WUFT-FM Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with Gainesville musician Chelsea Carnes of Wax Wings and Mourning Glories. Both groups will be performing at the 65th Annual Florida Folk Festival at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017.
From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."