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Remember when your dad took you to your first ballgame? Remember your fishing trips together, or when he taught you how to change a flat? Remember how excited you were when he asked you to join him onstage to play hillbilly flamenco music? No? That’s because you’re not Nyan Feder. Nyan’s dad, Roger Feder, has rocked the Keys with his self-described “hillbilly flamenco” style for more than 20 years. Roger, whom author Carl Hiaasen called “the best-kept secret in the Keys,” fuses folk and jazz with island and Latin spice. He’s a Keys original -- an introspective Jimmy Buffett of sorts.

Nyan, who is 13 years old, plays haunting melodies alongside his pops, and today will join the elder Feder onstage at the annual Bay Jam in the Upper Keys. Bay Jam’s lineup includes South Florida bands IKO IKO, Baga Trix, 2nd Chance Band, Philth AKA The Regs, and Raford Stark. Treat you ears to some island tunes, and your stomach to island fare and libations from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the TIB Bank of the Keys Amphitheater at Founders Park, Mile Marker 87 bayside, on Plantation Key. Tickets cost five dollars; kids get in free.
Sun., April 6, 2008


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