1st Thursday of the Month at 6:00 p.m.
- Hosted by Pat Crawford
Join us for WUWF's long running live music program, broadcast each month from Historic Pensacola Village. On August 6, host Pat Crawford welcomes Dana Cooper, Martha's Trouble, and Bob Livingston. As always, the show begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Dana Cooper came out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Harry S. Truman and Mark Twain. He dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. His diverse experiences as a taxi driver, warehouseman, nurse’s aid, gardener, waiter and touring musician brought maturity and depth to his songwriting.He eventually moved to Texas, writing, performing and recording with Shake Russell and with his own power trio, DC3. Returning to his roots as a solo performer, Cooper relocated to Nashville in 1988. He has become an integral figure in the Music City songwriting community collaborating with renowned writers such as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes and Don Henry. Cooper has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.
Martha's Trouble was founded by soul mates Jen and Rob Slocumb who met two decades ago with a twist of fate inside a Houston coffee shop where Jen worked booking bands. Rob was home to see his parents after a music venture fizzled. It started as a simple bond over music. Time led them to realize it was something much more and the two fell in love and were married. They continued to write and play music, building up enough of a repertoire to start producing albums and touring around the country and the world.Their work has not gone unnoticed. Some of the most influential and well-respected music critics of our time have paid tribute to the duo. They have been listed and featured in Billboard Magazine, USA Today, AOL Music, XM Satellite Radio and Performing Songwriter. Jen and Rob and their kids make their home in Auburn, Alabama.
Bob Livingston has never been a traditional Texas musician living the honky-tonk life, even though he's spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit. As a member of Austin's legendary Lost Gonzo Band, he performed and recorded with Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Traveling since the 80's as a Music Ambassador for the US State Department, Livingston has taken Texas music as far afield as India, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, demonstrating again and again the unique power that music has to build bridges between peoples of the world. In a live performance with Bob Livingston, one finds a veteran singer-songwriter and a master storyteller who captures his audience from the first notes played. Livingston extends an irresistible invitation to travel down the musical highways and rutted back country roads where fate has taken him over the years.
All RadioLive performances take place at the Museum of Commerce, 205 E. ZarragossaStreet in Historic Pensacola Village. Non-perishable food items for the benefit of Manna Food Pantries of NW Florida are accepted at the door in lieu of admission. Map and Directions.