Gulf Coast Music on XPoNential

A local music program highlighting local singer/songwriters performing original works. Gulf Coast Music onXPoNential HD2 is recorded in WGCU-FM’s studio by Production Manager Richard Chin Quee with help from Traffic Manager Luc Martin.FGCU sophomore James Till hosts. Listen on line at wgcu.org/music or on our free app.

Interested musicians please contact Nita Flores.

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Music
8:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Hung Phuc Ly with Alchymie (Jen Ruzicka)

WGCU’s local music program on its AAA channel highlights local singer/songwriters performing their own original works. This month we hear from Hung Phuc Ly and Jennifer Ruzicka. Hung came to the United States during Operation Baby Lift from Vietnam in 1975. He said its affect his music from a life of pain and suffering to a current good and positive place.

“It makes me want to make everybody else happy with it. That’s my purpose in music, in playing my flutes, is that I want to bring joy to people without anything. Just give it to them,” he said. He plays Native American flute and other woodwinds.

He also owns a bike shop in Naples and has raced BMX bikes for 27 years. Ruzicka accompanies him on piano. They plan to work on a musical project about Hung’s journey from Vietnam.

Music
8:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Luke Janke

Performer Luke Janke is in the band Bull Moose Party and is a journalism major at FGCU. Janke started playing trombone in fifth grade. Last year he created his own one-man-band named after Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party of the early 1900s. Janke also plays mandolin, drums, piano, and bass guitar. 

Music
8:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

J.Robert Houghtaling

Houghtaling is a fourth generation Florida farmer/fisherman inspired by everything from folk, jazz, country to rock and roll. He said, “I like to stop time. When I breathe my music my breath will not only tell the story but the music will accompany it and hopefully stop time in people’s minds so their hearts can breathe.” Hoteling creates a fusion between Florida and Caribbean music as well as Florida folk on steel pan and fiddle. He performs at the Conversancy of Southwest Florida in March.

Music
8:00 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Bill Fields

Fields has created two albums with musician Tim Cane calling themselves the Canefields. Fields performs songs from those albums on this program. They plan to get together in January for their third album of adult contemporary music. Fields plays guitar. The retiree performs at open mic nights at The French Connection in Fort Myers and on Bokeelia.

Music
8:00 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Captain Jack with Jay Robert

Capt. Jack

  Thursday 11/7 @8pm, Saturday 11/9 @10pm & Sunday 11/10 @3pm

Captain Jack started playing trumpet in grade school. He’s been playing in bands since age 18. He studied bass at Berkeley in Boston. He’s written music in St. Lucia in the Caribbean and is writing more music now with Jay Robert. Captain Jack said music plays a big role in his life. “It’s soothing. It gives me an outlet for my creativity musically and lyrically. It makes me money occasionally,” he said. Jack is a sailor as well. He gets booked around the state for corporate affairs and hopes to perform locally now that he’s paired up with Jay Robert.

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