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Live Band Performs in Cafeteria

Linna Jones
Art and Entertainment Editor

Photo by Eric Bell

Alumni Returns to Entertain - Ben Coulter (center) entertaining the crowd at the Progressive Dinner.  (Left to right) sophomores Travis Terrell and Tim Richardson perform along with senior Kasey Earl and first-year student Josh Martin. 

   Ben Coulter, a local singer and song writer from Montrose, and four students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello Band performed during the Progressive Dinner held in the John F. Gibson University Center cafeteria Aug. 23.

   The band members playing with Coulter included sophomore Tim Richardson playing bass guitar, senior Kasey Earl on set, sophomore Travis Terrell playing piano and violin and first-year student Josh Martin playing the trumpet. The band played a variety of country and hymns. 

   Senior Tim Woods and the band closed the evening with a 15 minute jam session. 

   First-year student Alex Raybon said she enjoyed all aspects of the Progressive Dinner.  

   “I think the music is great and the food is really good,” Raybon said. “It gives a nice atmosphere.” 

   Director of Student Programs and Activities Lindsey Kight and Director of  the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship Rob Leonard asked Coulter to play for the students.

  “It is a real honor to play [music] in the cafeteria and share it with the campus,” Leonard said.

   Kight said it was a treat for the students. 

   “I think it was nice for the students, and I can’t say enough good stuff about the band,” Kight said. “They were wonderful, wonderful.” 

   Coulter plays Delta-style country music, which consists of a mix of country, early Rock ‘n’ Roll and Delta Blues. He uses his experiences growing up in the Mississippi Delta to create his music.  Coulter attended UAM for six years.

   For more information about Ben Coulter visit BenCoulterOnline.  

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