Long banjo breaks into Dallas folk scene

Long banjo breaks into Dallas folk scene

Student musician releases EP By day, Justin Mills works with numbers as a mathematics senior at UTD. But some nights, he trades the calculator for an extra-long banjo and takes the stage as one-man folk outfit, Levees.  With the help of fellow mathematics senior Molly Harras, Mills’ unofficial manager and...

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Strike up the band

Strike up the band

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on full-time students who are working to enter the music industry. It was late one night in a hotel. Eight musicians from New Zealand sat around in a cramped living room. A guitar lay across someone’s lap. After a...

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Campus gets first drumline

Campus gets first drumline

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this article, Steven Robinson’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error. A small troop of musicians who came to UTD from all around — Berkner High School, Plano Senior High School, Irving High School and even Houston — huddled together in a...

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