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Musician Annie Guthrie Influenced by More Than Just Father Arlo and Grandfather Woody

Photo courtesy of Annie Guthrie
Photo courtesy of Annie Guthrie

WUFT Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with singer-songwriter Annie Guthrie.

Saying she's known as "the dark and brooding Guthrie," her influences range from the rich traditions of her father Arlo Guthrie, grandfather Woody Guthrie and extended musical family like Pete Seeger and Hoyt Axton ... to her child-of-the-'80s favorites Mötley Crüe and Men Without Hats.

Annie Guthrie performs music from her 2016 debut, Dragonfly, and more on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville.

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.