Join us for WUWF's long running live music program, broadcast live each month from Historic Pensacola Village in Downtown Pensacola. On April 3, host Pat Crawford welcomes Eliza Gilkyson, Beth Wood, and John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light.
Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, she entered the music world as a teenager. Since then she has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.
Eliza has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, e-town, XM Radio, and Air America. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside such legends as Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt and Nanci Griffith and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle’s various music awards, as well as Folk Alliance awards for Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year.
Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. She began her musical journey in Lubbock, a high plains Texas town with a uniquely rich musical heritage that includes Buddy Holly, Natalie and Lloyd Maines, Mac Davis, and Joe Ely to name a few. A detour from her classical studies led her to Austin, where she picked up a degree in literature and a guitar.
In May, 2013, Beth launched her Song of the Month Club, an innovative way to engage fans and offer a steady stream of new work recorded in her adopted home town of Eugene, OR. Beth and her husband Marty live nestled among the tall trees on a hill and are loving the Northwest life.
John Common has followed a career route that sounds familiar to devotees of Americana. The singer and songwriter led a cowpunk band in Florida before taking on a corporate gig he abandoned to wander through the country doing odd jobs and making lo-fi recordings on his own. Landing in Denver, he fronted an alt-country group called Rainville that received plenty of local notice.
Common's latest project uses a loose Denver collection of musicians called Blinding Flashes of Light, who add cello, accordion and organ to their new full-length release Beautiful Empty. His grainy voice combines with vocalist Jess DeNicola's, and the result is a thoughtful and carefully textured alt-folk experience.
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.