Singer-songwriter, Lindsay Latimer, tells stories of nostalgia, growing up, and relationships with her buttery vocals and captivating hooks, skimming the surfaces of pop, jazz, and rock, and landing in a fresh and original brand of her own. Her debut EP in 2015, Grow Wild, was overseen by Grammy award winning engineer, Chris Latham, and includes songs co-written by Ben Shive and Tommy Kratzert. In the past year, her original songs, “I Blame You” and “Good as Weeds” have been listed as “Ones To Watch” by song evaluators at Nashville Songwriters Association International. Her newest single, “Prom Queens” releases September 29th, followed by her next record’s release in October.
Second Hand Soul
Second Hand Soul is the powerhouse musical duo of Crystal Hoyt and Todd Bray. Crystal’s Louisiana Soul and Todd’s Tennessee grit work hand in hand to create a sound and chemistry that is one of a kind.
As a former member of the popular country trio Trailer Choir, Crystal has entertained audiences across the world including the CMT awards, USO Tours, and the Grand Ole Opry. A long way from the humble beginnings of a farmgirl in Louisiana, she is most known for show stopping vocals and performance, and she continues to make a lasting mark in the industry as an accomplished writer and most recently producer.
The son of a Baptist preacher in Sevierville, TN, Todd grew up singing in church, and quickly found his calling through music. Todd’s passion and intensity is unmistakable, through both his blues-influenced guitar playing and soulful vocals. Having written, produced, and recorded with some the finest players and singers in the world, Todd’s presence remains strong in the Nashville music scene.
At a writers event hosted by Crystal the two were introduced and quickly discovered their musical chemistry was undeniable. In late 2013, seeing they had stumbled onto something special, Crystal and Todd formed Second Hand Soul. They are currently completing their independent debut EP set for release in late August. Guitar/Vocal Duo : Todd Bray & Crystal Hoyt
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Tennessee State University Commercial Music Ensemble
The Tennessee State University Commercial Music Ensemble is a self-contained group that performs popular music of all genres. The group is made up of Commercial Music majors at TSU.
Highlights over the years include performing on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show, for the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Freedom Riders, opening for Larry Gatlin, playing at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Governor’s Mansion, the BB King Museum, Tina Turner Heritage Days, the Italian Lights Festival, the Nashville Kurdish Festival, Nashville Ocktober Fest, Making Merry in Berryhill, Rocketown, Sounds baseball games, Jackson Generals baseball game, Honeysucklehill Farms, Nashville Shores, Holiday World theme park, Idlewild theme park, the Bellevue Picnic, the Wilson County Fair, and the Tennessee State Fair. In 2012 the ensemble produced and released a CD celebrating the centennial year of TSU. In the summer of 2014, a group traveled to Colombia, South America to perform at various universities in the city of Cartagena, and during the fall of 2016 the ensemble performed at two Colombian jazz festivals.
The Commercial Music Ensemble is directed by the Coordinator of Commercial Music and Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Mark Crawford. (MaCrawford@tnstate.edu; 615-963-5210)