North Florida folk singer to perform at Ormond Beach Regional Public Library

Florida Folk singer Bob Patterson to perform at Ormond Beach library / Headline Surfer®ORMOND BEACH -- Bob Patterson will share the folklore and songs of Florida during a free performance from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Patterson is a professional singer, songwriter and storyteller with more than 40 years of experience performing at clubs and festivals across the nation.

Pstterson co-founded the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and received the 2011 Mother Earth and Fellow Man Award in recognition for his gifts to folk culture. He moved to Florida in 1969 and became an integral part of the Florida folk music scene. He has been featured at the Florida Folk Festival for more than 40 years, performing 12-string guitar and song writing workshops, storytelling, and music concerts.

Patterson opened for Emmy Lou Harris at the 2005 event and was chosen as one of the Legacy Performers for the 2006-2009 festivals. His songs have been recognized by the American Song Festival and The Best of Florida Song Writing Competition. His song ‘Lullabye of the Rivers’ was used in the documentary film about the Ocklawaha River. He had his book ‘Forgotten Tales of Florida’ published by the History Press.

Folk singer Bob Patterson will perform at Ormond Beach library / Headline Surfer®North Florida gfolk singer Bob Patterson opened for Emmy Lou Harris at the 2005 event and was chosen as one of the Legacy Performers for the 2006-2009 festivals. His songs have been recognized by the American Song Festival and The Best of Florida Song Writing Competition. His song ‘Lullabye of the Rivers’ was used in the documentary film about the Ocklawaha River. He had his book ‘Forgotten Tales of Florida’ published by the History Press.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, please call the Ormond Beach Regional Library at 386-676-4191, ext. 21084. To learn about other upcoming library programs, please visit www.volusialibrary.org.

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