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Umoja Orchestra & Morningbell to Reunite at The Wooly

L to R: Glenn Richards, Travis Atria, Michael Claytor, Chris Hillman, Eric Atria

Extended version of the interview WUFT-FM Morning Edition host Glenn Richards did with members of the Gainesville band, Morningbell (musician and author, Travis Atria, musician and attorney, Eric Atria, and musician Chris Hillman), along with musician Michael Claytor, representing former Gainesville band, Umoja Orchestra. They talked about the Umoja Orchestra and Morningbell Reunion Show at The Wooly in downtown Gainesville on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

This extended web version includes additional conversation not heard on the air about the progress of the locally produced Cypress Sessions TV program and the upcoming Heartwood Music Festival, February 25 & 26, at Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville.

About Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.

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