Jo List & Friends Concert April 7


Music fans who may have missed the previous two years’ concerts by Jo List & Friends have another opportunity next week to enjoy some of the best local musical talent in Southwest Florida. This final concert of the Friends of the Arts Boat Barn Concert Series will be held Thursday, April 7th at 7pm at Fish Tale Marina along Estero Bay and include five very talented musicians.

These five musicians have developed a smooth style together that audiences love. Each brings exceptional musical experience to the group and it shows.

Vocalist Jo List got her first piano at age 7, learned her first guitar chords at 12 and got her first singing gig at 14. Getting her musical start in the Boston area, she has sung with numerous bands over the years, starting with Crazy Anna Zoo at age 16. Stonewood, Zonkeraz, The Trailers, The Joey’s, The Juice and Liquid Jazz followed, to name just a few. List also found success and a gold record in recording studios as a session singer in the Boston area before moving to Florida. In Southwest Florida, List continues to delight audiences with her smooth, yet powerful voice and has recorded two albums, commercials and sings with a number of bands in the area.

Jo’s “Friends’ bring their own unique blend of talent and experience to the stage.

Joe ‘Jersey Joe’ McConaghy, keyboardist, has been performing with List since their days with the popular local R & B band, The Juice. McConaghy currently performs as a solo pianist/vocalist as well as Jo’s accompanist in the Fort Myers/Naples area. Joe is a New Jersey native who has played with bands throughout Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Maryland and New York.

Michael Oakland, composer, singer and acoustic guitarist, hails from Boston originally and currently calls Cape Cod and Florida home. A career musician and successful recording artist, he is host of the television show, “It’s the Music, Man.” Oakland is a man of diverse talent who is known for his unique renditions of familiar tunes.

Bill Rountree, singer and bass player, also makes his home in Cape Cod and Florida since moving from Savannah, Georgia many years ago. He plays with a number of popular New England bands, but is primarily with Hazy Hot and Humid, heard locally at Nervous Nellie’s and Doc Ford’s during season, before he heads north to bring his R & B, Blues and funk to those in cooler climes.

Carveth Clauson, percussionist, has been performing professionally since the age of sixteen. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, he has been a part of over sixty bands spanning a wide variety of musical styles. Performing for a dozen years at the Monterey Blues Festival, he has opened shows for headliners Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Ricky Skaggs and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, to name a few. Now a resident of Cape Coral, he enjoys playing with some of the Southwest Florida’s most talented musicians.

These five talented performers will take the stage next Thursday, April 7th for the final concert of the season in the Friends of the Arts Boat Barn Concert Series. Don’t miss the magic as this amazing collection of talent takes the stage next Thursday.

Tickets are $25 and available at the Fish Tale Marina office, behind Santini Marina Plaza. Get your tickets early before they sell out.

The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts was founded in 2011 to support the arts on Fort Myers Beach. Their concert series serves as a fundraiser that supports their mission of promoting the arts on Fort Myers Beach. Since forming, Friends of the Arts have supported Paint the Beach, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, Beach School Art Programs, Beach Art Cooperative, Beach Haus Productions Cypress Lake High School of the Arts and more. To learn more visit


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