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7 Belmont Artists To Check Out Now!

Looking for some new music to listen to and want to support local artists at the same time? HerCampus Belmont has the perfect line-up for you! Here are interviews with up and coming Belmont musicians!


1.Jackson Badgley

    -Genre: alt indie

    -Inspirations: Tom Petty, My Morning Jacket, Mac Demarco, Tame Impala, Led Zepplin

    -Music platforms: Soundcloud- Jackson Badgley

    -Facebook and Instagram- @ Jackson Badgley


What should new listeners expect from your music?

“They should expect to hear something that no one else is doing. I think my new music is hard to put into a category and that that’s a good thing. It’s definitely original and I think that people will be able to connect to it. They should expect some great guitar work and to be left feeling a different emotion from each song.”


2. Hunter Jergens

-Genre: Alternative

-Inspirations: Dresden Dolls, Modern Baseball

-Music platforms: Soundcloud

-Facebook & Instagram: Hunter Jergens, @hunter_jergens


Any new music coming soon? If so, can you tell me about it?

“So, I’m always writing new music. I’ve been working on an album for awhile, but haven’t found a band to help me bring it together. Sadly, no immediate plans to release new music as of right now.”


3. Kate Consentino

-Genre: Indie/Jazz/Folk -Inspirations: Regina Spektor, Lianne La Havas, Bombay Bicycle Club, Norah Jones, St. Vincent

-Music platforms: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3J9oPSOtWiwtitCxyKWD1v iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/kate-cosentino/id526537070

-Upcoming events (if any): Oc. 28th Belcourt Taps 8-11pm HALLOWEEN SHOW wt Matfield Green

-Instagram & Facebook: @katemcosentino www.facebook.com/katecosentinomusic  

What should new listeners expect from your music? “Expect a lot of bizarre topics. I write about anything from Batman to Alzheimer’s to Transgender equality to your basic love song. I love a good story so most of my songs are aimed to make you think or feel or maybe laugh. Also, expect a lot of funky jazzy chords where they “shouldn’t be” and if you see me live, I imitate the heck out of a trumpet.”


4. Kelsey Abbott

-Genre- Folk/Americana

-Inspirations- The Lumineers, The Head and The Heart, James Taylor, The Beatles, Kacey Musgraves, First Aid Kit  

-Music platforms- Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Reverbnation

-Upcoming events (if any)-

Novemeber 4th – Boulevard Records

November 8th – Rocketown

November 29th- Curb Cafe

January 10th- The Commodore  

-Instagram & Facebook-

Instagram: kels.abbott

Facebook: Kelsey Abbott Music


Any new music coming soon? If so, can you tell me about it?

“I released an EP about two years ago, and now that I am in Nashville I plan to go ahead and start recording my new music soon. When exactly that will be, I am not quite sure but I will definitely be posting it on my social media when it happens! And I am so excited to start recording the music I have been working on recently and even the songs I have written over the past few years. The new music will definitely fall under the folk/Americana genre!”


5. Anna Kunz


I work with lots of genres. I’m directly influenced by rock, punk, jazz and blues- however its all kinda blended together now.


My biggest inspirations as a vocalist include Sinead O’Connor, Amy Winehouse, Bikini Kill, Grace Slick, The Concrete Blondes, Lake Street Dive, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and the Pixies

My biggest inspirations as a songwriter include: Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), the Kinks, Laura Izabore, Aztec Camera, The 1990’s, and Paolo Nutini

-Music platforms:

Right now I have a Soundcloud, FB page and Instagram- hopefully I can become more and more active on those as I begin gigging in Nashville.

-Upcoming events (if any):

Just began booking live gigs in Nashville now that I am assimilated a bit so hopefully I’ll be posting some dates soon.

-Instagram & Facebook:






What should new listeners expect from your music?

“I am trying to use my diverse ubpringing in music to create songs that are great to hear as well as have strong meaning to me. I hope that that translates to the listener and that people hear something they can connect with.”


6. Cheyenne Arnspiger

-Genre: Singer-Songwriter/pop

-Inspirations: Ed Sheeran, Dan Fogelberg, John Mayer, Ruth B, Taylor Swift

-Music Platforms: iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, Youtube (cheyennerosemusic)

-Social Media Platforms:

Instagram: @cheyennerosemusic

Twitter: @cheyrosemusic

Facebook: facebook.com/cheyennerosemusic


Any new music coming soon? If so, can you tell me about it?

“I actually just released my debut single, These Are the Nights, on September 6, which I am super excited about! It is now available on iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, and anywhere else you can get music.”


7. Madeleine Kelson

-Genre: Americana/ Bluegrass

-Inspirations: Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna, Brandi Carlile (girl power!)

-Music platforms: Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, really anywhere music is sold/streamed online

-Upcoming events (if any):

9/28: IBMA Conference Songwriter Showcase – Raleigh, NC

10/29: Cabana Writer’s round – Nashville, TN

11/13: The Commodore Writer’s Round – Nashville, TN

-Instagram & Facebook

@MadeleineKelson//  http://www.facebook.com/madeleinekelson


What are your future music- related plans as an artist?

“I’m actually sitting in an airport right now headed to the IBMA conference to play my single, Addicted, in their Songwriter Showcase, so that’s my plan for the very immediate future! My biggest focus right now is on getting this EP together. I’m working with some great people, and I’m really happy with how it’s all coming together. Other than that, my biggest music-related goal is to meet Dolly Parton. She is the queen (sorry Beyonce) and it’d be like meeting Cinderella. I’m not saying I think she’s god, but I’m also not saying that god doesn’t have six inch heels and a bedazzled guitar…”


Natalie Caravello has lived in Nashville her whole life, and stayed close to her roots by attending Belmont University as a member of the class of 2021. She joined Her Campus Belmont her freshman year of college. Natalie's heart belongs to her international politics studies, but when she isn't working, she enjoys skiing in Colorado, surfing, and watching slam poetry.
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