Join us for WUWF's long running live music program, broadcast live each month from Historic Pensacola Village in Downtown Pensacola. On May 1, host Pat Crawford welcomes Daryl Purpose, Laura Meyer, the Sarah Mac Band, and Adam and Juliet Crossley.
Darryl Purpose, inspired by his work with a traveling band of musical activists, began to tour nationally in 1996 as a solo singer-songwriter. Eight years, six CDs and a thousand-plus shows later, he was headlining venues like the Freight and Salvage, Club Passim, McCabe’s, The Bluebird Cafe, The Kennedy Center, and the Kerrville Folk Festival Main Stage. In 2005, he inexplicably set down his guitar and took a 7-year sabbatical in the Rocky Mountains.
2012 saw Darryl record his first CD of original material in 10 years “Next Time Around,” produced by Billy Crockett for the Blue Rock Artists label. Live performance is his strength as he connects his audience to his songs with a storyteller’s heart.
“It’s hard to put your finger on Laura Meyer,” writes Glen Starkey of SLO New Times. “Alternating between folk and blues, she’s a skinny white chick with soul to burn, with tough-minded songs that don’t seem like they could come from her.” Although she started out playing folk clubs in NYC, Meyer quickly stood apart from the folkie crowd. Less than a year after graduating from NYU’s Gallatin School she was performing on the main stage of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Meyer has toured the US & Europe extensively, including performances at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and esteemed listening rooms like Rockwood Music Hall, The Troubadour, and Eddie’s Attic.
Claire, Charlie and Sarah Mac joined together in early 2005 aspiring to create original music that blended these unique styles that each brought to the group. From this emerged the Sarah Mac Band; an engaging combination of blues, jazz, and acoustic rock that has been classified as both Americana and Alternative. The band simply describes the sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul’.
Sarah Mac’s voice at times has the full power and grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old soul or gospel singer.
Adam Crossley is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Raised in South Jersey, he began playing music and writing songs at an early age. When his family moved to Cottontown, Tennessee, Adam began pursuing music as a career and truly honing his craft.
Juliet Seals-Crossley is a California-born artist, designer and singer-songwriter. She was raised in Costa Rica and began singing at the age of three and playing piano at the age of five. Juliet grew up in a musical family. Her father is Jimmy Seals, half of the 70's rock duo Seals & Crofts, and her uncle, the late Dan Seals, a country music artist and half of the 70's pop duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.
Since 2011, Adam and Juliet have been writing songs and performing musically together. In July 2013, they were married, officially combining forces. They currently make their home in Nashville, Tennessee and are expecting their two first children (yes…twins!) in late July 2014
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.