WFIT's Performance Studio is now open for bands and interviews, live broadcasts or prerecorded. The Studio is a 20' x 20' acoustically tuned room that can accommodate up to an 8 piece band comfortably. It comes with 5 piece CP and a 5 piece drum kit (cpadrums.com), Fender Deluxe III Hot Rod Amp, Ampeg BA-115 HP Bass Amp and Yamaha Clavinova CLP-440 Digital Piano. The Control Room is equipped with 32 channel Presonus Digital Board, Yamaha Sound Monitors, 6 Aviom Personal Headphone Mixers, Microphones by Neumann, Sennheiser, Sure, AKG and EV.
Jackie Payne is an American blues singer. He was nominated in both 2007 and 2008 for the Blues Music Awards (formerly the W. C. Handy Awards) for Best Male Soul Blues Artist; an album he recorded with Johnny Otis was nominated for a Grammy Awards in 1993. Payne was born in Athens, Georgia. His original birth name was William, and he was known as Willie during childhood.
John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters.
William Royce "Boz" Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometime lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the well-known hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200.
James "Blood" Ulmer (born February 2 or 8, 1940) is an American jazz, free funk and blues guitarist and singer. Ulmer plays a semi-acoustic guitar. His distinctive guitar sound has been described as "jagged" and "stinging". Ulmer's singing has been called "raggedly soulful". Ulmer was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He began his career playing with various soul jazz ensembles, first in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1959–1964, and then in the Columbus, Ohio region, from 1964–1967.
William "Big Bill" Morganfield (born June 19, 1956) is an American blues singer and guitarist, who is the son of Muddy Waters. Morganfield was born in Chicago, Illinois. He had little contact with his father. Instead he was raised in Southern Florida by his grandmother, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child he listened to his father's records, but also to more popular fare such as The Jackson Five. He came to music later in life, having first worked as a teacher after earning a bachelors degree in English from Tuskegee University and another in Communications from Auburn University. He did not begin playing music seriously until after his father's death in 1983, and then spent six years studying guitar.
John Németh (born 1976) is an American electric blues and soul harmonicist, singer, and songwriter. He has recorded seven albums since 2002, having also backed Junior Watson and Anson Funderburgh. He has opened for Robert Cray, Keb' Mo', and Earl Thomas. Allmusic noted that he is a "vocalist with great range, ability, and