Students double as bluegrass musician

By Amber Latham, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Bluegrass music and Tennessee are like peanut butter and jelly; they just go together. A few of UTC’s very own students also thought the same thing when they started up a band called Mountain Cove. Started in 2008 at Signal Mountain High School, Cody Harvey, Chattanooga senior, and some […]

Three Sisters Bluegrass Festival returns for the eighth year

Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chattanooga bluegrass music fans have an opportunity to attend two days of free concerts at Three Sisters Bluegrass Festival at Ross’s Landing Oct. 3-4. The Three Sister’s Bluegrass Festival is an annual event featuring local, regional and national bluegrass musicians. The festival combines both contemporary and traditional bluegrass music. It was started by […]

Critic’s Corner: Aphex Twin presents “Syro”

By Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn. — If you like any sort of electronic music today, there is one man to thank for a large amount of innovation that made the genre into what it currently is. Richard D. James, better known by his artist name Aphex Twin, is considered by many, including this avid listener, to […]

Spooky Black debuts with “Black Silk”

Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The anonymous Spooky Black of  St. Paul, Minn., is one of the biggest stories in the world of Internet music this year. But what has caused Spooky Black to be such a huge story? For starters, the character’s real name has not been explicitly stated, although the name on the […]

Students sold on local products, free music at Chattanooga Market

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Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn. —The Chattanooga Market is a local icon, becoming a tradition among residents new and old. “It’s become a Sunday tradition for many families,” said Melissa Siragusa, the head of the marketing and media relations division of the Chattanooga Market. “Where else can you go to listen to two free concerts, park […]

Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls

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The 36th annual Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls State Park commemorates a simpler time. The weekend starts the night of Sept. 5 and continues throughout the weekend to end on Sept. 7. The weekend consists of square dancing, music, crafts, food as well as storytelling. Vendors will sell and demonstrate folk art, bath […]

Critic’s Corner: Mick Jenkins’ “The Water”

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(Note: Scroll to the bottom to listen to samples from the album.) Spencer Lane, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chicago-based rapper Mick Jenkins has proven his status as an up-and-coming rap star with the recent release of his sophomore mixtape, “The Water” (2014). The mixtape starts with the track “Shipwrecked.” It has an ambient introduction, setting the […]

Riverfront Nights brings music to the water

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Southern Brewers Festival was held on Chattanooga’s riverfront where Riverfront Nights is held.

By Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Riverfront Nights is a weekly, free music series from early August to mid-September produced by Friends of the Festival, who also organizes the annual Riverbend Festival. The organization has booked different artists for the musical line-up each Saturday night. The event highlights businesses that promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable business […]

Nightfall concert series begins with summer

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Caroline Maloy, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The 25th anniversary of the Nightfall summer concert series will start every Friday from May 3 until August 30. The free, outdoor concert series will be at the River City Stage in Miller Plaza, at the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. “This is probably our best […]

Signal Mountain hosts “Mountain Opry”

Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. — You can either keep on the sunny side or go down to the river to pray. Appalachian tunes and hymns straight from “O Brother Where Art Thou” can be heard high up on Signal Mountain at the Mountain Opry on Friday nights. Chattanooga mountain music on Signal Mountain encapsulates old-time bluegrass songs, […]