In this podcast, WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with Gainesville musicians Eric and Travis Atria of Morningbell. Morningbell return to the Free Fridays Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Morningbell is celebrating the release a limited-edition, remixed/remastered 10th Anniversary LP version of the band’s fourth album, Sincerely, Severely, which iTunes called “impossible to classify or resist.” Miami New Times arts and music editor and unabashed Morningbell fan, Celia Almeida, wrote in a 2013 essay for Tunegroover.com that Sincerely, Severely was “the gold standard for a Morningbell album.”
The band will also perform the album in its entirety for the first time at their Free Fridays concert.
Morningbell self-released six full-length albums and three EPs during their initial tenure in the Gainesville music scene from the early 2000s until 2014 and have recently been performing again.
Lead singer, Travis Atria, is also co-author of a book about soul singer Curtis Mayfield, Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield.
**Language Advisory** Please be advised that some listeners may find the lyric in the first music clip objectionable. The expletive “MF” is not “bleeped” 1:11 into the podcast above and at 28 seconds in the video below.