Gulf Coast Music on XPoNential

A local music program highlighting local singer/songwriters performing original works. Gulf Coast Music on XPoNential 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 or on our free app.

Interested musicians please contact Nita Flores.

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.

Bill Fields

Jan 16, 2014

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.

  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.

Thursday 8/15 @8pm, Saturday 8/17 @10pm & Sunday 8/18 @3pm

Lucia Jenkins comes from a musical family and she’s been playing guitar since she was a teenager. She also plays harmonica, mandolin, and a bit of the accordion. She teaches elementary school where she runs a ukulele club. Her husband Bob Cox has a music degree, plays the piano, bass guitar and he also teaches music in an elementary school. They’ve been performing together for 24 years. Jenkins writes their music, saying she’s drawn to rhythms and world music. Music, said Jenkins, “is so important to me I don’t know how to express it except that you know it’s just so great to have a creative outlet and if I could do it all day I probably would.” They play locally at open mic nights.

Thursday 8/1 @8pm, Saturday 8/3 @10pm & Sunday 8/4 @3pm

Emily Bronzini was inspired to start writing her own songs by the 2008 movie “Camp Rock”.  She plays guitar and piano, both self-taught, and would like to play banjo. The 16-year-old has only been performing in public for about a year but has already started forming a band. “Most of my songs are about love but I’ve never been in a relationship so it’s not about boys,” said Bronzini. “I don’t sing about my experiences but I guess my friends go through relationships and breakups and they really help me. They come to me for advice.” 

She said she is inspired by Taylor Swift, Darryl Hall of Hall and Oats and The Beatles. And Emily Bronzini’ s guitar, she said, is named after Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.  She dreams of selling out Madison Square Garden. Coming up though, she’ll perform at South Street Restaurant in Naples on August 5th.