The Indie Frontline Podcast

This is the archive for the Indie Frontline radio show, which featured music by Independent artists in and around the Tampa Bay area of Florida. While Wicasta’s show focused on local artists, it wasn’t shy about casting farther afield for interesting talent.

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Please Note: Due to general neglect and endemic disinterest from me, the audio of the “Season Two” podcasts are missing. I’ll get them linked up soon. Sorry for the inconvenience. ~ Wicasta

The original Indie Frontline radio show (2011-2012) featured music by Independent artists in and around the Tampa Bay area of Florida. While Wicasta’s original show focused on local artists, it wasn’t shy about casting farther afield for interesting talent. The original show is now considered Season One. Listen to the various podcasts and become acquainted with some of the most compelling artists you’ll ever meet.

In 2019 Wicasta did a series of interviews with musicians, teachers, and audio engineers he met as part of the MIRA program at Saint Petersburg College (please visit the F.A.Q. for more information). These interviews were originally meant to become Season Two of Indie Frontline, but the project was abandoned in favor of collecting those materials into a book and audio book. The status of that project is considered “pending”. However, some of the interviews have been posted here.

Listen to, and get more detail about, individual episodes




Nick Ciraci

On Feburary 6, 2019, Wicasta sat down with Nick Ciraci, a talented young mind in the MIRA program at Saint Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Nick and Wicasta chatted for almost two hours in the SPC Radio studio on the Gibbs campus in a wide-ranging interview.


Matt Kessel

Matt Kessel, an amazing young multi-instrumentalist, sat down with Wicasta on January 30th, 2019, for the first of two interviews. Matt specializes in the acoustic percussive style of guitar playing and is amazingly talented on the instrument, but he’s just as talented on piano and other instruments.

Tom Morris

Wicasta sat down with Tom Morris, producer, engineer, and co-owner of the legendary Morrisound Recording studio, which Tom runs with his brother, Jim, in Tampa, Florida. Tom is also an adjunct professor at Saint Petersburg College in its heralded MIRA program.




February 19, 2012 – Windhaven

Windhaven dropped by to feature a few new songs, including their special tribute to Peggy “Mama Peggy” Chaney, as well as a handful of re-mixed and re-mastered songs from their 2011 release When The Winds Blow.


February 19, 2012 – Windhaven

One Leg Rooster hung out via telephone to talk about their CD Foothills Funk, and chat about their struggles in the music industry and the future of Rock and Roll. A compelling interview with guitarist Mickey Floyd and bassist Warren Leazer.

January 24, 2012 – Sunshine & Bullets

Sunshine & Bullets hung out with Wicasta at the venerable Market On 7th in Ybor City, Florida back in December to pre-tape an interview and discuss their career, music and their amazing CD, Fight For Andromeda.


December 27, 2011 – The Diamond Grey Band

Saint Petersburg, Florida based Rocky Diamond and Dennis Daley from The Diamond Gray Band dropped by to talk with host Wicasta Lovelace about their music, history and their latest CD Sound.

December 20, 2011 – WD-HAN

WD-HAN dropped by to talk with Wicasta about their music, history and their latest CD Into The Blue. Catch one of Florida’s hottest bands before they become a national phenomenon! A great interview with a promising band.

December 13, 2011 – Naughty and Nice

Wicasta presents the Indie Frontline “Naughty and Nice” show, with music by The Floyd Brothers featuring One Leg Rooster, Blind On Bourbon, Lovescandal, and Christmas music by The Weber Brothers and Becca McCoy & James Weaver.

December 7, 2011 – Burning Tree

Wicasta guest hosted for the amazing Dawn Lawrence’s “Backstory” show with Saint Petersburg, Florida band Burning Tree and played a number of songs from their latest EP, Oppressive Heat.

November 29, 2011 – Cool Grooves Show

For lack of a better idea, Wicasta presented the first ever Indie Frontline “Cool Grooves” show, featuring the music of Sandy Atkinson, Burning Tree, Diamond Gray, Gary Schutt and Southern Experience.

November 22, 2011 – The Heavy Metal Show

Wicasta presents the first ever Indie Frontline Heavy Metal show, with music by Pekka Loikkanen, Morbid North, Jartse Tuominen, Ramsey / Loikkanen, Sunshine & Bullets, Riverdies and Not Tonight Josephine.

November 15, 2011 – One Leg Rooster

Wicasta talks with Mickey Floyd and Warren Leazer of the band One Leg Rooster and features songs “Southern Soul Samba”, “All Men Lie”, “Shakey Ground”, “Mill Hill”, “Cripple Chicken” and “Burn The Liquor Store Down”.

November 8, 2011 – Windhaven

Wicasta talks with band-mate Victoria Sadler about their band, Windhaven, plays some Windhaven tunes, and features the music of Jartse Tuominen and Johnny Cakes & The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso.

November 1, 2011 – Lee Pons

Wicasta talks with Tampa Bay icon Lee Pons, Creative Loafing’s 2009 Local Blues Artist of the Year and semi-finalist of the 2010 International Blues Competition in Memphis, about his unique piano technique, his life, career and his latest CD, Big Boogie Voodoo.

October 25, 2011 – Indie Frontline Overview

Host Wicasta Lovelace featured in the debut Indie Frontline show an overview of many of the latest Indie artists he found as Indie Music Director of Programming during his brief stint at Rhino On Air, an Internet radio station out of Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Can’t get enough of Indie Frontline? Listen to or download the podcast archives of Indie Frontline for Wicasta’s special guests and latest musical discoveries, for the best in independent music.

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