The Spiel

The Museum of Oddities from Gainesville, Florida consists of John Young on vocals and Bruce Johnson on guitar.  Friends for twenty years or so, we travel the back roads to both coasts of central Florida to bring our own take on a wide variety of music.

At a MoO show, expect some original tunes, traditional acoustic fare such as James Taylor or Cat Stevens, semi-contemporary tunes by Dave Matthews or Darius Rucker, some classic rock like The Allman Brothers or Little Feat, and even the unexpected (MileDavis, Darrell Scott, Etta James, Hank Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein)...all mixed together with a hint of west coast psychedelia.  Click on the various setlist links for a full list of songs.

With over twelve hours of music from which to choose, MoO setlists can be tailored to the needs of a specific venue or event. Currently/Previously booked gigs include Satchel's/Lightnin' Salvage, The One Love Cafe, The Away from the World Cafe (Cedar Key), Hobo's (Trenton), First Magnitude Brewery, Big Deck (Cedar Key), The Crafty Bastards, The World of Beer, The Brass Tap, The Whiskey House, Marineland of Florida (St. Augustine), Beef O'Brady's (Gainesville & Alachua locations), Tasty Buddha, Napolatano's, The Library at Market Street, North Florida Pioneer Days Festival, the High Springs Music in the Park series as well as various private and charity functions.

For bookings and other inquiries, contact us at

Upcoming Gigs

9-3-16 (Saturday) @ 6:00 p.m. at The Away from the World Cafe - 360 Dock Street in Cedar Key, FL (map)

9-17-16 (Saturday) @ 6:00 p.m. at Hobo's - 115 NW 1st Street in Trenton, FL (map)

9/22/16 (Thursday) @ 6:00 p.m. at - Satchel's/Lightnin' Salvage - 1800 NE 23rd Avenue in Gainesville, FL (map)