Amy Speace, Bill and Kate Isles, and the Folk-Duo Patchouli

Feb 6, 2014

Join us for WUWF's long running live music program, broadcast live each month from Historic Pensacola Village in Downtown Pensacola. On March 6, host Pat Crawford welcomes Amy SpeaceBill and Kate Isles, and the folk-duo Patchouli.


Although Amy Speace began her creative career in the theater, acting with The National Shakespeare Company, she long ago left behind the stage to pursue music.  She was discovered by Judy Collins and signed to Collins’, Wildflower Records, nodding to an edge possibly learned busking in the subways of NYC, or playing Juliet in parking lot productions of Shakespeare." It's her voice that catches many audiences off guard.  She has a crystal clear vocal instrument with an emotional catch and a fluttering vibrato. She almost seems like a singer from another century but she easily speaks to this one.  


Bill and Kate Isles are an acoustic singer-songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and to zany comedy. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. They tour nationally, presenting their songs for audiences large and small, from house concerts to festival stages and everything in between. Words like mesmerizing, and transcendent are common descriptions from professional reviewers and audiences members alike.


Nationally touring, award winning songwriter Julie Patchouli and master guitarist Bruce Hecksel blend elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms. The have been dubbed, "the hardest working folk duo in America." Fourteen years of non-stop touring has honed this classically trained duo into legendary performers, dubbed “the hardest working folk duo in America.” Patchouli represents the very top echelon of today's acoustic performers, bringing the highest level of skill together with the passion, experience and joy that are a rare combination indeed.

All RadioLive performances take place at the Museum of Commerce, 205 E. Zarragossa Street in Pensacola. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Admission is at least one non-perishable food item for the benefit of Manna Food Pantries of NW Florida.


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