Hub Show highlights campus talent

by Ashley Walling

The first time the song “You’re not in love” by a Trevecca duo made an appearance was at the Hub Show on Wednesday night.image

Singer and songwriters Jake Neumar and Laura Adkins performed their original song “You’re not in love” to a student audience full of cheers, claps and whistling.

“That song was flirting with me and I fell,” said freshman, Samuel Iglesias.

Every Wednesday night the Hub turns into a live music venue for aspiring singers and songwriters at Trevecca. The event, hosted by Student Development, was designed as a way to create a regular stage and audience for students who are pursuing music careers.

Neumar and Adkins plan to come out with new material.

“It’s going to be old timey,” said Neumar, who recently signed a publishing deal with HCT Media. “It’s not out yet, but will be.”

The two also heated things up a bit by performing an acoustic version of “Levels” by Nick Jonas, with Will Johnston on the cajon.

Jordan Blanton, senior commercial voice major, also performed at the show.

“As an artist my biggest influences are Linda Ronstadt and Etta James. I really enjoy singing blues, rock, and country,” said Blanton.

As soon as Blanton took the stage she reminded the crowd of what a little country rock could do, by performing a Linda Ronstadt cover of “When Will I be Loved” followed by an edge of the seat “You’re no Good.”

Taking a turn from the heartbreak rock songs Blanton slowed things down with an acoustic cover of “Sooner or Later” by Michelle Branch.

Blanton is currently preparing for her future as an artist and the Hub is just one of many stops.

“Last year I had my junior recital on campus in April and in January I had a big showcase at my home church. I also have my senior recital coming up that I am preparing for,” said Blanton.

To end the night, the Hub’s soft drinks were almost as smooth as the cover of Nashville native, Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” with lead singer Adkins and Neumar on guitar.

For more information about the weekly Hub Show lineup or how to get involved contact Matt Spraker at

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