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
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