Musician Interviews

FLAGSHIP ROMANCE REIMAGINES THEIR ART AFTER COVID 

Flagship Romance has always carved its own path, steaming across the great wide open for months on end and creating connections through stories and song. But the life of a traveling musician gets cut tragically short when the wheels come off the bus. When COVID-19 forced them off the road, the husband and wife alt-folk duo of Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson hit rewind and decided to give an existing project a fizzy, retro treatment. “Eccentric” is the reimagining of the band’s 2019 release “Concentric” and it’s just the punch in the Serotonin we needed to resuscitate this stagnant season …

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Keedron Bryant: Jax Teen Inspires Hope for Social Justice

If the last few months have shown us anything, it’s that we are capable of so much more than we ever thought possible. They have tested our resolve, pushed us to find strength and inspired us to do better, to be better even in the worst of times. These past few months have been a whirlwind for Keedron Bryant. The 13-year-old Jacksonville native recently inked a deal with Warner Records after sharing an emotional acappella performance on social media. The song “I Just Wanna Live” is a plea for social justice, spoken from the heart of a young man inspired …

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Grace Potter Returns to her Roots with a New Set of Rules, Florida Theatre Jan 15

Grace Potter Returns to her Roots with a New Set of Rules, Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Jan 15

When Grace Potter burst onto the scene, it was impossible to make sense of her good fortune. Blessed with supermodel looks, legs for days, commanding the stage with soft purr to a husky growl. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals were festival darlings, opening for artists like Robert Cray and cranking out hits such as the sexy earworm ‘Paris (Ooh La La La).’ The band reached number one bolstered by the hit ‘Stars,’ and, indeed, it seemed they were aligned in her favor. Potter was a comet streaking across the night sky, until it all faded to black. After weathering an …

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Former Lead Guitarist of the Eagles, Don Felder, to Stop at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Former Lead Guitarist of the Eagles, Don Felder, to Stop at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Interview with Don Felder, Performing at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sep 16 Throughout his career, Don Felder has witnessed the dawning of new eras in music but he still approaches writing and performing with the same unflinching passion as he did in the early years. As a former lead guitarist with who co-wrote “Hotel California,” it’s part of his story and a huge chunk of American rock history.  But Don “Fingers’ Felder still has something to say and he called on some of the biggest names in the industry to help share the message. Felder stops in the Jacksonville …

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Experience the Mythical Magic with Internetainers Rhett & Link at the Florida Theatre

Experience the Mythical Magic with Internetainers Rhett & Link

We all have that one friend that gives us carte blanche to be silly, spontaneous, inappropriate, to gross each other out, and make each other howl with laughter. Pipe in some original music, scripted sequiturs, and point a camera at it, and that’s the genesis of Rhett & Link boiled down to its raw essence. Childhood friends, Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III capitalized on that chemistry, developing an inspired and hilarious YouTube channel that allowed them to embrace their shared brand of humor as “Internetainers.” “We coined the moniker “internetainer” very early on in our YouTube career. We …

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Grammy-Winning Pentatonix Comes to Jacksonville’s Daily Place This Weekend

Grammy-Winning A Capella Group Pentatonix Comes to Jacksonville This Weekend

Not Just Viral Musicians, Grammy Awards, Nobel Prizes, and Broadway for Pentatonix Not many students who take top honors in the high school science fair go on to win the Nobel prize for contributions in that field. Pentatonix was a group of high school hopefuls who raised their voices and the bar to shatter the glass ceiling and shoot for the stars. The a capella group was formed by high school friends Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi to compete on the NBC reality show “The Sing-Off.” Kevin Olusola, a cellist, beatboxer and Yale graduate, and former member Avi …

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Inside Out: Bernard Fowler Joins Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour in Jacksonville

For over three decades, Bernard Fowler has backed arguably the biggest rock ‘n roll band in the world. The experience served as a stepping stone toward his new release Inside Out, a reimagining of the music of the Rolling Stones. Fowler has performed on several recordings and toured with the Stones since 1989.  Inside Out was released April 19, just a day before Fowler was originally scheduled to embark on the No Filter Tour with the Stones which was delayed by Mick Jagger’s heart surgery. Fowler and the Rolling Stones stop in Jacksonville with the No Filter Tour Friday at …

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Take Good Care: The Revivalists Open for the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour in Jacksonville

Take Good Care: The Revivalists Open for the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour in Jacksonville, Photo by Zackery Michael

The Revivalists are having a pretty exceptional year. Fans are loving the new record Take Good Care. The band has garnered attention from media outlets, TV appearances, earned numerous accolades and the chance to play the kind of venues most young bands only dream about. But nothing compared to the moment the band learned it would be supporting the Rolling Stones on the Jacksonville date of the No Filter Tour at , July 19. Drummers Andrew Campanelli and PJ Howard were together when they received word the band was chosen to support the Rolling Stones. “it was pretty surreal. We …

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Irish Singer & Songwriter Mundy

Irish singer and songwriter Mundy performs for the first time in Jacksonville October 16th at Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach. The Florida stop is part of a 21-day tour. Some cities he’s never played, and others he hasn’t set foot in in over two decades. But no matter where he plays, he can count on at least one fellow countryman in the room to show support. “There’s two kinds of Irish people in America. There are the ones who are my age that come to see me play. They might be there more to drink than to listen, but …

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Goodbye Whetherman – Hello Nicholas Williams

Whetherman, Nicholas Williams

The winds of change are blowing for the folk artist known as Whetherman. For the past seven years, Nicholas Williams has performed under the moniker. To mark the changing season, Williams is stepping away from the Whetherman persona to embark on a new journey under his own name. “For a long time, I felt a bit like I was hiding from my true self with a moniker, not having to put myself fully out in the world. I feel more myself now than I ever have musically, with a specific path in view, and it seemed time to go under …

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