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CU, Bull and Whistle present Cumberland Jam

3/23/2010
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LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Bull and Whistle Pub and Eatery in Lebanon will present the first edition of the Cumberland Jam, Thursday, April 1, starting at 7 p.m., featuring talents from the Cumberland Campus and friends of Cumberland University.
 
“We are proud to present two terrific bands, Flamingo and Rachel Mullins,” said Michael Kosser, director of the Cumberland University Songwriters Institute. “They will be performing a magnificent musical mixture of original material and pop evergreens.” 
 
Mullins and Flamingo’s Alissa Klein are both students at the Songwriters Institute.
 
“By rooting ourselves in music from the past and writing new material with an original unique sound, we feel like we can reach out to people from all generations,” said Klein about her group’s eclectic set. Mullins describes her style as Miranda Lambert meets Sheryl Crow, but with a strong helping of her own original material.
 
Kosser and Marty Brown, the owner of the Bull and Whistle, says the Cumberland Jam will become a monthly Thursday night event at the establishment at 300 North Maple Street starting in the fall. The shows run from 7-9 p.m. and will present a wide variety of music from folk and acoustical rock to pop.
 
“I think people will be amazed by the marvelous music coming from students and faculty here at Cumberland,” says Kosser.