live music

Jay Payne

Fort Myers-based musicians Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield perform their eclectic blend of Americana, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Country and Reggae music live in studio!  The duo, known as The Reckless Saints, performs prolifically at venues throughout Southwest Florida and they’ve been featured at festivals and other music venues throughout the country.  Schneider is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist providing vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and percussion.  Mayfield is also a multi-instrumentalist who brings tight vocal harmonies piano, mandolin, guitar and percussion as well.  We’ll get to know the musicians as we explore their influences, inspirations, songwriting style and Schneider’s former career as the syndicated cartoonist behind “The Humble Stumble.”

Set Life Productions

Southwest Florida’s own Reggae-Rock band Opposite States delivers a lively mix of reggae, rock, punk, and blues music at venues throughout the region.  The band consists of Chris Heine (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Eduardo Parada (Lead Guitar), Corey Moses (Bass) and Jake Young (Drums).  The band performs next at a Ska, Punk and Reggae show at Old Soul Brewing July 13, which will also feature music from fellow Southwest Florida bands Bargain Bin Heroes and The Kimberlys.  Opposite State’s Chris Heine joins us to tell us more about the band and to perform live in studio!

Courtesy of ACMA

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. 

Jesi Cason Photography

The Fort Myers-based rock and roll band The Electric Mud brings their self-described “punishing rhythm section,” “dizzying twin guitars,” and “gritty, soulful vocal” sound to our airwaves with a live in-studio performance.  The band, which formed in 2013, performs prolifically at venues around Southwest Florida and they’re about to launch their first nationwide tour!  We’ll be joined in studio by band members Peter Kolter (Guitar/Vocals), Constantine Grim (Guitar), Tommy Scott (Bass) and Pierson Whicker (Drums) to hear them perform live and to learn all about their musical backgrounds, influences and songwriting style.

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.