Kevin MaC

Publication date: March 26, 2015.

If you visited Jake’s Place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, you were in for a treat. Nashville country singer Kevin MaC put on quite the show for Albrightians, with his catchy original tunes and comedic attitude.

Born and raised under the influence of country music, MaC decided early on to stick to his roots when he became a performer. However, he adds his own twist to the classic acoustic country style.

In addition to writing his own Continue reading Kevin MaC

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Bye Bye, American Pie

Publication date: February 24, 2015

Feb. 3 was not just National Carrot Cake Day (yes that is a thing). It is also known as the Day the Music Died. That’s not just a made-up line in the song “American Pie”; the song is referencing the day in 1959 when the untimely deaths of three legendary rock musicians occurred.

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson Continue reading Bye Bye, American Pie

Music on the mind

Publication date: February 5, 2015.

It’s a common belief that music has an extreme effect on mood and personality. I know when I hear “Fix You” I’m bound to gaze out of a car window as if I’m starring in my own music video, but when “Shake It Off” comes on you better believe I will dance like no one is watching.

Music can even be Continue reading Music on the mind

Rhett Price entertains Albright

Publication date: December 4, 2014.

If you didn’t eat dinner in the dining hall on Nov. 19, you missed out big-time. Not because the food was great or some random act of “yum” occurred, but because the music was perfect.

No, I’m not talking about the Continue reading Rhett Price entertains Albright

No Sound Without Silence

Publication Date: October 23, 2014.

“Three young Dubliners took on the world…” is The Script’s motto and the Irish rock band sure did take on the world as they released their fourth album, No Sound Without Silence, this past September. The popular trio has had hits in the past including, “Breakeven”, “For the First Time”, “Nothing”, “The Man Who Can’t be Moved”and their most successful track “Hall of Fame.” With this album The Script hopes their single “Superheroes” will become as popular as “Hall of Fame.”

Each album release comes with Continue reading No Sound Without Silence

Grammy winner visits Albright

My first article ever published in the Albrightian. Front page article.

Publication date: September 19, 2014.

Albright College students had a chance to see where hard work can land them when 2013 Grammy Award winner Rudy Currence was welcomed at Jake’s Place on September 11 to perform in the first coffeehouse special of the semester.

Currence played the piano and serenaded the crowd with his own collection of moving music with songs such as “Have I Told You” and “I Won’t Complain.” In addition to his Continue reading Grammy winner visits Albright

Welcome

If you’re reading this, it (hopefully) means that you’re interested in reading my work. Thank you. Here you will find what myself and others have deemed to be some of my best work. I will post articles, class essays, and even miscellaneous thoughts. For information about me, visit the About page.

When I hear new music, all I want to do is talk about it. I could analyze and criticize an album for hours, tearing it apart for meaning. Ask anyone that knows me and they’ll tell you that I get really excited when I analyze music. I listen to songs on repeat over and over and never get tired of it. I can’t wait to share my findings with the world, and that’s why I want to be a music journalist.

I love writing about all things music-related. My work has covered almost every topic you can imagine, including music history, album reviews, artist reviews, concerts, psychology… I’m always looking for unique article ideas.

I’m trying to get as many perspectives into both the music and writing worlds as possible. To achieve this, I’ve become a journalist, an editor, and a radio DJ. I’ve spoken to a few rising musicians like Rudy Currence, The Icarus Account, and Cartel, and written pieces on their careers. I’ve attended more concerts than I can count. I’ve taken music history courses, journalism courses, and even a music journalism course.

I plan to know as much as I can about music by the end of my college career so that I can pass that knowledge on to you.