Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen

Singer Songwriters Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen from Bennington, Vermont often tour in Florida.  While in the Gainesville area for a house concert the popular duo met up with WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend.

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Gillette, who has had a number of his songs recorded by national recording artists, has ties to one of Florida’s legendary guitar players.  Steve and Cindy recalled how they first met the late Gamble Rogers.  Rogers, who is in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, is nationally known for his quick wit and  guitar playing ability, all while weaving stories about a mythical Oklawaha County in Florida.  He died in 1991 trying to save a drowning man off Flagler Beach.  Gillette and Mangsen talked with Donna Green-Townsend at the home of environmental troubadour Dale Crider from Windsor, Florida about their mutual friend.

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Cousin Thelma Boltin, Gamble Rogers and Will McLean 1988 50th Anniv of The Yearling in Cross Creek
Cousin Thelma Boltin, Gamble Rogers and Will McLean 1988 50th Anniv of The Yearling in Cross Creek