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Episode 8: Pajama Dave

His life is better than your vacation. As one of the most recognized faces on the island, Pajama Dave is living the dream. In this episode of Under the 8 we visit PJ’s Pajama Life store downtown to talk with him about his life in Fernandina, why he wears pajamas every day, boat tours, his shop, and his newest venture-a beer garden. And the story on how he got the name ‘Pajama Dave’.

Pajama Dave’s:

Dave Vorhees new venture:

Video and information about the Kickstarter Campaign for PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden:

Episode 5: Amelia Musical Playhouse

The odd octagonal building just off of 8th Street is the subject of much curiosity in Fernandina Beach. In this episode of Under the 8, Christy and Tarah talk with Amelia Musical Playhouse owners, Jill and Gregg Dillingham, about their theater and most recent in the works production, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, as well as life on the island. Listen to the interview as well as recording from the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ auditions.

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Episode 3: William and Kathleen Maurer

In this episode we chat with local artists William and Kathy Maurer about their art, island life, and travels. We also take a side trip to the north end of the island to visit with Billy Burbank to hear a story about his family business, Burbank Trawl Makers, operating in Fernandina for over 100 years, for our new addition, Fernandina Flashback-stories from back in the day.

Kathleen & William Maurer
Tarah & Billy Burbank








Bill & Kathy Maurer’s website:

Episode 2: Open Mic/Songwriters Contest Fernandina Beach

On August 18, 2016 songwriters came together at the Open Mic/Songwriters Night at The Patio Place. Ten very talented songwriters entered songs into the “Summertime” theme contest. Tarah and Christy were there to meet the organizers, talk with the musicians and bring you some of their songs.

The guests and musicians for this episode are: Tony Merz & Brenda Savage, Denis Merz, Ray Odum, Alain LeLait, Brett Shephard, David Scarborough, Dillon Basse, Bob Jenkins, Autumn Rose, Dana Jenkins, Hambone Stumps, Kevin McGrath, and many more.

The winners of the Summertime Songwriting Competition: 1st Place: Ray Odum, 2nd Place: Dillon Basse & 3rd Place: Robert Jenkins

A word about the recording, especially to the musicians: the microphone was “hot” for much of the music, any quality issues you hear are the sole responsibility of the podcast recording engineer (ie: Christy) and we apologize in advance for not making you sound as absolutely wonderful as you do live. We would encourage everyone to come out to hear for themselves the multitude of talent that we have on this little of island of ours.

The next Open Mic is this Thursday, September 21st 6:30-9:30pm at The Patio Place 416 Ash ST., downtown Fernandina Beach (