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  • Musicians and long-time Fort Myers Beach residents Laurie and Steven Martin are among those who lost almost everything due to Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic devastation. Despite their harrowing ordeal riding out the storm in their home, they composed and recorded a moving song meant to encompasses the uplifting determination of the community.
  • 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 our episode from this past April featuring music from South Florida-based rap, hip-hop, and EDM artist, performer and producer Nory Aronfeld. From lo-fidelity beats to psychedelic instruments, to songs heavy on lyricism and wordplay, his original compositions are genre blending and genre bending.
  • 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.
  • A new chamber orchestra in Southwest Florida called Camerata of Naples will hold the final concert of its debut season on Mother’s Day, May 8. The concert will include the U.S. premiere performance of “Rhapsody on a Theme of Albinoni for Violin, Cello and Harpsichord,” composed by Alexander Goldstein. We’ll talk with the composer and the musician co-founders of the chamber orchestra violinist Boris Sandler and pianist Bella Gutshtein.
  • We’ll feature music from South Florida-based rap, hip-hop, and EDM artist, performer and producer Nory Aronfeld ahead of his album release party April 24 at the iconic Faena Theater on Miami Beach. From lo-fidelity beats to psychedelic instruments, to songs heavy on lyricism and wordplay, his original compositions are genre blending and genre bending.
  • 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.