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  • Conversation and music performed live in-studio by the Florida phantom folk band the Swamp Rats consisting of Scotty Crow on vocals, guitar and cajón and Andy Starkey on vocals and banjo.
  • We listen back to selections from our show from this past spring featuring jazz performed live in studio by musicians studying under the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music’s Director of Jazz Studies Brandon Robertson. Robertson and his students have performed on past editions of the show, but this episode marked the first time we heard his students performing vocal jazz selections.
  • Musicians studying under the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music’s Director of Jazz Studies Brandon Robertson join us for an hour of music performed live in the WGCU performance studio! We’ll hear a mix of vocal performances as well as music selections from an instrumental jazz trio.
  • We talk with Love Your Rebellion founder Angela Page about the nonprofit organization’s upcoming fundraiser concert “Rock for Equality,” which will benefit the McGregor Clinic’s efforts to serve those living with HIV.
  • A conversation with and music performed live in-studio by the Florida phantom folk band the Swamp Rats consisting of Scotty Crow on vocals, guitar and cajón and Andy Starkey on vocals and banjo
  • We listen back to some of our favorite music selections performed on Gulf Coast Life Arts Edition throughout 2021 including music from The Swingin’ Clique, Perfect Sequence, Bill Metts and Bruce Gallant, John Housley, and the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music Jazz Combo.
  • As 2021 comes to an end we listen back to some of our favorite music selections performed on Gulf Coast Life Arts Edition over the past year.
  • An encore presentation of our show from earlier this year featuring music performed live in studio by the Southwest Florida-based band The Swingin’ Clique.
  • Singer/songwriters Bill Metts and Bruce Gallant perform as a duo at venues throughout Southwest Florida. The two met through the Americana Community Music Association in Fort Myers where they’ve each spent years leading the organization’s singer/songwriter circle. Metts is also co-founder and Vice President of the nonprofit Hope By Song, where Gallant also serves as Recruitment Director.Metts and Gallant stopped by the WGCU studios to perform live! We’ll learn their original tunes and gain insight into their individual approaches to songwriting.
  • We listen back tour our show from April with music recorded live in studio by members of the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music’s Jazz combo. The students spent the last school year writing and collaborating on their own music.