James “Chico” Dennis
The Mad Hatter Band
Bill Parker – In The Biz Award*
Parker has received this year’s “In The Biz” honor, recognized for his lifetime of support to the local music scene.
Inductees are finalized by an astute SAMHOF committee consisting of local musicians, historians, and industry professionals. This year’s final committee included founding members Walt Kulwicki and Dave Kosciolek, along with Bill Sabo, Elizabeth Roth, and Tommy Bledsoe. Additionally, input was considered from other part-time committee members, local musicians, past inductees, and voting by the general public via online solicitation voting. In lieu of current social distancing and crowd requirements for live events, plans are currently underway for a safer and compliant alternative to previous year’s events. Please follow the St. Augustine Music Hall of Fame on Facebook for announcements on this year’s, and future year’s celebrations and events.
The SAMHOF was created to recognize the rich musical history of America’s oldest city. Nominees were not eligible to vote for themselves. Read more at www.samhof.com. The committee looks forward to welcoming additional contributors, sponsors, and members in 2021.
Don Oja Dunaway
The First National Rotagilla Band
The Red River Band
“In The Biz Award” Tradewinds Tropical Lounge
Claire & Jerry Norris
The Hurricane Surfers
“In The Biz” Ryan Murphy & St. Augustine Amphitheater