Crooked Counsel Pays Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn & Female Power Singers at “Free Fridays” on May 10


The band Crooked Counsel plays at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 10 from 8-10 p.m. Crooked Counsel has been part of the Gainesville music scene since 1994, and is known for its wide variety of high energy rock ‘n’ roll. Known for their diversity, the band plays a wide range of music from artists of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

For their “Free Fridays” concert, Crooked Counsel is excited to showcase some of their favorite artists, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Annie Lennox, Pink, Adele, Sheryl Crowe, Stevie Nicks and Melissa Etheridge. Stevie Ray Vaughn has been very influential in Rick Hutton’s (lead guitar/vocals) style of playing, and Shuri Pass (lead singer) has been paying tribute to the divas of rock for many years. Joining Hutton and Pass in the Crooked Counsel line-up are John Middleton (keys/second guitar/vocals), Yomi Olatunde (bass/back-up vocals) and Donnie Ray Henley (drums).

“Free Fridays” is presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council. The entire “Free Fridays” 2019 schedule may be viewed at  The Bo Diddley Plaza is located at 111 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. For general information, contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at or 352-393-8532. For more information about this event, please contact David Ballard at or 352-393-8746.