Imurj Artist Member Spotlight Series
Imurj presents another Artist Member Spotlight featuring CLINE, Francis Patrick, and Ashlar Sargent. Kicking off the show, Francis hit the stage with his alternative singer-songwriter sound. He combines acoustic pop-punk with a country flair, and is constantly experimenting with as many styles as possible. With inspirations like Matt Maeson, Jason Lancaster, and The 1975, Francis writes personal songs for the audience to relate to. He hopes that someone out there listening can find something in his songs to connect with, along with wanting the audience to get to know the real him through his music. As a regular at Imurj’s Open Mic night, Francis loves the intimacy of a small venue and being able to connect with the crowd. You can keep up with music and follow him on social media @Francis.PatrickMusic!
Jumping on stage next, Ashlar Sargent’s sound is “the love child of Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell.” His unique sound is inspired by musicians like The Lumineers, Brent Smith, and Nothing More. Ashlar is heavily involved in the local music scene, and he loves the amazing opportunity Imurj provides for local artists to “get their feet wet.” Ashlar tries to “let [his] performance speak for itself,” but he hopes at least one of his lyrics can touch and make a connection with someone else who has gone through something similar. Keep an eye out for Ashlar and his upcoming events @AshlarSargent.
Headlining the Thursday night show, Cline hit Imurj’s stage with their high-energy alternative sound. Not strangers to the Imurj stage, Cline has opened for several touring bands and is actively involved in the local music scene. Cline features Kevin Magaldino on bass, Andrew Albright on drums, and Chase Cline on guitar and vocals. Playing together for about four months, the group has formed their way in the alternative-acoustic scene with plans of moving more towards a heavier alternative-indie sound. With musical inspirations like Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Sorority Noise, Cline has a distinct sound in their originals like “Be Enough” and “Heartbeats.” Their songs showcase how the band wants to share their art and help people through whatever internal struggle they’re facing. You can follow them on social media @Clineband!
Writer: Torie Tracy
Photo by: Torie Tracy