The Blue Note & Rose Blog

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DSC_4494CAMERON EVANS

Blog manager and contributing writer

Cameron is a journalism student at the University of Missouri with an emphasis in magazine writing and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has worked at the Missourian and Vox Magazine and loves to write about anything music related. A few of her favorite shows at The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall have been the Glass Animals, Shakey Graves, GRiZ, the Hooten Hallers, Fidlar, Elle King, Houndmouth, Shakey Graves, Heartless Bastards and Andrew Bird. Okay, that’s more than a few but they’re hard to narrow down! Cameron loves writing about music because she believes music is something that breaks barriers and brings people together. When she’s not studying or attending shows you can find her dancing, playing with her dog, or eating Oreos.

 

 

 

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Contributing writer

If Erin had to describe her life in two words, she would say dysfunctionally functional. She’s your typical college girl trying to find her way and be successful. Her activities to achieve that goal include binge-watching a season of Grey’s Anatomy in two days, watching funny cat videos when she’s feeling down and surrounding herself with good friends who remind her to enjoy the moment. She loves live music and believes that you can tell a lot about a person from the music they enjoy. Two of her favorite shows at The Blue Note have been The Mowgli’s and Matoma ft. Cheat Codes. Think of that what you will. She also believes that homemade toffee, cheap white wine, fuzzy socks and sitcoms are good for the soul.

 

 

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Contributing writer

Rebekah likes to think that people have more fun than anybody. She is an intern extraordinaire who geeks out over music marketing, and more importantly, snacking. Her love affair with The Blue Note began in 2015 when she discovered Judah & The Lion opening for Mat Kearney. Some of her favorite artists include NEEDTOBREATHE, The Dixie Chicks, Jon Foreman, Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow. In her past life, she used to make T. Swift-esque music videos. Google and enjoy.

 

 

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BEN KANE

Contributing writer

Ben is a senior at the University of Missouri who listens to all kinds of music: indie rock, hip-hop, jazz, folk, R&B, electronic — you name it and he probably loves it. Working at The Blue Note is his first music gig, but he’s excited to pursue a career in the music industry after he graduates. His favorite shows at The Blue Note have been Big Gigantic, Deerhunter, Of Montreal, Purity Ring, Freddie Gibbs, and Andrew Bird.

 

 

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GAVIN PUTTHOFF

Contributing writer

Gavin is a Business Marketing major at the University of Missouri. Born out of Kansas City, his heart beats for music, especially for EDM. There is nothing he loves more than to spread the beautiful music we’re gifted with from some incredible artists. He started blogging when he decided to write about the Big Gigantic show at The Blue Note in hopes that he could lead readers to love the funk duo as much as he does.

 

 

Abby DempseyABIGAIL DEMPSEY

Contributing writer

Abby is a coffee addict and a senior at the University of Missouri School of Journalism where she is studying strategic communication. Her love for music began at the early age of seven, even though she only listened to Cher back then. When she’s not attending a show at The Blue Note, you can find her reading, watching Netflix documentaries or (most commonly) finding obscure memes on Instagram. Two of her favorite concerts have been Big Gigantic, Matoma + Cheat Codes and Mike Posner. Fun fact: she strongly opposes listening to an album on shuffle because tracklists exist for a reason. 

 

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JOEY MORANDO

Contributing writer

Joey enjoys almost all types of music, but his current niche is EDM. He loves EDM because it fuses genres together, in both the music itself and the people who attend the shows. After attending about 20 concerts at The Blue Note, Joey fell in love with the venue. He says he’s met some of his best friends on the dance floor and he even credits his Blue Note internship to friends he met during a 9-hour ride home from Electric Forest in 2016 who helped him arrange an interview. Recently, you may have seen Joey bobbing his head to artists such as Griz, Odesza, Big Wild, Alison Wonderland and Vanic.