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High Sea Adventure Awaits On New Bears And Lions CD

Bear & Lion (of Bears & Lions) with WUFT's Glenn Richards
Bear & Lion (of Bears & Lions) with WUFT's Glenn Richards

WUFT's Glenn Richards welcomes back Gainesville's favorite wild animals, Bears and Lions, to talk about their new album 'Navigate,' their 4th appearance at Fanfares & Fireworks 2018 (7/3 at UF's Flavet Field), & Saturday afternoon's Bears & Lions Navigate CD Release Party!, 2:00 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Company in Gainesville.

From the Bears & Lions Press Release:

Bears and Lions are an independently managed band that made a splash at KindieFest in 2013, played for a world-wide audience on Sirius/XM in 2014, shook things up on PBS’s Pancake Mountain in 2015, and rocked the Gasparilla Music Festival in 2017, among many other wild performances. Their live show is a collective of animals, including a Gorilla, a Zebra, a Giraffe, a Moose, and a Bison, along with Bear and Lion, playing folk rock music that quickly engages kids and parents alike with their mix of theatrical storytelling and rocking music.

Lead members of the band have been professional musicians for years in the indie realm, including For Squirrels/Subrosa and Papercranes with Rain Phoenix. They’ve toured with Iggy Pop, Reverend Horton Heat, Five Eight, The Nixons, The Tea Party, Sevendust, Sponge, & Tonic and shared the stage with the likes of R.E.M., Mike Watt, Dead Confederate and Pylon. These animals know their stuff.

See their performance at Paste Magazine in New York, NY on April 19, 2018: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/bears-and-lions-full-session.html

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.