2017 Band Info

Meghan Garrison

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Meghan Garrison is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Nashville. She currently attends the songwriting program at Belmont University and considers her music a pop jazz style. She has a heart for music and missions and loves people!

Caleb Long

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Caleb Long is a contemporary country music artist from Lexington, KY with roots in various genres of music, piano lessons at an early age, drums as his first chosen instrument, and classical vocal training. Caleb is a firm believer that the edges of genres are malleable, especially in country music, and this shows in his style. He uses his deep baritone notes along with a smooth upper range to support the soulful lyrics of his ballads, as well as his light hearted, upbeat tunes. Caleb is currently seeking to further his career and share his music with larger audiences all the time.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Caleblongmusic

Slurpasaur

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Slurpasaur is a Nashville rock band that has been in the local scene for few years now. With dueling guitar lines, driving rhythms, and catchy hooks, Slurpasaur combines power and finesse to make one of the more entertaining live shows around.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slurpasaur/

Harding Academy Violinists

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Harding Strings is a place where kids of all levels can join together in the joyful camaraderie of music-making. Last year was Strings’ invigorating inaugural year, where we played at exciting Nashville venues, from Cheekwood to receptions; and played for eclectic audiences, from a retirement home community to stingrays! We are thrilled to now be at Nashville Chalk Fest, and cannot wait to share our love of making music together with y’all!

Website: http://www.hardingacademy.org

Michael Lesousky

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Michael Lesousky is an Americana Singer-Songwriter from Franklin, Tennessee.
He’s performed with artist like Lera Lynn, Tommy Emmanuel, and Rayland
Baxter. His debut solo effort ‘Deep Shade of Blue’ was released in 2016. He is
currently in the studio working on a new record. For more information visit
www.michaellesousky.com

Austin Stanley

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I don’t see worship as something that only takes place on Sunday morning in the Chapel, nor do I view it as something that must be confined in a song. Therefore, I hesitate to call my music “Worship Music” or “Christian Music”. I simply write folk rock tunes about my life experiences and spiritual struggles. I don’t sing about Jesus because it’s the right thing to do. I sing about Jesus because He gives me so many great things to write about, whether they be painful or beautiful. Life gets really difficult for us all at times, but I have come to the understanding that no matter how confusing our world gets, music, coffee, and Jesus always seem to brighten things up. I hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you for taking an interest in what I do.

Website: austinstanleymusic.weebly.com

Facebook: Austin Stanley Music

Lindsay Latimer

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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.

www.lindsaylatimer.com

Second Hand Soul

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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

 

Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/secondhandsoulcrystaltodd/

You Tube: https://youtu.be/qIickIPADXc

Tennessee State University Commercial Music Ensemble

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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)

For more information, ADA accommodation or if you would like to become one of our sponsors, contact Keli Lawrence at 615-936-5793 or Keli.s.duvall-lawrence@vanderbilt.edu.