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singer/songwriter

  • Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and sound engineer Caleb Vilca performs live in studio. Vilca is perhaps best known as frontman of the Southwest Florida-based alt rock band Perfect Sequence, but recently dropped a new solo single titled “HEARTBEAT,” that shows a different side of his musical creativity and influences.
  • Renowned guitar player, singer songwriter and music educator Dave Isaacs, known as the “Nashville Guitar Guru, is leading Babcock Ranch’s inaugural “Musician in Residence” program. We talk with Isaacs about his musical background, his unique and personal teaching style, and his vision for the new program.
  • Gulf Coast Life Arts Edition’s 2023 year-end music review is look back at some of the musicians featured on the program over the past year. We’ll hear original music from a broad spectrum of music genres as well as conversation with the artists telling stories about what inspired their songs.
  • Southwest Florida-based singer/songwriter Sheena Brook and Nashville-based Cajun country artist Sara Douga will perform at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers, July 21, through the center’s Sounds of Summer concert series. Ahead of their performances, we feature music and conversation with both of these dynamic musicians.
  • Southwest Florida musicians Claire Liparulo and Caleb Neff talk about their efforts to elevate the craft of songwriting and feature local great musicians’ original work through Claire’s “High Lonesome Sound” performance series and Caleb’s “In the Pool” recording sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The singer/songwriter duo of Bill Metts and Bruce Gallant perform prolifically throughout Southwest Florida, and this week, we they’ve come to the WGCU studios to perform for us! We’ll hear original tunes from these dynamic musicians gain some insight into their approaches to songwriting.
  • Singer/songwriter and Southwest Florida native Katie Lyon is releasing a new EP of original music amid the COVID-19 pandemic titled, “Some Things Take Time.” The five-song EP drops July 21, but is available for preorder. Lyon describes her sound as “the easy listening side of country,” with influences includes Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Jason Isbell.