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Two Weeks of “StudioAmped” Performances Begin Sept. 30

Last Updated by Mary Riker on

PENSACOLA, Fla., August 24, 2016—WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, invites music fans to be part of the live studio audience for ninth season of the televised concert series, “StudioAmped.” Altogether, nine shows will be recorded in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio from Sept. 30 to Oct. 13. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free; however, donations for MANNA Food Pantries will be collected.

It all begins with the annual Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Special on Friday, Sept. 30 with artists appearing from the festival yet to be announced. The rest of the “StudioAmped” Season 9 lineup is scheduled as follows:

Monday, Oct. 3:         

Southern Drawl Band (Nashville)

Highly acclaimed unique brand of music, “distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee,” mixing country, bluegrass and both Southern and tropical rock. southerndrawlband.com

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Nick and the Ovorols (Pensacola)

Deep soul, spirited guitar-driven rock and a bit of psychedelia injected into a heavy bedrock of electrified blues. nickandtheovorols.com

Wednesday, Oct. 5

The Vegabonds (Nashville)

New South rock heavily influenced by both Southern and modern rock for a familiar yet fresh sound. thevegabonds.com

Thursday, Oct. 6

Lee Yankie & The Hellz Yeah (Gulf Shores)

Down-home sound with plenty of slide guitar and tinges of everything from blues rock to gospel R&B and soulful country. reverbnation.com/leeyankiethehellzyeah

Monday, Oct. 10

Hotel Oscar (Destin)

American roots rock band built on a solid foundation of funk and influenced by 60s and 70s artists like Bob Dylan, The Band, Talking Heads and The Kinks. hoteloscar.band

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet (Mobile)

An eclectic mix of writing styles deliver soulful, funky and dancy uptempo originals that are easy on the ears. reverbnation.com/pawpawsmedicinecabinet

Wednesday, Oct. 12

The Mulligan Brothers (Mobile)

Traditional Americana with folk, country and blues balanced against lyrics that are often sharply contemporary. themulliganbrothers.com

Thursday, Oct. 13

The Truth Featuring Cat Rhodes (Pensacola)

High energy blues, R&B, jazz and funk influenced by blues legends like B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Bessie Smith and Muddy Waters. catandthetruth.com

“This year, in addition to local and regional bands, we’ve been able to secure national touring bands that have played along the Gulf Coast,” said the show’s Executive Producer Bill Harrell.

“I don’t think we’ve had a season like this before where so many of the bands have brand new albums out, which fits perfectly with our mission to showcase musicians playing original music. We encourage people to check them out online, download their music and then come hear them perform live in the Amos Performance Studio.”

“With free admission, it’s a great deal for music fans, and it’s fun to be part of the live studio audience while we tape the shows.”

“StudioAmped” airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9 p.m. followed at 10 p.m. by the award-winning PBS staple, “Austin City Limits”—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of “StudioAmped” air Wednesdays at 10 p.m., and past episodes can be viewed online at wsre.org/studioamped.

Media Relations Contact:
Mary Riker
mriker@wsre.org