• Shawn Mullins in Columbus

    by  • June 3, 2012 • Uncategorized


    Shawn Mullins played on the median here in Columbus last night, to the biggest audience I’ve ever seen out for a show. The whole celebration was dreamed up by Buddy Nelms, the owner of The Loft, who’s been in business for 20 years.

    Buddy deserves a lot of credit for making downtown what it is today — there was a really great article in the ledger-enquirer about the Loft, its inception, and history. Shawn Mullins played there on his way to stardom, way back when.

    Certainly missed at the party was Marshall Ruffin, but we still get to hear him from time to time when he plays in Columbus. The Neal Lucas Band was great, as was Keni Thomas, a Columbus native, reunited with his band Cornbread.


    Matthew McCabe joined the music faculty at Columbus State University in the Fall of 2009 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Audio Technology. Dr. McCabe earned degrees in music from the University of Richmond, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Florida, and has focused on electroacoustic music and the creative use of music technology throughout his career. He worked as the music technology specialist at the University of Richmond for two years following graduation, and has served as the technical director for both the Florida and Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festivals. He also serves on the board of the Society of Composers, Inc. as a system administrator and web designer. His compositions can be found on the Centaur and Everglade labels, and his writings have appeared in Computer Music Journal, the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, and the Society of Composers, Inc. newsletter. This fall, Dr. McCabe is teaching courses in Audio Recording Techniques, Computer Music, and Composition, as well as directing the CSU Popular Music Ensemble.