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Cuban Band Sweet Lizzy Project To Rock Heartwood Soundstage for Bulla Cubana 2019

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Lisset Díaz of Sweet Lizzy Project

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with Lisset Díaz, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Cuban rock band, Sweet Lizzy Project. They will be performing at Heartwood Soundstage on Wednesday, March 20th as part of Bulla Cubana, Gainesville’s award-winning Cuban Arts and Cultural Festival.

Lisset talks about being showcased on PBS in “Havana Time Machine” and “Bluegrass Underground,” relocating to Nashville to complete their second album (due this summer) and record with Raul Malo and The Mavericks on an exclusive Record Store Day release (due April 13 on Mono Mundo Recordings and Y&T MUSIC), and the challenges of being a rock band in Cuba.

This is a full-length version of the excerpt that aired on WUFT on Friday, March 15, 2019.

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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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