Florida legend and local favorites Doc Grober and the Mudcats pay tribute to the Big Easy in their highly anticipated return to the Lyric. Doc and his high-energy Dixieland Jazz band of professional musicians from across the state bring a little home-grown jazz to the stage this spring. When Doc Grober applies his dexterous surgeon fingers to the ivories, performing jazz pieces to an eclectic and energized audience of die-hard fans, it’s a prescription for one fantastic night.
Doc Grober has been playing music for decades. Before going to medical school, the talented pianist formed a Pennsylvania band called Ron Grober’s Quaker City Rhythm Kings. The group toured in the northeast, playing Philadelphia and New York. Doc Grober put his musical career on hold to pursue a degree as an orthopedic surgeon and achieved great success in his medical career, becoming the Florida team physician for the New York and St. Lucie Mets.
But, the Doc never forgot his roots. He found his way back to the keyboard by a series of happy accidents. When the Pelican Yacht Club in Ft. Pierce was looking for a jazz band to play for their members, Doc Grober offered to quickly put one together to help out. It was supposed to be a one-time event, and the group didn’t even have a name, but with the success of his performance and requests from avid fans, Doc Grober continued making music with his talented group called the Mudcats. Now household names and local celebrities, Doc Grober and the Mudcats promise a fun-filled night that will cure whatever ails you!
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