Rock

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!

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.

Tara Calligan, WGCU

On today’s encore edition of “Gulf Coast Live!” we listen back to a live in-studio performance from members of the Southwest Florida-based band Soulixer.  The band performs prolifically at venues throughout the region and delivers a high-energy mix of soul/funk/rock music with influences including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Mos Def, James Brown and Cage The Elephant.  We’ll feature music and conversation with band members Cayce Dillard (drums), Thomas O'Brien (guitar & vocals) and Mason Reinek (bass).

Plus, we listen back to our May conversation with award-winning and multi-faceted guitarist John Housley upon the release of his new album of Nuevo Flamenco music “The Heart’s Furnace.”  Housley has been playing and teaching guitar since his early teen years.  He also founded the Ann Arbor Academy of Music, which averaged some 400 students per week under his leadership.  In 1995, he joined the multi-platinum winning southern rock band Blackfoot before eventually making his way back to Southwest Florida where he teaches and plays with the highly popular modern rock band A200. However, this represents just one aspect of Housley’s musical talents and interests.  In addition to writing and producing music, he’s repertoire spans the history of the guitar with an emphasis on the Spanish guitar style exemplified by  composers such as Tarrega, Villa Lobos, Sor, and Carcassi along with classical composers such as Bach, and Debussy.  We’ll explore Housley’s life in music and hear selections from his new album of classic guitar songs in the Nuevo Flamenco style.

Live Music from Soulixer

May 30, 2018

The Southwest Florida-based band Soulixer joins us for a live in-studio performance.  The band performs prolifically at venues throughout the region and delivers a high-energy mix of soul/funk/rock music with influences including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Mos Def, James Brown and Cage The Elephant.  We’ll feature music and conversation with band members Cayce Dillard (drums), Thomas O'Brien (guitar & vocals) and Mason Reinek (bass).