Artist of the day: Dog Peter Pat
Gallagher has lived in St. Petersburg since 1974, and has been a journalist, poet and activist. He was a member of the band Green Grass Revival and is a longtime collaborator with Raiford Starke, and he co-hosts the Florida Folk Show on WMNF 88.5-FM. Barmore is a local historian whose songs tell stories about the state of Florida, and has released several Americana albums with his band, The Fugitive Kind.
Together Gallagher and Barmore perform around town as Dog Peter Pat, singing acoustic country-folk songs by themselves and others. They run two open mics for singer-songwriters: Tuesday’s at Kojak’s in Palmetto and Thursdays at the Sloppy Pelican in St. Pete Beach.
“We do some covers,” Barmore said. “There are worse things in the world than sounding like Johnny Cash.”
On Friday, Gallagher and Barmore have arranged a “Jack Kerouac Night” on the 42nd anniversary of the author’s death at one of his old haunts, the Flamingo Sports Bar, 1230 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Dog Peter Pat will perform, as will Ronny Elliott, Grove Scrivenor, Rebekah Pulley, the Spark Notes, Wendy Barmore and Valerie C. Wisecracker. The event is free at 8 p.m. Click here for details.