John Floridis with Ed Stalling and Travis Yost

With Special guest Amelia Thornton

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Songs of Darkness and Light

Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm

$20 Tickets are available below

100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Poverello Center

Missoula guitarist and singer-songwriter John Floridis will be performing a benefit concert for The Poverello Center at the Downtown Dance Collective in Missoula. Floridis will be joined by award winning trio of drummer Ed Stalling and bassist Travis Yost along with special guest violinist Amelia Thornton.

Floridis will be performing material from his two seasonal releases “December’s Quiet Joy” and “The Peaceful Season” both of which feature his finger-style acoustic guitar arrangements of traditional Christmas/Winter melodies, as well as original compositions. The group with Stalling, Yost, and Thornton will perform seasonal vocal tunes, both original and by other artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Patty Larkin, Ben Harper, and John Gorka in the performance. The songs feature lyrics speaking to the journey from darkness to light, seasonally, emotionally and spiritually.

The concerts welcome the audience to escape the frantic stress that too often pervades the holiday season and relax in an intimate listening environment with music to warm the heart and soul.

Floridis is a 20-year Missoula resident and has been recognized as one of the state’s most popular and respected musicians, having performed in a variety of venues, festivals and concert halls in support of his eight independently released CD’s, most recently “October Surprise.” Floridis has been featured in an Emmy Award winning episode on 11th and Grant with Eric Funk on Montana PBS and is also the host and producer of Musician’s Spotlight on Montana Public Radio.

 

For more information about the concerts and John Floridis visit www.johnfloridis.com.