Review: Jeff Daniels skips the Capitol Theatre, plays surprise gig in Safety Harbor instead

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Remember a few weeks ago how actor and singer-songwriter Jeff Daniels canceled his Jan. 15 concert at the Capitol Theatre "due to a scheduling conflict"?

Hmm. Yes. Well, about that ... it turns out his schedule conflict was just a few miles down the road.

Daniels did show up in Pinellas County for a concert on Jan. 15 -- except it was a private show for about 160 guests at the Safety Harbor home of artists Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda. The gig was a fundraiser for a proposed Safety Harbor Art and Music Center; about $5,000 came into the artists' coffers.

Also in the crowd: tbt* correspondent Terri Bryce Reeves. She writes:

Daniels took his seat at the head of the gazebo, tuned his guitar, looked at the audience and said, “I could do scenes from movies if you want to see me do that instead.” ... After a bodacious ballad or two, he transformed the crowd into eager fans. On Saturday night, he was fun and funnier, cracking people up with his flawless comical timing and irreverent – but PG rated – lyrics. ... Daniels delivered his lyrics with a voice like worn Michigan road filled with buckles and potholes – sometimes smooth, sometimes deep, often gravelly. But, it takes you where you want to go.

Click here for her full report from the show. And after the jump, get more photos from Daniels' surprise Safety Harbor set.

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Below: A model of the proposed Safety Harbor Art and Music Center.

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Photos: Terri Bryce Reeves.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:43pm]

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