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Featured Artist - Greg Klyma


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Greg Klyma lives in Boston, MA (USA) and we are lucky to have him at The Showcase on his European tour. His birthdate puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin' Jack.

What is The Showcase?
Florence is filled with creative and talented performers and The Showcase at Il Toscanaccio is designed to give them a unique and special stage. Every Tuesday, The Showcase is hosted by Florence singer-songwriter Patti DeRosa and presents the original works (and original interpretations) of musicians and writers. All creative spirits are invited to come and share their material, or just listen, in this intimate, cozy setting. The open mike begins at 9:00pm and performers can sign up (usually 3 songs), but each week also includes a “Featured Artist”, (a local or touring musician or writer), who performs a 30 minute showcase. After the Featured Artist, the open mike resumes.

Open mikers are asked to please bring their own instrument if possible but an acoustic "house" guitar is available. This event is free but a basket for donations is passed after the Featured Artist's set as a small way to say thank you for their performance. Tutti sono benvenuti!

Schedule of Featured Artists:
Jan. 16 – Open mike-No Feature
Jan. 23 – Fabio Balzano
Jan. 30 – Roberto Vitale and Massimiliano Usai
Feb. 6 – Open mike-No Feature (Guest host: David Scott)
Feb. 13 – Friday Eghosa e Starzy
Feb 20 – Martina Magionami
Feb. 27 – Alberto Lovisi
Mar. 6 – Irene Montagnami
Mar. 13 – David Scott
Mar. 20 – No Showcase
Mar. 27 – Stefano Naldi
Apr. 3 – Greg Klyma
Apr. 10 – Sveta Outsider
Apr. 17 – Jack Van Cleaf
Apr. 24 – Scott Ainslie
May 1 – Lee Foust
May 8 - Giampiere Erre
May 15 – Rito Pagano
May 22 – Damiano Balsamo
May 29 – Elisa Genghini
June 5- Stefano Dentone e Antonio Ghezzani (Livorno)
June 12 – Francesco Giubasso
June 19 - TBA
June 26 - TBA