jam on Easter Sunday at the Ringside Cafe. Thanks for helping our vacation be a truly memorable experience. You guys were smokin'!!!!!!!!
March 26, 2008
How cool to finally see you again after all these years. I used to come and watch you play about 15 years ago. Still loving the music :)
March 3, 2008
Can't say enough how much I enjoy your playing and your band. Truly some of the best blues out there. Keep on.
February 19, 2008
My wife Joy and I enjoyed catching your act, and the set that included Dave Shelley, at the Ringside this past Sunday. Now streaming songs by you both on local internet radio station www.MusicTampaBay.com.
January 31, 2008
dangerously good time jammin with you and sugar at carlise can't wait till the ringside to do it again
January 21, 2008
Thanks for the jam Sunday 1/20/08 at the Ringside. Hope you taped it as that would be a great addition to the music you have up. Thnaks again. that was the real thing.
January 15, 2008
slim. holy smokes man i saw you at the blue shark a while back (my second show) and am so proud to be livin in the area you call home. brag to my friends back home in Louisiana all the time. a real jewel man a real jewel. i'm residin in Brooksville/Homosassa and look forward to the Shed once again...hell you ought come play my annual crawfish boil...OHHHHHH
December 28, 2007
I'm a seasoned vocalist. I recently relocated from Atlanta.
I may be interested in hiring you (Slim) to complete my trio (drummer/keyboardist kickin left bass)on January 18.
I'm also interested in performing with you should you ever need to hire a female vocalist.
Listen to some of my sound clips -
December 11, 2007
Rick in Lakeland
October 21, 2007
For those of you that try to frequent SS performances and missed the Harley show at the pier in St Pete, you DID miss it. Slim, Josh, and TC absolutely tore it up. Never have 2 geetars and a harp battled so fiercly as what I witnessed in their last number. I swear, the goosebumps were as big as nipples. When those 3 get together, you gotta be there. No doubt!
October 4, 2007
hey gene,are you setting up the sound system for bo again 4blues in nov,will be glad to help you haul equipment ect again...last year the only one ive missed....ron
September 26, 2007
Would you be willing to spread the word about www.draftresistance.org? It's a site dedicated to shattering the myths surrounding the selective slavery system and building mass civil disobedience to stop the draft before it starts!
Our banner on a website, printing and posting the anti-draft flyer or just telling friends would help.
PS. We would rather see the band break up the draft than the draft break up the band!
September 25, 2007
September 19, 2007
Hey? Snooky love your site, just wish you had more of me >92/96 looking for live vid??? on you tube? cant find it. its great to see the old gang, on your site, hey?? send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org DOCTOR MAMBO........seeya
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Mike & June Katherina
September 15, 2007
Love your music