SFS Lauris Vidal Send Off Show with, Lauris Vidal, Laney Jones and Her Kick Ass Band, The Snakehealers & Beartoe

Lauris Vidal

Lauris Vidal has always treated the neck of his guitars like the skate parks of central Florida, where he grew up. Lauris has navigated both instrument and skate session with an aggression and ease of stride that serves not to impress or intimidate, but to inspire and invigorate.

Laney Jones and the Lively Spirits

Laney Jones is a brilliant performer with an enchanting voice and vivacious spunk, masterfully crafting songs with musical roots in classic blues and bluegrass. Laney's soaring vocal melodies and clever lyrical charms are lost on no listener, and her uncanny presence makes her at home on stage everywhere, from campfire folk gatherings to massive stages to screens of all sizes.

The Snakehealers

Snakehealers is the brainchild of Devon Stuart Vlasin and Chad Smith, both formerly of Gainesville’s outlaw country band The Takers. After the The Takers called it quits in late 2010, the two continued writing and sharing songs in Chad’s shaky, second-story apartment in Gainesville’s “student ghetto.” Once they polished enough of those CTJ’s, “certified tyte jams”, they decided it was time to add the pieces needed to create the entire vision. They were determined to be decisively particular in their selections as to not return to the pigeonholed pitfall that they were running from. The drummer was predetermined during a tour with Gainesville’s own Liquid Limbs. Devon and Limb’s drummer Chase Permann outlasted, ie outdrank, everyone else at an after party following a show in Athens and amongst a dune of soulless beer cans Devon asked Chase to be the drummer for his never produced solo album. Almost a year later the three began practicing at Chase’s band room at The Junkyard, a DIY spot and Chase’s residence, in eastside Gainesville. After a month of bass-less jam sessions it was time to fill the void. A list of potential pickers was formed and narrowed down based upon a basic set of guidelines: has to be a finger player, has to be able to sing back-ups, has to be able to hang, and has to be in no more than one other band. The list failed. A name kept coming up during the search, so they decided to go check out the guy’s band and bust a hang with him. He was relatively unfamiliar to all of them, but after the show and a little bar stool banter they invited him to the next practice. Mike Alligood was asked to join the band by the end of that practice. With the chessboard set up, the songs were played to an exponential degree. The collective idea was to not play a show until the songs were worked out to their fullest potential, demoed, reworked and everyone was comfortable with the results. Five months passed and it was time. However, there was a slight snag in the next step, the dreaded band name. Hundreds of names were kicked around, possibly thousands. Following a Youtube marathon o


Beartoe has been writing, performing and touring from The Historical DeLand florida for over 10 years. First, in college under the band name Attic, then as Dish, a brother duo that found them with L.A. session players Jen Condos and Jay Bellerose.
Beartoe's solo project has no doubt shown introspection, but has brought together a sound thats been filtered through the roots and rich history of Florida folk, delta blues and soul.



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SFS Lauris Vidal Send Off Show with, Lauris Vidal, Laney Jones and Her Kick Ass Band, The Snakehealers & Beartoe

Sunday, August 18 · Doors 5:30 PM at Will's Pub