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WSRE announces “StudioAmped” Season 7 performances

Posted by Mary Riker on

PENSACOLA, Fla., March 5, 2015—WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, will record the seventh season of “StudioAmped”—the televised concert series featuring regional bands and their original music—at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio for two weeks beginning April 7. Eight performances will be recorded live before studio audiences. The concerts are open to the public, free of charge.

“We’re committed to showcasing local musicians and only original music,” said Executive Producer Bill Harrell, “With free admission and a great lineup of artists, it’s a super deal for local music fans. We’re making live TV, and we want them to be a part of it.”

This year’s featured bands include Lauren Kay, Noiseheads and Jeff Glickman & The Panhandle Allstars from Pensacola; W.B. and The Geezers from Navarre; Dismal Creek from Santa Rosa Beach; Continuum from Destin; Sway Jah Vu from Tallahassee; and Willie Sugarcapps from Baldwin County, Ala.

Performances are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, April 7
The Rips—an emerging three-piece band from Destin whose sound resembles old vinyl from the 50s or 60s with vintage guitar tones, smooth melodies and catchy grooves. theripstunes.com

Wednesday, April 8
Lauren Kay—Americana blues with Southern roots describes the music of Lauren Kay, who released her debut album in January. laurenkaymusic.com

Thursday, April 9
Noiseheads—The alternative band will perform an “unplugged” version of “1994,” which has appeared on AlternativeNation.net’s Top 10 Albums list. noiseheads.bandcamp.com

Friday, April 10
W.B. & The Geezers—an eclectic country band who writes, plays and sings with experience and heart, producing both serious and satirical lyrics. wbandthegeezers.bandzoogle.com/home

Monday, April 13

Willie Sugarcapps—an organic, artisanal collaboration who has produced impeccably crafted songs of country Zen sentiment with a varied instrumental mix. williesugarcapps.com

Tuesday, April 14
Continuum—an indie pop band composed of four distinct musicians, combining elements of acoustic folk, contemporary pop, indie rock and classical. continuumsound.com

Wednesday, April 15
Sway Jah Vu—a reggae fusion band who produces distinct acoustic reggae-rock sounds blending soul, jazz and funk. swayjahvu.com

Thursday, April 16
Jeff Glickman & The Panhandle Allstars—an ensemble of accomplished musicians who describes their bluesy-rock, slice-of-life music as lyrical, funny and slightly unsettling. reverbnation.com/jeffglickmanandthepanhandleallstars

Admission is free; however, donations of food for Manna Food Pantries are encouraged. Each concert begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

“StudioAmped” Season 7 will premiere at a later date as part of WSRE’s primetime programming lineup. Visit wsre.org/studioamped and follow StudioAmped on social media to learn more.

Media Relations Contact:
Mary Riker
(850) 484-1211
mriker@wsre.org