Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at The Beacham Theater, 2012


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Orlando (Fla.)
Musicians--Southern States
Concerts--United States
Nightclubs--United States
Rock music--United States
Jazz--United States
Blues (Music)--Florida


Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters performing live at Ralphfest 2 at The Beacham Theater in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 24, 2012. The photograph features, from left to right, guitarist Brian Chodorcoff, drummer Mark Janssen, vocalist Kaleigh Baker, bassist Mike Kossler, and guitarist Jeff Nolan. The Downgetters is an all-star band from Orlando, featuring Baker, vocalist/guitarist Joseph Martens, Chodorcoff, Nolan, Kossler, saxophonist/keyboards Nathan Anderson, and Janssen.

Ralphfest is an annual concert festival in Downtown Orlando, Florida, that celebrates the memory and musical influence of Ralph Ameduri, Jr. Ameduri was an Orlando musician who was murdered on September 10, 2011, in a robbery attempt on a patio behind Jessie's Bar, a Winter Haven music club where he was filling in for a member of local band, Thomas Wynn & the Believers. The inaugural concert was arranged to cover his funeral expenses and, since then, proceeds from the events have gone to the Ralph Ameduri, Jr. Music Scholarship Fund, which operates through the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, awarding a musical instruments to graduating high school students. Ralphfest 2 took place on November 24, 2012, on three different stages: one at The Beacham Theater, one at The Social, and one at The Outside Elixir Stage on Washington Street. The benefit features 26 bands that Ameduri was part of, worked with, had close ties to, or enjoyed, as well as multiple DJs. Some of the performers included Thomas Wynn & the Believers, The Ludes, Music's Milka Ramos, SUNNY, The Downgetters featuring Kaleigh Baker, Riverbottom Nightmare Band, The Legendary JC's, funkUs, and The Woolly Bushmen. Ralphfest 2 raised $10,000.


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Original color photographs by Alicia Lyman, November 24, 2012: Archive: Concerts Archive, Alicia Lyman.


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Abbott, Jim. "Ralphfest 4 moves beyond the grief." Orlando Sentinel. January 1, 2015. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/music/os-ralph-fest-2015-jim-abbott-010215-20150101-column.html.
Manes, Billy. "Trial of local musician Ralph Ameduri's killer concludes." Orlando Weekly. February 4, 2014. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/trial-of-local-musician-ralph-ameduris-killer-concludes/Content?oid=2242170.
Manes, Billy. Kaleigh Baker is back in town.” Orlando Weekly. October 16, 2012. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/kaleigh-baker-is-back-in-town/Content?oid=2255322.
Belanger, Ashley. Fringe 2015 review: ‘Janis Joplin, Little Girl Blue.” Orlando Weekly. May 15, 2015. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/05/15/fringe-2015-review-janis-joplin-little-girl-blue.
Strout, Justin. Fire and pain: Blues-soul lady-in-waiting Kaleigh Baker makes a strong claim to the throne.” Orlando Weekly. August 10, 2011. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/fire-and-pain/Content?oid=2247683.

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Lyman, Alicia, “Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at The Beacham Theater, 2012,” RICHES, accessed February 28, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/5317.