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The Americana Community Music Association holds its 6th Anniversary Concert this Saturday at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation in Fort Myers.  The non-profit brings together professional touring artists, local singer/songwriters and fans of the Americana/Folk/Roots music community for performances in a respectful, intimate setting.  The association’s Sunday songwriter circles also provide a supportive venue for songwriters to present new songs and foster their own creativity. 

Kate Skales image by Jesi Cason Photography

The second annual “Sounds of Summer” concert series returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.  The series kicks off June 8 with music from emerging singer/songwriter/guitarist Emma Arnold of Naples.  At just 17-years-old, the award-winning Arnold is already making a name for herself in the Southwest Florida music scene with her soulful voice and original songs.  She joins us in studio for a live performance.  Plus, Friday’s concert will also feature the rock and blues of Fort Myers musician and vocal powerhouse Kate Skales.  Her debut EP, “Ready for Me” was just released in April.  Skales also joins us, along with fellow band-member, Caleb Neff, for a live in studio performance.

This segment originally aired on March 22, 2018.

We listen back to our conversation with members of the Southwest Florida-based band Suwannee Swing Saloon

Back in March, the group transformed WGCU’s studio into a western swing revival with a live performance of the dynamic string band’s mix of western swing, classic country, blues and jazz tunes. The group made its debut at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, and it performed at WGCU ahead of making its Fort Myers debut. 

The Southwest Florida-based band Suwannee Swing Saloon transforms WGCU’s studio into a western swing revival with a live performance of the dynamic string band’s mix of western swing, classic country, blues and jazz tunes.  The group recently made their debut at the Marco Island Center for the Arts and performs at Point Ybel Brewing Company in Fort Myers tonight (March 22) at 7:00 p.m.   We’ll hear from band members Hunter Dahlen, Kathryn Fox, Jonathan Ingram and Robert Kissinger.