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Word of South 2021

Future Thieves

From festivals like Bonnaroo, Summerfest, and Forecastle to standing room-only shows across the U.S., Future Thieves thrive in a live setting. Paste, American Songwriter, and several other outlets have spotlighted the group. The band regularly packs venues from Los Angeles to New York City to their home base, Nashville. Though each band member followed a different […]

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Schuyler Ford

Linda “Schuyler” Ford is a Master Storyteller who grew up in Sleepy Hollow, NY, listening to tales from her Dutch-German ancestors. It’s no wonder she became a storyteller! (For several years, she performed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Washington Irving’s graveside) Today, Schuyler entertains children and families in schools, libraries and museums. Locally, she hosts popular […]

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Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin is the author of eight books for middle readers (grades 4-7), six of which make up her popular Neighborhood Series. Adrian’s writing has won numerous awards and been included on multiple lists of top books around the country. Her work is inspired by real situations in her real neighborhood, including circumstances around economics, […]

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Melissa Farrell

Melissa is one of three co-authors who worked together to create Saints of Old Florida, a beautiful keepsake book that captures the essence of real life in the Florida Panhandle, in other words, not the stuff that goes in brochures. Melissa opened Joseph’s Cottage, a lifestyle store, in 2002 in Port St. Joe. For her, connecting […]

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Faking Jazz

Faking Jazz was formed in the Southeastern college town of Tallahassee, Florida in early 2016. Amber Phillips and Nicholas Kielbasa met in school and began writing, producing, and performing music together shortly after. Pulling together an eclectic mix of tastes, Faking Jazz touches on genres such as R&B, hip-hop, funk, and soul mixed with electronics, […]

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The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a nine-piece band from Los Angeles that serves up a great smorgasbord of music, from bluegrass to blues to swing to rock and roll. Sporting horns, a tuba, a washboard, accordion, fiddle and guitar, this group has been dubbed L.A.’s best live band, and that’s saying something. Please welcome to Word […]

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Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 […]

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Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is the award-winning author of The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper, and Moving Target. Her new book, Return Fire, is the sequel to the high-stakes, action/adventure story Moving Target. Christina’s books have received numerous honors and recognitions including the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, the Florida Book Award, the Nebraska Book Award, a Notable […]

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CAP 6 is a Lyricist Collective based out of Florida. Through admirable wit and poetic devices, they bring a new organic flavor to listeners’ ears. The CAP 6 Collective Members are CRIMSON, IntricateTheAlmighty, Donny Blot, Rob Ohtis, Hakeem Furious, and DJ Nove. […]

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