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Professor’s band to play at WhySound

March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life

By Aubri Liechty

Sounds from Little Bear River

Professor Kate Skinner of Utah State University will be performing with her alternative band, Born to Wander, at WhySound on April 23.

Skinner chose WhySound for the band’s first gig in Utah because she has experience playing there. She has performed at the venue with several different groups but never with her own band.

“WhySound has a really intimate vibe which fits the band really well,” Skinner said.

Born to Wander only plays every few months because its members live in different states.Skinner is excited to reunite so people in Logan can hear what they do.

Skinner offered extra credit to her Music 1010 class if its members attend the concert.

Ben Zimmer, one of Skinner’s students, wants to see the band play in order to gain a sense of credibility from his professor. He believes someone is a good teacher if they are good at what they teach.

“You want someone that knows what they’re talking about because they live it and do it themselves,” Zimmer said.

Zimmer believes students can connect with Skinner because her musical background makes her a mentor rather than a superior.

“I feel like I can relate to her in the sense that she’s like one of us,” Zimmer added.

Skinner hopes her students will feel moved by the band’s performance.

“I want the audience to have a good musical experience,” she said. “I want them to dig the groove.”

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will cost $10 at the door.


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