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Muddy Roots


As the sun breaks through the gray clouds, groggy festival goers slowly begin emerging from their tents, coaxed awake by the noon-time aroma of smoke and greasy pizza. Among the growing throng are MTSU students clad in yellow “VOLUNTEER” shirts, the sleeves removed to accommodate for the temperature. The weekend of August 29th, MTSU’s professional Mass Communications …

This Labor Day weekend, the Muddy Roots Music Festival was held at the June Bug Boogie Ranch, north of Cookeville, Tennessee. It became immediately clear that Muddy Roots caters to a certain subculture, giving a newcomer the initially-disorienting, ultimately-thrilling festival experience of wandering from show to show of bands they’ve never heard of. Meanwhile, die-hard fans were …

Despite their early set times, groups such as Tilford Sellers and the Wagon Burners, Dead Soldiers and Deadly Lo-Fi drew crowds on Saturday. Though many of the better known headliners were not scheduled to perform until later in the evening, these bands proved they were worth getting up and seeing. Chicago natives Tilford Sellers and …

Staff report The fifth annual Muddy Roots Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the  June Bug Boogie Ranch in Cookeville, Tennessee. The three-day camping festival aims to showcase over 80 acts from a variety of  genres ranging from country to punk rock, including artists such as punk forefathers The Sonics, grunge veterans Mudhoney …