The do’s and don’ts of booking gigs
Republished from Build Your Own Career: a music student’s guide to “making it” in Nashville, February 15, 2023. Sending a booking email is a lot like a job interview for musicians. The difference is that nine times out of 10, there was no “Help Wanted” sign on the venue door. Because of this, musicians rarely have regular gigs. Instead, they bounce around from place to place. Naturally, the material played, pay and length of gigs will differ, but hey, you signed up for this. Since nobody is going to pay you minimum wage to play 9-5 every weekday, here is what you need to know about booking yourself gigs. Let’s…
Behind the curtain with Hello Darling
You never know what might come out of Lipscomb’s music ensemble classes. The band Hello Darling just happens to be one of those things. The band was born when a group of five musically talented people wound up thrown together in an ensemble freshmen year and discovered they all shared a passion for good music. That sounds like the start of any band, perhaps, but Hello Darling is being called “unique.” Herd Media spoke with the two lead singers to find out why. The band is made up of juniors Patrick Armould and Grace Russell, who share lead vocals, junior Amber Sawyer on bass, senior Riley O’Donnell on drums and…
The Grand Ole Guitar
The guitar-shaped scoreboard has been an iconic part of the Nashville Sounds’ experience. The scoreboard was located at the Triple-A minor league team’s former longtime home at Greer Stadium at Fourth Avenue South and Chestnut Street in Nashville. The stadium opened in 1978 as the home of the Sounds and the scoreboard remained a favorite site at games until the team moved to First Horizon Park in Germantown in 2015. The demolition of Greer Stadium took place in 2019. This documentary is produced by the Lipscomb University School of Communication led by Demetria Kalodimos, professional-in-residence in the School of Communication and veteran journalist, and the primary student crew, including Spencer…
Choirs spread Christmas cheer alongside Amy Grant
On Nov. 29, 2022, Lipscomb University and Academy Choirs were given the opportunity to perform alongside Amy Grant at the annual Lighting of the Green. The choirs took the stage to perform unique renditions of classic Christmas songs. Lighting of the Green is an annual event hosted by Amy Grant and features special guests to kick off the holiday season.
Lipscomb’s “Gift to Nashville”
Lighting of the Green is an annual Lipscomb event marking the start of the Christmas season. It has been a popular tradition at Lipscomb for 18 years, extending its reach not only to those affiliated with Lipscomb but also citizens of the Nashville area. Lighting of the Green has always been a free event where all are welcomed with open arms. It includes festivities for all ages such as family pictures with Santa, Merry Marketplace, and performances from Amy Grant, Lipscomb choirs, and other special guests. “The Lighting of the Green is Lipscomb’s gift to Nashville,” Dr. Jimmy McCollum, Lipscomb alum and Professor of Communication, said. Michael Tait of Newsboys…
Candy, costumes and live music at The Well
On the night of the 28th, The Well Coffeehouse hosted a Halloween Showcase filled with coffee, candy and a stellar lineup featuring a few of Lipscomb’s own. From the spooky decor to the fantastic costumes, the room filled with excitement as familiar faces took the stage. Kelle Cates, one of the student performers, says “I always enjoy doing shows near campus… I hope to do more live band shows where students are able to get there easily and have a good time!” People slowly made their way to the coffeeshop as the night went on. Nearing the final few performances, a good-sized crowd had gathered in support of their fellow…
Community behind the scenes of the Dove Awards
Community. It is something everyone longs for no matter the age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. We were created by God with an inborn longing for fellowship with others. We were not made to live this life alone. However, we live in a self-seeking world that tells us we need to be fully independent– that we need to stand out from others. We are taught that if we want to climb the ladder, we need to be fierce and self-driven; it is the survival of the fittest. Oftentimes, this is the case in the music industry as well. Artists want to make a name for themselves and are willing to…
Winans, Wilson dominate at Doves
Lipscomb hosted the 53rd annual Dove Awards at Allen Arena Tuesday, welcoming the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and honoring its picks for the best Christian music and entertainment across various genres. Chris Tomlin and Erica Campbell were the hosts of GMA’s flagship event, while other stars such as TobyMac, Maverick City Music, and Phil Wickham graced the stage at Allen Arena during the performance. Lipscomb prepared for the event by completely transforming the Student Activities Center. Completely decked out with a red carpet, a press room, and interview booths, it was a hive of hype hardly recognizable to students. The day started around 3:30 p.m. when artists, presenters and more…
The music is free, where’s the audience?
Tuesday night, a small community of Lipscomb students gathered outside the front of Johnson Hall to listen to live music performed by fellow students. The crowd, consisting mainly of friends of the performers, came out to show their support. Scattered along the sidewalk and grass, everyone found a place to sit and gave their full attention to the people performing. Despite advertising efforts through Have You Herd emails and flyers around campus, it seems that not many students were aware of the concert. The show consisted of three performers, each playing a variety of songs from originals to covers. The first performer of the night, junior Courtney Stevens, says “it…
Freshman music group recalls origins, Well performance
The Jack French Trio talks meeting each other, forming a band, growing together, performing at The Well and more.