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February 14, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 101 - Nancy Stetson

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Nancy Stetson is an award-winning arts & entertainment writer and critic. She was a regular writer for the Chicago Tribune, where her beat included music, theater, books and pop culture. Here in Southwest Florida she’s been a Florida Weekly staff member since its inception, covering and reviewing the arts. And she was the first person who wrote a story about our podcast - in Florida Weekly.

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February 7, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 100 - David Mayfield

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David Mayfield is the front man of The David Mayfield Parade. He's played in Cadillac Sky, and alongside The Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons. David grew up playing bass and touring in a bus with his family’s bluegrass band. He started collecting national awards while still a teen for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. He has also appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

His fourth album Boy Howdy! is just out.

 

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January 31, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 99 - Joe and Jessi Lachut

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Jessi Lachut is a Fort Myers native who has been involved in the local DIY punk/activist scene since the 90s. She has put out zines, started a Women's health collective and was involved in feeding the homeless with the Fort Myers chapter of Food Not Bombs.

Joe Lachut is a Western New York native that moved to Naples in the early 90s, and then up to Fort Myers in 2001. He's been in a number of local bands including, Merkit, Panzram, Evil Existence, Jiyuna & currently plays in Plural Being. Recently Joe made the leap, quit his day job, and along with Jessi opened Graveyard Shift Screen Printing, he says to combine his love for the art form with the ethics he learned from his involvement with Do-It-Yourself culture.

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January 24, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 98 - Luc Flannery

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 Luc Flannery is the TV traffic coordinator at KPBS in San Diego, but his twitter bio is a better read on him: "Luc Flannery, NPR, PBS, BBQ, BJJ" Luc has done radio, television, live music, kitchen prep, mead and sake brewing, martial arts, competitive bbq, and vegan ice cream making at a shop he ran with Mike Cosden - out guest from Ep. 78. Luc’s one of those people that fills the spare time he has with whatever he’s passionate or curious about, and then dedicates himself to those things.

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January 17, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 97 - Alissa Roca

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Alissa Roca is an opera singer who says she enjoys performing in a variety of styles ranging from Baroque to Contemporary and everything in between. She has worked as a soloist with a variety of symphonies, and has produced and performed numerous solo recitals.

She’s also known for her work in contemporary music, and frequently works with composers including Joseph Thalken, Dan Welcher, Jesper Koch, Michael Daugherty, and primarily with composer Jason Mulligan. She premiered his first vocal work in 2012 and the two have continued to collaborate on countless projects including a premiere as a part of the New American Voices series. She has premiered over sixteen pieces including a full length concert drama and set of songs of her own texts.

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January 10, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 96 - Lee Bretschneider

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Lee Bretschneider is creator, producer, and co-host of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast. Lee is also a native son of Southwest Florida, where he spent much of his formative years attending local music shows, reading comic books, playing video games, and making funny videos with his friends. He briefly served as an adjunct professor of comics and animation at FSU, and today, Lee works as a multimedia artist under the moniker Breshnyda while moonlighting as a trivia quizmaster. 

 

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January 3, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 95 - Rich Orloff

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Rich Orloff is a playwright living in New York City. Rich’s full-length plays have had over 300 productions, and his short works have had over 1800 productions on six of the seven continents and a staged reading in Antarctica!

Before becoming a playwright, Rich wrote for newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, industrial films and educational videos. While in Kosovo in 2000, Rich wrote the children’s play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fight Tuberculosis for Doctors of the World.

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December 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 94 - Kat Epple

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Kat Epple is an Emmy Award-winning composer and musician who has released 36 albums, and has composed music for film and television including for National Geographic, PBS Nova, Carl Sagan, CNN, History Channel, MTV, NASA, and Apple Computers.

Kat has performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The United Nations, Guggenheim Museums, and in concerts all around the world. With her 1980s San Francisco-based Electronic Space Music duo, “Emerald Web”, she was a pioneer in Electronic Music, New Age Music, healing music, and music technology in general. For twenty years, her friend and legendary visual artist, Robert Rauschenberg, commissioned her to perform at his art openings.

She performs and records with Anthropology Band, the Heavy Metal band, Devin Townsend Project, and Sonic Combine. 

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December 20, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 93 - Brandon Robertson

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Brandon Robertson’s an EMMY nominated Music Director, a notable Bassist who can be seen playing in downtown Fort Myers as part of the Dan Miller/Lew Del Gatto Quartet at the Barrel Room, and the Instructor of Jazz Studies & Director of the FGCU Basketball Band. He's also got a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from FSU.

He recently released his first album "Bass’d on A True Story" through Canadian label Slammin Media/Believe Distributions. It reached #16 on the iTunes Top 200 Jazz Releases.

This episode is supported in part by a City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant.

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December 13, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 92 - Maestro Raffaele Ponti

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Maestro Raffaele Ponti is Music Director of the Punta Gorda Symphony, and the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. His main goals are to raise the artistic level of the orchestras; achieve passionate and inspired performances; enrich lives through great orchestral experiences; and make the orchestra important and relevant to the community.

Maestro Ponti has worked with world class artists from all over the world. His reviews have dubbed him a “rising star”, “charismatic”, “electrifying”, and “empowering.” He was recently named a “Leader of Distinction” by the Florida Weekly. 

 

This episode is supported in part by a City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant.

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