WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with the members of Pine about their forthcoming debut CD and Free Fridays concert at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. They also did two exclusive performances live in the WUFT Classic performance studio!
Singer/songwriter Liberty Phoenix talks about making music again after 20 years and how she and Dan Stepp (guitar/singer/songwriter) met and formed Pine with Andrew Cook (violin), Brian Turke (stand-up bass), and Mark Archer (dobro).
On describing Pine’s music as Americana or a throwback, Phoenix said: “I haven’t played music in twenty something years and so it’s not really a throwback; I think I was stunted about 20 years ago.”
“It’s a stunt-back!” said Stepp.
Phoenix continued, “I’m just kinda there and luckily it’s, like, appropriate for nowadays as well.”
Liberty is also well-known as a business woman and activist. She started the Gainesville green building supply store INDIGOGreen and supports her mother, Heart Phoenix, in the charity organization, The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding.