Gainesville’s Mirror Image Studio Celebrates 40th Anniversary June 3rd

Glenn Richards & Bob McPeek

WUFT Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with Bob McPeek of Heartwood Soundstage, formerly known as Mirror Image Studio which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a concert Saturday night, June 3rd.

Sister Hazel, Less Than Jake, For Squirrels, Creed, Big White Undies … just some of the major bands to have recorded at Mirror Image over the years. Saturday night, some of Gainesville’s favorite local musicians will come together to remember recording at Mirror Image with Through the Looking Glass: A Celebration of 40 Years of Mirror Image Studio.

The Mirror Image crew, back in the day…

Mirror Image alumni performing include: The Gatorbone Band (Lis & Lon Williamson, Gabe Valla, Scott Anderson, Tuck Tucker), Don David & Michael Boulware (with Ron Thomas, Mike Derry, Brad Bangstad, Rob Rothschild), Janet Rucker with Maggie Rucker, Cathy DeWitt with Tracy Collins, Other Voices, Elaine Mahon, David Beede, The Erasables (Bob McPeek, Fagan Arouh, David Ottenberg, Brad Bangstad, Rob Rothschild), Gregg Jones, Tracy Collins, and Earl & Mari Robbins.

More information about the event:

Can’t make it, the event will be livestreamed online:

More information about Heartwood Soundstage (formerly Mirror Image Studio):

Some well-known artists who recorded at Mirror Image:


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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