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VIDEO: Studio 5 Sessions - Meredith Rae Woodard

Andrew Wiechman

Meredith Rae Woodard grew up singing Joni Mitchell songs with her mother in their dining room in Pittsburgh.Her love of performance and music led her to musical theater productions—the love of her life, Troy, led her to Jacksonville Beach, which she now calls home. 

Meredith taught herself acoustic guitar and ukulele to create her unique “Beachy Folk” style.

She’s one of the creators you’ll get the chance to know during the city’s upcoming One Spark crowdfunding festival, where she will be competing for funding to record her second studio album.

Meredith Rae Woodard joined Melissa Ross to discuss the festival and perform live in Studio 5.

WATCH: Meredith Rae Woodard performs "Best Thing" and "Lucky I Found You" during her visit to First Coast Connect

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax and Andrew Wiechman @theblueshorizon.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.
A WJCT staff member since 1996, Blues Horizon host Andrew Wiechman is part of the station’s corporate communications team. A native to Jacksonville, Andrew is active in the local arts scene. A professional musician, experienced actor and photographer, Andrew’s passion for music inspired him to create a show that was artist focused: “I knew this was my opportunity to present radio the way I remember it - full of color and dynamics, with lots of light and shade.” Blues Horizon showcases the best in blues and blues based rock while blending artist interviews and a window into the local scene.