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Banjoist Jayme Stone to Perform at MTSU

MTSU’s Center for Popular Music will host banjoist Jayme Stone for a performance and workshop for students on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Stone is a Juno-award winning musician who incorporates influences from across the globe on his releases, including touchstones ranging from Japanese poetry to African melodies. His latest album, The Lomax Project, is comprised of songs […]

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Yelverton Takes Four Medals in World Masters Athletics Competition

William Yelverton, a resident of Murfreesboro, won four world championship medals at the World Masters Athletics Competition in Lyon, France during the Aug. 4–16 track and field event. Competing in the M55 (55–59) age group, he won two individual bronze medals in the 200m and 400m sprint events, and two gold in the 4x100m and […]


Local Music Showcase at The Avenue Murfreesboro Sept. 12

The Avenue Murfreesboro’s inaugural Local Band Showcase will bring together two of the city’s most recognizable groups, The Flea Market Hustlers and Rhythm Kitchen, for an evening of bluegrass, soul and blues at Central Park near the Avenue fountain on Saturday, Sept. 12. Comprised of an eclectic group of friends, the Flea Market Hustlers is not […]


Bissonette to Host Drum Clinic at Music World on Sept. 9

Gregg Bissonette will present a drummers clinic in Murfreesboro at Music World and Drummer’s Den on Wednesday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. “He’s played with David Lee Roth and tons of people,” Music World owner Dave Kiviniemi said of Bissonette. “Hes a world-class drummer; he’s been touring with Ringo Starr.” Bissonette also made an […]

Haunted Device

Haunted Device, Enter The Wave

Up-and-coming rock outfit Haunted Device made a splash in Nashville’s growing indie-rock scene three years ago with their self-titled debut EP, and they will soon be back on the radar with their first full-length album, Enter the Wave, coming out Oct. 13. The trio—Chad McWherter, Cory Johnson and Chris Husak—has all the alternative-styled bells and […]


nobigdyl., Summer Camp Sessions

Local hip-hop artist and MTSU alum nobigdyl.’s buzz has been been growing throughout 2015. The rapper, who grew up in Bell Buckle, Tenn., released his debut mixtape, smoke signal., back in January and has released several singles with indie tribe., a collective that also includes local rapper/producer Mogli the Iceburg. nobigdyl.’s new EP, Summer Camp Sessions, […]


The Acorn People, Secrets

The Acorn People are a four-piece rock group consisting of MTSU alums Grace Jermusyk and Quinten Thornton and undergraduates Kris Cagle and Brendan “Rocko” Herr. They celebrated the release of Secrets, their debut album, with a show at Little Shop of Records last year, which is fitting for a band whose sounds harken back to […]

Kris Bell

Kris Bell, The Day & the Dark

Hard-rock and alternative-metal artist Kris Bell lets out a lot of steam, ponders his faith and asks for forgiveness on his sophomore release The Day & the Dark. Although Bell, along with his band, doesn’t break much new ground, the 11-track album fuses enough thunderous rock and intense, thought-provoking lyrics to grab the listener’s attention. […]

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