Southwind is an acoustical musical group that combines the talent and artistry of four Florida musicians. Southwind’s sound is an eclectic blend of close harmonies and unique arrangements featuring traditional, contemporary and original songs.
Southwind has performed in concerts throughout Florida, pleasing crowds of young and old. Performances include the Florida Folk Festival, City of Clearwater Concert Series, Palm Harbor Arts, Crafts and Music Festival, Saint Augustine Folk Festival, Florida State Fair, Radio and Television and numerous concerts throughout the state. Southwind has appeared and recorded with several well known Florida artists.
Mary Ann DiNella (vocals and guitar) has performed in the Tampa Bay Area for over 15 years as a professional musician. Her lead vocals and intricate finger-picking guitar add a refreshing touch to the group's selections. Mary Ann is also a fine artist.
Sandra Jemison (vocals and bass) is a veteran singer and bass player, who has played in Florida’s Green Grass Revival and numerous other groups. Her solid bass playing and singing has made her a much sought-out musician in Florida’s folk scene. Her soulful vocals and strong acoustic bass add dimension to the group.
Sharon Naumann, (vocals, autoharp, bowed psaltery) sings high harmony and lead vocals. Sharon is a member of the Crystal Beach String Band. Her love of folk music and traditional instruments add a special quality to make up the third part of the ladies’ harmonies. Sharon’s unique folk instruments enrich Southwind’s musical dimension.
Dennis Devine, (lead guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and vocals) provides the strong rhythm and embellishment to add blues, folk, bluegrass and popular music to the group. Dennis has produced many concerts and has performed with numerous artists and groups throughout Florida and the Southeast.
Together, these musicians make up Southwind, creating this rare blend. Come hear Southwind, a musical experience to be enjoyed by all.