Musician Spotlights Archives - FirstCoast.Life

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30 November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Anjie Palmer Skinny Legs and All What part of First Coast do you reside now and how long have you lived there? I’ve lived in the Mandarin area since 1982. When did you know you had an interest in music? I don’t remember ever not singing Did you start with any specific instrument and migrate […]

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25 November

Reading Time: 5 minutes John “Johnny The Claw” Piantadosi Living The “Clawsome” Life Born into a musically rich family in New Jersey, I still have such wonderful memories of growing up listening to Dad jamming on the ol’ upright bass, Mom singing, or my older brothers tickling the ivories on one of the two pianos we had in the […]

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16 November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rick Doeschler Guitarist in Jacksonville, Florida I grew up in during the British Invasion, my favorite period of music. Was lucky enough to have seen the Beatles in Jacksonville, Florida September 11, 1964. A life changing experience. What part of First Coast do you reside now and how long have you lived there? The Westside […]

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09 November

Reading Time: 7 minutes Debbie (Debra) Rider Debra Rider-Singer-Songwriter-Linda Ronstadt Tribute Artist Debra (Debbie) Rider was born in St. Augustine, Florida. Her passion for music and versatility as a vocalist began as she grew up listening to gospel radio on her Aunt’s farm in Kentucky, then singing along to Diana Ross & The Supremes, living in the Washington, D.C. […]

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03 November

Reading Time: 4 minutes Brian Hulse …. a five decade journey. Born on the northwest portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan, Brian’s musical journey started in his pre-teens. Winding his way through junior high, high school, some secondary schooling while working in a factory, a 10 year stint in the US Navy and a 35 year civilian career […]

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28 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been said to me that I live my life as if I’m in a movie and I can honestly say that’s because I’m constantly taking my experiences and turning them into a song. Any kind of drama or world events I always feel the need to write my way out to understand and it’s […]

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19 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes Brian McElrath     “…Workin’ like a workin’ man do” Born here, raised everywhere; a local man’s process we’re living his dream. What part of First Coast do you reside now and how long have you lived there? I am a long time beaches resident currently living in South Jacksonville Beach. When did you know you […]

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20 July

Reading Time: 2 minutes I first met Spade McQuade at Fly’s Tie in Atlantic Beach when he had a weekly show there. All of the fans in the room would sing along to every song they played and it was just absolute fun from start to finish. I kept going up there and week after week it was many of the […]

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17 July

Reading Time: 2 minutes How long have you lived at the First Coast? Moved here from the San Francisco, CA Bay Area 5 years ago. What part of First Coast do you reside now? Atlantic Beach When did you know you had an interest in music? My mother says I came out of the womb singing Did you start […]

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15 July

Reading Time: 3 minutes How long have you lived at the First Coast? I am a 14 year resident of the FC! Moved here to get out of the winter weather in PA that can run from October to April. Even with a beach house in Cape May, NJ the oceanside season was just too short for me! As […]

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07 July

Reading Time: 6 minutes Meet Local Musician Fran Pitre How long have you lived at the First Coast? We left Northern Virginia (just outside of Washington DC) in 1995, and moved to Gainesville, FL. We arrived in Jacksonville in 1997. I’m a native upstate New Yorker. What part of First Coast do you reside now? My family and I […]

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