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. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 13, nine shows will be recorded in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio in Pensacola. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is FREE, but donations for MANNA Food Pantries will be collected and are greatly appreciated.
The new season begins with the annual Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Special Friday, Sept. 30, with artists appearing from the festival—details to be announced. The rest of the lineup is as follows:
MONDAY, OCT. 3
Southern Drawl Band
The band provides a highly acclaimed and unique brand of music, “distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee” and mixing country, bluegrass and both southern and tropical rock.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Nick and the Ovorols
Deep soul, spirited guitar‑driven rock and a bit of psychedelia injected into a heavy bedrock of electrified blues.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
New South rock heavily influenced by both southern and modern rock for a familiar yet fresh sound.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
Lee Yankie & The Hellz Yeah
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Down‑home sounds with plenty of slide guitar and tinges of everything from blues‑rock to gospel, R&B and soulful country.
MONDAY, OCT. 10
Beachcomber Music Award winning 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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet
An eclectic mix of writing styles delivers soulful, funky and danceable uptempo originals that are easy on the ears.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12
The Mulligan Brothers
Traditional Americana with folk, country and blues balanced against lyrics that are often sharply contemporary.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
The Truth Featuring Cat Rhodes
High‑energy blues, R&B, jazz and funk influenced by legends like B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Bessie Smith and Muddy Waters.
“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,” says 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 by the award‑winning PBS staple Austin City Limits, the longest‑running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped air Wednesday nights at 10, and past episodes can be viewed online at wsre.org/studioamped.
‑ Mary Riker
- Restaurant Guide
- Vermouth – Out of the Liquor Closet and Into Your Glass
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Kite Film Fest Call for Submissions
- Local Film Screenings
- Review: “Stories” Falls Short on Grownup Scares
- Beachcomber Music Awards #11 Set for Monday, Aug. 26… Call in Sick Tuesday, Aug. 27!
- Live Music
- Remembering Hans McMinamin
- The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
- Culinary Arts Greenhouse Honors Kay Litke
- Pat Carlyle Scholarship Established for Children’s Advocacy Center
Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later: Robert’s Story
By Carrie Hunter A large group of people wait outside of Innovative Charities in Jackson County an hour before the food pantry opens. Rules for hurricane relief supplies and how to register...
Wolf Preserve Commemorates Two Decades
Seacrest Wolf Preserve celebrates their 20th year with a Full Moon Festival event Friday, Aug. 16. The overnight camping event quickly sold out, but they have a constant stream of events and...
Don’t Mess with Beachcomber
Recently, someone on Twitter called this publication “un-American” and said some really terrible things about us. And about you, loyal readers. His body was later found in a Tom Thumb parking...
Art Classes & Workshops
ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY (ADSO) Classes at the Art Center, Fort Walton Beach. More info at artsdesignsociety.org. Mondays and Wednesdays. Clay and Pottery Open Studio, 9 AM-noon both days and 6:30-9 PM Mondays. Beginners...
Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
Baxter’s Bar & Grille 605 James Lee Road Fort Walton Beach 850-812-6868 When: 3-6 PM and 10 PM-Midnight daily. Drink Specials: $3 wells, $2 drafts. Camille’s at Crystal Beach 2931 Scenic Highway...
Beachcomber Music Awards #11 Set for Monday, Aug. 26… Call in Sick Tuesday, Aug. 27!
In case you’ve been living on Mars for the last few months, a friendly reminder that Beachcomber Music Awards Chapter 11 will take place Monday, Aug. 26, at Al’s Beach Club &...