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Dave Mason

DAVE MASON
February 25, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter, and legendary guitarist Dave Mason has been making music since the age of 18 when he teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form the band Traffic. Since then he has penned dozens of hits, and has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac,The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot. Mason has been performing to sold-out audiences for years and has sold millions of recordings worldwide.
For island packages call 800-343-8567

For off-island tickets go to www.keystix.com

Lee Ritenour

LEE RITENOUR
March 26, 2015

Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour has received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne an d Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. For island packages call 800-343-8567

For off-island tickets go to www.keystix.com

PAST EVENT: Dr. John

Sandbar Session Review: Dr. John
May 5, 2014

A legend with his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots to the island.

PAST EVENT: Taj Mahal

Sandbar Session Review: Taj Mahal
March 27, 2014

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Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today. Taj has been nominated for nine GRAMMY® Awards.

PAST EVENT: America

Sandbar Session Review: America
May 18th, 2013

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On May 18th, 2013, the legendary band AMERICA performed at Little Palm Island as part of the wildly popular Sandbar Sessions. An intimate group of 100 guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening in paradise. With 80 degree temperatures, an ocean breeze and great songs like “Ventura Highway” and “Sister Golden Hair” drifting over the crowd - the night was amazing.

PAST EVENT: Rickie Lee Jones

Sandbar Session Review: Rickie Lee Jones
November 7th, 2012.

Rickie Lee Jones has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and her persona. Her unforgettable 1979 debut landed her two Rolling Stone covers in two years, and elements of her image were absorbed into the culture, from the Chuck E. Cheese pizza chain to the interest in jazz and signature costume (fingerless gloves, spandex, hat) from so many female pop singers who followed.

Never content with one style or identity, though, she went on to create such masterworks as Pirates and The Magazine, and to delve into such daring projects as the pioneering electronic accompaniment of 1997’s Ghostyhead and her impressionistic representations of the words of Jesus Christ on The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard in 2007. Now she brings this exploratory bravery to The Devil You Know—to the desolation of the New Orleans lament “St. James Infirmary” and the solace of Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe".

PAST EVENT: Keb Mo

Sandbar Session Review: Keb Mo
March 21, 2012

Keb Mo is a master at blending blues, jazz, r&b and soul through melody and rhythm. Keb Mo captured the lucky island gathering with his musical spirit and virtuosity. Many die hard fans of the Sandbar Sessions returned for this event on March 21, 2012. May new guests enjoyed the show as well and vowed to return for the next session in this amazing setting. What a magical night in the tropics!

PAST EVENT: Aaron Neville

Sandbar Session Review: Aaron Neville 
October 19th, 2011

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If you were lucky enough to be amongst the intimate crowd of 100 guests to attend the Aaron Neville Sandbar Session on October 19th, then we don’t need to tell you what a spectacular evening ensued. Aaron Neville serenaded the shores of Little Palm Island with his enchanting vocal melodies, inviting nostalgic and romantic memories with his classic hits. New, soulful tunes stunned the crowd as Aaron sang angelically in front of a sparkling ocean background. Make sure you don’t miss our next Sandbar Session. You never know which of your favorite artists will vie to play at this one of a kind venue. Check in regularly for new acts here.

PAST EVENT: Indigo Girls

Sandbar Session Review: Indigo Girls
Monday, February 21, 2011


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Oh what a night! For more than two decades, Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have presented some of their best music in front of cheering crowds. Sometimes in the cramped confines of a small club, sometimes in a vast arena packed with thousands - but for 100 lucky guests, the sand at Little Palm Island proved to be the experience of a lifetime!

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriters celebrated their long-standing passion for live performances - featuring songs from their upcoming release, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. Available on June 29th, the two-disc CD features 31 songs, each hand-selected by the duo to capture the most memorable moments of their 2006-2009 shows.