If you love NPR and you live in Orlando, by extension you also must love 90.7 WMFE-FM. The community-based non-profit radio station is our local NPR affiliate, as well as providing news and programming that's relevant to Orlando (you've likely even heard OW staffers like Billy Manes and Erin Sullivan rapidfiring our latest news at you on air). And you know how the old saying goes, if you love something, and it's already free, occasionally you gotta let $$ go to keep that love alive. (Or something to that effect.)
But WMFE isn't asking for something for nothing - instead, they are throwing a benefit concert at the Social at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, featuring local folk band the Mud Flappers. (more info) To attend, there's a suggested donation of $25.
If you've yet to catch the Mud Flappers live (where ya been?!), their show offers a rootsy spectacle created by a slew of talented musicians (often incorporating guest musicians) inspired by traditional instruments like the mandolin, upright bass, banjo and harmonica, but also colored in with eclectic sounds on kazoo, theremin and ukelele. Here's a taste:
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