A washboard-playing Bull? Professor and The Bull play LIVE MUSIC at Small, Hip, Historic Hotel

May 8, 2015
Event By: Commodore Hotel Linden Address: 114 East Main Street Linden, TN 37096 Email: info@commodorehotellinden.com Phone: (931) 589-3224

“Professor and The Bull” Luke (Professor) Schindler is a guitarist / vocalist / songwriter from the historic riverboat city of Marietta, Ohio. His blues-y style and raspy voice conjure images of New Orleans or Memphis blues singers... not a midwestern white boy. Luke grew up listening to his guitar-picking father and singing along with Pink Floyd and Beatles records; he developed an early love for the music of the 60’s and 70’s. Luke became serious about the guitar in his early teens; also, at this time he began a serious effort to write lyrics. His influences are folk artists like Matt Costa, Andy Hull, and James Mercer, blues artists like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter), Son House, Jack White and numerous other legendary artists. . Anthony (The Bull) Azzi, a self-taught percussionist, spent his youth where he was born in the farming village of Ashley, Ohio. He would use any object he could find as a drum; Bull still uses the snare drum he was given in elementary school. His earliest recognition of music is rock and roll and the sounds of Motown. Bull found enjoyment in modern rock groups that emulated vintage sounds such as The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Wolf Mother as well as other folk and alternative styles. For the most part, early exposure to music of the 60’s and 70’s has shaped his playing style and open-mindedness, thus forming a light-hearted drumming style. Anthony played in several bands from his middle school days through college. The pair met while attending Marietta College where both have recently graduated--Professor with a chemistry degree and Antonio the Bull with a degree in Art. Discovering they had a similar taste in music, “Professor and Bull” worked up a few sets and had success playing the college venues in and around Marietta. According to Bull, a whirlwind of happenstances has led them on a dream-like sojourn to the Nashville area. They are in an Artist Development Program under the direction of jenn-rod artist directions (615-319-5286, jennrod@hughes.net)

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City: Linden, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Nashville & Surrounding Areas

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